Suicide Silence Frontman Eddie Hermida’s Vocals Replaced In “Devil May Cry 5”

As previously reported, Suicide Silence co-wrote a new song, titled “Subhuman,” with “Devil May Cry 5” (out March 8) composer Cody Matthew Johnson and it was supposed to be used as the battle theme for the game’s main character Dante. However, the video game trailer featuring the track and the music video were pulled after Capcom was made aware of the past sexual misconduct allegations against frontman Eddie Hermida, which he apologized for. Now, the company has decided to completely remove Hermida’s vocals from the game and have Michael Barr (ex-Volumes) record them instead.

Capcom’s Yuri Araujo commented:

“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.

We hope you continue to look forward to Devil May Cry 5 when it launches on March 8, 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.”

[via MetalSucks]

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New Suicide Silence Song Pulled From “Devil May Cry 5” Promo Due To Past Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Eddie Hermida

Suicide Silence co-wrote a new song, titled “Subhuman,” with “Devil May Cry 5” (out March 8) composer Cody Matthew Johnson and it was supposed to be used as the battle theme for the game’s main character Dante. However, the video game trailer featuring the track and the music video were pulled after Capcom was made aware of the past sexual misconduct allegations against frontman Eddie Hermida., which he previously apologized for. Capcom told Kotaku the following:

“The music was recorded for the game before the incident came to light and we were unaware of the incident until now. However, as we are now aware of the current situation, Capcom has decided that moving forward, we will not further highlight the Dante battle theme for promotional purposes at this time. We are also currently evaluating what options are possible for the full game at this point, which is dependent on various factors such as resources.”

[via The PRP]

Suicide Silence Guitarist Mark Heylmun Says He Is Taking A “Radical Sabbatical” From The Band

Suicide Silence’s Mark Heylmun has revealed that he is currently on a “radical sabbatical” from the band. The guitarist went on to say he needed “a break to spend time with [his] family and give [his] mind and body the attention it deserves.”

Here’s Heylmun’s full statement:

“So the cat is outta the bag… I’m not on tour with the band. I’ve been on radical sabbatical since about February of this year. I just feel I need a break to spend time with my family and give my mind and body the attention it deserves. I’ve abused myself for years and a member of my families health has got me aware of mortality and the length of time I may have on this earth. It landed me on the “it’s all or nothing” state of mind for the band… and right now the attention I am used to giving the band is not there.

I am not in a bad way of any sort or in a depressed state, I just wanna listen to my heart and do what feels right. It has never steered me wrong in the past. So with that I’m still writing music, planning new ventures, and I WILL be back to ripping for SS when the time is right. Super stoked @lonestardh is filling in for me on #Ragefest. Peace & Love y’all!! 😘✌🏼❤👽🔥”

During his absence, Darkest Hour’s Mike “Lonestar” Carrigan has been filling in. It’s also worth noting that the group have been performing a new song lately as well.

Watch Suicide Silence Perform New Song Live With Darkest Hour Guitarist

Suicide Silence have been performing a new song during some of their recent shows. You can see footage of that below. It’s also worth noting that Darkest Hour‘s Mike “Lonestar” Carrigan has been filling in for guitarist Mark Heylmun as of late. It is unknown why Heylmun has been absent, but the fan that uploaded the video claims he has been away with family.

[via MetalSucks]

Rings Of Saturn Added To Attila, Suicide Silence, Volumes, Etc. Tour

Rings Of Saturn have been added to the Rage Fest tour. As previously reported, the trek will also feature Attila, Suicide Silence, Volumes, Spite and Cross Your Fingers.

Tour Dates:

07/15 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
07/17 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
07/18 Memphis, TN – Growlers
07/19 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/20 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson
07/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07/22 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
07/24 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
07/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07/27 Rochester, NY – Anthology
07/28 Boston, MA – The Paradise
07/31 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
08/01 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
08/03 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
08/04 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
08/05 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/07 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
08/08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/09 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
08/10 Jacksonville, FL – Maverick’s Live
08/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
08/12 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
08/14 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
08/15 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
08/16 Houston, TX – White Oak
08/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
08/18 Austin, TX – Come And Take It (no Suicide Silence)
08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Suicide Silence)
08/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile
08/22 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
08/23 San Diego, CA – Observatory
08/24 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
08/25 San Francisco, CA – Regency

Attila, Suicide Silence, Volumes, Spite, & Cross Your Fingers Announce Summer Tour

Attila, Suicide Silence, Volumes, Spite and Cross Your Fingers have announced a summer tour together. More special guests are expected to be added at a later date.

Tour Dates:

07/15 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
07/17 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
07/18 Memphis, TN – Growlers
07/19 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/20 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson
07/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07/22 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
07/24 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
07/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07/27 Rochester, NY – Anthology
07/28 Boston, MA – The Paradise
07/31 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
08/01 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
08/03 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
08/04 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
08/05 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/07 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
08/08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/09 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
08/10 Jacksonville, FL – Maverick’s Live
08/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
08/12 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
08/14 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
08/15 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
08/16 Houston, TX – White Oak
08/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
08/18 Austin, TX – Come And Take It (no Suicide Silence)
08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Suicide Silence)
08/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile
08/22 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
08/23 San Diego, CA – Observatory
08/24 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
08/25 San Francisco, CA – Regency

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”