Suffocation Singer Releases Statement About His Future in the Band
Earlier this week, several metal news outlets posted news items about Frank Mullen retiring from the band.
The story stemmed from an interview Mullen did with Horns Up Rocks! where he spoke about the group bringing in a replacement vocalist for some of their future touring engagements so he could stay home and not lose his day job.
Suffocation, including Frank Mullen, have now commented on the interview.
When I was asked that question in the interview I was taken off guard and didn't really know what my schedule was going to look like next year and wanted to try and answer. I haven't given much thought to what our touring schedule would look like since we've been in the studio recording the new release. So I'm going to be getting out there as much as I can to support the album and get out there in front of the ones who have supported Suffocation over the years, the true fans. So we are going to be supporting this record as soon as it comes out"
The rest of Suffocation added: "We have respected this decision that Frank has made, but by no means does this mean Suffocation will 'replace' him with new singer or stop touring. Death metal has been good to us, and we feel fortunate with the success we have achieved. For shows or tours he can't be a part of there will be a well respected, talented, fill in singer, so we as a band can continue to prosper and bring Suffocation to the fans. Bill Robinson (Decrepit Birth) is a good friend of ours and came through during the European tours when Frank was unable to make the shows, but he was just filling in those two times. The fill-in singer will be announced soon, and we promise that our fans will not be let down. We have been fortunate to make a great living playing music, and are willing to continue to give our fans what they want."
Suffocation are currently finishing up their upcoming new album entitled Pinnacle of Bedlam.
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