Suicide Silence Officially Announce Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) as New Vocalist
Rumors surfaced on Wednesday that Suicide Silence had tapped Eddie Hermida of All Shall Perish to fill their vocalist spot, just short of the one-year anniversary of Mitch Lucker’s tragic death. Later on they posted an audio snippet of a song with a mystery vocalist. Rumors they are no more: according to Lambgoat — who also broke the initial story on Wednesday — the band has officially announced the move, with a new promo photo (above) and all.
Here’s a statement from the band via Facebook half an hour ago:
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 and 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 and 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 and for his legacy. Suicide Silence will continue.
As we said on Wednesday Hermida certainly makes a whole lot of sense,
although we’re still uncertain what the future holds for All Shall Perish. [Update: He has left All Shall Perish. Read ASP’s statement here. -Ed.] Can Hermida pull double duty in two actively touring bands?
No word yet on immediate touring or recording plans for Suicide Silence.
Here’s a clip of Hermida on a re-recorded version of “You Only Live Once,” followed by a live video of his performance with the band at the Mitch Lucker tribute concert last year.