Mitch Lucker was born Mitchell Adam Lucker on October 20, 1984, in California, U.S. He was into music right from his early years and carved out a successful career. He was a songwriter and frontman for his deathcore band, Suicide Silence, of which he had been a part of since its formation. During his time with the band, they released four albums and won an award. A promising future lay ahead of him in the alternative music scene, but unfortunately, Lucker passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident in California. His musical legacy continues to live on.
Mitchell Adam Lucker
October 20, 1984
November 1, 2012 (age 28)
Mitch Lucker was a rising star and on his way to becoming one of the biggest artists in alternative music. He created unforgettable music with his band, Suicide Silence. Lucker was born on October 20, 1984, in Riverside, California, to Denise Haddad and Kip Lucker. He had an older brother, Cliff, and a younger sister, Heather. He was passionate about music and joined a band from an early age.
In 2000, Lucker started performing music as a lead singer with the metalcore band Breakaway, later renamed Dying Dreams. It also featured his brother, Cliff, on guitar. While playing for this band, Lucker joined another band, called Suicide Silence, as a side project. However, it became his primary band after Dying Dreams disbanded a few months later. In 2003, he released his first work with Suicide Silence — a demo titled ‘Death Awaits.’ In 2005, the band released its first self-titled E.P. The following year, the band signed with Century Media Records, and Lucker collaborated with the band The Acacia Strain on their song ‘Predator; Never Prey.’ In 2007, Suicide Silence released its debut album, “The Cleansing,” which was a hit. In 2009, Lucker, alongside the rest of Suicide Silence, won the Revolver Golden God award for Best New Talent and collaborated with the band The Wings of Plague on its song ‘Classic Struggle.’ That same year, Suicide Silence released its second album, “No Time to Bleed.” In 2011, he collaborated with the band My Misfire on the song ‘The Sinatra.’
The third album, “The Black Crown,” by Suicide Silence, was the last album Lucker ever recorded. On the fateful day of October 31, 2012, he was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach, California, and was pronounced dead on November 1. Lucker is credited with the writing of two tracks on the band’s fourth studio album, titled “You Can’t Stop Me.”
He joins the band Breakaway, which later becomes Dying Dreams, as a lead singer.
Initially considered a side project, Lucker gets fully involved with this band after his first one breaks up.
Suicide Silence releases its debut studio album, “The Cleansing.”
Suicide Silence wins the Revolver Golden God award for Best New Talent and releases its second album, “No Time To Bleed.”
Suicide Silence releases “The Black Crown,” the last album Lucker would ever work on.
Why We Love Mitch Lucker
Lucker was a deathcore legend
Lucker helped create some well-known tracks in his genre. By doing so, Suicide Silence became a huge name in alternative music and associated itself with other renowned artists.
He is remembered fondly
A candlelight vigil was held at the scene of the accident by Lucker’s family, friends, and fans the day he died. His bandmates also organized a memorial show, titled “Ending is the Beginning,” later released as a live video album.
Lucker’s legacy lives on
Lucker’s music is still enjoyed around the world. To honor his memory, his bandmates have set up the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund to cover his young daughter’s education costs and hold shows benefiting charity organizations in his name.
5 Surprising Facts
Lucker never tattooed his back
Lucker loved tattoos and had them all over his body, but none on his back because he wouldn't be able to see them.
His father influenced his inclination
From a young age, Lucker’s father would bring him records to listen to, which shaped the songs he wrote.
His debut performance
When his older brother’s band needed a vocalist, he helped by performing a cover of a Hatebreed song he knew the lyrics to.
His last two collaborations
The year he died, he had worked with the band Caliban on their song ‘We Are the Many,’ and with the band The Devastated on their song ‘Spit Vitriol.’
His last social media post
Just hours before his accident, he posted a photo of himself in skull makeup for Halloween with the caption, “The dead are living…” on his social media.
Mitch Lucker FAQs
How old was Mitch Lucker?
Lucker was 28 years old at the time of his death.
Who took over for Mitch Lucker?
Eddie Hermida, a former member of All Shall Perish, took over as vocalist after Lucker’s death and continues to do so to this day.
Was Mitch Lucker married?
Yes, Lucker married Jolie Carmadella in 2010.
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