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Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida: “I Couldn’t Be Happier…”

Tamsyn Wilce
Tamsyn Wilce 14 March 2017 at 16.04

"This is the record we were born to make..."

Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida has spoken out about the new record and how the negative comments have affected him.

In an interview with East Coast Metal he said: "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."

"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 the way I sound on that record, I was born to take all the flack, I was born to understand and grow from what happened on this record."

"I've always said to people and I've always said to myself that I'm following my heart no matter what I do, but there's that little final 10% and that questionable doubt that has always been in my mind, that this record really helped me get rid of and helped me hurdle past. It showed me that I can make a record that is full of vulnerability and it still moves me every time I listen to it. That is 100% what I set out to do on this record and if people don't like it then I succeeded even more because I'm learning from my mistakes. Even though it's not a mistake, it's meant to be the way it is."

Listen to album track 'Doris' below.

When questioned about the reaction to the new album Eddie expressed that, "We don't even need people to respect it..."

"We did it so without any hindrance or without any fear, we just wanted to kick ass, we just wanted to be able to listen to it and say "fuck yeah". That's it, that's all it was. It was literally us sitting in a studio with our favourite producer, having the time of our lives."

He also explained the depths he went to in order to create the album, saying: "It wasn't easy to get into those mindsets. It wasn't easy to be in the darkest corners of my psyche. I was hallucinating ghosts getting shot in the forehead by cold bullets.

"It was a really scary time and a dark time, but out of it all I was able to laugh, I was able to whistle, I was able to enjoy the hell out of myself. It was the best time of my life, and when you realise that every moment in your life has brought you to that spot it makes everything feel so right and there's nothing really that can take that away from me, and as much as people are trying right now, I think they're failing, because everything that people say, it makes me stronger, every shot that tries to get fired at me just makes me a stronger person and that's all that this record has shown me, how you still can't stop me."

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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