Suicidal Tendencies is an American hardcore punk band. It was formed by singer Mike Muir (leader and only permanent member) in Venice, Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The band was given credit as one of "the fathers of "crossover thrash". In the present, Suicidal Tendencies have released eleven studio albums (one of which is a "double-EP", and two of which mainly contain re-recordings of their own songs), one EP, four split albums, three compilation albums, and two long-form videos.
In 1983, Suicidal Tendencies become popular with their self-titled debut album, which produce the single "Institutionalized". This single was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive significant airplay on MTV. Suicidal Tendencies release a follow-up record in 1987, "Join the Army". The album caught the attention of Epic Records, who signed the band in 1988 and issued their third album, "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today", in that year. This was followed by the band's next two albums, Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu and Lights...Camera...Revolution!, which both certified Gold by the RIAA and become successful. After releasing their two studio albums (The Art of Rebellion and Suicidal for Life), Suicidal Tendencies disbanded in 1995. In 1997, they regroup and have continue to perform and record since then.