Mullen at the 2014 Free & Easy Festival.
|Origin||Long Island, New York, United States|
|Genres||Death metal, technical death metal|
|Years active||1989 – 1998, 2003 – present|
|Labels||Relapse (1991, 1998, 2004 – 2007)
Roadrunner (1991 – 1996)
Nuclear Blast (2008 – present)
Frank Mullen, (born January 1970) is the lead vocalist of the American death metal band Suffocation, and met band mates Mike Smith and Terrance Hobbs in high school. He is recognized to be among the first to bring low-pitched vocals in death metal. His approach on Effigy of the Forgotten could be considered to be the "blueprint" to the death growls as we know it today. Unlike some death metal vocalists, his lyrics are pronounced more clearly. He achieves this by simply opening his mouth wider, but still retaining his low-pitched growls.
Since after the release of Pinnacle of Bedlam, Mullen announced that he will retire from full-time touring from the band which means that he can no longer tour with the band for more than 2 weeks due to his new job.
Mullen has a daughter, Rayna Mullen. Both of them live in Long Island, New York.
Mullen enjoys listening to several different types of music. When interviewed on the question of what particular taste he has in what he listens to, he responded with, "I don’t know, I mean I listen to a little bit of everything, I’m a big fan of like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Run-DMC, old hard rock, The Who, The Doors, Janet Jackson, Zeppelin. You know." Mullen is also an atheist.
- Zaleski, Annie. "Suicide Silence reveal official "The Black Crown" tracklisting". Alternative Press. Alternative Press. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
- "Exclusive Interview with Frank Mullen at Metal Martyr"
- Smith, Warren Allen (2003). Celebrities in Hell. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. p. 83. ISBN 9781569802144. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
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