All Shall Perish bassist Mike Tiner has come out in defence of his band, saying they didn’t fire vocalist Eddie Hermida after the announcement that he would step in to front Suicide Silence following the passing of Mitch Lucker, and the blame lay with Suicide Silence’s management.
“Suicide Silence’s management informed us of all of the things All Shall Perish would and would not be ‘allowed’ to do,” Tiner told Metal Injection. “All Shall Perish could not play a show until Eddie was well ‘established’ as the new singer of Suicide Silence.”
Tiner said that Suicide Silence’s management forbid Hermida from any All Shall Perish activities until Suicide Silence were “well into their new album and touring cycle,” which, Tiner explained “is easily a year of All Shall Perish not being ‘allowed’ to do anything.”
However, Hermida himself insists that his firing would be his only mode of egress. After concerned bandmates phoned him up to ask him if his new gig meant his departure from ASP, he reportedly told them: “If you want me out of All Shall Perish, you’ll have to fire me.”
But Tiner is skeptical of just how things could work with his band’s activities restricted in such a way, saying:
“What would happen if you worked at Starbucks and you told your boss that you took a job at Coffee Bean across the street, that Coffee Bean would be your new priority and that you wouldn’t be able to pickup a single shift at Starbucks for at least a year or more, followed by: ‘But I’m NOT quitting!’?”
Tiner left it up to fans to decide the fate of Hermida as a member of All Shall Perish.
(Via Under The Gun Review)