Suffocation - New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled


Death metal veterans Suffocation have unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming album Pinnacle Of Bedlam, to be released on February 15th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was handled this time around by artist Raymond Swanland. No new music for now, but check out the cover below.

Derek Boyer (bass) commented: "This artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music. The cover depicts lyrical content like 'scales tip in degradation' and 'hooded messenger of death is now set forth, punishment for all'. Raymond is an absolute BEAST of an artist!"

Guitar player Guy Marchais adds: "The artwork for Pinnacle brings another element to an already brutal album. Raymond knew exactly what we were looking for and delivered!"

The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Arsis, Suicide Silence).

So, what do you think about the artwork?





Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Suffocation
 
Posted: 30.11.2012 by BloodTears


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30.11.2012 - 20:33
J. N.
Is that Cthulhu as a ringwraith?
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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30.11.2012 - 20:35
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by J. N. on 30.11.2012 at 20:33

Is that Cthulhu as a ringwraith?


Are you kidding? That is definitely Pirates of the Caribbean.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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30.11.2012 - 20:44
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Looks like a deathcore album cover... that's not a good thing
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30.11.2012 - 20:52
MetalDoomMaster
Written by Alex F on 30.11.2012 at 20:44

Looks like a deathcore album cover... that's not a good thing

I agree with that statement. Looks like the art for Reign Supreme. Although that album was pretty good.
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30.11.2012 - 21:06
@gent_-_orange
Looks generic to me.
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30.11.2012 - 21:09
!J.O.O.E.!
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Meh.
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30.11.2012 - 22:21
allgutsnoglory
Although it is an amazing piece of art, it doesn't have that Suffocation feel. You'd feel like this is Spawn Of Possession's or Arkaik's new album cover.
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30.11.2012 - 22:33
Malphas
Agreed, it is a fine piece of art but on first sight it wouldn't strike you that it's supposed to be a suffocation album...looking forward to the first audio samples and trailers though...
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30.11.2012 - 22:51
Coconut Racecar
Yep. I agree with all of the previous comments, awesome cover but not Suffocation worthy. If this album is a flop I shall not be pleased <___<.
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30.11.2012 - 23:45
TrollandDie
Needs 35% more grittiness.

This is Suffocaton we're talking about; not Abysmal Dawn. Not bad, but I wish they switched the vibrant light for more gore.
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Hello, my name is Mr......Snrub and I think it would be a capital idea to invest the money back in the nuclear plant.
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01.12.2012 - 00:13
exomorphyx89
Where are the abstract and grotesque elements here?
Without them this artwork don't deserve to be a Suffocation's cover!
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"Bang you head against the stage and metal takes its place..."
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01.12.2012 - 00:25
Lit.
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Reminds me of the newest Job For A Cowboy album cover, and I can undoubtebly say I will enjoy the newest JFAC contrary to this one.
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01.12.2012 - 04:42
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
See why can't Helloween make shit like this? This is WAY better than those CGI abortions they've been throwing up lately.
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Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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01.12.2012 - 04:57
schizodelight
Written by BloodTears on 30.11.2012 at 20:35

Written by J. N. on 30.11.2012 at 20:33

Is that Cthulhu as a ringwraith?


Are you kidding? That is definitely Pirates of the Caribbean.

...Whose concept design was inspired by H.P.Lovecraft's short story descriptions.

Anyways, great art, but I'd expect something more for a Suffocation album.
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01.12.2012 - 07:51
BudDa
Really, guys? I really like this album art. I haven't viewed alot of deathcore album art so, I have nothing to compare this too. This album art though is really nice..
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02.12.2012 - 12:31
J. N.
Written by BudDa on 01.12.2012 at 07:51

Really, guys? I really like this album art. I haven't viewed alot of deathcore album art so, I have nothing to compare this too. This album art though is really nice..

Deathcore albums to compare with: See ALL Deathcore albums.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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03.12.2012 - 00:44
Uldreth
Such as this

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04.12.2012 - 06:42
Mattybu
...And Bedlam For All
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05.12.2012 - 03:35
Evil Chip
The cover is awful. Look like a PC game.
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06.12.2012 - 07:38
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Evil Chip on 05.12.2012 at 03:35
The cover is awful. Look like a PC game.


...and not a good one if you ask me.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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06.12.2012 - 07:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Damn that is a crappy cover, it could have featured on an Amon Amarth album
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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06.12.2012 - 07:45
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.12.2012 at 07:42

Damn that is a crappy cover, it could have featured on an Amon Amarth album


If you switch the Cthulhu-like face with a viking-fella with huge beard and the logo.... Yeah, I think you are right.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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06.12.2012 - 07:46
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.12.2012 at 07:45



If you switch the Cthulhu-like face with a viking-fella with huge beard and the logo.... Yeah, I think you are right.


precisely
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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08.12.2012 - 16:04
Tristus Scriptor
Rancid Reviewer
I have SARS and AIDS now just from reading the symptomatic "deathcore" comments...yet AGAIN. Urgh. It's like paranoid metal fans are constantly scanning the landscape for any signs of the "core" threat, even when it comes to bands that should be telling US what is what. Anyway...Suffocation are absolute legends, and this album is going to DESTROY! (The artwork is pretty kickass as well.)
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08.12.2012 - 16:10
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Tristus Scriptor on 08.12.2012 at 16:04

I have SARS and AIDS now just from reading the symptomatic "deathcore" comments...yet AGAIN. Urgh. It's like paranoid metal fans are constantly scanning the landscape for any signs of the "core" threat, even when it comes to bands that should be telling US what is what. Anyway...Suffocation are absolute legends, and this album is going to DESTROY! (The artwork is pretty kickass as well.)

I don't think it looks especially deathcore-ish, but it certainly doesn't suit the band in any way.
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08.12.2012 - 16:44
Tristus Scriptor
Rancid Reviewer
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I don't think it looks especially deathcore-ish, but it certainly doesn't suit the band in any way.

Yeah, I can see that. I do, however, agree with the Abysmal Dawn comment. But I do like it. Perhaps I'm partial 'cause I love my video game-loving wife so much. But it's new Suffocation people! No need for negativity! \m/
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09.12.2012 - 00:50
Hellcult
Really nice cover and even better than Bload Oath
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And I see the blade fall down upon the head of lord in heaven
And Darkness falls upon the end of history
While I drink the milk of the Black Goddess and cry over the mankind

Black Moses is my name...
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