Formerly known as "Jack Kevorkian & The Suicide Machines"

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The Suicide Machines is an American punk rock band formed in March 1991 in Detroit, Michigan and disbanded in May 2006. Since 2009, the band has occasionally played reunion shows. During the course of their career the band released six full-length albums on the labels Hollywood Records and Side One Dummy Records. Though they experienced several lineup changes over the years, founding members Jason Navarro and Dan Lukacinsky remained regular fixtures. The band's musical style initially blended elements of punk rock, ska, and hardcore into a genre popularly known as ska punk or "ska-core," which characterized their first two albums. During the middle of their career they shifted gears, moving away from this sound and producing two albums with a heavy pop rock influence. Their final two albums moved back towards their mid-1990s style, bringing back heavy ska punk and hardcore elements.

Despite being signed to a major record label for their first four albums, The Suicide Machines did not experience significant mainstream success. However, they did achieve a relatively high level of underground recognition through relentless touring, including multiple performances on the Warped Tour. This trend continued when the band moved to an independent label for their last four years, before their breakup brought an abrupt end to the band's career.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Skank for Brains The Rudiments / Jack Kevorkian and the Suicide Machines 1
1996 Destruction by Definition The Suicide Machines 1
1998 Battle Hymns The Suicide Machines 1
2000 The Suicide Machines The Suicide Machines 1
2001 Steal This Record The Suicide Machines 2
2003 A Match and Some Gasoline The Suicide Machines 1
2005 War Profiteering Is Killing Us All The Suicide Machines 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The Least Worst of the Suicide Machines The Suicide Machines 1
2005 On the Eve of Destruction (1991 - 1995) The Suicide Machines 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Suicide Machines / Potshot The Suicide Machines / Potshot 1

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