Suicide Silence waited almost a year after singer Mitch Lucker was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident to name his successor. Now they’ve enlisted the help of their friend Eddie Hermida, formerly of All Shall Perish, as his permanent replacement. In an exclusive interview with Metal Injection, Hermida is now speaking about the transition. He said he was approached by Suicide Silence’s manager about the role, and then after singing a version of the band’s “You Only Live Once,” the band wanted to take things further. A longtime fan himself of Lucker’s and of Suicide Silence, his assurance to their fans is, “Trust me, I got this.”
He spoke candidly of his feelings of being asked to take on the lead singer position.
My initial reaction was to help in any way possible. Mitch and Suicide Silence were always like a surrogate family to me so when they asked me to help with the track I was honored. When they officially asked me if I’d be interested in joining the band, it definitely put me in a tough spot as I had many things to consider.
While he says he will always support All Shall Perish, the way he parted ways with the band appears to be open for interpretation.
Just know that I did everything in my power to stay in All Shall Perish and work both projects. The ASP boys will say that I quit when I decided to take the reigns in SS. I will say that I was asked to step away by my bandmates because they didn’t want my schedule with SS to interfere with their future.
Read more of the interview at metalinjection.net.