US deathcore band Suicide Silence have confirmed the addition of former All Shall Perish vocalist Hernan “Eddie” Hermida, whom fans previously speculated would replace the late Mitch Lucker, who died in a motorbike accident late last year.
Last week, the band released a video containing audio from the band’s track You Only Live Once. The track had been remixed to feature the vocals of a then-unnamed singer, replacing those originally recorded by Lucker.
Fan speculation immediately pointed towards Hermida’s involvement, whom various scene blogs indicated had apparently been confirmed as Suicide Silence’s new vocalist by various industry sources and sources close to the band.
The band have now officially confirmed Hermida as the band’s new vocalist, releasing an official statement, which readers can check out in full, below. In the statement, the band welcome Hermida to the Suicide Silence “family” and discuss the band’s long relationship with the vocalist.
(Via Metal Hammer)
Suicide Silence Official Statement
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.