Suicidal Tendencies is a U.S. crossover thrash band founded in 1981 in Venice, Los Angeles, California by Mike Muir, its leader and only permanent member. The band is sometimes credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash". To date, Suicidal Tendencies have released eight studio albums, one EP, four split albums including the rare "Welcome to Venice", six compilation albums (one of which is a "double-EP", while the other is a re-recording of their debut album), and two long-form videos. Other than some new or unreleased songs on the split/compilation albums Friends & Family, Vol. 2 (2001), Year of the Cycos (2008) and No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family (2010), Suicidal Tendencies have released no new material since their last album, Free Your Soul and Save My Mind, came out in 2000.