If you’re a deathcore fan, you’re probably aware of Suffokate. And if you’re a regular reader of metal websites, you likely know that the band has had some personnel issues in the past. In fact, the last we’d heard of them, their singer went missing and/or was deported to Canada. And he did it before it was cool. Well, they’ve replaced him, but with just five dates left to go on the band’s tour with Abiotic, Aegaeon and As They Sleep on the “Murder Without Motive Tour,’ they band have lost another two members, and will be unable to complete the tour. Here’s what the band had to say about it via a statement obtained by Metal Underground:
“We unfortunately have to announce that we are officially dropping off the remaining dates of the Murder Without Motive tour.
“Our guitarist Jason Graff and bass player Ivan Munguia informed us 2 days ago that they have decided to leave the band and that they would not finish the remaining tour dates. We apologize all our fans, the promoters, booking agents, as well as the bands on the tour package (Abiotic, As They Sleep).
“The remaining band members did want to finish the tour, and made our best attempt at making that happen but were unable to track down a van, trailer, guitarist, and bass player with such short notice.
“This does not mean the band will be breaking up, our vocalist John, lead guitarist Miguel, and drummer Lars are all here to stay. On that note if you are a bass or guitar player, preferably with tour experience, and are interested in auditioning please message us at this page. Thanks”
Above is a picture of the band in happier (?) times. Here are the remaining dates of the tour:
07/22 Las Vegas, NV @ Nevada Sports Centre
07/23 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky a Go Go
07/24 Anaheim, CA @ Mirror Image Studios
07/25 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
07/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater (just Abiotic)