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Mike Muir on the next Suicidal Tendencies album

In a recent interview, Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir was asked when fans can expect a follow-up to last year’s 13, which was their first album of all-new material in 13 years. Muir replied:

“Right now I have no answer to that as far as the previous one. There were a lot of things that went on and I think for us now, if everyone said they wanted to get into the studio and there was something they really wanted to do, I’d take it into consideration. But we’re in the studio all the time, we’re always recording.

I enjoy doing music in that, I hope that we’ll get a reaction from people but I think we get limited by time. Now we’ve been doing it over 30 years, every record we’ve put out we’ve pretty much attacked and critiqued and put on another level. Years later, people that weren’t even born when they hear it for the first time, they’ve got a different reaction to it. So I think the longevity allows us to look at music differently rather than how music is perceived on a particular day. And now that music doesn’t sell I think it’s a great opportunity for younger people to actually try to do something that’s completely different because there is no market, so to speak.

For us, there was punk rock, where we’re from, that genre is super small. Bands brag about selling 5,000 copies so you didn’t do it to sell records, you didn’t think you would sell records. I think it’s full circle now where people don’t buy records. It allows you to do music, it’s something you don’t have to worry about how it’s going to be perceived. But I think it’s the other way too, some people are even more concerned about that stuff. I look at it as, I hope the next big record is from somebody somewhere obscure and maybe one of my kids play it and I’ll go, “Who the f–k is that?!” I have to listen to it a few times and go, “Wow, I appreciate what they’re doing.””

Suicidal Tendencies just finished a U.S. tour with Slayer and Exodus, and are currently playing some shows on the West Coast.



Suicidal Tendencies announce last shows of 2014

After the conclusion of their upcoming U.S. tour with Slayer and Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies will be playing five shows on the west coast in December. According to their Facebook page, these will be the band’s last shows of this year, and the dates and locations can be found below.

Suicidal Tendencies released 13, their first album in 13 years, in March of 2013. Their bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams passed away in August; although the band still plans to tour with Slayer and Exodus, they have not yet announced a replacement for Rawbiz.



Full Set Video: Suicidal Tendencies live at Amnesia Rockfest 2014

Shed My Skin TV has posted a video of Suicidal Tendencies‘ full set at this year’s Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec. You can watch the whole thing below.

Suicidal Tendencies released 13, their first album in 13 years, in March 2013. Their bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams passed away in August; although the band has not yet announced a replacement for Rawbiz, they will still go on tour with Slayer and Exodus.



Luicidal announce European tour with Crippled Fox

Luicidal ― a project featuring former Suicidal Tendencies members Louiche Mayorga and R.J. Herrera ― have announced their first-ever European tour, which is set to take place in May, and Hungarian thrashcore band Crippled Fox will serve as the supporting act. About the tour, Crippled Fox wrote:

“We know it’s still early but hell yeah, we gonna start to advertise this!

Hey All You European Cycos!

It’s time for LUICIDAL to tour Europe, so here it is!

Tour plan is in progress, dates and countries are 100 %, cities can be changed. Some of the cities is confirmed, but still need help with others. Please get in touch if you are interested. Any offer, help, idea, etc. please write us a private mail. Thanx!”

The dates and cities of the European tour can be found below.

Luicidal will release their self-titled debut album on October 14th through DC-Jam Records. Crippled Fox released their latest album More Fun! More Thrash last May, and you can download it for free on their Bandcamp page.



Reissue of No Mercy’s “Widespread Bloodshed / Love Runs Red” due next month

Suicidal Tendencies announced on their Facebook page that a remaster of Widespread Bloodshed / Love Runs Red ― the long-out of print 1987 album by No Mercy, which featured vocalist Mike Muir and former Suicidal guitarist Mike Clark ― will be released on October 28th on CD for the first time ever. It will also be available on vinyl and picture disc. About the reissue, Suicidal Tendencies wrote:

“NO MERCY “WIDESPREAD BLOODSHED…LOVE RUNS RED” Coming October 28th! Celebrate Mike Clark’s birthday with this long out of print classic. Originally released in 1987, on vinyl and cassette, this Suicidal Records Thrash/Speed/ Cyco LP has been out of print around 26 years. Remastered from the original 1/2 tapes. Available for first time ever on CD and Picture Disc, as well as vinyl. More exciting info coming soon!”

No Mercy lasted for only one album, a few demos and appeared on the classic 1985 split record Welcome to Venice, which featured Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, Beowülf and Los Cycos. The band broke up while working on a second album, which became Suicidal Tendencies’ 1988 album How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today. Guitarist Mike Clark reformed No Mercy a year ago under the name Waking the Dead.



