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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J. N. - 30.11.2012 at 20:33  
Is that Cthulhu as a ringwraith?
BloodTears - 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.
Alex Fenger - 30.11.2012 at 20:44  
Looks like a deathcore album cover... that's not a good thing
MetalDoomMaster - 30.11.2012 at 20:52  
Written by Alex Fenger 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.
@gent_-_orange - 30.11.2012 at 21:06  
Looks generic to me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.11.2012 at 21:09  
Meh.
allgutsnoglory - 30.11.2012 at 22:21  
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.
Malphas - 30.11.2012 at 22:33  
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...
Diamonds - 30.11.2012 at 22:51  
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 <___<.
TrollandDie - 30.11.2012 at 23:45  
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.
exomorphyx89 - 01.12.2012 at 00:13  
Where are the abstract and grotesque elements here?
Without them this artwork don't deserve to be a Suffocation's cover!
Lit. - 01.12.2012 at 00:25  
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.
LeChron James - 01.12.2012 at 04:42  
See why can't Helloween make shit like this? This is WAY better than those CGI abortions they've been throwing up lately.
schizodelight - 01.12.2012 at 04:57  
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.
BudDa - 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..
J. N. - 02.12.2012 at 12:31  
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.
Uldreth - 03.12.2012 at 00:44  
Such as this

Mattybu - 04.12.2012 at 06:42  
...And Bedlam For All
Evil Chip - 05.12.2012 at 03:35  
The cover is awful. Look like a PC game.
Mr. Doctor - 06.12.2012 at 07:38  
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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.12.2012 at 07:42  
Damn that is a crappy cover, it could have featured on an Amon Amarth album
Mr. Doctor - 06.12.2012 at 07:45  
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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.12.2012 at 07:46  
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
Tristus Scriptor - 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.)
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.12.2012 at 16:10  
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.
Tristus Scriptor - 08.12.2012 at 16:44  
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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/
Hellcult - 09.12.2012 at 00:50  
Really nice cover and even better than Bload Oath

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