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Suicide Silence Frontman Eddie Hermida’s Vocals To Be Replaced By Ex-Volumes Vocalist In ‘Devil May Cry 5’ Video Game


Suicide Silence‘s new song “Subhuman” will not make its way into the new ‘Devil May Cry 5‘ video game in its original incarnation. The track is due to serve as the ‘battle theme’ to the lead character Dante in the game and was written by the band’s Mark Helymun and composer Cody Matthew Johnson.

Its future in the game was put in doubt earlier this year after those involved with the title were alerted to the accusations of sexual misconduct that were made against Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida last year. Hermida for his part issued this apology in regards to the allegations last November.

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In light of learning of the allegations, ex-Volumes frontman Michael Barr has now been brought on to track new vocals for the song, replacing Hermida‘s parts. Yuri Araujo of Capcom commented of the situation in a post made earlier today:

“Earlier this year, we debuted Dante’s new battle theme from Devil May Cry 5, “Subhuman”, performed by Cody Matthew Johnson feat. Suicide Silence. Shortly after the song’s reveal, we were made aware of unfortunate news and allegations about the track’s main vocalist Eddie Hermida.

While the song was written and recorded in-game well before such allegations, we’d still like to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that your experience with the game ultimately goes unmarred. As such, our development team, producers, recording and mixing teams have worked hard to find and implement a new vocal track by Michael Barr.

It is worth noting that the hard work of the Suicide Silence band members, as well as song writers Cody Matthew Johnson & Mark Heylmun, remained intact, as they were not involved with the incidents. As you hear the new track in new promotional materials and in-game, please expect the instrumental parts to sound the same as before. In-game credits have also been updated to properly reflect the new recording.

We hope you continue to look forward to Devil May Cry 5 when it launches on March 8, 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.”

A leaked music video for the track emerged around the time of its initial reveal earlier this year and can be seen below:

[via Metal Sucks]

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