Chiodos announce lineup change

Michigan post-hardcore band Chiodos have announced that they have parted ways with drummer Derrick Frost and bassist Matt Goddard, who are being replaced by Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies, Trash Talk and The Memorials) and Joseph Troy (RX Bandits) respectively. The band writes:

“We are excited and gearing up for The Parks and Devastation Tour that starts on Thursday, September 4th with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless And White. Before we hit the road we have some both exciting and unfortunate news.  Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have both chosen to discontinue touring and recording but instead spend more time with their loved ones and pursue other interests at home. It’s been a long and great journey with both of these gentleman, Matt dating back to the very beginning, and Derrick a part of three albums with us. We wish them the best in all that they choose to do moving forward. They’ve been long time brothers to us and always will be. Our good friends Thomas Pridgen and Joe Troy are coming to rock with us. We have been rehearsing like crazy in Michigan so get ready for a great show. We’re very excited to have them join us on this journey as we’ve always been fans of their musicianship. We can’t wait for you all to experience this with us as we continue to tour and write new material. See you at a city near you soon!”

Chiodos released their last album, Devil, on April 1st, 2014, through Razor & Tie. The band just released a music video for their song “3AM”.



Suicidal Tendencies bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams dies

Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends Suicidal Tendencies announced on their Facebook page last night that their bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams, who has been part of the band for nearly four years, died. The band wrote:

“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 its best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally.”

Suicidal Tendencies have not yet announced a replacement for Rawbiz, but they still plan to tour with Slayer and Exodus this fall.



Luicidal reveal details of debut album “Luicidal”

Luicidal ― a project featuring former Suicidal Tendencies members Louiche Mayorga and R.J. Herrera ― have revealed the artwork and track listing of their highly-anticipated debut album, which is now called Luicidal, and will still be released on October 14th through DC-Jam Records. The album’s artwork can be seen above, while the track listing can be viewed below.

According to a press release, Luicidal will feature guest appearances by five members of Suicidal Tendencies (including Rocky George, Grant Estes and Amery Smith), Beowülf singer Dale Henderson and H.R. of Bad Brains, who is featured on the album’s last song “Kumbaya”.



Luicidal announce U.S. tour dates

Luicidal ― a project featuring Suicidal Tendencies members Louiche Mayorga and R.J. Herrera ― have announced a few shows they will be playing in the US next month. Dates and locations can be found below.

Luicidal will release their debut album No Mames on October 14th through DC-Jam Records. The album will feature guest appearances by former Suicidal Tendencies members Rocky George, Grant Estes, and Amery Smith as well as Beowülf singer Dale Henderson.



Luicidal to release debut album in October

Bassist Louiche Mayorga revealed on his Facebook page that Luicidal ― a project featuring himself and his former Suicidal Tendencies bandmate R.J. Herrera ― will release their highly-anticipated upcoming album No Mames on October 14th on DC-Jam Records. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the band’s new record come to light.

In related news, No Mames will feature guest appearances by former Suicidal Tendencies members Rocky George, Grant Estes, and Amery Smith as well as Beowülf singer Dale Henderson.



Blast From The Past: Suicidal Tendencies live at Giants of Rock (full set video from 1989)

Tonight’s blast from the past comes to us in the form of some classic, old-school Suicidal Tendencies footage! Robert Trujillo had just become the new bassist Suicidal Tendencies, and they were still touring in support of their 1988 album How Will I Laugh Tomorrow – their first album on Epic Records as well as their first album with rhythm guitarist Mike Clark and only release with Bob Heathcote on bass – when they played at the Giants of Rock festival in Finland 25 years ago today (July 1st, 1989). The festival also featured Anthrax (whose guitarist Scott Ian joined Suicidal on stage to play “War Inside My Head”), D-A-D, Stone, Airdash and Stratovarius.

Hop in your time machine and take a trip to the past below.



Amnesia Rockfest Recap Part 1: Streetlight Manifesto, NOFX, Suicidal Tendencies, etc

NIGHT ONE (Thursday)

So I ended up taking the bus from Albany, NY to Montreal and eventually a second bus to Montebello, Quebec. I didn’t want the responsibility of driving home due to lack of sleep and the potential of still being intoxicated from the previous night so I allowed Greyhound to take the wheel. I gotta say, I’ve never witnessed so many mohawks sticking up over the seats on a bus before as I did on the way to Amnesia; I imagine it’s probably not that common of a sight. As we pulled into town I witnessed the main street in Montebello being completely taken over by my people “the punks”. Actually the first band member I ran into that night was Mark Adkins of Guttermouth, off to a good start!

