Suicide Silence Guitarist Mark Heylmun Returns From Hiatus

Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun has officially returned to the band following a “radical sabbatical.” The group said the following about that:

“Our brother Mark Heylmun is back in action & fully involved with all things Suicide Silence, including touring. Also, we’ll be debuting brand new music live in the Latin America this November!”

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Suicide Silence Guitarist Mark Heylmun Says He Is Taking A “Radical Sabbatical” From The Band

Suicide Silence’s Mark Heylmun has revealed that he is currently on a “radical sabbatical” from the band. The guitarist went on to say he needed “a break to spend time with [his] family and give [his] mind and body the attention it deserves.”

Here’s Heylmun’s full statement:

“So the cat is outta the bag… I’m not on tour with the band. I’ve been on radical sabbatical since about February of this year. I just feel I need a break to spend time with my family and give my mind and body the attention it deserves. I’ve abused myself for years and a member of my families health has got me aware of mortality and the length of time I may have on this earth. It landed me on the “it’s all or nothing” state of mind for the band… and right now the attention I am used to giving the band is not there.

I am not in a bad way of any sort or in a depressed state, I just wanna listen to my heart and do what feels right. It has never steered me wrong in the past. So with that I’m still writing music, planning new ventures, and I WILL be back to ripping for SS when the time is right. Super stoked @lonestardh is filling in for me on #Ragefest. Peace & Love y’all!! 😘✌🏼❤👽🔥”

During his absence, Darkest Hour’s Mike “Lonestar” Carrigan has been filling in. It’s also worth noting that the group have been performing a new song lately as well.

Watch Suicide Silence Perform New Song Live With Darkest Hour Guitarist

Suicide Silence have been performing a new song during some of their recent shows. You can see footage of that below. It’s also worth noting that Darkest Hour‘s Mike “Lonestar” Carrigan has been filling in for guitarist Mark Heylmun as of late. It is unknown why Heylmun has been absent, but the fan that uploaded the video claims he has been away with family.

[via MetalSucks]

Eighth and Ninth Episodes Of “The Jasta Show” Available For Streaming

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has premiered two new episodes of his new podcast, called “The Jasta Show.” This time the episodes feature interviews with Suicide Silence members, Mark Heylmun, Chris Garza and Dan Kenny.

Check them out:

Hidden Suicide Silence Song “Dogma: I Am God”

Suicide Silence have revealed that there is a hidden track, titled “Dogma: I Am God,” on their new album, You Can’t Stop Me. The song is only available on 1000 standard editions and 1000 deluxe editions, making it a rare track.

The band wrote the following on Facebook:

“We placed a secret song on 1000 standard & 1000 deluxe copies of “You Can’t Stop Me” that were sent out randomly to US / CANADA retail stores.

Check the vid for more information & happy hunting for this super rare track that we will never release in any capacity ever again!”

Here’s the video of Mark Heylmun and Eddie Hermida talking about the track: