Suffocation Singer Says He Can’t Tour Full Time Anymore



Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! spoke with Suffocation’s frontman Frank Mullen just before the band played the other night in Amityville.

When asked about the band’s upcoming touring plans, Frank had some bad news.

“I can’t really tour full time anymore. So when the album comes out, they’ll probably set up about a month-[long] tour, or something like that, in the States,” says Frank.

“I’ll only do about two weeks of it,” he says. “There’ll be a fill-in singer [doing the rest of the shows]. And then I’ll probably do maybe a week, or a week and a half, over in Europe, and then any other touring they do for the rest of the year, will probably have somebody else filling in [on vocals]. I mean, I’ll do, like, spot shows here and there.”

Fuck, that’ll be confusing. I wonder if tickets for the shows without Frank will be a little bit cheaper.

“Unfortunately, as you get older, death metal doesn’t make tons of money, and I’ve got a good job, so… you know, you’ve gotta work. And that’s pretty much what it is. I’m not a kid no more.”

Truth. This metal stuff gets harder the older you get, kids.

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.