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Fetus Dying from Suffocation

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The news that Frank Mullen can no longer afford to tour with Suffocation full-time is heartbreaking; as I said to Mullen himself, it’s almost impossible to imagine the band without him. But to their credit, Suffocation are obviously aware that not just any old death metal vocalist can fill Mullen’s shoes… and so they’ve lined up a real heavyweight to fill-in for Mullen at the upcoming Suffo shows he’ll be missing: Dying Fetus’ John Gallagher.

Says Gallagher about the gig:

“I’m stoked to be performing on several shows with longtime friends and my brothers in metal, Suffocation. It’s going to be a blast and since I’ll JUST be singing the vocals, they are going to be super sick and guttural. So make sure to come out and party with us and witness the brutality!”

So while Mullen’s incredible stage banter will still be missed, at least we know there won’t be any issues in the vocal department.

Here are the band’s upcoming tour dates with Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, Adimiron, and Lord of War (starred dates only), with the seven dates that will feature Gallagher denoted:

04/04/13 Long Island, NY – 89 North
04/05/13 New York, NY – St. Vitus
04/06/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Note (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/07/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/08/13 St. Paul, MN – Station 4 (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/09/13 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/10/13 Denver, CO – Marquis (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/11/13 Boise, ID – The Venue (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/12/13 Spokane, WA – The Hop (w/ John Gallagher on vocals) *
04/13/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
04/14/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne *
04/15/13 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *
04/16/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Vex *
04/17/13 Tempe, AZ – 910 Live *
04/18/13 Hooligans Nightclub – Albuquerque, NM
04/19/13 Dallas, TX – Trees
04/20/13 San Antonio, TX – Korova
04/21/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room
04/22/13 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
04/23/13 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
04/24/13 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/25/13 Springfield, VA – Empire
04/26/13 Toronto, ON – WreckRoom
04/27/13 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
04/28/13 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre

 

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