Luicidal featuring ex members of Suicidal Tendencies to release new album “Born In Venice”

Venice, CA – the birthplace of SKATEPUNK and the band that catapulted the movement worldwide the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.   Their debut self titled album featured the punk hits I Saw Your Mommy…, Suicidal Failure, Possessed and Institutionalized, the first hardcore punk hit to receive substantial airplay on the still growing all music channel MTV.  Their 1987 sophomore album JOIN THE ARMY, although didn’t live up to the expectations of its predecessor, did spawn the hits War Inside My Head, Possessed to Skate, and Born To Be Cyco.  Through the years the lineup of the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES continues to evolve but one truth stands – There’s no SUI… without Loui!

After leaving SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Mayorga bounced around Los Angeles working with Kidd Frost, Norwood Fisher (FISHBONE)Aaron McfaddenLily Hayden, toured as a stand in bass player for Cypress Hill, and founded the ska-punk-rasta-funk band HORNY Toad! which is best known for the modest hit SHIVER.

“While on the road with H.R. of BAD BRAINS, club promoters who remembered me from the 80s kept asking me where I’ve been and why I wasn’t touring with my own band and it suddenly hit me.  I co-wrote/wrote or composed some pretty big hits, it would be nice to play them live again,” adds Mayorga and upon returning to Los Angeles Mayorga formed LUICIDAL.

Teaming up with drummer R.J. Herrera (Suicidal Tendencies 1983 – 1990), Marty Ramirez (guitar) and singer Mando Ochoa (Sick Sense), the lineup was complete. A U.S., Canada and European tour followed and an album of original material debuted on DC JAM Records in 2014.  Current line-up features Vince Sollecito on drums.

“Getting back on the road and hearing the stories from fans about the SUICIDAL shows they went to as kids and then meeting their kids and the next generation of Punk Rockers wearing LUICIDAL and SUICIDAL t-shirts and hats is a real trip,” adds Mayorga he continues with “Who would’ve thought that the songs I co-wrote 35 years ago would still be relevant today.”

For their sophomore release, produced by Mayorga,  BORN IN VENICE (October 12th) on CLEOPATRA RECORDS, LUICIDAL is releasing 13 new tracks inspired by life in Venice, CA – BORN IN VENICE, politics – FUCK YOU, a pot head – PUNK CHIC, the early days of S.T. – S.T. POSSE, Loui leaving S.T. – ONE STEELE SOLDIER, death of a friend – Tears of a Psycho Clown, surfing – SURFIN TSUNAMI as well as INSTITUCIONALIZADO which Billboard Magazine proclaims to be an “Epic Spanish-Language Version of Suicidal Tendencies’ Institutionalized.

“When the idea of covering an ST song came up, the first singer I thought of was Ceci, and of course ‘Institutionalized’ was a sure thing.  I wanted to keep the same spirit of the song but with the point of view from a young Hispanic female and in Spanish” says Mayorga, who first saw Ceci Bastida perform with the Mexican punk band Tijuana No!  He adds “While in ST we always had a huge Latino fan base…the Latino punk rock scene has so much talent and if we can do our part in helping it grow, we will.”

Watch Dead Cross Perform Live In Sacramento, California

Capital Chaos TV has uploaded video footage of DEAD CROSS‘s entire August 29 performance at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. Check it out below.

DEAD CROSS is the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYERSUICIDAL TENDENCIESMISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE).

The self-titled debut album from DEAD CROSS, which is rounded out by bassist Justin Pearson (THE LOCUSTRETOXHEAD WOUND CITY) and guitarist Michael Crain (RETOXFESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), was released on August 4 via Ipecac Recordings. The effort was helmed by producer Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with KORNDEFTONESSEPULTURA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others, and was mastered at Golden Mastering in Ventura, California.

Patton told Rolling Stone that he got involved with DEAD CROSS after reaching out to Lombardo to see if he could release the band’s album on Ipecac. After getting a text from the drummer asking him to join the group, “my jaw dropped,” the singer said. “I was like, ‘Who, me? Hmm …’ And I think it took like all of 30 seconds, but in a sarcastic way, I’m like, ‘Yeah, of course. I can do this. Are you sure you want me?’ So I kind of second-guessed him a little bit. And he said, ‘Man, you’d be our dream vocalist.’ And then it was just a matter of logistics. I decided to record it here in my basement, which is fitting. It shouldn’t sound too polished.”

Gig Review: Havok and Suicidal Tendencies – St Petersburg State Theater

On March 5th, 2017 our very own Morgan McCormick rolled down to the St Petersburg State Theater for a face to face with Reece Scruggs, lead guitarist of Havok. They were opening for Suicidal Tendencies on the “World Gone Mad” US tour. Here is Morgan’s review of that show.


Back in July 2016, Suicidal Tendencies announced their US “World Gone Mad” tour two months prior to releasing their latest album of the same name. The opening bands were Crowbar and Havok. A very interesting must-see lineup. I’ve been a fan of Suicidal Tendencies for a long time, and I knew I had to go. Crowbar and Havok are two other bands I also really enjoy seeing live as well. I thought that the show being on a Sunday would hinder the turnout, but that wasn’t the case at all. The venue sold out entirely, which is saying a lot considering it’s medium sized with a second story balcony. The place was packed like sardines by the time Crowbar went on. Security was really tight (as per the usual for that venue) but they kept things running pretty smoothly and got everyone inside in a timely manner. Communication was easy with all the staff and getting around was fine despite the overwhelming amount of people. I chose to just go around to the back door every time I needed to take closer photos because there was just no way I was getting through that tightly compressed crowd.

