Rocksverige fick nöjet att intervjua Mark Heylmun i Suicide Silence. Över ett glas vatten och chillinötter så pratar vi bland annat om hur det var att gå igenom ett byte av sångare på ett sådant tragiskt sätt samt vart albumtiteln har sitt ursprung.
You are about to release a new record, are you excited?
I’m at the point where I don’t want the record to come out, because I like the anticipation.
You have been through a difficult kind of vocal change, how will that affect the album?
It really fueled the fire of putting the album out. This have really made us face the bands mortality and our mortality, we had to put all of our passion into it for our friend who’s no longer with us.
Did you start writing before Eddie joined the band, or even when Mitch still was in the band?
There was one week that literally was the week before Mitch’s accident where we were writing. And we were writing two songs and that’s where the album title actually came from. We found some lyrics that Mitch was working on, but we didn’t find it until the summer of 2013. We read the lyrics and it was basically called ”You Can’t Stop Me”. It was ”You Can’t Fucking Stop Me” all over it and when we saw that, we had already made the decision to move forward.
How important was it to have Eddie joining the band? I mean, did you have anyone else trying out?
It’s hard to explain, because it wasn’t like we were setting it at the time. It wasn’t like if Eddie’s not gonna do it, we’re not gonna do it. But once we asked if he were interested in writing music with us he said that we was but that he needed some time to think about it. It just snowballed and when we look at it today, it couldn’t have been any other way. Everything’s just so perfect right now.
Before you go onstage every night, is there any common thoughts before each show?
– There’s almost always the same. We all try to put up the best show possible . We do always try to be mentally ready, like we joke around in interviews and say that we don’t know where we are and stuff, but we totally do. We’re trying to not be to serious about it and bragging or anything, it’s about having fun and we’re always trying to keep it fun.
So where are you today?
– Gothenburg, Sweden (Laugh)
Since this band have been around for twelve years now, can you share some crazy rode memories with us?
There is just so many crazy memories. Let me think… Oh gosh, they’re all just so vulgar and raw. I guess I would have to say to everybody who has kids, do not let your kids be in a heavy metal band, because the rock n’ roll stories are true and I can’t even share them in this room right now. I feel embarrassed.
And for how long do you think Suicide Silence will be around?