SUICIDE SILENCE and their longtime drummer Alex Lopez have parted ways. Group announced that Ernie Iniguez will fill-in for upcoming live shows.
They said in a statement: “SUICIDE SILENCE and our longtime drummer, Alex Lopez, have mutually agreed to part ways. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward & encourage you all to follow his future endeavors in both music & visual arts. Our good friend, Ernie Iniguez (who recorded drums on ‘Become The Hunter’) will be drumming with us on the upcoming ‘Chaos & Carnage’ tour and European festival run.
“That all said, we’ll be premiering a new single next week (Alex‘s final studio performance with the band) called ‘Thinking In Tongues’ that we’re very excited for you all to hear. It will be premiering on SiriusXM Liquid Metal on May 3rd with a full digital release & music video on May 4th.”
Alex issued separate statement, writing: “So I’ll make this as short as possible. SUICIDE SILENCE and myself have parted ways. I’ll always love them and their families and everything we accomplished together during my time. I wish SS the best. With that said, I’m excited to continue making music and art, and plan to be involved with any projects I find fulfilling. I’d be truly grateful if you continued to follow and support what I do next, It’s not over for me by a long shot. Love and thank you to all my fans, friends and supporters, the next chapter begins.”
Lopez joined SUICIDE SILENCE in 2006 and has appeared on band’s six studio albums.