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Suicide Silence Part Ways With Drummer Alex Lopez, Tease New Single for Next Week


Right now, Suicide Silence are gearing up for a co-headlining tour with Carnifex. However, it also looks like they’re changing up their ranks as well, as they’ve officially parted ways with drummer Alex Lopez.

The band made the following announcement via their social media:

“Suicide Silence & our long-time drummer, Alex Lopez, have mutually agreed to part ways. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward & encourage you all to follow his future endeavors in both music & visual arts. Our good friend, Ernie Iniguez (who recorded drums on Become The Hunter) will be drumming with us on the upcoming Chaos & Carnage tour and European festival run.

“That all said, we’ll be premiering a new single next week (Alex’s final studio performance with the band) called ‘Thinking In Tongues’ that we’re very excited for you all to hear. It will be premiering on SiriusXM Liquid Metal on May 3rd with a full digital release & music video on May 4th.”

This is about as clean and simple a split as one can have, honestly. There isn’t any coded language or whatnot behind this one, even if there is drama behind the scenes (not that there is or isn’t, we just don’t know).

Keep your ears peeled for the new song next week, and get tickets to see the band at one of their upcoming dates:

5/6 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades [tickets]
5/7 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom [tickets]
5/8 Seattle, WA – El Corazon [tickets]
5/10 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater [tickets]
5/11 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater [tickets]
5/13 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze [tickets]
5/14 Chicago, IL – WC Social Club [tickets]
5/15 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot [tickets]
5/17 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs [tickets]
5/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels [tickets]
5/19 Boston, MA – Big Night Live [tickets]
5/20 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre [tickets]
5/21 Reading, PA – Reverb [tickets]
5/22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage [tickets]
5/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade [tickets]
5/25 Tampa, FL – Orpheum [tickets]
5/27 Arlington, TX – Choctaw Stadium (‘So What?! Festival’) [tickets]
5/28 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live [tickets]
5/29 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger [tickets]
5/31 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre [tickets]
6/1 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre [tickets]
6/2 Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford [tickets]
6/3 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues [tickets]
6/4 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater [tickets]

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