On December 4, 2015, California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE headlined a special benefit show in support of Mental Health America Of Los Angeles (MHLA) at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Live recordings from the night have just beeen released under the album “Live & Mental” via Nuclear Blast.
A performance clip of the song “Bludgeoned To Death”, taken from “Live & Mental”, can be seen below.
SUICIDE SILENCE comments: “Although this benefit show was recorded way back in 2015, with mental health issues as relevant as ever in society today, we felt the desire to further propel the conversation throughout the metal scene, while also allowing fans to share in this special night of unreleased material with us.”
“Live & Mental” was produced by the band while mixing was handled by Josh Gilbert (WOVENWAR, AS I LAY DYING). The cover photos were shot by Jerry John Nicholl.
Hosted by SiriusXM metal DJ Jose Mangin and co-presented as an “Affliction Metal Night”, the night brought together the community to raise funds for the Mental Health America Of Los Angeles. The sold-out show raised nearly $17,000 towards the creation of a homeless healthcare center where “where people living on the streets with mental illness can come and get their needs met.”
“Live & Mental” track listing:
01. Unanswered (Live)
02. No Pity For A Coward (Live)
03. Inherit The Crown (Live)
04. Wake Up (Live)
05. Fuck Everything (Live)
06. Cease To Exist (Live)
07. Sacred Words (Live)
08. Disengage (Live)
09. Slaves To Substance (Live)
10. You Can’t Stop Me (Live)
11. Destruction Of A Statue (Live)
12. Blind (Live)
13. Bludgeoned To Death (Live)
14. You Only Live Once (Live)