Suicide Silence have parted ways with longtime drummer Alex Lopez. Lopez joined the group back in 2006, replacing original drummer Josh Goddard, and has appeared on all of their studio albums. The band and Lopez have issued separate statements on the amicable split.
Suicide Silence issued the following:
“Suicide Silence and our longtime 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.”
“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.”
Look out for the new Suicide Silence single, “Thinking In Tongues,” which is set to premiere tomorrow (3rd) exclusively on SiriusXM Liquid Metal.
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