Time may pass, but the strength of the bond does not fade. Today (Nov. 1) marks 10 years death of The Silence of Suicide vocalist Mitch Luckerand his bandmates have marked the occasion with a heartfelt post on social media.
Lucker died after suffering serious injuries from a motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach, California on Nov. 1, 2012. He was pronounced dead by the Orange County Coroner’s Office at 6:17 a.m. PT. He was 28.
In their post, the band wrote: “It’s been 10 years. Today we want to celebrate Mitch. He was a bigger guy. A loving father, brother and husband. Thank you all for keeping Mitch and his legacy alive every day by to listen to the music he left us. We miss you brother. -Suicide Silence.” They also shared a few photos from the musician performing live.
After Lucker died, the band staged a memorial concert in December. 21 the same year with the title “Ending Is the Beginning: Mitch Lucker Memorial.” Members of Hellyeah, All Shall Perish, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel and many more took part in the memorial show. Eddie Hermida, who was the vocalist for All Shall Perish at the time, eventually stepped in to front Suicide Silence on a permanent basis after Lucker’s death.
Lucker and his Suicide Silence bandmates made their album debut with 2007’s Cleanse. The singer also fronted the band for their 2009 effort No time to bleed and the 2011s The black crown.
On the 10th anniversary of Lucker’s death, revisit some of his earlier work with the band below.
Suicidal Silence, “Wake Up”
Suicidal Silence, “Diengage”
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