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Suicide Silence guitarist taking break from band

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:28 PM PT


Following recent reports that Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun hasn't been touring with the band, Heylmun has taken to social media to confirm that he's been sidelined since February and will return "when the time is right." Darkest Hour guitar player Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan has been filling in as of late.

Here's what Heylmun had to say:

"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!!"


34 comments


anonymous
356 days ago
I can't say anyone noticed.

anonymous
356 days ago
Someday please go out on tour again, I have always enjoyed your music plus Darkest Hour. I fell in love with playing DH songs after gun violence + sexual abuse.

anonymous
356 days ago
pssy

anonymous
356 days ago
He didn't know mortality was real when his singer died?

anonymous
356 days ago
Literally no one noticed for months and months. That's amazing.

anonymous
356 days ago
When Mitch Hedberg died he didn't quit because who drives drunk without a helmet? But if a family gets a heart attack or stroke because they didn't take care of themselves that's different.

anonymous
356 days ago
SS is washed up. Probably the best thing he has done in years.
Clear the mind, get inspired and write some music.

anonymous
356 days ago
Not surprised after he started helping Unearth write their new comeback album, good on him. Talented musicians shouldn't be forced to drive around the country in the back of a van like a kidnapping victim.

anonymous
356 days ago
Mitch has been taking a very long break from the band.

anonymous
356 days ago
Hey everyone Ben Weinman here, the former guitar player from DEP and current guitar player for Suicidal Tendencies. I will fill in if needed.

anonymous
356 days ago
anonymous8 hours ago
He didn't know mortality was real when his singer died?


*black people react .gif

anonymous
356 days ago
There's only one man who would DARE give me the rasberry.................. ...LONESTAR

anonymous
356 days ago
I'd need a break too if I had to be in a shitty band with Eddie. That guy is such a fcking tool.

anonymous
356 days ago
Oh man, now they'll have to find another part-time barista who can play open chords to take his place!


anonymous
356 days ago
Do what now?

anonymous
356 days ago
he should take a permanent vacation considering how he's been livin' on the edge for so long to the point that he's cryin'. He needs time to get a grip, get his wings, throw all of those toys out of his attic, and finally be done with mirrors. Ain't that a bitch that he needs to kiss his past goodbye? This fallen angel needs an attitude adjustment. honkin' on bobo

anonymous
356 days ago
^ u dont sound like a nice person. u sound like a rich jerk.

anonymous
356 days ago
maybe he'll follow suit with midge and kill himself?

anonymous
356 days ago
the response to their recent album took the wind out of his sails, I suppose

anonymous
356 days ago
who's the dad droppin Aerosmith references in glamboat comments

anonymous
356 days ago
People who are nicknamed Lonestar are very stoked

356 days ago
anonymous15 hours ago
He didn't know mortality was real when his singer died?

Play of the day

anonymous
356 days ago
Its always the good ones we lose, that said - this dude was freaky fast on the guitar. Can use it in his next job. "Everyone, meet Mark, newest member of our Jimmy John's crew"

356 days ago
^ I hope to see more of this level of creativity. Really sent some images reeling through my head. Thank you.

anonymous
356 days ago
guaranteed he is back for the Billlings 'an evening with...' date

anonymous
356 days ago
Fronz here. That band is a joke. They will never come up with great, original material like my band Attila

anonymous
356 days ago
Tim Lambesis

anonymous
355 days ago
'deathcore' jon stoked to have a comment left him so he can type an up arrow and tell me to hold a letter in my hands which represents defeat.

'jared from metalblade'

355 days ago
Dude quit for real, maybe the rest of the band will get the idea and follow suit

anonymous
355 days ago
real dc john went into self imposed lg exile a year and a half ago when this band released their latest monstrosity of album. stated he would not return unit they disband and all shall perish reforms. or either put out respectable material again. long odds

anonymous
355 days ago
Deathcore John is an unemployed toolbelt who wears adult sized diapers-deathcore isn't even a subgenre of music

anonymous
355 days ago
actually it is and has been for over a decade charting. who hurt you?

anonymous
353 days ago
"give my mind and body the attention it deserves."

gym selfies and jerking it with cam girls?