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Thrash metal is a hugely influential genre which brought the heavier side of metal to mainstream attention with some big names and albums back in the eighties. Many bands such as Hirax and Vio-Lence were as thrash metal as it gets, while some brought new ideas and new styles to the genre. Today's column looks at a band which did just that, one which went from gang associated skaters to thrash stalwarts with danceable bass lines. Of course, this could be no one else but the one and only, Suicidal Tendencies.
Suicidal Tendencies was formed in 1981 and was originally intended as just a party band by vocalist Mike Muir, but before long, their live notoriety and popularity had the group creeping to the front of the singer's life. What helped create such a buzz around Suicidal Tendencies was the rumours surrounding them, mostly that they were involved with gangs, in part due to Muir's blue bandana and in time, a gang that revolved around the group called Suicidal Cycos sprung up in California. The band, which also consisted of guitarist Mike Ball, Carlos "Egie" Egert on drums, and bass player Mike Dunnigan, soon recorded their first demo and appeared in the Surfpunks documentary, performing the songs, "Kill" and "Parents For Adoption." Egert left after the first recording and Mike Dunnigan's brother, Sean took his place, though both brothers left after their appearance on the Slamulation compilation. More...
Fan-filmed video footage of Suicidal Tendencies performing "War Inside My Head" from their 1987 classic album, "Join the Army" can below. The clip was recorded at the Hades Stage, Copenhell, Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 18th, 2015.
Check it out now below.
Motörhead's Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28th through October 2nd, 2015 on Norwegian Sky, departing Port Miami with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas.
The "Loudest Boat In The World" will feature performances from Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, and more.
Staterooms go on sale Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET at this location. Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister: "And so the Motörboat sets sail one more time - better get your tickets now, or be left sobbing on the dock! Oh - and we promise not to run out of beer this time!"
Slayer’s Kerry King adds, “Slayer is crashing the Motörboat party!! I, personally, will be keeping the bar in business. Hell will be coming with us. Light it up!!!” More...
On Tuesday November 18th, PBS stood for Public Bruising Service as The Moody Theater filmed Slayer for another broadcast of ACL Live. Not only did Slayer bring the darkest and fastest songs to ever appear on public broadcasting, they did it with an old school thrasher’s dream lineup of Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies supporting. Fans were treated to one of the best light shows, sound systems and seating in the town of Austin. More...
The American hardcore/crossover thrash metal legends in Suicidal Tendencies have announced that bass player Tim "Rawbiz" Williams, who joined the group in 2011 and left earlier this year, has sadly passed away.
The cause of death has so far not been revealed. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassist Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams. Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently.
"Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it's best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally."
More information will be revealed once it becomes available.
This week, our Official Podcast experienced something of a change.
As regular co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) is away in Europe, long time writer, Diamond Oz (who is ironically, from and residing in Europe) filled in for him to discuss with Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) some of the biggest stories of late.
They begin by talking about the new Cannibal Corpse material, before discussing the forthcoming Slayer tour of North America, where they will be joined by Exodus and Suidical Tendencies and then wrapping things up with an in depth discussion about the new Mastodon album, "Once More 'Round the Sun."
Check out the podcast at this location and feel free to leave us your feedback!
When Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus played a handful of dates together this past May, every date was sold out. With reviews like "the best show in years that I've been blessed to witness," "a metalhead's dream come true," and "...an onslaught of heart-pounding tunes during an evening full of awesome head banging action," how could this trinity of thrash legends not join up again for a full-on road trip?
With Scion proudly presenting, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus will hit the road this fall, kicking off November 12th in Oakland, CA, playing through to December 5th in Detroit, MI. The confirmed itinerary is below.
Slayer fan club members are invited to take advantage of a ticket pre-sale that will begin this Wednesday, June 25 at 10AM (local time) and ends on Thursday, June 26 at 5:00PM (local time). Fan club members will receive an email with instructions for ticket purchasing. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, June 27 at 10:00AM (local time).
Said Slayer's Tom Araya, "We are way fucking excited about hitting the road again with Suicidal and Exodus. Fucking intense. See you in the fall."
Added Mike Muir, Suicidal Tendencies' vocalist, "Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, for only six shows? They were a blast, but everyone knew that wouldn't be enough. Now's your chance to see what everyone else was screaming about. ST definitely can't wait 'til November to do it all again!"
"This monumental tour is a heavy metal collision of epic proportions," added Exodus vocalist Steve 'Zetro' Souza who has just rejoined the band. "For my first tour back with Exodus, I'm beyond excited to be on the road with my brothers in true thrash metal! I'm also looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all of the fans on this heavy as hell tour." More...
Suicidal Tendencies has released a video for the song "Slam City," which can be seen in the player below. The band also comments:
"Filmed on last Fall's French tour and January in Europe while ST headlined the 'Persistence Tour,' the video was filmed and edited by Aussie Luke (the Kangaroo) Sorensen, who previously did the 'I Feel Your Pain And I Survive' video and the new "Possessed to Skate" video (which was filmed in Perth, Australia. Thanks for everyone that came out and showed their Cyco STyle and represented for the gigs and video."
Slayer will take a break from writing and recording their next album to hit the road on May 9 for a handful of dates intended to pummel devotees with a night of moshing and frenetic thrash-punk-metal. Joining Slayer as Special Guests for these shows are Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, marking the first time Slayer and Suicidal have toured together since the 1990 European “Clash of the Titans” tour. Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for Slayer’s fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman, will do double-duty as guitarist in his primary band, Exodus.
Tickets for Slayer/Suicidal/Exodus go on sale this Friday, January 24 - log onto www.slayer.net for ticketing information.
