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SUFFOCATION Suffer Set Backs For The Machines at War Tour

October 23, 2006

Due to problems in acquiring proper transportation for SUFFOCATION’s upcoming trek with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED as part of The Machines at War Tour, the band has been forced to fly to California without their equipment and merchandise for the start of the tour. Here’s word directly from the band’s website:

SUFFOCATION’s 7 week tour with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED set to start on the 22nd of October has been jeopardized due to Fraudulent Bus companies. The story goes like this in this exact order of circumstances. 4 months ago we Locked in tour bus arrangements with ROCKSTAR TOURBUS LEASING to drive SUFFOCATION and HYPOCRISY on the US tour. 3 days before the tour was to begin, the bus company pulled out leaving us to scramble with no replacement. In a panic we called multiple bus companies to save the day, one of which was a company called CONCERT COACH & GEAR owned by GARY KOPPELMAN out of Philadelphia. Because it was last minute we were instructed to pay half of the cost upfront which we did, close to $20,000. The bus never showed up, GARY KOPPELMAN and CONCERT COACH never contacted us back, and all numbers leading to him now get us no where. We’ve had no contact since the bank wire was sent. So far the first 3 shows in Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado have been cancelled. We are now working on flying to California with just the clothes on our backs to hopefully be able to start the tour as planned w/ FEAR FACTORY and the gang. Needless to say without our equipment, Merchandise and transportation we will be scrambling at best. If anyone has ever dealt with GARY KOPPELMAN and CONCERT COACH & GEAR, Feel free to contact us at info@Suffocation.US so we can build a case and BRING THE PAIN to this fool. Thanks, take care and have a better day than we’ve had.”