Mark Heylmun Is “On Hiatus” From Suicide Silence

In a post to his Instagram account, Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun announced that has been on a hiatus from the band since February, and thus answering fan questions about why he has not been on the current tour with the band, the Rage Fest Tour. He has been temporarily replaced live in the band by Mike “Lonestar” Carrigan of Darkest Hour. Mark says he’ll return to the band at some point “when the time is right”. Read his statement below. Continue reading

Darkest Hour – Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora

Darkest Hour may just have found their stride again with latest and ninth overall LP, Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora (Southern Lord). Even from a pre-production standpoint, it seemed like these amply seasoned scene veterans wanted total control on the final product. For instance Godless Prophets… was a crowdfunded effort (in a very successful campaign, I might add) that enlisted the services and recording studio of uber-producer Kurt Ballou. Continue reading