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Suicide Silence Part Ways With Drummer Alex Lopez, New Single “Thinking In Tongues” Due Next Week


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Deathcore stars Suicide Silence have announced the departure of drummer Alex Lopez from their lineup. A statement from the band on the matter was issued today, April 29th. In addition to discussing his exit, it also revealed that Ernie Iniguez has been recruited to fill-in live for the immediate future.

Suicide Silence‘s statement reads:

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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 03rd with a full digital release & music video on May 04th.”

Lopez, who joined the band back in 2006, issued the below statement on the matter:

“So I’ll make this as short as possible. Suicide Silence and myself have parted ways. I’ll always love them and their families and everything we accomplished together during my time. I wish SS the best. With that said, I’m excited to continue making music and art, and plan to be involved with any projects I find fulfilling.

I’d be truly grateful if you continued to follow and support what I do next, it’s not over for me by a long shot. Love and thank you to all my fans, friends and supporters, the next chapter begins”

Suicide Silence‘s immediate touring plans include their co-headlining run with Carnifex as part of the ‘Chaos & Carnage Tour‘. Lorna Shore, Upon A Burning Body, Signs Of The Swarm, AngelMaker and Distant will open that trek, dates for which include:

05/06 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/07 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
05/08 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/10 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/11 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
05/13 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
05/14 Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
05/15 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
05/17 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
05/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
05/19 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
05/20 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/21 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/25 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
05/27 Arlington, TX – Choctaw Stadium (‘So What?! Festival‘)
05/28 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/29 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
05/31 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
06/01 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
06/02 Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford
06/03 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
06/04 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater

Suicide Silence will then head overseas for the below shows:

06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Festival
06/21 Frankfurt, GER – Zoom
06/21 Prague, CZE – Basinfire
06/24 Ferropolis, GER – Full Force Fest
06/26 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

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