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]

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’s Eddie Hermida Guests On Spades And Blades’ Cover Of Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song”

Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish) has guested on Spades And Blades’ cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song.” Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares produced the track, which you can find below. You can also download it for free at Bandcamp.

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]

Oblivion Premiere New Song “Concrete Thrones” Feat. Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence)

Oblivion have premiered a new song titled “Concrete Thrones,“ via Metal Injection. This track features guest vocals from guitarist Ben Orum’s All Shall Perish bandmate, Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Path Towards…“, which will be released on November 17.

Watch Metal Allegiance’s Full “Fallen Heroes” Show

Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, performed their special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA yesterday (January 20), and the whole thing was streamed via Loudwire. Guest musicians featured at the event include: Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, etc.), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Arejay Hale (Halestorm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.).