We avoided reporting rumors that materialized this week regarding the future of Suicide Silence because rumors we heard privately conflicted with the ones that actually materialized publicly. Given that bit of dissonance, we decided to sit on our hands and not contribute to the rumor mill until the band themselves made an official announcement. It turns out that the publicly reported rumors were true: All Shall Perish frontman Eddie Hermida has joined Suicide Silence.
The band has issued an update via Facebook on the matter:
Suicide Silence is pleased to announce the addition of Eddie Hermida to the family. Many of you may be familiar with Eddie through his work with All Shall Perish. For those of you unfamiliar, our relationship with Eddie goes way back to the Spreading Disease Tour, our first U.S. headlining run, in 2006. Mitch & Eddie remained long-time friends and we felt that if the band were to continue it should be with someone Mitch knew personally and respected as both a friend and an artist. We’ve chosen Eddie as our new frontman in association with this long-standing relationship & countless other attributes from his quality of character to his dynamic vocal abilities that make him the absolute best fit for this band.
We hope you all will embrace this decision with open arms understanding that this is what Mitch would have wanted. He would want his brothers to stick together & carry forward what he helped create. Every time we step on stage it will be in his honor & for his legacy. Suicide Silence will continue.
You can hear a sample of Eddie’s vocals on a rough cut of the band’s track ‘You Only Live Once’ below.
No word yet on how this affects All Shall Perish, but when we hear something, we’ll let you know!