This week's worst kept secret is now officially official. Suicide Silence have just confirmed what we've been telling you since Wednesday: All Shall Perish's Eddie Hermida is their new vocalist.
The band posted this message on their Facebook page:
Suicide Silence is pleased to announce the addition of Eddie Hermida to the family. Many of you may be familiar with Eddie through his work with All Shall Perish. For those of you unfamiliar, our relationship with Eddie goes way back to the Spreading Disease Tour, our first U.S. headlining run, in 2006.
Mitch and Eddie remained long-time friends and we felt that if the band were to continue it should be with someone Mitch knew personally and respected as both a friend and an artist. We’ve chosen Eddie as our new frontman in association with this long-standing relationship and countless other attributes from his quality of character to his dynamic vocal abilities that make him the absolute best fit for this band. We hope you all will embrace this decision with open arms understanding that this is what Mitch would have wanted. He would want his brothers to stick together & carry forward what he helped create. Every time we step on stage it will be in his honor and for his legacy. Suicide Silence will continue.
I think this is nothing but great news. It was very sad when we lost Mitch a year ago, and the band was left in a very awkward position. They have paid their respects and now want to get back to work, and nobody can fault them for that.
Suicide Silence posted this snippet of Eddie singing over "You Only Live Once" off their 2011 release, The Black Crown.
[via Metal Insider]