SUICIDE SILENCE “The Cleansing” 10th Anniversary Tour Stops At Diesel on 11/28

SUICIDE SILENCE celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their debut LP The Cleansing on September 27th. The album was highly successful debuting at No. 94 on the Billboard 200 charts and securing their legacy as the death-metal front runners.

To commemorate this momentous anniversary, the band is hitting the road making 34 stops across North America. The tour kicked off in Oakland, California and will hit Toronto, New York, and Atlanta before concluding on December 17th in Los Angeles..

SUICIDE SILENCE will perform The Cleansing each night in its entirety. Joining the band on the tour are UPON A BURNING BODYSLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL and PRISONWINDS OF PLAGUE will meet up with the tour on December 12th in Dallas, Texas and finish the remaining dates.

“10 f—king years!! The Cleansing was a record we wrote when most of us were in our early 20’s. I was in my teens still! My has the time flown by,” guitarist Mark Heylmun writes. “All we knew back then was we wanted to offend ppl and piss in the face of the mainstream (Dying Fetus pun intended). We’ve wanted to do a commemorative tour for this record for years now and the time has come. The Cleansing broke us into the metal world and the record came from a very special place, a fresh place, a place that words fail when I try to describe it, and without it…well we wouldn’t be here attempting to describe it.”

Heylmun adds, “Mitch [Lucker] had a vision for this record, he wanted to set a standard for our scene and in my eyes he created much much more. Since his passing, Eddie has paid homage to Mitch‘s vox on this record every night. It’s something very close to our hearts to have Eddie singing these songs with us. Mitch and Eddie inspired each other, exchanged vocal tips, and both have the passion for the most brutal sounds you can humanly make and it’s going to be an amazing show for us and for you. Emotions will be high, maybe we will be high too, you don’t want to miss this. Let’s f—king party! Come celebrate with us cuz this will only happen once!”

Confirmed dates for the 10 Year Anniversary Of The Cleansing tour are:
11/07/2017  Oakland, CA – The Complex
11/08/2017  Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/09/2017  Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/10/2017  Vancouver, BC – Imperial
11/11/2017  Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/13/2017  Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/15/2017  Jerome, ID – Diamondz Events Center
11/16/2017  Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
11/17/2017  Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/18/2017  Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
11/19/2017  Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/21/2017  Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
11/22/2017  Sioux Falls, SD – Big’s Bar
11/24/2017  Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/25/2017  Chicago, IL – Portage Theater
11/26/2017  Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
11/28/2017  Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
11/29/2017  Detroit, MI – Shelter
11/30/2017  Toronto, ON – Opera House
12/01/2017  Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
12/02/2017  Rochester, NY – German House
12/03/2017  Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
12/05/2017  Reading, PA – Reverb
12/06/2017  Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
12/07/2017  Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
12/08/2017  Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
12/09/2017  Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/10/2017  Tampa, FL – Crowbar
12/12 Dallas, TX – The Door*
12/13 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger*
12/14 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls*
12/15 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red*
12/16 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse^ *
12/17 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky ^ *
^ no Upon A Burning Body
* with Winds Of Plague:

Silverstein @Mr. Smalls on 3/1

After spending the summer sweating it out on Warped Tour and their fall trekking through the UK and Europe, Canadian post-hardcore outfit Silverstein are showing no signs of running out of steam, embarking on The Get Free Tour in the new year, with support from Tonight Alive and Broadside.

Silverstein released their eighth full-length album Dead Reflection in July to critical acclaim. Check out their track “Ghost” here, which premiered on Sirius XM Faction.

“The element of hope has always been in our band; we want to preach positivity, it’s just that sometimes you have to go through darkness to get there. At the core, that’s what Dead Reflection is about,” said vocalist Shane Told, who also hosts the wildly popular Lead Singer Syndrome podcast.

The Get Free Tour stops at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA on 3/1.

Longevity is a rare feat for any band, especially one rooted in a foundation of punk and hardcore. Aggressive music is often fueled by youthful fire, and sustaining a career without completely abandoning that urgent sound is almost impossible for most bands. But what’s possible for “most bands” has never been a concern for post-hardcore pioneers Silverstein. Throughout the course of their 17-year career, from Ontario basement shows to touring the world and selling over a million records, Silverstein has always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid to challenge themselves. This perfect balance marks the band’s eighth full-length, Dead Reflection—an album that proves Silverstein still has plenty of fire left.

Silverstein have released an album every odd year since their 2003 debut, When Broken Is Easily Fixed, and that drive is paramount to why the band remains one of post-hardcore’s most relevant and influential acts. This consistency shows an uncommonly clear path of growth from album to album as the band honed the aggressive-to-melodic contrast that became their signature sound. Dead Reflection marks a sharp jump in that evolution: the band pushed themselves harder than ever before, resulting in an album the takes all of Silverstein’s strengths—pummeling riffs, explosive dynamic shifts, and huge, anthemic choruses—and ramps up the intensity. Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau co-produced Dead Reflection with Derek Hoffman, leading to a level of collaboration with which band had never experimented before. After years of creating and touring, the members of Silverstein have each become accomplished musicians in their own right while still summoning the same unbridled ferocity that marked the band’s early days, and it’s this fusion that makes Dead Reflection feel so vital.

Vocalist Shane Told has always been a master of taking his darkest times and channeling them into compelling songwriting, and Dead Reflection ups the ante as the singer documents his most troubled year. The tumultuous end of a long relationship sent Told into a self-destructive spiral that left him isolated and forced to confront who he truly was with everything stripped away. All of the positivity that had previously come so easily suddenly felt put-on, like a costume that never quite fit, and as the people closest to him were all entering new phases of life with new responsibilities, the singer found himself feeling more alone and nihilistic than ever. In the end it was Silverstein, the one constant in Told’s life, that brought him back from the brink. With the prospect of writing a new album on the horizon, he thew himself into the process, fully exploring the bleak narrative he was living out. Dead Reflection became a sort of “What-if?” version of Told’s life, a cautionary tale urging listeners to find out what really matters and challenge their own masks before it’s too late. Writing proved to be as cathartic as it was harrowing, and slowly Told began to feel the weight of the past year lifting; Silverstein had been there for him just when he needed it most.

Dead Reflection is an album that couldn’t exist without everything that’s come before it, a culmination not just of Silverstein’s sonic growth, but also the personal journeys entangled in the band’s career. Longevity was never the objective, but that drive to deliver their absolute best, no matter what the cost, is exactly why the band remains at the top of their game after almost two decades. For Silverstein there is no settling, no stopping, and they give nothing less than everything.