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Eddie Hermida calls Thy Art Is Murder vocalist a 'sellout'

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:10 PM PT


In a new interview with Live Metal, Suicide Silence frontman Eddie Hermida opened up about the band's quasi-feud with Thy Art Is Murder. In a nutshell, Hermida says that Thy Art Is Murder frontman C.J. McMahon is a "complete sellout" for leaving his band due to a lack of income, only to return. Here is the exchange:

So you seemed to have started an online feud with Thy Art is Murder with your recent comments. But what happened is that you really gave them a big push just at the time when their singer (C.J. McMahon) had come back to the band, and they took it and ran with it. So will you be more careful in the future when naming or singling out other bands in the press?

Am I being more careful now? No, fuck no. Thy Art is Murder absolutely saw an opportunity and ran with it, and 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. When you're desperate for making money, you're going to serve the fans, you're going to create the same music so that they can feel safe in their sound, and you're going to try your hardest to maintain in that world. I know from experience. I know from being in a band that was desperate to serve the fans, creating music that served us and the fans at the same time. All Shall Perish was a band that did that 100 percent. Especially with members leaving and all that, we always worried about what other bands were doing and how to be better than that. In that process, you forget who you are.

It's really funny that it's become such a thing, but the reality is that I didn't say anything that was that hurtful towards that band. They saw an opportunity, and they ran with it. If anything, they're hurting themselves by continuing that mentality and continuing that really tongue-in-cheek way of doing things. It's not showing anybody any kind of strength. It's not showing any kind of value. It's just going, "Oh, I see this opportunity where my band's name is in the media. Let's sell some stuff.

[Referring to Thy Art Is Murder vocalist C.J. McMahon] You, know, nothing else is selling, so I quit the band to begin with. There's no money in it, so let me write this long-ass fuckin' expose (see that here) 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.

When we started making music as 15- and 16-year-old kids, you don't have dreams and aspirations of being a money-making person. When (former vocalist) Mitch (Lucker) created his band, all he wanted was to be is the best band in the world. He didn't give a fuck about Lamborghinis or houses or anything. When the band started making money, it was because he realized in order to make money in this world, you have to work your ass off. You have to break yourself emotionally and physically in order to get paid the little amount that we do get paid. That's all any musician who is a musician wants. They want comfort, and they just want to live. I don't think that is selling out at all, I think that's being a musician. It's having some sort of value for your art and giving it for the value that it is. Everything else is literally just a copy of that, and if you want to run with it, you can. But personally, I didn't write this record to sell a bunch of records. If it does, sweet. If it doesn't, sweet, I still got to do what I wanted to do.

If people want to turn something into an opportunity because I mentioned their band's name, so be it. That's not why I mentioned it. I mentioned it to show people why we're doing what we're doing. We didn't want to create the same record that Suicide Silence would have written if we had written a record to make money. If we would've written that record, we wouldn't even be talked about. I could have mentioned fucking Pantera, and it would have fallen on deaf ears. That fact is we did something huge, and now I can say something like "Thy Art is Murder" and it gets talked about a month later. When you make waves, people want to try to surf.

The interview also covers the "backlash" to the new Suicide Silence album, working with Ross Robinson, in addition to much more.


[ThePRP]


70 comments


anonymous
277 days ago
Thy Art Is Selling Out

anonymous
277 days ago
eddit hermida is a homosexual version of nero padilla

anonymous
277 days ago
All Shall Sell Out

anonymous
277 days ago
Who???????

anonymous
277 days ago
The Trump reference was retarded.

anonymous
277 days ago
shut up jerk. Surf into a tree (RIP Mitch), reform All shall perish and then break up again.

