On February 18th, Suicide Silence will be releasing the new CD/DVD/digipack Ending Is The Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show. A Blu-Ray/CD combo will be available exclusively through CMDistro and the band’s own merch site. Below is a video of Whitechapel‘s Phil Bozeman singing “Unanswered” as well as a track list that features every guest appearance.
Directed by Jeremy Schott of MentalSuplex Productions and Zafer Ulkucu of Backseat Conceptions, the footage was recorded at the December 21st, 2012 performance that featured past/present members of the band as well as a bevy of metal vocalists.
All royalties from this release will go to the Kenadee Lucker Education fund. READ MORE
According to Lambgoat, metal band Suicide Silence has a new singer and it’s Eddie Hermida, frontman of All Shall Perish. Hermida replaces Mitch Lucker, who passed away after a tragic car accident last year on Halloween. The band had recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records before Lucker’s passing. There is no news on if a new album or a tour is planned.
Below is a clip featuring the new vocalist entitled “You Only Live Once”. READ MORE
Footage of Mitch Lucker’s wife Jolie talking to fans who gathered at last night’s candlelight vigil has come onto the web. In it, Jolie confirms that Lucker was drinking and driving. You can watch the video below.
Around the 2:00 minute mark, Jolie says, “He was an alcoholic and it’s been a big battle. I tried to stop him. I was in front of him begging him not to leave the house. Begging him. Like, just seriously, for us, don’t leave. And he did. And this is what happened. It’s a wake up call. He’s an amazing man, he’s a wonderful father, and a great husband. And now he’s going to miss out on watching Kenadee grow because he decided to drink and drive.
Just don’t. Just think before you guys do something stupid. Please, learn from this. Please.”
It it still unsure if drinking and driving was the full cause of his passing or if something else happened. It will not be known until a full report is issued. Meanwhile, according to local news, an investigation surrounding the accident is underway. READ MORE
The passing of Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker yesterday shocked and devastated the metal community. At just 28 years old, Lucker left behind a wife and daughter, as well as a legacy of music that millions resonated and connected with.
Yesterday night, a candlelight vigil, where hundreds of fans gathered, was held in remembrance of Lucker. Local news crews were on site to cover the story as well as interview a few of the fans to hear their stories. You can watch footage below. READ MORE
Update: Nuclear Blast Records has issued a statement: It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of Suicide Silence, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Nuclear Blast would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss. He left us doing what he loved to do most. He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed. Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s official Facebook page.”
Mitch Lucker, vocalist for Suicide Silence, died earlier today at the UCI Medical Center in Orange County after being involved in a motorcycle accident last night. He leaves behind a wife and daughter. He was 28 years old.
Suicide Silence had recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records and, as of last week, had begun work on a new album [source]. Bloody-Disgusting premiered their video for “Genocide” to support Saw VI.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mitch, the rest of the Suicide Silence crew, and to all the fans of the band around the world. Mitch, may you rest in peace. READ MORE