Suicide Silence say new tracks inject passion back into music

Suicide Silence
Suicide Silence

Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun says their new material is “natural, raw and fucking pissed.”

They’ve been working on the follow-up to their last full-length album, 2014’s You Can’t Stop Me – and Heylmun claims the as-yet-untitled record doesn’t mess about and gets straight to the point.

He tells Wall Of Sound: “It’s not gonna be full of computer trickery. It’s not gonna sound like all the ProTools ninjas and Logic ninjas. We got real microphones on real drums and real amps with real performances, real takes, real fucking everything.

“The record’s gonna be natural and raw and fucking pissed. It’s gonna be exactly what music needs, which is some fucking heart. Some fucking blood. Some real fucking ‘give a shit’ passion put down on to moments in time.”

“We recorded with tape on this record. There’s real music, it’s not samples. We just went for a record that speaks for us and really exemplifies where we’re at as a band. It’s gonna be something else for people to witness. Like a car accident they can’t keep their eyes off of.

Heylmun reports they didn’t want to compete with “music industry bullshit” and adds: “This is the first record that we’ve fully just put blinders on and we’re not looking at anything going on outside of us, just what’s in front of us. And what’s in front of us is our band.

“There’s no outside influence other than Suicide Silence doing what Suicide Silence wants to do. So it feels good. We’re far along in the process. The record won’t be out until next year but we’re deep in it.”

Suicide Silence are currently on the Straight Outta Hell tour. Once those dates wrap up, they’ll head out on the road across Europe throughout November and December.

Straight Outta Hell remaining 2016 tour dates

Sep 06: Newcastle The Cambridge, Australia
Sep 07: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Sep 08: Adelaide Fowlers Live, Australia
Sep 09: Perth Amplifier, Australia
Sep 25: San Bernardino Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, CA
Oct 23: Sacramento Aftershock, CA

Suicide Silence 2016 European tour

Nov 24: Manchester Club Academy, UK
Nov 25: Glasgow Garage, UK
Nov 26: Birmingham O2 Academy 2, UK
Nov 27: Bristol Marble Factory, UK
Nov 28: Southampton Engine Rooms, UK
Dec 01: Paris Fleche d’Or, France
Dec 02: Toulouse Connecxion Cafe, France
Dec 03: Barcelona Razzmatazz 2, Spain
Dec 04: Madrid Sala Chango, Spain
Dec 06: Aarau Kiff, Switzerland
Dec 07: Munich Backstage Werk, Germany
Dec 08: Vienna Arena, Austria
Dec 09: Prague Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
Dec 10: Dresden Reithalle, Germany
Dec 11: Wroclaw Alibi Club, Poland
Dec 13: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Dec 14: Antwerp Trix, Belgium
Dec 15: Eindhoven Dynamo, Netherlands
Dec 16: Hamburg Markthalle, Germany
Dec 17: Munster Skaters Palace, Germany
Dec 18: Karlsruhe Knockout Festival, Germany
Dec 20: Hannover Musikcentrum, Germany
Dec 21: Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany
Dec 22: Berlin C-Theater, Germany

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