On January 17, SUICIDE SILENCE/ex-ALL SHALL PERISH vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida was interviewed by "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked about his former band, ALL SHALL PERISH, Hermida said: "ALL SHALL PERISH is gonna move forward, and I'm proud of the work that I've done in that band, so I'm never gonna tell people to not listen to them or to not listen to our music.
"I believe that they will do the best thing for that band.
"They made the decision to have me not be in the band anymore. All that's on the Internet, if you wanna read up on how I feel about it.
"I have nothing but support for the band that I helped establish and really, really get out there.
"The original members are around and very supportive.
"Everybody who's been a part of that band has done nothing but push that ship forward, and that's what I'm gonna continue doing.
"I'm really looking forward to what my friends are gonna put out there in the future.
"I really hope the best for everybody. That's all I can say."
ALL SHALL PERISH bassist Mike Tiner recently said that the band had no choice but to fire Hermida after Eddie joined SUICIDE SILENCE as the replacement for the late Mitch Lucker. He told Metal Injection: "SUICIDE SILENCE's management informed us of all of the things ALL SHALL PERISH would and would not be 'allowed' to do. ALL SHALL PERISH could not play a show until Eddie was well 'established' as the new singer of SUICIDE SILENCE. SUICIDE SILENCE's management told us that they would have to be well into their new album and touring cycle before ALL SHALL PERISH could be seen again with Eddie.
"That is easily a year of ALL SHALL PERISH not being 'allowed' to do anything; possibly more than a year. There were other rules, too, but this one was huge. When we heard this, we immediately all got on the phone with Eddie and asked him how him being in both bands could ever work, especially after this whole DEATH ANGEL thing. Eddie still insisted it could work but also maintained that SUICIDE SILENCE would be his priority. We asked Eddie if he was quitting and he said, 'No, I'm not. If you want me out of ALL SHALL PERISH, you'll have to fire me.'"
SUICIDE SILENCE entered the studio in November to begin recording its new album with producer Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, WARBRINGER). The group's first CD with Hermida will be released this summer via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a division of Nuclear Blast Records formed by Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner A&R chief Monte Conner.
SUICIDE SILENCE singer Mitch Lucker died November 1, 2012 after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach on Halloween night.