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Suicidal Tendencies

"Suicidal Tendencies" are a hardcore punk/thrash metal band, formed in 1982 in Venice, California. Singer and songwriter Mike Muir (a.k.a. "Cyco Miko") has been the only constant member. Sometimes regarded as the progenitors of skate punk, they later incorporated significant heavy metal, thrash metal, and even funk elements to create a unique sound that was strictly their own.


Suicidal Tendencies were formed in 1982 as a hardcore punk band in Venice, California. The original lineup of the band consisted of Muir, guitarist Michael Dunnigan, bassist Andrew Evans and drummer Sean Dunnigan, Mike's brother. Muir, at the time a student at Santa Monica College, originally only intended Suicidal Tendencies as a "party band" for fun, but as the band grew in notoriety Muir soon found the band at the center of his life. Evans wasn't there for long and was quickly replaced by Louiche Mayorga on bass.

Suicidal had a rough start that included being voted "Worst Band/Biggest Assholes" in Flipside in 1982. Their were many rumors of the band members being involved with gangs (especially the Crips, with Muirs trademark blue bandana as prime evidence) and violence at the bands...

years active 1982—present
origin Venice, California
country USA
music genre Hardcore punk
Thrash metal
Funk metal
current members Mike Muir
Mike Clark (guitarist)
past members Rocky George
Robert Trujillo
Jimmy DeGrasso
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia