Suicidal Tendencies (also referred to as S.T. or simply Suicidal) are an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. Along with D.R.I., C.O.C, and S.O.D., they are often credited as one of “the fathers of crossover thrash”. Their current lineup includes Muir, guitarists Dean Pleasants and Jeff Pogan, bassist Ra Díaz and drummer Dave Lombardo.
To date, Suicidal Tendencies have released twelve studio albums (three of them are composed of re-recorded or previously released material), one EP, four split albums, four compilation albums, and two long-form videos. The band achieved their first success with their 1983 self-titled debut album; it spawned the single “Institutionalized”, which was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV. After releasing one new song on the split release Welcome to Venice (1985) and their second studio album Join the Army (1987), Suicidal Tendencies were signed to Epic Records in 1988, and continued their commercial success with its next three albums, How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today(1988), Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu (1989) and Lights…Camera…Revolution! (1990); the latter of the two were certified Gold by the RIAA. Their 1992 follow-up album The Art of Rebellion was another success, and included three of their biggest hits “Asleep at the Wheel”, “Nobody Hears” and “I’ll Hate You Better”.