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Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida Calls Thy Art Is Murder Vocalist A “Sellout”

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 16 March 2017 at 15.37


Suicide Silence frontman Eddie Hermida has branded Thy Art Is Murder vocalist CJ McMahon a "sellout" in a new interview.

Eddie had criticised the band in previous interviews, when talking about the state of deathcore. 

"'You, know, nothing else is selling, so I quit the band to begin with.'" said Eddie (referring to CJ leaving and subsequently rejoining TAIM). 

"'There’s no money in it, so let me write this long-ass fuckin’ expose about how band members don’t make any money, then later come right back and basically say I’m not a sellout.'” 

"And at the end of the day, that is a sell-out. A person who is looking for money and a person who talks about money and focuses on money when they’re making music is a complete sell-out. 

"I would say that straight to his face, and I would say that to any band member in this genre that isn’t challenging anybody. Anybody that’s going out there for the sake of making money and for the sake of being in a huge band for selling albums are out of their minds. They’re completely backwards."

He also commented on TAIM's humourous response to Eddie's previous comments - in the form of a 'Make Deathcore Great Again' hat. This one.

 "Thy Art is Murder absolutely saw an opportunity and ran with it," said the Suicide Silence frontman.

"Honestly, they did the silliest thing you could ever do in mimicking somebody like Trump and say that they are not selling out. They are literally going, 'Hey, we’re not sell-outs, but please buy this hat. You need to buy this hat.' It’s completely backwards thinking. They’re looking for their fans to feed into the chaos."

"They’re looking for the attention, and that’s fine. It goes exactly with what I said—we don’t need that kind of attention anymore. I praise them for jumping on an opportunity just like they should."


Suicide Silence's self-titled album is out now via Nuclear Blast and you can read more about the record inside this month's magazine.


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