Earlier this year, Capcom decided to pull a brand new music video made for Devil May Cry 5 in less than 24-hours after premiering on The Tokyo Game Show this past September. The song “Subhuman” has struck quite the controversy as well as backlash as the Dante battle theme song of the game that was composed by Cody Matthew Johnson and featured members of Suicide Silence was re-evaluated by developers. The track originally featured Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida, however, due to the accusations of sexual misconduct held against him, many have spoken up citing how he has “sexually and emotionally” abused an underage girl.
Capcom heard the news and now, after a few months have passed, Yuri Araujo of Capcom has responded and revealed, ex-Volumes frontman Michael Barr has replaced Hermida’s vocals.
Read the statement below:
“Earlier this year, we debuted Dante’s new battle theme from Devil May Cry 5, “Subhuman”, performed by Cody Matthew Johnson feat. Suicide Silence. Shortly after the song’s reveal, we were made aware of unfortunate news and allegations about the track’s main vocalist Eddie Hermida. While the song was written and recorded in-game well before such allegations, we’d still like to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that your experience with the game ultimately goes unmarred. As such, our development team, producers, recording and mixing teams have worked hard to find and implement a new vocal track by Michael Barr.
It is worth noting that the hard work of the Suicide Silence band members, as well as song writers Cody Matthew Johnson & Mark Heylmun, remained intact, as they were not involved with the incidents. As you hear the new track in new promotional materials and in-game, please expect the instrumental parts to sound the same as before. In-game credits have also been updated to properly reflect the new recording.”