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Suffocation Drop “Seraphim Enslavement,” Announce Hymns From The Apocrypha


Death metal outfit Suffocation are back with a new track and the announcement of their ninth full-length album, set to release this November. Titled Hymns From The Apocrypha, the new offering will bring nine new tracks into the fold, with the first single “Seraphim Enslavement” kicking things off.

The new album will be the band’s first studio effort since 2017’s …of the Dark Light and the first to feature their new vocalist Ricky Meyers. Reflecting on his contributions to the album, the newest member of the band said he was excited to get to the record’s release on November 3 so fans can finally hear what they’ve been working on.

“We are thrilled to unveil our 11th full-length album, Hymns From The Apocrypha, a creatively composed piece that blends our style of music with lyrical depth and intricate artwork. This album is a testament to our devotion to brutal music, which we display in the video of our single, ‘Seraphim Enslavement’, a visual journey that complements the album’s concept.”

Bassist Derek Boyer said both the album and its first single featured “all of the brutal, technical, chaotic twists and turns everyone would expect from Suffocation, plus new elements that are out of the normal realm one might expect.”

Truth be told, the track is absolutely fucking punishing. Right from the moment you hit play, it’s just one brick to the face after another. Just brutal. You can check the track out below.

As for the album, Hymns From The Apocrypha will be released on November 3 via Nuclear Blast, though you can preorder your copy today. In addition, the band have a number of tour dates planned starting next month. You can check out the full list of dates below.

Hymns From The Apocrypha tracklist

1. Hymns From The Apocrypha
2. Perpetual Deception
3. Dim Veil Of Obscurity
4. Immortal Execration
5. Seraphim Enslavement
6. Descendants
7. Embrace The Suffering
8. Delusions Of Mortality
9. Ignorant Deprivation

Suffocation Drop “Seraphim Enslavement,” Announce Hymns From The Apocrypha

‘Darkness Within Mexico Tour 2023’

10.14.2023 MX Aguascalientes – Korobba
10.15.2023 MX Queretaro – Chihuahuas Bar
10.18.2023 MX Merida
10.19.2023 MX Monterrey – Cafe Iguana
10.21.2023 MX Hermosillo
10.22.2023 MX Mexico City

Ancient Unholy Uprising’ Tour 2023 
with co-headliners INCANTATION and support SKELETAL REMAINS and STABBING

11.07.2023 US Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11.08.2023 US Reading, PA – Reverb
11.09.2023 US Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11.10.2023 US Providence, RI – Alchemy
11.11.2023 CA Trois-Rivières, QC – Amphithéâtre Cogeco 
11.12.2023 CA Montreal, QC – Studio TO
11.13.2023 CA Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11.14.2023 US Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
11.15.2023 US Chicago, IL – Reggies
11.16.2023 US Madison, WI – The Annex
11.17.2023 US Lawrence, KS – The Granada
11.18.2023 US Denver, CO –  HQ
11.20.2023 US Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
11.21.2023 US Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11.22.2023 US Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11.24.2023 US San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
11.25.2023 US San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11.26.2023 US Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11.27.2023 US Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
11.28.2023 US Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11.29.2023 US Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
11.30.2023 US Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
12.01.2023 US Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12.02.2023 US San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
12.03.2023 US New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
12.04.2023 US Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819

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