GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen: Suicidal Tendencies
To mark their 30th anniversary, GRAMMY-nominated punk/metal band Suicidal Tendencies are set to release 13 on March 26, their first studio album in 13 years. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the track "This World."
"Thank you [to] all the people [who] have patiently waited for this record," said Suicidal Tendencies lead vocalist Mike Muir. "Now I will shut up and let the music do the talking."
Formed in Venice, Calif., in the early '80s, Suicidal Tendencies are credited for having a substantial influence on the creation of skate punk, a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene that earned its named from its association with skateboarding culture. Suicidal Tendencies released their self-titled debut in 1983, which became the bestselling hardcore album up to that point and featured the single "Institutionalized," one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive significant airplay on MTV. Several albums followed, including 1990's Lights…Camera…Revolution!, which earned the group their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Metal Performance.
To mark the 10th anniversary of their debut album, in 1993 Suicidal Tendencies released Still Cyco After All These Years, featuring rerecorded tracks from their eponymous debut. That same year the band received their second GRAMMY nomination for Best Metal Performance With Vocal for "Institutionalized." The band's last studio album, Free Your Soul And Save My Mind, was released in 2000.
Co-produced by Muir and GRAMMY-nominated engineer/mixer Paul Northfield (Dream Theater, Hole, Rush), 13 features 13 tracks, including the closer "This World." Suicidal Tendencies will embark on a two-month U.S. tour dubbed the Slam City Tour on April 11, with dates scheduled through May 12.
The band's current lineup features bassist Steve Bruner, guitarists Nico Santora and Dean Pleasants, drummer Eric Moore, and Muir.