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Suicide Silence to Unleash Self-Titled Album in February 2017

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Suicide Silence will chug their way into 2017 with a new full-length album! The California deathcore leaders are planning to release their fifth studio record in February.

Suicide Silence’s new album will be self-titled and released via Nuclear Blast. It was also produced by studio legend Ross Robinson, who has manned the board on iconic records like Korn’s self-titled, Slipknot’s Iowa and Sepultura’s Roots. Suicide Silence announced the release of their fifth full-length on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal station.

This will be Suicide Silence’s second album with vocalist Eddie Hermida, who took the vacant position left by Mitch Lucker after the musician’s untimely death in 2012. Suicide Silence will potentially be the first record from the deathcore band to lack any lyrical contributions from Lucker. The title track for 2014’s You Can’t Stop Me featured lyrics written by Lucker shortly before his passing.

We recently caught up with Suicide Silence at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest to speak about the new record. “The music in itself is something that you’re not going to be expecting from us,” says guitarist Mark Heylmun. “That’s really all you can say. It’s going to be the newest Suicide Silence you’ve ever heard.”

“We decided to call it Suicide Silence pretty much before we even started writing because we knew we were gonna go with a no holds barred, fearless approach to the record and not put any restraints on ourselves or stick to some formula that we very well could stick to cause we know how to play our music,” adds vocalist Eddie Hermida. “But for this one, we dug f–kin’ deep and Ross is the sickest producer and Joe Barresi just finished mixing it. So we’ve got the rawest, realest approach to recording. It’s a raw, real record and it’ll be out February 2017 on Nuclear Blast.”

“It makes perfect sense. [Robinson and Barresi] are a dream team and it’s such an honor to have those dudes in our corner telling us how f–king badass our new record is,” Heylmun gushes. “It’s out of this world, man,” Eddie adds. “If Ross and Joe love it, then everyone’s gonna like it, and if you don’t like it, good.”

“We were paying homage [to Lucker on our last album], paying respects to the legacy that was left behind, but now it’s time to pick up the reins and it’s a new band and it’s a new entity and it’s the perfect opportunity for a band to redefine themselves, to show the world who we really are deep down inside,” Hermida describes. “We’re not little kids anymore and we’re not trying to prove ourselves in the heavy community. We’ve already made our name there and it’s time to spread our wings and see what happens. You can only learn how to fly by jumping off the cliff.”

Get ready for Suicide Silence’s self-titled album to drop in February 2017! The band’s co-headlining U.S. tour with Whitechapel begins tonight (Sept. 28) with support from Carnifex and Oceano.

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