Suffocation Drop Single and Video for “Seraphim Enslavement” – Announce New Album

New York death metallers, Suffocation, shared their latest single “‘Seraphim Enslavement” this week. The news comes in conjunction with a scheduled release date of November 03rd for their ninth album, Hymns From The Apocrypha, via Nuclear Blast records. Head into the article below to find out more, and catch the video for “Seraphim Enslavement.”

Pre-order/pre-save Hymns From The Apocrypha here.

Stream “Seraphim Enslavement” here.


Derek Boyer (bass) comments, “This is my fifth full-length studio album with Suffocation and this album came out sick! It features 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. This is the sophomore effort of working with Christian Donaldson (who mixed and mastered Live In North America) and he absolutely killed it on this one!!! We can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage and crush everything in our path!


Hymns From The Apocrypha, the follow-up to …of the Dark Light (2017), and the first release featuring the new vocalist Ricky Meyers, pushes the band to the very edges of extremity and is arguably the group’s strongest-sounding, most sonically punishing album yet. Suffocation have achieved death metal perfection.


Ricky Myers states, “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.”


The menacing “Seraphim Enslavement” music video was directed and edited by Tom Flynn with character design by Kyle Monroe and is the perfect visual pairing to Ricky Myers’s monstrous vocals.


Hymns From The Apocrypha – Tracklisting:

01 Hymns From The Apocrypha

02 Perpetual Deception

03 Dim Veil Of Obscurity

04 Immortal Execration

05 Seraphim Enslavement

06 Descendants

07 Embrace The Suffering

08 Delusions Of Mortality

09 Ignorant Deprivation


Hymns from the Apocrypha will be available digitally and in the following formats:


CD Jewel


Brown w/ White Splatter

White w/ Brown Corona (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 600)


Smoky Tint (Band exclusive, limited to 200)

Gold (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 500)


Suffocation has exclusive Hymns from the Apocrypha merch available at


Suffocation took about a month and a half to record Hymns from the Apocrypha. They holed up at Hobbs and Boyer’s InLine Studio in Long Island. The duo engineered and co-produced with Christian Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, Ingested), who was also re-enlisted to mix and master, with Dominic Grimard (Cryptopsy, Shadow Of Intent) assisting. With stunning cover art by Greek illustrator Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design (Vomitory, The Crown), Hymns from the Apocrypha is characteristically Suffocation. It’s uncompromisingly brutal, artistically gutsy, and aurally heavy. Clearly, Suffocation, as they head into their 35th Anniversary, are at the peak of their potential. Death metal or die!


Suffocation are staying busy this fall with their 6-date Darkness Within Mexico tour 2023 followed by their Ancient Unholy Rising tour 2023 with co-headliners legendary death metal band Incantation. The 26-date trek will kick off on November 07th in Baltimore and makes its way across North America with performances in Montreal, Seattle, and Houston before its conclusion in Greensboro on December 4th. Joining the bands as openers are Skeletal Remains and Stabbing.


Purchase tickets here:


‘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



Terrence Hobbs | Guitar

Derrek Boyer | Bass

Eric Morotti | Drums

Charlie Errigo | Guitar

Ricky Myers | Vocals


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