Suicide Silence To Begin Recording New Album
Just a hair prior to the one-year anniversary of singer Mitch Lucker‘s tragic death, Suicide Silence will enter the studio during the week of Nov. 4 to record their next album. The new disc will be the first to feature new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish) and is sure to be a landmark moment in the band’s career. Producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Warbringer) will be returning to the Suicide Silence fold once again as he produced the band’s last album ‘The Black Crown,’
On Halloween night of 2012, then singer Mitch Lucker crashed his motorcycle around 9 PM and was pronounced dead at 6:17AM the following morning (Nov. 1). Lucker’s wife, Jolie Carmadella stated, “He was an alcoholic, and it’s been a big battle. I tried to stop him. I was in front of him begging him not to leave the house. Begging him. ‘Just seriously, for us, don’t leave.’ And he did. And this is what happened…He was an amazing man. He was a wonderful father and a great husband. And now he’s gonna miss out on watching [our 5-year-old daughter] Kenadee grow, because he decided to drink and ride.”
Earlier this month, Suicide Silence announced that Eddie Hermida of All Shall Perish would be the new vocalist through the statement:
“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 & 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 & 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 & for his legacy. Suicide Silence will continue.”
While fans wondered how Hermida would handle being in Suicide Silence and All Shall Perish simultaneously, it came to be that Hermida was forced to leave All Shall Perish after an ultimatum. Both bands know each other well and now can look forward to starting new chapters of their respective musical journeys and further forays into the deathcore genre.
Commenting on getting back to the studio and writing a new Suicide Silence album, guitarist Mark Heylmun said, “This record will be the grittiest, most meaningful piece of work we’ve ever stood behind. We cannot wait for everyone to hear it. Steve Evetts is someone we’ve worked closely with for a long while, not only on ‘The Black Crown,’ but also on some instrumental demos just prior to the tragedy last Fall. Here we are a year later prepping to record the nastiest, heaviest, most disgusting work we’ve ever done. Expect the unexpected. This is for Mitch.“
Suicide Silence’s comeback album is slated for release during the summer of 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.