Last night, under the starry embrace of Osaka, Japan, the pulse of heavy music surged as Jay Weinberg, erstwhile drummer of SLIPKNOT, took the stage for his inaugural performance with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. The air crackled with anticipation, a palpable energy reverberating through the venue as fans bore witness to this historic moment. Below, you can immerse yourself in the raw fervor captured by devoted fans in their recordings of the electrifying show.

The announcement of Weinberg’s collaboration with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES rang out on March 5th, a proclamation that echoed through the corridors of the heavy music community. In his words: “When I think of the culture and community of heavy music that I’ve loved and considered my creative home for 20 years, I think of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: a foundational pillar and source of inspiration ever since I fell in love with punk, metal, and hardcore.”

Having traversed the globe alongside these musical luminaries, forging friendships with his idols along the way, Weinberg expressed his elation and honor at joining the ranks of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. His excitement palpable, he declared: “It’s an absolute honor and privilege to play with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, and I can’t wait to start this incredibly exciting new chapter in just one week! See you all in the pit!

This alliance with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES comes hot on the heels of Weinberg’s recent collaboration with INFECTIOUS GROOVES, a band birthed over three decades ago by none other than METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and his esteemed SUICIDAL TENDENCIES comrade Mike Muir. Despite parting ways with SLIPKNOT due to a “creative decision” cited by the band on November 5, Weinberg remains undaunted, his spirit resilient as he embarks on this new musical odyssey.

Reflecting on his tenure with SLIPKNOT, Weinberg penned a poignant tribute on social media, commemorating a decade of unwavering dedication and boundless passion. He mused: “For 19 years, my goals in music and art have always centered around maintaining some sort of forward motion. It feels a bit paradoxical at times to look in the rearview mirror, but some moments and milestones are significant enough to take pause and reflect.”

As he raises a toast to the past ten years and eagerly embraces the journey ahead, Weinberg’s words resonate with the timeless essence of perseverance, dedication, and an unyielding love for the transformative power of music.

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