'Deathcore' Jon

np: thirty called arson - you're only a rebel from the waist downward

anonymous
277 days ago
When you've pissed off nearly your entire fanbase, generally it's not a good idea to piss them off further by badmouthing other bands that they might also be a fan of.

anonymous
277 days ago
this is so gay todd jones sofia rose doug funnie

anonymous
277 days ago
calls him a sell out
becomes a deftones rip off cd
#fckEDDIEYOUAREABITCH

anonymous
277 days ago
I'm sure Eddie's making tons of money right now with the awful sales of that new garbage he calls Suicide Silence.

anonymous
277 days ago
Eddie is just pulling an elaborate prank right? There's no way he can lack this much self awareness

anonymous
277 days ago
only clicked to see srj, den, and SHAVO

anonymous
277 days ago
is eddie fcking retarded like for real? wow

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277 days ago
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anonymous
277 days ago
anonymous13 minutes ago
only clicked to see srj, den, and SHAVO
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Don't forget their drummer who they almost never mention! jon dolmn

anonymous
277 days ago
^^ SO TRUE
NERO PADILLA SONS OF ANARCHY

anonymous
277 days ago
listened to the "dying in a red room song" sounds like a completely different band. How did they not know this was going to flop? kinda like elysia

anonymous
277 days ago
eddie you dumb gay .can't wait for your career to flop

anonymous
277 days ago
eddie you dumb c*nt. can't wait for your career to flop

anonymous
277 days ago
Here and I always though selling out involved completely changing your sound due to the bad advice of music industry executives (cough black album cough). the lars defense didn't hold water 20+ years ago, and it doesn't now.

anonymous
277 days ago
Eddie sold out by ditching All Shall Perish for a more popular band in Suicide Silence.

Now SS has this new crap album which one could say, they tried to sell out and failed.

Dude has zero room to talk... ASP fan

anonymous
277 days ago
Both of these bands are garbage. You gays are fcking morons.

277 days ago
you need to get your head z-rayed, hernan

anonymous
277 days ago
So basically to sum it up Eddie is just admitting that his album was terrible with Suicide Silence and that Thy Art Is Murder made their album for the fans. Eddie hermida is a thunder c*nt.

anonymous
277 days ago
Him joining SS far past the bands prime after being in a subpar band of the same genre is selling out by definition.

Also: TEE HEEEE TEEEEE HEEEEEEEEEE

anonymous
277 days ago
"Eddie sold out by ditching All Shall Perish for a more popular band in Suicide Silence.

Now SS has this new crap album which one could say, they tried to sell out and failed.

Dude has zero room to talk... ASP fan"

Took the words right out of my mouth.

anonymous
277 days ago
eddie is still salty his album only sold 4000 copies lmaoooo

anonymous
277 days ago
lemme get one of those Eddie Hermurder hats

BESANA 1525

anonymous
277 days ago
Lol at the reference about making music when you're sixteen or seventeen. Idiot is still stuck on that phase it looks like. Nobody in their twenties in their right mind with stuff going for them actually devote their time to listen or support this crap.

anonymous
277 days ago
Hey Beavis, "I detect mastubatory overtones".

anonymous
277 days ago
Lol he called himself a "musician".

anonymous
277 days ago
just came here for the deathcore jay comments

anonymous
277 days ago
I came here so I wouldn't get fined.

anonymous
277 days ago
Just came here for srj tmk-sod fame.

anonymous
277 days ago
a lot of poser nu softs trying way too hard on these threads. . same mimic gays hang on the sidelines every show every time and get put out way too quick. imposter fa g hold all L's while i smash the only scene 8 there. and as for eddie sell out i'm gay hermida.... hang it up triggered washed up no talent loser and quit trying to beast on real cemetery drop writing musicians

'Deathcore' Jon

np: arsonists get all the girls - shoeshine for neptune

anonymous
277 days ago
a lot of poser nu softs trying way too hard on these threads. . same mimic gays hang on the sidelines every show every time and get put out way too quick. imposter fa g hold all L's while i smash the only scene 8 there. and as for eddie sell out i'm gay hermida.... hang it up triggered washed up no talent loser and quit trying to beast on real cemetery drop writing musicians

'Deathcore' Jon

np: arsonists get all the girls - shoeshine for neptune

anonymous
277 days ago
Emmure should be on this

277 days ago
it was cool how this whole rant was about making money and then he said if you talk about making money you're a sellout. this guy gets it.

anonymous
276 days ago
Eddie Hermida is the male version of the 'Cash Me Outside' girl. He has to bring attention to himself and SS because of the poop awful album sales to try to keep them somewhat relevant so they don't have to go work at a used car lot.

