Suicide Silence Guitarist Talks ‘Worst’ Thing About Being In a Band

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The life of being in a band comes with highs and lows; for as much as one can experience amazing moments of fulfillment, there can also come a lot of struggles in various forms.

During a recent episode on his podcast (the Garza Podcast), Suicide Silence guitarist Chris Garza spoke about one of those struggles.

In fact, the particular struggle he brings up is what he considers to be the “worst thing about being in a band.”

Speaking about this specific difficulty, Garza shares the following (which has been transcribed by Metal Injection):

“The worst thing about being in a band and playing music is you lose your innocent ear. It’s the worst thing.

“No matter what band you see, [or hear a] new song or record, you’re listening to, you’re just going to this analyzing mode every time. It sucks man. You can’t just go to a show and be like be, ‘whoa’ and enjoy it.

“I’ll go see comedians and there’s no filter. I’m just an idiot, truly appreciating.”

What do you make of Garza’s points? If you are in a band, is this something you can relate to?

When it comes to other artists venting about band life, Monuments singer Andy Cziek recently opened up about his frustrations. Among the sentiments he expressed, he shared that he feels it is “pretty stupid” to be in a band.

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Suicide Silence will be hitting the road this April as part of the Chaos & Carnage tour. You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

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  • 4/7 – Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
    4/8 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
    4/9 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
    4/11 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
    4/13 – New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
    4/14 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
    4/15 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
    4/16 – Reading, PA – Reverb
    4/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mountain View Amp
    4/19 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
    4/20 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
    4/21 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
    4/22 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
    4/24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
    4/26 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
    4/27 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile
    4/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
    4/29 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
    4/30 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues