Long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has posted the first in a series of video updates from the European “Persistence Tour 2012” with BIOHAZARD, TERROR, WALLS OF JERICHO, LIONHEART and CRUSHING CASPARS. Check it out below.
In a recent interview with Loudwire, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir was asked if SUICIDAL TENDENCIES or INFECTIOUS GROOVES are working on any new material. “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, we basically got three records done,” he replied. “It’s just putting them together in a time frame and then the touring. INFECTIOUS is right behind, but you can’t be in two places at once, you know?! We don’t want to do anything unless we actually want to do it, and I know for a lot of people, they haven’t been doing it for as long as we have. They kind of just want to go on the road because they don’t like their life, they don’t like their family, and I’m the opposite. So when [my kids are] older, I don’t want them to say, ‘Dad, why are you running around the world for and you weren’t there for me?’ I want there to be a situation where they know if I’m not there, there’s a good reason for it. We know when to say ‘no’ and we do things for the right reason. Everything we do, it’s something we want to do, it’s something cool, not just because someone called up and we’re like, ‘Well, we got nothing better to do.’ It’s just that certain standard and I think that’s why we’re able to be here almost thirty years later where if we just did things that other people thought were good opportunities or smart, I wouldn’t be here now.”