It looked like a certainty the band would not be continuing on after losing their talented front-man Mitch Lucker in a motorcycle accident in 2012. But the band have announced now ex All Shall Perish front-man Eddie Hermida will be the bands new vocalist. As a result, Hermida is quitting All Shall Perish and joining Suicide Silence full-time.
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 & 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 & 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 & for his legacy. Suicide Silence will continue.
Fans of All Shall Perish have no fear though, the band have said they will be continuing on without Hermida and I believe his departure from the band was on amicable terms.
I like Eddie Hermida, but he unfortunately has BIG shoes to feel that Mitch left behind and while he is capable, Hermida cannot hit the high notes like Lucker managed too. It’ll be interesting to see which direction Suicide Silence head in next and the same for All Shall Perish.