Suicide Silence have announced their split from longtime drummer Alex Lopez. The band released a statement detailing the news on their social media, which also confirms that a new “Thinking in Tongues” song call is coming, and who will be Lopez’s replacement on their upcoming tour.
“Suicide Silence and our longtime drummer, Alex Lopez, have mutually agreed to part ways. We wish him nothing but the best for the future and encourage you all to follow his future endeavors in music and visual arts. Our good friend, Ernie Iniguez (who recorded drums on Become the hunter) will be playing drums with us on the upcoming Chaos & Carnage tour and European festival.
“With that said, we’ll be premiering a new single next week (Alex’s final studio performance with the band) called ‘Thinking in Tongues’ which we’re so excited for you all to hear. It will premiere on SiriusXM Liquid. Metal May 3rd with a full digital release and music video on May 4and.”
Before Lopez joined Suicide Silence, he had previously played for bands Blacheart Eulogy and The Funeral Pyre. In 2006, he replaced original Suicide Silence drummer Josh Goddard and has since appeared on their six studio albums, the 2020s. Become the hunter being the most recent.
Suicide Silence and Carnifex chaos and carnage The tour will feature support from Lorna Shore, Upon a Burning Body, AngelMaker, Distance and more. The race will begin on May 6 in Sacramento, California. See the full itinerary below.
Suicide Silence 2022 US Tour Dates
May 06 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
May 07 – Portland, Oregon @ Bossanova Ballroom
May 8 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
May 10 – Grand Junction, Colorado @ Mesa Theater
May 11 – Denver, Colorado @ Oriental Theater
May 13 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Cabooze
May 14 – Chicago, Illinois @ WC Social Club
May 15 – Pontiac, Michigan @ Crofoot
May 17 – Columbus, Ohio @ King of Clubs
May 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels
May 19 – Boston, Mass. @ Big Night Live
May 20 — New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 21 — Reading, PA @ Reverb
May 22 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Soundstage
May 24 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Masquerade
May 25 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
May 27 – Arlington, Texas @ Choctaw Stadium *
May 28 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
May 29 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
May 31 – Albuquerque, New Mexico @ El Rey Theater
June 01 – Mesa, Arizona @ Nile Theater
June 02 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ 24 Oxford
June 03 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
June 04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
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