Former Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Mike Clark, who quit the band last summer, has resurfaced in a new band called Waking the Dead with an unidentified lineup. Waking the Dead is supposedly a new name for his pre-Suicidal band No Mercy, whose name is now trademarked by WWE. Clark states:
“Some of you may be wondering what I’ve been up to for the last seven months or so. Well, I’ve always had a dream of fronting my own band, that is playing both rhythm and lead guitars and singing which is why I left Suicidal in June to recreate the band I founded in 1985, No Mercy. Unfortunately I cannot use the name No Mercy, as it’s been trademarked by WWE, so we are now calling the band Waking the Dead. We are re-releasing the No Mercy original album, which Mike Muir sang on with two additional tracks, also featuring Muir on vocals to let you know where and how the band would sound had it kept going. Also, I, with Waking the Dead, have been given the great opportunity to open the show for Suicidal’s upcoming tour this April, which is a great honor for us. After that, look forward to a Waking the Dead full-length album in the near future.
Once again, I can’t tell you how excited and honored I am to hit the stage again! So get ready for your ears to bleed, that head to bang and that slam pit to go off!!”
Suicidal Tendencies, without Clark, are set to release their long-awaited new album 13 in a few weeks.