Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Eddie Hermida Joining Suicide Silence
Metal Injection has nabbed an email interview with new Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida in which the former All Shall Perish frontman answers pretty much every question you’ve been wanting to ask about how the pairing came to pass, Hermida’s departure from ASAP, what the future holds for Suicide Silence and how Hermida feels about stepping into Mitch Lucker’s shoes. It’s a quick interview, so we’ll just post it all 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.
What was your initial reaction?
My initial reaction was to help in any way possible. Mitch and Suicide Silence were always like a surrogate family to me so when they asked me to help with the track I was honored. When they officially asked me if I’d be interested in joining the band, it definitely put me in a tough spot as I had many things to consider.
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.
What is the plan? Are you guys hitting the studio working on new material or will there be a tour first?
We are writing as I am typing this! So stoked to see this all come together. Such a different writing process. A lot of musical clay molding going on. Expect heavy, expect different.
What do you say to all the Suicide Silence fans that are hesitant for the band to continue?
Trust me! I got this.
It’s hard to imagine that Hermida won’t do a good job in Lucker’s place; we’re pretty sure that he does, indeed, got this.
Here’s a segment of “You Only Live Once” with Hermida on vocals that the band previously released: