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American deathcore giants Suicide Silence will release “You Can’t Stop Me” in July. “You Can’t stop Me” will mark such a substantial moment in the bands career. The album will be the first without former frontman Mitch Lucker who passed away in November 2012. The album will also be the first to feature new vocalist Hernan “Eddie” Hermida (ex- All Shall Perish member).
The fourth studio album from Suicide Silence will be available in on July 11 in Europe (except in the U.K., where it will arrive on July 14) and July 15 in North America. “You Can’t Stop Me” will be available via record label Nuclear Blast.
Recently in an interview, Guitarist Mark Heylum said “Eddie is quite a versatile vocalist and he’s willing to experiment, so we’re definitely exploring the horizons, but don’t expect anything less than pure brutality throughout.”
Mitch Lucker died in a tragic motorbike accident at the age of 28, leaving behind his wife and young daughter Kenadee, aged 5 at the time. The band who live on in memory of Mitch created the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund and continues to promote donations towards Mitch’s daughter in loss of her father.
Guitarist Mark Heylum said “The long and short of it is this, Mitch left behind a set of lyrics with the title “You Can’t Stop Me”. This gave us chills, to say the least, and we knew we had the title and title track. This filled us with inspiration for writing sessions to empower us and empower you, the supporters of SUICIDE SILENCE.”
He added “I’m not gonna tell you this is our best record we’ve ever done. I’m gonna tell you this is the record we care more about than any record we’ve ever done. This is a record that we fought, bled, sweated, and fucking cried over.”
The upcoming album will be one that all Suicide Silence fans will be nervous over, yet eagerly awaiting its arrival. Mitch was a frontman with a voice, character and charm like no other. However the time has come for another extremely talented individual to stomp his mark on the band whilst acknowledging and carrying on Mitch’s heritage in a respectful manner.
In October 2013, Suicide Silence posted a clip of their well known song “You Only Live Once” featuring new vocalist Eddie Hermida, giving fans a taste of what is to come from the ex- All Shall Perish frontman. See below.
3 months ago, the band released the Mitch Lucker Documentary on their youtube channel. The 30 minute video was posted with the message “Rest In Power. Legends Never Die.” The video included stories and memories from Mitch’s family and band member speaking about his personality, his life, and the band. A truly heartfelt tribute that is most definitely worth a watch.
In February this year, Suicide Silence released “Ending Is the Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show” as a CD/DVD. It featured guest appearances from musicians such as Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men) and Robb Flynn (Machine Head). A true celebration of a life that meant so much to many.
Mitch’s motto was “Without the fans, we aint shit.” This was repeated throughout his time in the band. It showed how grateful Mitch was to each and every fan of Suicide Silence. It proves how much the band needed their fans. Now that motto means more than ever as the band need each and every fan to get behind them in their new chapter of Suicide Silence.
R.I.P Mitch Lucker.