Live Review & Photos by: Jacob Gaitan
Hardcore thrash group Suicidal Tendencies headlined the first of three nights at this years Muink festival in Orange County. Created by Kat Von D in 2008, the third installment included a tattoo convention and live music for thousands of fans. After metal act Biohazard concluded their set, everyone chanted “S-T, S-T, S-T” as Suicidal Tendencies took the stage.
Lead singer Mike Muir appeared as a loose cannon running across stage with a microphone in hand. His lyrical assaults generated mosh pits across the floor as bodies collided throughout the night. The crowd retaliated with every chorus by screaming in unison with Muir as he shouted “You Can’t Bring Me Down, ” a fan favorite single. The speed and agility released by guitarists Mike Clark and Dean Pleasants provoked an onslaught of chaos that spread like wild fire. By the third song, a massive pit consumed the crowd as they performed Institutionalized. Everyone screamed, “I’m not crazy, Institutionalized” while Muir ran across stage like a madman.
Suicidal Tendencies delivered an amazing performance that included seventy minutes worth of material. Nearly
thirty years since their inception, these heavy rockers still manage to entertain crowds without any signs of wear and tear. Expect them to continue touring this year as they promote their latest album No Mercy Fool!/ The Suicidal Family.