It seemed pretty obvious on Wednesday that there was some movement in the Suicide Silence camp. The band posted a clip with a new singer covering “You Only Live Once” shortly after rumors surfaced that All Shall Perish frontman Herman “Eddie” Hermida would be the new singer of the band, replacing Mitch Lucker, who died in a motorcycle accident 11 months ago. As of pretty much just now, Suicide Silence confirmed that Hermida was the official vocalist via their Facebook page:
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.
Less certain, however, is whether All Shall Perish will continue with Hermida. Will he be able to tour in two bands? Will he want to? Stay tuned, but it’s good to have Suicide Silence back.
UPDATE: Shortly after Suicide Silence announced the addition of Hermida, All Shall Perish announced that Hermida was leaving the band. All Shall Perish issued the following statement confirming Hermida’s departure:
“Earlier today, the official announcement came out that Hernan “Eddie” Hermida has joined Suicide Silence. Eddie has quit All Shall Perish to Join Suicide Silence full time. To all our fans who want to know about the future of ASP, keep this in mind: Mike Tiner has been a major writer in the band and will continue to be. We had big shoes to fill when guys like Chris Storey and original vocalist Craig Betit left All Shall Perish, but we were able to rebound with the addition of massive talents like Adam Pierce, Francesco Artusato and Eddie Hermida. Eddie has big shoes to fill himself, stepping in for our fallen brother Mitch Lucker. All Shall Perish has continued before and will continue now. We wish Suicide Silence all the best.”
So there you have it, Hermida will be shifting his focus toward Suicide Silence completely. Who will replace him in All Shall Perish remains to be seen.