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Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida Undeterred By Low Sales & Backlash Of Band’s Self-Titled New Album


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Suicide Silence frontman Eddie Hermida isn’t put off by the low first week sales of their self-titled new album. The effort has drawn much controversy due to the band’s decision to radically alter their sound, introducing clean vocals and taking a left turn from the standardized deathcore the group helped to pioneer. A recent interview with Hermida conducted by Metalfrenzy.net found Hermida sharing his thoughts on the backlash/sales and how it inspires him to work even harder:

“Everything seems to be crumbling to pieces, and that is exactly what is going to make me go harder, and push harder, and just become a better musician. Everything that is happening is happening for a reason, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of everything.”

He later added:

“This is the record that we were born to make as a band. Everything that has ever led up to this very moment… I was born to create that record. I was born to sound exactly like I sound on that record. I was born to take all the flak. I was born to understand and grow from what happened on this record.”

“This record was 100% the culmination of how hiding and making yourself that little fly on the wall, as opposed to standing firm and being who you’re supposed to be, it can kill you inside. It can make you feel like you’re not worth anything. Even if you sell 16,000 records and you end up with No. 13 on the Top 200 Billboard list, you can still feel empty inside if you’re not following your heart 100%.”

Though many have been quick to call the effort an outright commercial failure, it’d foolish to make such proclamations two weeks into the album’s life cycle. There’s obviously still a chance that it may yet find a footing or open up the band to a new audience altogether, though it certainly looks to be an uphill battle at this point.

[via Lambgoat]

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