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Suicidal Tendencies Added To Select Lamb Of God Dates
March 16, 2009
Legendary hardcore punk veterans, Suicidal Tendencies, have been added to select dates on the upcoming Lamb Of God North American "Wrath" tour. Suicidal will be direct support for Lamb of God on the "No Fear Energy Music Tour" with Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste.

No official word has been announced on why As I Lay Dying will not be playing these shows.

**Update: The following info was posted on As I Lay Dying's Official Myspace Blog: Tim has been in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia for a year now and just recently learned that the official adoption and travel dates are the first week of April. As a result As I Lay Dying will have to miss the first five (5) shows of the upcoming Lamb of God US tour. Tim had the following to say: “It’s impossible to time something like this, and it goes without saying that I won’t be able to make the first five shows of our upcoming tour. However, I’m very thankful to the Lamb of God guys for their understanding and support. Fortunately they’ve been able to find excellent bands to replace us keeping the lineup of this tour exciting as ever. We’ll be meeting up with the tour in Vancouver, BC and finishing out the remaining five weeks. We look forward to seeing you all then!” While there is no specific time period currently set for the band to make up these shows, they definitely want their fans to know that they plan to get back into these five cities at some point in the near future."**

Suicidal Tendencies will be main support to Lamb Of God at the following shows:
4/02 - Dodge Theater - Phoenix, AZ
4/04 - Events Center - San Jose, CA
4/05 - Crest Theater - Fresno, CA
4/07 - Paramount - Seattle, WA
 
 
 
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Suicidal Tendencies On Iron Man Soundtrack
May 2, 2008
Southern California Metallic Hardcore Punk legends Suicidal Tendencies have been included on the soundtrack to Iron Man. The veteran Venice Beach, CA crossover punks are the only band included on the disc which features a score by Ramin Djawadi.

The soundtrack is in stores and the film hits theaters today.

On a related note, you can enter to win a chance to be Tony Stark for a weekend courtesy of MTV’s Made at the following location: http://ironman.mtv.com.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1981
HOME TOWN: Venice, CA
MEMBERS:
Mike Muir - Vocals
Mike Clark - Rhythm Guitar
Dean Pleasants - Lead Guitar
Steve Brunner - Bass

Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early '80s, the group's leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on -- building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the creation of skatepunk -- before turning their focus eventually to thrash metal. Early on, the group (whose original lineup included Muir, guitarist Grant Estes, bassist Louiche Mayorga, and drummer Amery Smith) found it increasingly difficult to book shows, due to rumors of its members' affiliation with local gangs and consistent violence at their performances. The underground buzz regarding Suicidal Tendencies grew too loud for labels to ignore though, as the quartet signed on with the indie label Frontier; issuing Muir and company's classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album quickly became the best-selling hardcore album up to that point; its best-known track, "Institutionalized," was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV, and was eventually used in the Emilio Estevez cult classic movie Repo Man, as well as in an episode for the hit TV show Miami Vice (for which the group made a cameo appearance).

Suicidal Tendencies proved influential for future speed/thrash metal bands, but despite its early success, the quartet's reputation preceded them, as no other record label was willing to take them on (in addition, Los Angeles banned the group from playing around this time, lasting until the early '90s). Not much was heard from the group for several years afterward (leading many to believe that Suicidal had broken up), but Muir and company eventually found a home with Caroline Records. By this time, half of the original lineup had left; Muir and Mayorga were the only holdovers, while guitarist Rocky George and drummer R.J. Herrera rounded out the group. 1987 saw the release of Suicidal's sophomore release, Join the Army, which spawned another popular skatepunk anthem, "Possessed to Skate," as more and more metal heads began to be spotted in Suicidal's audience. Soon after, Suicidal was finally offered a major-label contract (with Epic), as another lineup change occurred: Mayorga exited the band, while newcomer Bob Heathcote took his spot; and a second guitarist, Mike Clark, was added as well. This Suicidal lineup's first album together, 1988's How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, showed that their transformation from hardcore to heavy metal was now complete, as did a compilation of two earlier EPs, 1989's Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Dj Vu.

Suicidal's first release of the new decade, 1990's Lights, Camera, Revolution, was another success; its video for the explosive "You Can't Bring Me Down" received repeated airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program, while the album (in addition to the Controlled by Hatred comp) would be certified gold in the U.S. a few years later. The release also signaled the arrival of new bassist Robert Trujillo, whose penchant for funk added a new element to the group's sound. The group tried to broaden their audience even further by opening a string of arena shows for prog-metallists Queensrche during the summer of 1991. Their next release, 1992's The Art of Rebellion, proved to be one of Suicidal's most musically experimental albums of their career. Muir and Trujillo also teamed up around this time for a funk metal side project, Infectious Grooves (including several other participants, such as Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) and issued a debut release, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move. Upset that the group's classic debut had been out of print for several years by this point, Muir decided to re-record the entire record with Suicidal's '90s lineup under the title of Still Cyco After All These Years.

But after one more release, 1994's Suicidal for Life, Suicidal Tendencies decided to hang it up. A pair of compilations were issued in 1997: a best-of set, Prime Cuts, plus Friends & Family. Muir and Trujillo continued to issue further Infectious Grooves releases (Sarsippius' Ark and Groove Family Cyco), in addition to Muir pursuing a solo career under the alias of Cyco Miko (Lost My Brain Once Again) and Trujillo touring and recording as part of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band (appearing on Osbourne's 2001 release, Down to Earth). Muir formed a new version of Suicidal Tendencies in the late '90s (with Clark being the only other familiar face), resulting in such further studio releases as 1999's Freedumb and 2000's Free Your Soul and Save My Mind. Muir and Trujillo joined forces once more for a fourth Infectious Grooves studio release in 2000, Mas Borracho; while another Cyco Miko release surfaced, Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child, along with a follow-up up to their earlier compilation, Friends & Family, Vol. 2. Now the band will be back with their new album soon......