It was a beautiful sight to see such a turnout though, especially on Sunday night. It gives me hope. All the bands definitely delivered. All three of them put on an impressively well-executed show that was entertaining at all times. None of them wavered their energy and the crowd reflected that as well. Havok who I had interviewed lead guitarist Reece Scruggs (link here) earlier in the day and he mentioned how he sometimes holds up an Intercontinental Championship belt when he goes on stage. I was looking forward to seeing that but he didn’t this time. I think the place was already sold out at this point, so I could tell they were all in their zone. They didn’t waste any time once they got on stage. David got the crowd pumped with short politically-based speeches every now and then, but for the most part they were just shredding their asses off. Their performance was a nonstop explosion of pure thrash and the crowd was nice and rowdy. A healthy pit was maintained almost the entire time, and photographing Havok was great because of the ferocity they maintained at all times.

Setlist: 1. Inro 2. Point of No Return 3. Claiming Certainty 4. Hang ‘Em High 5. Prepare for Attack 6. Intention to Deceive 7. Give Me Liberty…or Give Me Death

I thought the addition of Crowbar was one that was a little weird. Not really weird, just out of place. I’m not complaining though because I love their music. I actually thought the timing when they went on was brilliant. Everyone was super exhausted after Havok so when Crowbar went on it was just time to chill. Their performance was well received by most and I noticed everyone feeling the groove. I was super satisfied with the setlist, they played almost all the essentials and crowd favorites (or at least my personal favorites). They kinda glided right through their performance though, not a whole lot of extra energy going on but it’s understandable. I could tell they were building everyone’s anticipation for Suicidal and they led the show onwards in the only way they know how. Very heavily.

Setlist: 1. High Rate Extinction 2. Conquering 3. Planets Collide 4. The Cemetery Angels 5. Walk With Knowledge Wisely 6. Plasmic and Pure 7. Scattered Pieces Lay 8. All I Had (I Gave)

Suicidal was obviously the band everyone was here to see. You knew it damn well because of the enormous volume of flip hats, bandannas, and gym shorts walking around. They must have made a killing on merch sales, I swear I kept seeing more and more of the ST flip hats popping up and that was pretty cool. They didn’t have to build any hype once they got on stage, the crowd was ready to go. Mike and all his glory had the energy of a twenty-year-old up there. The energy and movement coming from that stage was unbelievable. Dave Lombardo was a perfect fit for them and shined through with his flawless drumming.

The rest of the members kept up the energy just as much as Mike did, and I’m glad no one tripped because as far as I could see they weren’t wireless. But they were all over the fucking place. Speaking of which, so was the crowd. Which was tough because at the ST Pete theater security doesn’t allow crowd surfing so everyone had to keep getting thrown off. Eventually, ST did what they usually do and they let a bunch of people come onstage with them which is always nice to see. Thier setlist was on fire. I was a little worried that they’d play more of their new stuff to promote the new album (which would still be awesome of course) but they mostly played the universal classics that everyone loves them for. It was an absolute riot.

Setlist: 1. You Can’t Bring Me Down 2. I Shot Reagan 3. Clap Like Ozzy 4. Freedumb (followed by band introductions) 5. Trip at the Brain 6. War Inside My Head 7. Subliminal 8. Send Me Your Money 9. Possessed to Skate 10. I Saw Your Mommy 11. Institutionalized 12. Cyco Vision 13. How Will I Laugh Tomorrow 14. Pledge Your Allegiance (audience invited on stage)

All in all I’d give this show a 4.5 out of 5. The venue was large enough to fit plenty of people but small enough for the performance to still be intimate. The stage is a little small which sucks, but it’s high up which probably helps with shit getting touched or knocked over by the crowd. Every band knew exactly what the crowd wanted and delivered it while seeming to have plenty of fun in the process. The lineup was on point. You just don’t get the chance to see shows like this every day. So here’s to hopefully plenty more tours like this in the future!

Angerhead Announce Epic Bay Area CD Release Show in San Jose, California

San Jose, California rising stars Angerhead, announce the official release show for their debut full length album “Fueled by Rage” to be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Broken Spoke in San Jose, California.

“Fueled by Rage” hits the streets worldwide on that same day via VIOLENT CREEK Records (Germany) in cd, vinyl and digital formats.

The specially bundled album combines all 3 of their previously released eps (Angerhead, Headful of Hate and Fueled by Rage) into one killer package for a ferocious metallic onslaught of west coast metal, thrash, punk and hardcore music.

In a short amount of time, Angerhead have created a major buzz within the Bay Area Thrash scene that they grew playing in. In the first few years, they have garnered lots of attention by sharing the stages with Suicidal Tendencies, Soulfly, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Forbidden, DRI, Quiet Riot, Static X, Kittie and many more hard hitting musical acts. Local metal promoters love having Angerhead on bigger bills, as they feel the band can bring all types of fans of heavy music together.

In 2013, Angerhead went in the studio and recorded a 3 song EP, which featured the title track “Angerhead” with Paul sharing vocal duties with Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus, Hatriot).

Suicidal Tendencies Perform Classics At X Fest in Stockton California

Suicidal Tendencies perform their chart topping scorchers “Possessed To Skate/I Saw Your Mommy/ War Inside My Head/Subliminal” @ X Fest – Stockton, California August 20th, 2016

ST will also be playing Riot Fest Denver September 2nd…
Ozzfest September 24th and the next leg of the Megadeth tour starting September 22 in Las Vegas.
And here’s the first list of some of the upcoming ST headline shows for the “World Gone Mad” tour.
September 23 Fresno- STrummers
Oct 18 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Thu/Oct-20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Fri/Oct-21 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Sat/Oct-22 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Sun/Oct-23 Sauget, IL Pops
Tue/Oct-25 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Wed/Oct-26 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Thu/Oct-27 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
Sat/Oct-29 Farmington, NM Top Deck
Sun/Oct-30 Tucson, AZ Club X