Suicidal Tendencies (also known as S.T. or Suicidal) is an American crossover thrash and heavy metal band. They were formed in Venice, Los Angeles, California, in 1981 by the leader and only permanent member, singer Mike Muir. The band is credited as one of the "the fathers of crossover thrash". To date, Suicidal Tendencies have released ten studio albums (one of which is composed of never-before material and the other is a re-recording of their first album), two compilation albums, four split albums, one VHS, and one EP.
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. Suicidal Tendencies did not release a follow-up 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 called it quits in 1995. However, they reunited in 1997 and have continued to perform and record since then.
Suicidal Tendencies were formed in 1981 as a hardcore punk band in Venice, California. The original line-up of the band consisted of Muir on vocals, Mike Ball on guitar, Carlos "Egie" Egert on drums, and Mike Dunnigan on bass. After the recording of its first demo, Carlos Egert left the band and was replaced by Dunnigan's brother Sean. Muir, at the time a student at Santa Monica College, originally only intended Suicidal Tendencies as a "party band" for fun, but as the band grew in notoriety he soon found the band at the center of his life. Suicidal Tendencies had a rough start that included being voted "Worst Band/Biggest Assholes" in Flipside in 1982. There were many rumors of the band members being involved with gangs (especially the Crips or Sureños, with Muirs trademark blue bandanna and the repeated use of the number 13 as prime evidence) and violence at the bands performances.
* Suicidal Tendencies (1983)
* Join the Army (1987)
* How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today (1988)
* Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu (1989)
* Lights...Camera...Revolution! (1990)
* The Art of Rebellion (1992)
* Still Cyco After All These Years (1993)
* Suicidal for Life (1994)
* Freedumb (1999)
* Free Your Soul and Save My Mind (2000)
* F.N.G. (1991)
* Prime Cuts (1997)
* Welcome to Venice (1985)
* Friends & Family, Vol. 1 (1997)
* Friends & Family, Vol. 2 (2001)
* Year of the Cycos (2009)