But apparently, it was either or — dude was given an ultimatum, and bailed on the band that helped pay his bills for fucking years for a band that most people think laughable.
It’s fine. Hernan “Eddie” Hermida will be laughing all the way to the bank while we sit in judgement.
The MetalInjection dudes caught up with Hernan, and got the scoop.
“At first, their manager contacted me and said, ‘Hey, Ed, the guys are thinking about picking themselves up and would like to hear what someone else sounds like on a previously recorded track.’ They said it was more for the reference than anything else,” says Hermida.
“After I recorded the ‘You Only Live Once’ track, they liked it so much that we started exploring ways to make something work.”
He added: “Mitch and Suicide Silence were always like a surrogate family to me so when they asked me to help with the track, I was honored. When they officially asked me if I’d be interested in joining the band, it definitely put me in a tough spot as I had many things to consider.”
Why leave All Shall Perish, though?
“The full-time aspect for Suicide Silence was always part of the deal. Just know that I did everything in my power to stay in All Shall Perish and work both projects. The All Shall Perish boys will say that I quit when I decided to take the reigns in Suicide Silence. I will say that I was asked to step away by my bandmates because they didn’t want my schedule with Suicide Silence to interfere with their future. Either way, All Shall Perish has my heart and soul built into it and I will always support the work we did together.”
We’re a week away from the one-year anniversary of Mitch Lucker’s drunken, fatal motorcycle ride. Who’s having a party?
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