Mike Smith (drummer)

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Mike Smith (born July 16, 1971 in Bronx, New York)[1] is an American multi-instrumentalist, best known as the former drummer of the prominent New York-based technical death metal band Suffocation.[2] He performed on their 1990 demo Reincremated, the 1991 EP, Human Waste, their 1991 debut album Effigy of the Forgotten, and their 1993 album Breeding the Spawn. He then departed from the band and was subsequently replaced by drummer Doug Bohn. He returned when Suffocation reformed in 2002 after a four-year hiatus and performed on their 2004 release, Souls to Deny, their 2006 self-titled album, and 2009's Blood Oath. Smith left Suffocation for the second time in February 2012.

Smith also lent his drumming to the song "Dawn of a Golden Age" on Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions, underground rapper Necro for his album Death Rap and experimental metal act Psychometry. Smith has his own horrorcore-influenced rap project called Grimm Real. In 2014, Smith recorded drums for the German extreme-metal band Misanthrope Monarch and their debut EP.


Mike Smith is currently endorsed by the following companies:[3]


  1. ^ Mike Smith, Meinl Percussion official website
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Suffocation". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mike Smith official website". Smithblast.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 

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