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Suicidal Tendencies is a U.S. crossover thrash band founded in 1981 in Venice, Los Angeles, California by Mike Muir, its leader and only permanent member. The band is sometimes credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".To date, Suicidal Tendencies have released eight studio albums, one EP, four split albums including the rare "Welcome to Venice", six compilation albums (one of which is a "double-EP", while the other is a re-recording of their debut album), and two long-form videos. Other than some new or unreleased songs on the split/compilation albums Friends & Family, Vol. 2 (2001), Year of the Cycos (2008) and No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family (2010), Suicidal Tendencies have released no new material since their last album, Free Your Soul and Save My Mind, came out in 2000.

Suicidal Tendencies rose to fame with their 1983 self-titled debut album, which spawned the single "Institutionalized". That single was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV and was the most requested single on KROQ for 6 months. Suicidal Tendencies next release was on their own label "Suicidal Records" where they contributed one song "Look Up...(The Boys Are Back) on the 1985 split "Welcome to Venice." However they did not release a follow-up full lenghth record until 1987, with Join the Army. The album attracted the attention of Epic Records, who signed the band in 1988 and issued their third album, How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, later that year. This was followed by their next two albums, Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu and Lights...Camera...Revolution!, which were also successful and both certified Gold by the RIAA.After releasing two more studio albums (The Art of Rebellion and Suicidal for Life), Suicidal Tendencies broke up in 1995. However, they reunited in 1997 and have continued to perform and record since then. After over a decade of work and many lineup changes, the band intends to release their first album with all-new material in 12 years in 2012.

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