If you think the band in yesterday’s Download Melbourne feature had been around for a long time, the subject of today’s feature predates them by a couple of years!
Alongside S.O.D and D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies have been often credited as being a father of crossover thrash; mind you this journey of fatherhood has had quite a few bumps along the way. Not only have Suicidal Tendencies released 13 studio albums and performed in numerous countries worldwide, but they also changed the face of California forever; one of the numerous gangs associated with that time frame were the Suicidal Cycos! This associated gang relation and other incidents resulted in Suicidal Tendencies actually being barred from performing in L.A until 1989 approximately, when the band’s popularity became too great and the ban was lifted.
WHO ARE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES?
Mike “Cyco Mike” Muir – Lead Vocals
Dean Pleasants – Lead Guitar
Jeff Pogan – Rhythm Guitar
Ra Diaz – Bass, Backing Vocals
Dave Lombardo – Drums
After having last graced our shores in December 2012, Download Melbourne breaks this drought that Australian fans have been experiencing; considering Suicidal Tendencies have released not one but two albums in that time, you can bet your left kidney that this is a set you don’t want to miss! Unless you’ve travelled overseas, this will be the first time that Australian fans will get to see songs from 13 (2013) and World Gone Mad (2016). With Suicidal Tendencies fast approaching 40 years of creating music, who knows how much longer they will be around; you’ll most definitely kick yourself if you miss this set, especially if it ends up being their last on Australian shores! If you need more convincing to see Suicidal Tendencies, check out the videos below and see what you’ll miss out on.