Earlier this month, Eddie Hermida was officially announced as the new vocalist of Suicide Silence. In the band’s official statement, they stated “We’ve chosen Eddie as our new frontman in association with this long-standing relationship and countless other attributes, from his quality of character to his dynamic vocal abilities that make him the absolute best fit for this band.”
As I said before, it’s a bummer that Eddie is no longer in All Shall Perish, but he is, without a doubt, the best choice to be the new front man for Suicide Silence. Not only was he a friend to the band, but he is one of the sickest vocalist on the planet, so this is definitely going to be special! For the first time since the big news was released, Eddie is talking about his new role in the band, and here are some excerpts from the chat with Metal Injection below:
How did Suicide Silence approach you to join the band?
–At first their manager contacted me and said, “Hey Ed, the guys are thinking about picking themselves up and would like to hear what someone else sounds like on a previously recorded track.” They said it was more for the reference than anything else. After I recorded the “You Only Live Once” track they liked it so much that we started exploring ways to make something work.
When did you decide that you would have to do this full time and depart from All Shall Perish?
–The full-time aspect for Suicide Silence was always part of the deal. Just know that I did everything in my power to stay in All Shall Perish and work both projects. The ASP boys will say that I quit when I decided to take the reigns in SS. I will say that I was asked to step away by my bandmates because they didn’t want my schedule with SS to interfere with their future. Either way All Shall Perish has my heart and soul built into it and I will always support the work we did together.
Here’s Eddie performing “Slaves To Substance” at the Mitch Lucker Memorial back in December!