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Saturday, December 22, 2012

AP: Mitch Lucker Memorial Show

Mitch Lucker was the frontman for Suicide Silence, but he was also a father, a son and a husband. The moving video tribute that opened the Mitch Lucker Memorial Benefit Concert at Pomona, California's Fox Theatre Friday night drove those points home with equal moments of tearful sentiment and triumphant metal. The benefit show, organized by the surviving Suicide Silence members, raised money for Lucker's young daughter, Kenadee.

Vocalists from across the metal/metalcore spectrum assembled to sing Suicide Silence songs in loving tribute to the fallen frontman, each taking turns in rapid-fire succession as each frontman handed the mic to the one coming up behind him through song after song. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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