It's obviously a tragedy that Suicide Silence
frontman Mitch Lucker passed away
; but life didn't stop for bandmates Chris Garza, Mark Heylmun, Alex Lopez, and Dan Kenny last fall. They are four guys whose livelihood was essentially Suicide Silence, a band whose last release debuted in the Billboard Top 30.
There have no doubt been countless discussions among them as to how to proceed in the wake of Lucker's death. Do they carry on with a new singer? Do they just break up and go their separate ways? Do they form a new band with a new name? When do they announce their decision?
I'm sure every fan has their opinion, but it's really only a question they have a right to answer. That said, I'd be truly surprised if they just broke up and each did their own thing. They had too much collective capital in the band to just let it all evaporate. It's a delicate balance, obviously, as they have to be respectful to Mitch, but at the same time they have their own futures to consider.
Timing is everything, and six months ago rumors surfaced that Suicide Silence had found a replacement
for Lucker. The timing certainly didn't seem right at that point, and rumors proved to be nothing more than rumors.
However, here we are, nearly a year since the death of Lucker, and it seems like the band needs to do something soon, or completely lose whatever momentum they previously had. Break up or carry on. In other words, the timing could now be right.
With that said, during the past two weeks, we have received tips from various sources that the band has in fact found a new singer. These sources are anonymous, however, a few things about their submissions seem to suggest some legitimacy (I won't go into details). For that reason, I'll publish what has been communicated to Lambgoat: Suicide Silence has found a new singer, and he is All Shall Perish
frontman Eddie Hermida
Hermida is no stranger to the band, and even performed at the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show last winter (you can view footage below). For a host of reasons, he would probably be a good fit for Suicide Silence.
Now, let's take a step back. These are RUMORS. Nothing has been confirmed or announced yet, and it could all be bullshit. Personally, I don't think it is, but I'm sure we'll find out one way or the other very soon.
: Not exactly shocking, but just hours later, the band has come out and now confirmed
that they are continuing on with a new singer.