Seven Sisters Of Sleep have announced that they have called it quits after finding out that guitarist Eddie Bermudez has been charged with “over two dozen felony counts pertaining to child pornography.” According to The OC Register, the 40-year-old was posing as a 16-year-old-boy on Facebook so he could solicit images and videos from at least 13 girls, who were under the age of 14, between April 2014 and November 2016. If convicted, he could be sentenced to more than 244 years to life in prison. He was charged on February 28, and decided to turn himself in on March 5.
The band commented:
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the end of Seven Sisters of Sleep.
On Thursday March 8th, the day we were last scheduled to have practice, we learned via a text message and Google search that our rhythm guitar player, Eddie Bermudez, turned himself in several days before for over two dozen felony counts pertaining to child pornography.
According to these charges, he was posing as a 16 year old boy on social media to solicit pictures and videos from underage girls. We were absolutely blind sided by this and left in a state of shock, disgust, sadness, and anger that we are very much feeling now and will likely feel for years to come. We are devastated and left feeling about as betrayed as you can.
We, the remaining members, have to distance ourselves from SSOS. This decision doesn’t come lightly but it was also forced upon us by this situation. We also want to express gratitude to all the fans, bands, and labels who supported us throughout our 9 year run. We know in light of this revelation it won’t be easy to disassociate SSOS with this horrible news going forward but that is nothing compared to the other negatives involved here.”