SUICIDE SILENCE's 'You Can't Stop Me' Cracks U.S. Top 20

SUICIDE SILENCE's 'You Can't Stop Me' Cracks U.S. Top 20

"You Can't Stop Me", the new album from California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart.

SUICIDE SILENCE's previous album, "The Black Crown", opened with 14,400 units back in July 2010 to land at No. 28.

The band's 2009 CD, "No Time To Bleed", registered a first-week tally of 14,000 to enter the chart at No. 32.

"You Can't Stop Me" is SUICIDE SILENCE's first album to feature new vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida (ex-ALL SHALL PERISH) and their first since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker. The CD was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), who worked with the band not only on "The Black Crown", but also on some instrumental demos for the new effort just prior to Lucker's death in the fall of 2012.

"You Can't Stop Me" standard jewelcase track listing:

01. M.A.L.
02. Inherit The Crown
03. Cease To Exist
04. Sacred Words
05. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
06. Warrior
07. You Can't Stop Me
08. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
09. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros

"You Can't Stop Me" special edition track listing:

01. M.A.L.
02. Inherit The Crown
03. Cease To Exist
04. Sacred Words
05. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
06. Warrior
07. You Can't Stop Me
08. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
09. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros

Bonus Tracks:

13. Blue Haze
14. Last Breath (HATEBREED cover)
+ Bonus DVD (featuring studio & touring footage)

"You Can't Stop Me" vinyl track listing:

Side One:

01. M.A.L.
02. Inherit The Crown
03. Cease To Exist
04. Sacred Words
05. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
06. Warrior

Side Two:

01. You Can't Stop Me
02. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
03. We Have All Had Enough
04. Ending Is The Beginning
05. Don't Die
06. Ouroboros

The video for the "You Can't Stop Me" title track can be seen below. The clip was directed by Nathan "Karma" Cox, who has previously worked with LINKIN PARK, BLACK VEIL BRIDES and MARILYN MANSON, among many others.

"The long and short of it is this," said guitarist Mark Heylmun. "Mitch left behind a set of lyrics with the title 'You Can't Stop Me'. This gave us chills, to say the least, and we knew we had the title and title track. This filled us with inspiration for writing sessions to empower us and empower you, the supporters of SUICIDE SILENCE."

Mitch Lucker died November 1, 2012 after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach that Halloween night.

"We never talked about continuing and we never talked about quitting, so it was like an unspoken thing, 'cause with some people, a tragic happening, the last thing you want to do is talk about it," SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Chris Garza told Music Feeds.

Ultimately, Garza explained, carrying on as SUICIDE SILENCE felt like the right thing to do. "I think keeping the SUICIDE SILENCE brand going and the name going keeps Mitch alive and I think it would be completely disrespectful to Mitch and everything that he worked for if we stopped going or changed the name," he added.

Regarding the decision to enlist Hermida, Heylmun told Metalholic.com: "There was really nobody else — we didn't want to try anybody out. We didn't want to call people and be, like, 'You wanna come and jam with us?' That's not how this situation seemed like it would work for us. Eddie was just a friend. Somebody that we know is extremely talented, and someone that could put the passion behind the job that it is. To not replace Mitch or be the singer of this band, but to treat the gig that it is. He's replacing an idol to so many people and he's also coming into a band that preexists, which is the other four members of it. We just knew he would be able to handle it with respect and knock it out of the park."

SUICIDE SILENCE 2014 is:

Hernan "Eddie" Hermida - Vocals
Chris Garza - Guitar
Mark Heylmun - Guitar
Alex Lopez - Drums
Dan Kenny - Bass

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