In an interview earlier this month with Ramzine at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia, vocalist Eddie Hermida and guitarist Mark Heylmun chimed in on the current state of the music industry here in the United States.
Said Eddie Hermida,
“If people want to listen to the stuff you put out, YouTube does a really good job of keeping counts.
And if you get enough people to watch your stuff, YouTube might want to give you some cash, but really that’s not why you make it to begin with. And if you are making music for that reason, then you’re a fucking idiot.”
Mark Heylmun had a question for bands complaining about lack of sales, asking, “what are you so mad about? Write a better record and maybe people will buy it.”
Speaking of people buying records, the most recent Suicide Silence album, You Can’t Stop Me, debuted at #16 on the Billboard Charts in 2014, selling nearly 15,000 copies in its first week of release.
Also mentioned in the interview is news that the band is currently working on a new album. Though they were looking for some downtime to write, they were asked by Korn to join them on tour for their 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album. That tour goes through all of October, so perhaps Suicide Silence will get to writing a new album this winter.
(via Metal Hammer)