It was Thursday night when I arrived, which was the night prior to the concerts, this way I could set up my camp and be prepared for the first day of festivities. By the time I got all checked in and figured out where to camp it was completely dark. I usually stay in a nearby hotel on these adventures but all of the hotels have been booked for a year in advance, so I was getting the full experience. Thanks to my neighbor campers for helping me put up my tent and for providing me with beers. There were two stores in town that you could purchase beer or cigarettes at but because over 200,000 people were in attendance (as reported by Amnesia Rockfest earlier this week), the lines to get into these places were lengthy. So for my first night I hung out with my fellow campers and crashed out pretty late but way earlier than the next two nights.

DAY ONE (Friday)

Damn, morning came fast but I had to get my ass up and hike my way to the show. The streets were mobbed and all I wanted was a cup of wake the fuck up. Surprisingly, there was a nearby eatery that wasn’t too packed so I got a cup of Joe to go! Now in order to get my press credentials in time for the first act, Streetlight Manifesto, I had to go a mile or so down the road (kilometers in Canadian) to the Chateau. The nice folks at Amnesia sent a van to pick me up and bring me there, they also brought me back to the concert site on a boat, which was pretty refreshing to feel the lake breeze on a day that felt like 100 degrees. Once inside the grounds I happily enjoyed hearing Streetlight, which I feel was the perfect way to set off the festival, “Ska-style”.

Honestly, I missed a lot of acts that I really wanted to see but there were five stages and very often at least three of them were playing simultaneously. I also had to spend a lot of time at Auberge Montebello in the media center, which I certainly am not complaining about because I got to meet some of my favorite entertainers. They say you can’t be in two places at once but at Amnesia it was more like you can’t be in ten places at once.

NOFX certainly was one of the best performances and Fat Mike and El Hefe were hilarious as always. They were making cracks on Five Finger Death Punch calling them Five Finger Death Cunt and making hand gestures trying to form a punch with five fingers using both hands. Besides the comedy portion of the show they actually played really well and the show was pretty awesome. My first big highlight of the weekend was being invited on stage to watch from behind while NOFX was performing. I also hung out with Eric Melvin for a couple of hours sharing personal experiences as parents. I opted not to take the media approach in this case and just enjoyed the conversation.

As the night progressed I had utilized my photo pass to get in the photography pit to take pics of Alkaline Trio, Weezer, Blink 182 and my favorite night-time act Suicidal Tendencies. The guys in Suicidal were amazing and they wouldn’t stand still, which made it difficult for me to capture a really good picture. The show was intense and during the last song the band invited members from the audience to come on stage and crowd surf on stage (literally on stage). Security decided that they may need back up to make sure everyone was returned safely to the audience but the new security, not knowing what the performing band’s singer looked like, accidentally shoved him into the crowd. It was pretty comical and there were no hard feelings shown once they realized he was in the band.

To quote Ice Cube “I got to say it was a good day”

Check out some quick video interviews I did on day with Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag), Johnny Kelly (Danzig), Dan “Mr. Precision” (88 Fingers Louie), Jim Blowers (Implants) and Sebastian Ducap (Slaves On Dope) below.



Live Video: Suicidal Tendencies at Amnesia Rockfest

Footage of Suicidal Tendencies‘ performance at Amnesia Rockfest, which took place last Friday, June 20th in Montebello, Quebec, has made its way online. Check it out below.

Suicidal Tendencies released 13, their first album in 13 years, in March 2013. The band will tour with Slayer and Exodus this fall.



Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus announce fall tour

If you were unable to catch the Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus tour last month then you still might be in luck because the three bands have announced that they will be hitting the road again for a handful of shows starting this November. You can check out the tour dates and locations below.

Suicidal Tendencies released 13, their first album in 13 years, last March. Slayer last released World Painted Blood in 2009 via American Recordings, while Exodus last released Exhibit B: The Human Condition in 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.



Random Cover Song: Body Count – “Institutionalized” (Suicidal Tendencies)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from Body Count, who released a hilarious cover version of the Suicidal Tendencies classic “Institutionalized”, where Ice-T replaced the original lyrics to talk about Xbox, internet passwords, his sandwich and vegans. The original version of “Institutionalized” is taken from Suicidal Tendencies’ iconic 1983 self-titled debut album, while Body Count’s version, titled “Institutionalized 2014”, is taken from their latest album Manslaughter, which came out earlier this week.

You can listen to both versions of “Institutionalized” below.