After nearly nine years and three full-length albums, Los Angeles-based sludge metallers Seven Sisters of Sleep have called it quits. The reason behind their disbandment is unfortunately more on the disturbing side. Last week, the group discovered via a text message and a simple Google search that their rhythm guitarist, Eddie Bermudez, was charged with over two dozen felony counts connected to child pornography. His (now former) bandmates have publicly shared how shocked and angry they are at him as well as feeling betrayed. Therefore, the group came to a decision that Seven Sisters of Sleep have no choice but to come to an end.
Read the statement below:
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the end of Seven Sisters of Sleep.
On Thursday March 8th, the day we were last scheduled to have practice, we learned via a text message and Google search that our rhythm guitar player, Eddie Bermudez, turned himself in several days before for over two dozen felony counts pertaining to child pornography. According to these charges, he was posing as a 16 year old boy on social media to solicit pictures and videos from underage girls. We were absolutely blind sided by this and left in a state of shock, disgust, sadness, and anger that we are very much feeling now and will likely feel for years to come. We are devastated and left feeling about as betrayed as you can.
We, the remaining members, have to distance ourselves from SSOS. This decision doesn’t come lightly but it was also forced upon us by this situation. We also want to express gratitude to all the fans, bands, and labels who supported us throughout our 9 year run. We know in light of this revelation it won’t be easy to disassociate SSOS with this horrible news going forward but that is nothing compared to the other negatives involved here.”