Suicide Silence are the sound of resilience and perseverance. UK tastemaker Kerrang! called the band “pioneers” and “groundbreakers” who’ve made “some of extreme music’s most loved albums in recent years.” The Southern California heavy metal institution defines and defies subgenre classification, ushering in and popularizing a brand-new strain of “deathcore” championed by fresh generations of metalheads, while maintaining reverence for traditional death metal, and punk rock rule breaking. Their live show is a visceral, mind-warping experience that demolishes the separation of band and audience. As evidenced defiantly and definitively on their latest album, Become the Hunter, the best art summons its strength from authentic life experiences. Many bands pay lip service to the idea of overcoming the odds, but few live it as triumphantly as Suicide Silence.
Today, the band launches a new “Zero Tolerance” shirt in which 100% of proceeds will be donated to Campaign Zero
, an organization that analyzes policing practices across the country and provides research & data to organizers & policymakers nationwide in their efforts to identify effective solutions to end police violence. Frontman, Eddie Hermida says
“While originally organized as a benefit for Mental Health America, we feel it’s necessary to repurpose this with an overall message of “Peace, Love & Respect” as we stream this performance in its entirety for the first time ever in cooperation with the great folks at Knotfest”
Suicide Silence recently announced their Virtual World Tour featuring unique sets, exclusive merchandise & custom experiences in the various markets. Each show will showcase a professionally filmed multi-camera live set along with an extensive post-performance Q&A. Every market will have it’s ticket purchase geo-gated within a reasonable radius so that only those in that general area can view it’s particular stream. Fans will be able to participate in a live chat with each other & the band throughout the experience. All ticket purchasers will have access to an Exclusive Merch Collection that includes an official tour shirt specifically for their market as well as a number of other items that will never be sold elsewhere.
The streamed performances will go on sale several weeks or months in advance whereas fans will be able to communicate their set list preferences & make other special requests leading up to their show. Several dates are being finalized with Los Angeles & New York expected to kick things off some time in June.
For a taste of what to expect when Knotfest.com streams their performance on June 19th, watch ‘Bludgeoned To Death’ taken from the special benefit show at The Observatory in Santa Ana.