The success of a new singer replacing the much-beloved older one is always like the toss of a coin. Heads, you can be like Ronnie James Dio in Black Sabbath‘s ”Heaven and Hell’ revival; tails, you could turn out like Tim “Ripper” Owens in Judas Priest’s 90s low point. Unless you’re Alissa White-Gluz with Arch Enemy, in which case, that coin may as well have landed upright on its edge. Hernan “Eddie” Hermida‘s entry into deathcore stalwarts Suicide Silence sadly was under more tragic circumstances. After the shocking death of longtime vocalist Mitch Lucker in a motorcycle accident in 2012, the band brought Eddie in as his replacement after almost a year of inactivity. Since then, the group have stoically ushered in the new era of Suicide Silence; from the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show, through their live performances, and finally into their critically acclaimed album ‘You Can’t Stop Me’.
We at Metal Wani had a chat with Suicide Silence founding member and guitarist Mark Heylmun. Mark discusses upcoming Australian tour in September, fan expectations, why Australia has some of the craziest metalheads in the world, his opinion on Soundwave Festival and how it opened doors for bands to tour Australia.
Mark also talks about the upcoming ‘adventurous, fresh’ album that’s already recorded and mixed, working with producer Ross Robinson, releasing couple of songs in coming weeks, musical direction & to meet fan expectations after the critical acclaimed ‘You Can’t Stop Me’. He also throws light on evolution of Eddie Hermida after joining Suicide Silence, status of All Shall Perish upcoming album with singer Eddie Hermida, his opinion on being one of the pioneers of deathcore genre & why deathcore is more based on the appearance than about sound.
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Suicide Silence Tour Dates Below:
Saturday 3rd – BRISBANE – Woolly Mammoth 18+
Sunday 4th – SYDNEY, Manning Bar 18+
Tuesday 6th – NEWCASTLE, The Cambridge 18+
Wednesday 7th – MELBOURNE, 170 Russell 18+
Thursday 8th – ADELAIDE, Fowlers Live Lic/AA
Friday 9th – PERTH, Amplifier 18+
Tickets via: http://tickets.destroyalllines.com/