Review by Jeff Maki
When I interviewed vocalist Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), the band was opening for Korn on its self-titled album’s 20th anniversary tour (read review). Produced by Ross Robinson—the producer of the new Suicide Silence album, as well—that album changed the face of metal. Even in the Mitch Lucker-era, the band showed its admiration for Korn, as the band’s 2011 album, The Black Crown had obvious influences. But this new album isn’t strictly influenced by Korn—it takes Robinson’s body of work, combined with Suicide Silence’s vision, and the band undergoes a complete metamorphosis. (more…)
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Tags: deathcore, digital, Eddie Hermida, Islander, Korn, nuclear blast, Sacred Words EP, Suicide Silence, upcoming releases, You Can't Stop Me
California based extreme metal titans Suicide Silence, will release a digital only EP entitled Sacred Words on October 23, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The EP features the single “Sacred Words” as well as various unreleased tracks, including 3 live tracks taken from the band’s RockPart Festival performance on August 9, 2015 in Hungary.
“We are dropping a digital EP with some sick live tracks and much more,” commented guitarist Mark Heylum. “Get your fill of Suicide Silence with this release of Sacred Words dropping October 23! I said goddamn!” View the album art and tracklisting inside. (more…)
LIVE RECAP: Korn with Suicide Silence, Islander – 10/09/15 – Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MarylandPosted: October 15, 2015 by Jeffrey Maki in Live Recaps
Tags: Brian "Head" Welch, Eddie Hermida, Fieldy, Islander, Jonathan Davis, Korn, Korn 20th anniversary tour, Munky, Ray Luzier, Suicide Silence, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Review by Jeff Maki
My, how time flies. Twenty years of Korn? Technically, the anniversary of Korn’s seminal, genre-altering debut album was in 2014, but the band extended its tour into 2015, in which it is playing the album from start to finish. Yep, from “Blind,” all the way to the rarely before performed “Daddy.” One week into the tour, Korn played the Fillmore Silver Spring, with deathcore metallers, Suicide Silence and rap-metal up-and-comers Islander in support.
I’ve been a fan since the debut and was a self-proclaimed “Korn-kid” back in the day. I’ve seen, heard and done it all when it comes to this band—it’s been much documented on this site (read here). But this one was extra special, in that many of these songs I either had never heard live before, or you would have to go back to 1994-’95, when I saw the band play smaller clubs in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area, when I was thumping around in my late teens. (more…)
Tags: Bristow, Eddie Hermida, Festivals, Jiffy Lube Live, Live photos, Mayhem Festival, Rockstar Energy Drink, Suicide Silence
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)
Tags: Album preview, Audio Samples, deathcore, Eddie Hermida, Mayhem, Mayhem Fest 2014, Mitch Lucker, New Releases, nuclear blast, Suicide Silence, The Black Crown, You Can't Stop Me, YouTube
Suicide Silence has posted audio snippets of their upcoming album You Can’t Stop Me, which you can hear inside. The album marks the debut of new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish), and is their first full-length recording since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker. You Can’t Stop Me will be released on July 11 (Europe),July 14 (UK) and July 15, 2014 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. (more…)