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Suffer on Acid: Boston Power Trio Blend Pummeling Sludge with Hardcore on New Album

Photo: Reid Haithcock

Forming in 2011, Suffer on Acid is a power trio out of Boston with an unforgiving sound. Stylistically speaking, imagine the pummeling nature of sludge metal with speedier shots of hardcore punk thrown into the stew. "Specifically, our inspiration spans from West Coast power violence, ala Despise You, Spazz, Infest, Crossed Out, etc., to more traditional metal bands like Sepultura and Obituary," Suffer on Acid guitarist/vocalist Mark Ventriglia tells me about the various sonic traits that help inform the band's sound.

A great example of what Suffer on Acid is doing can be found on "FWYF," a track on their new album, Spiral of Silence:

Spiral of Silence just hit stores today and it's been a long time coming for the guys. "Forming and playing in Boston gave us a great opportunity to really dig into both genres [power violence/metal] to create the Suffer on Acid sound, which has definitely morphed over the years. In that time, Caleb (drums) and myself have had the opportunity to have some incredibly talented bassists play in this band. Each of them bringing their own background of influences which can be heard on our various releases. For this new album, Erik (Bass), Caleb and I have really hit our stride with continuing to innovate Suffer on Acid."

To help spread the word about Spiral of Silence, the band has made a cool video clip for the album cut "The Vile Maxim," which you can check out below:

Forming and playing in Boston gave us a great opportunity to really dig into both genres to create the Suffer on Acid sound which has definitely morphed over the years. In that time, Caleb (drums) and I have had the opportunity to have some incredibly talented bassists play in this band. Each of them bringing their own background of influences which can be heard in our various releases. For our latest release titled the spiral of silence, Erik (bass), Caleb and I have really hit our stride with continuing to innovate Suffer on Acid."

Photo: Reid Haithcock

Recorded and mixed by Will Killingsworth (Regional Justice Center, Concealed Blade) at Dead Air, Spiral of Silence is out now and available on Suffer on Acid's Bandcamp page. The band will be doing a run of East Coast dates in July, which you can see the info for below:

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