"Can't wait for this week of shows to happen,” said Slayer’s Kerry King. "LOVE Suicidal, and havent played with them in over 20 years! Everyone knows I'm a huge Exodus fan also. I guarantee you I will be watching every show from the stage! Going to be awesome!!!"
“It’s been 24 years since Suicidal Tendencies played with Slayer," added Suicidal Tendencies’ Mike Muir, "so it’s long overdue that we finally play some shows in the States together. I have lots of great memories from that tour, and know that there will be a lot more after these shows, for the band and the people. Can’t wait!"
Gary Holt states, " I am very excited to announce Exodus will be joining Suicidal Tendencies and the mighty Slayer in May for a short trip ending at the Rock on the Range! Double duty will have never been so much fun! Looking forward to this one in a big way! Let the mayhem begin!”
The dates will culminate for all three bands at the May 17th “Rock on The Range” rock festival in Columbus, OH, where they will share the stage with artists including Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock.
Confirmed dates are as follows: More...
The Arrs will be taking part in the "Persistence" tour with Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Strife, and Evergreen Terrace this coming January. A teaser trailer is available below, and dates for the trek are as follows:
16.01. Berlin -- Astra (DE)
17.01. Saarbrücken -- Garage (DE)
18.01. Oberhausen -- Turbinenhalle (DE)
19.01. Deinze -- Brielpoort (BE)
20.01. Paris -- Bataclan (FR)
21.01. Wiesbaden -- Schlachthof (DE)
22.01. Solothurn -- Kofmehl (CH)
23.01. München -- Backstage (DE)
24.01. Hamburg -- Grosse Feriheit 36 (DE)
25.01. Dresden -- Event Werk (DE)
26.01. Tilburg -- O13 (NL) More...
December 12, 2013-- Flip baseball caps, blue bandannas and button shirts welcomed Suicidal Tendencies to the Mohawk in Austin, Texas. In a sense, the group was in town to visit old friends--fans with a devotion that stretched back to the early '80s. A large faction of youth, possibly the children of these older fans, helped provide the spark to keep ST's fire burning bright. This is not saying the older crowd members ever lost their passion for the group; I witnessed men in their '40s stage diving, crowd surfing and slamming to one of Los Angeles' most popular heavy acts.
Suicidal's musical mash-up of hardcore punk, thrash and funk works well with a variety of styles. I first witnessed the unbridled energy of ST front man, Mike Muir in 1992 on MTV's Headbangers Ball tour with Megadeth. That tour was marketed to the thrash crowd. Back then "Cyco Miko" burned up a stage several times larger than at the Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit, Michigan than Mohawk's outdoor stage. Tonight's tour, dubbed "Slam City" after the track on the group's latest full-length recording "13," focused on the band's hardcore side with supporting acts, Terror and Trash Talk. More...
American hardcore/thrash metal legends Suicidal Tendencies have announced that they will be releasing their eagerly anticipated new studio album, "13" on March 26th through Suicidal Records. This will be the band's first output of original material since 2000's, "Free Your Soul and Save My Mind." The band has also released a teaser for their new music video, "Cyco STyle," which you can check out below.
Suicidal Tendencies will also be embarking on a tour across North America this April, which will feature Wake The Dead opening every show, and see them joined by DRI Minneapolis to Charleston and Sick Of It All will be joining the band in Philadelphia, New York, Worchester, Baltimore, and from St. Petersburg until the end of the tour.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:
"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'
"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.
"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."
The lineup includes: More...
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
Metallica posted a trailer for the upcoming first annual Orion Music + More Festival which takes place in Atlantic City on June 23-24, 2012. For a partial list of confirmed acts, head over to this location and for tickets and more information head over to this location. Recently added acts include Suicidal Tendencies and Sepultura.
As previously reported, the event will feature 22 artists, comedy and lifestyle elements. Check out the trailer here:
Suicidal Tendencies front man, Mike Muir will release Cyco Miko "The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour" album in October. Former Suicidal Tendences/Infectious Grooves band mate, bassist Mike Trujillo (Metallica) joins the foray as well as Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise) and Brooks Wackerman. "The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour" features new tracks from Cyco Miko and unreleased Infectious Grooves songs.
"The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour" track listing is as follows:
3. All The Way
4. Got Feeling
7. Done Gone Stupid
8. Full Of It
9. Hang On (The Fight Song)
10. Logical Thoughts Of A Lunatic
11. Who's Next
12. What It Is!
13. S.lo Death
Progressive instrumental supergroup T.R.A.M, which features members of Animals As Leaders, Suicidal Tendencies and The Mars Volta, has posted a new song online taken from the band's forthcoming debut "Lingua Franca." You can check out the song, which is titled "Endeavor," by using the player below.
Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) - Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion
Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) - Guitars
Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) - Guitars
Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) - Drums
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.
Supergroup T.R.A.M, which features members of Animals As Leaders, Suicidal Tendencies and The Mars Volta, has announced its signing with Sumerian Records. The band's debut outing "Lingua Franca" will be released through the label in May. Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Terrazas of The Mars Volta commented on T.R.A.M. by saying:
"Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio, last summer. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes and I have developed a great relationship.
"We got together almost every day to try out ideas and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our fist meeting/recording session (at the Farias productions studios) on what is now T.R.A.M.
"I never know how people will respond to our music, I just never know! My goal is to try to instill a strong feeling or energy in people and I feel that collectively we achieved this goal tenfold with this new project. We all have a great enthusiasm and desire to perform this material live and see this band further develop. We look forward to hearing what you all think of it."
Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion – Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta)
Guitars – Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders)
Guitars – Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
Drums – Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies)