About Suffokate: A 5 piece deathcore band from Oakland, California that formed in 2003. Born from the dark depths of Oakland, CA in 2003, Suffokate has crafted their own brand of crushing death metal / hardcore music with plans of world domination. The band was formed by friends; Taylor & Lars who both shared a passion for death metal and beatdown music. Soon thereafter Bray took over bass duties. Their mission was to create devastating songs with well-written breakdowns.