Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida Issues Apology Following Sexual Misconduct Accusation

It was previously reported that Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish) had been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman in Belgium named Verena Celis. She said the vocalist was emotionally abusive and that the two had an exchange of nude photos when she was 17 and he was 32. Now, Hermida has issued a new statement apologizing for the situation.

Here’s Hermida’s full statement:

“I apologize, first and foremost, to Verena, that she feels hurt, manipulated, and otherwise distressed by any of our past communication. I want to apologize to the people who support my work as a musician (both the fans and behind the scenes) for the discomfort, distrust, and damage these allegations have caused.

Most importantly, I would ask the music community to abstain from ridiculing, ostracizing, or otherwise harassing this young woman. It’s difficult enough for women to come forward with allegations about the behavior of men under any circumstances.

When Verena told me she’d turned 18, I believed her. I made it clear that our conversations should not be of a sexual nature until that time. However I have learned the lesson, the hard way, that it was wrong to engage in any kind of intimate conversations with someone so much younger than me.

I was raised by a single mom who taught me to be respectful to all women. I am ashamed that I have failed. I hope to earn the respect and approval of our fans and to prove that I am not the person this would seem to suggest.

Now more than ever, the responsibility falls on men to be mindful of our words and actions with people, and to listen to the voices of those who come forward, with respect and dignity.

I am here and I am listening.

– Eddie Hermida”


Woman Accuses Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida Of Sexual Misconduct

Reports of sexual misconduct are continuing to spread across the music world, and now Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish) has been accused of such actions by a woman in Belgium named Verena Celis. She says the vocalist was emotionally abusive and that the two had an exchange of nude photos when she was 17 and he was 32. She also claims to have spoken to other women who have had similar experiences. You can find various tweets from Celis below:

[via The PRP]

Youtuber Jared Dines Joins Suicide Silence Onstage

During their November 9 show in Seattle, WA, Suicide Silence were joined onstage by YouTuber/musician Jared Dines for a performance of “No Pity For A Coward.” This news comes after Dines previously made a “tee hee” filled “Doris” reaction video earlier this year.

[via The PRP]

Suicide Silence Officially Announce “The Cleansing” 10th Anniversary Tour

Suicide Silence have officially announced their “The Cleansing” 10th anniversary tour. Upon A Burning Body, Winds Of Plague (select dates), Slaughter To Prevail, and Prison will serve as support.

Mark Heylmun commented:

“10 fucking years!! The Cleansing was a record we wrote when most of us were in our early 20’s. I was in my teens still! My has the time flown by. All we knew back then was we wanted to offend ppl and piss in the face of the mainstream (Dying Fetus pun intended). We’ve wanted to do a commemorative tour for this record for years now and the time has come. The Cleansing broke us into the metal world and the record came from a very special place, a fresh place, a place that words fail when I try to describe it, and without it…well we wouldn’t be here attempting to describe it.

Mitch had a vision for this record, he wanted to set a standard for our scene and in my eyes he created much much more. Since his passing, Eddie has paidd homage to Mitch‘s vox on this record every night. It’s something very close to our hearts to have Eddie singing these songs with us. Mitch and Eddie inspired each other, exchanged vocal tips, and both have the passion for the most brutal sounds you can humanly make and it’s going to be an amazing show for us and for you. Emotions will be high, maybe we will be high too, you don’t want to miss this. Let’s fucking party! Come celebrate with us cuz this will only happen once!”

Tour Dates:

11/07 Oakland, CA – The Complex
11/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/09 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/10 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
11/11 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/13 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/15 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Events Center
11/16 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
11/17 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/18 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
11/19 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/21 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
11/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Big’s Bar
11/24 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/25 Chicago, IL – Portage Theater
11/26 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
11/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
11/29 Detroit, MI – Shelter
11/30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
12/01 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
12/02 Rochester, NY – German House
12/03 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
12/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
12/06 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
12/07 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
12/08 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
12/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/10 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
12/12 Dallas, TX – The Door (with Winds Of Plague)
12/13 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (with Winds Of Plague)
12/14 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls (with Winds Of Plague)
12/15 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red (with Winds Of Plague)
12/16 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse (with Winds Of Plague) (no Upon A Burning Body)
12/17 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky (with Winds Of Plague) (no Upon A Burning Body)

Suicide Silence Planning “The Cleansing” 10th Anniversary Tour

It looks like Suicide Silence will be performing “The Cleansing” in full on a 10th anniversary tour. Alex Lopez told ArmyOfOneTV the following when asked about their upcoming plans:

“Right now, our plans for the future are to write. We’re definitely eager to get in the studio. We’ve got some festivals coming up. We’re playing the Warped Tour, and we’re playing Knotfest Mexico, we’re going to Ecuador… We’re just doing a bunch of small shows, and then we’re gonna do a tour later this year. It’s gonna be a ten-year ‘Cleansing’ tour, so it’s a ten-year run for our album ‘The Cleansing’. I think we’re gonna bring out some pretty cool bands, play the album for you and play some other stuff. So it should be really, really cool. I’m looking forward to it. And for those of you out there that want to see the first record be played live, come out and support. We’re gonna have a bunch of cool surprises for everyone.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Suicide Silence Premiere “Dying In A Red Room” Music Video

Suicide Silence have premiered new video for their song “Dying In A Red Room,” via Billboard. This song is from the band’s new self-titled album, which was released today (February 24).

Eddie Hermida commented:

“The way ‘Dying In A Red Room’ came about was simply being on tour in the back lounge one crazy night and that riff was spewed out and stuck. We started jamming it and that song was done quick and natural. We wanted that song to be very fluid.

The song is meant to be a love song to the ghosts we carry around with us. To never be afraid to be yourself or listen to your heart. In a way, that is always what this band has wanted to represent. Fearlessness.”