anonymous
276 days ago
Oh please Eddie. You left all shall perish because you weren't making money and joined one of the lamest bands out there. Thy art is murder blows your pssy ass band out of the water.... don't you think it's a coincidence the last suicide silence record hardly made any sales...

anonymous
276 days ago
C@5H M3 0Ut51D3...

anonymous
276 days ago
Oh man, it just keeps getting worse for this dude....

anonymous
276 days ago
Says the gay who jumped ship on possibly the best band, asp, f0r gay ass screwicide teen agnst numetal pop bullshit sellout music that literally burns my ears. What a wrinkly vag this pssy has to write an expose on selling out. taco for life.

anonymous
276 days ago
poopy?

anonymous
276 days ago
I think Eddie is suffering from some serious mental disorder. Get help man. Calling someone a sellout after joining a LARGER band makes no sense. That latest SS album is pure diarrhea and now you're blaming everyone else because "no one gets it." Nah, its just a poorly recorded fake ass korn/deftones rip off that will go down as one of the worst metal releases of the past decade. Stop projecting.

anonymous
276 days ago
ASP was done when he joined... mike tyner killed that band... new asp is even still in the works..
Know your facts lol

anonymous
276 days ago
"ASP was done when he joined... mike tyner killed that band... new asp is even still in the works..
Know your facts lol"

Hi Eddie how was your first week sales?

anonymous
276 days ago
anonymous18 hours ago
only clicked to see srj, den, and SHAVO<--- quit posting about your alias's, your schpeel is tired & beat. wee-todd.

anonymous
276 days ago
Deathcore jon is the type of guy that will come up to the in the moshing pit and tell you to "calm down" because you have better moves than him.

np: AIDS - Aids in the bathroom

anonymous
276 days ago
Eddie is digging himself a grave! Talk about selling out...how are those sales doing on the new record? Do you still love the hate you're getting? Is this all still a part of the plan? Let's see how well the new Thy Art Is Murder album sells.

anonymous
276 days ago
Stop projecting.
^^^ All of this! Textbook case of projection! Leaves talented band making little money for a talentless trend hopping merch machine making some money! Also this expose is much more trump-esque than his brainless comparison! Sad! Guidance! Wiretapping!

anonymous
276 days ago
SAMMY LOVE here..... Thy Art is Murder boots comin soon i'll keep you posted my OG's

anonymous
276 days ago
"Deathcore jon is the type of guy that will come up to the in the moshing pit and tell you to "calm down" because you have better moves than him.

np: AIDS - Aids in the bathroom"

haha "moshing pit"

anonymous
276 days ago
lol this dude sucks. bree bree. new SS album sucks too. you weren't born to make it either.

276 days ago
Too much to read/care. The headline says it all. Sellout calls sellout a sellout

anonymous
276 days ago
What does Fronz think of this?

anonymous
276 days ago
how many of these comments are from CJ the toilet faced fruit?

anonymous
276 days ago
Both of these bands need more songs about hoes and wigger hand movements on stage - The "Real OG" Frankie Palmeri

anonymous
276 days ago
if they just learned how to drink lean and hoes life would be much easier for them

anonymous
276 days ago
"He didn't give a fck about Lamborghinis or houses or anything. "


Seriously brow, fck people who care about houses. Pieces a shit.

anonymous
276 days ago
this whole diatribe is so full of salt and jeals

Sounds like someone making excuses for why they don't have things others have.

anonymous
275 days ago
What does Fronz think of this? who the fck cares, that whigger is poverty pimpin, he's far too busy sucking dck for hot pockets... to frequent this board any longer.

anonymous
275 days ago
moshing pit

anonymous
274 days ago
this is all a publicity stunt they are friends in real life

anonymous
274 days ago
so what youre saying is Thy Art saw an opportunity and just ran with it...

anonymous
271 days ago
For asp fans...Not sure you have your facts straight.

Eddie is back in All Shall Perish, has been since 2015.

Eddie was fired by mike tyner, despite wanting to do both bands.

Mike tyner has since been fired from the band.

The new SS is...well..not deathcore really, but whatever they tried something new.

How is it selling out if your album doesnt sell? lol, if anything, they are doing the opposite, they seemed to know this would not be accepted.

anonymous
271 days ago
this guy can't ever just condense his thoughts into fewer than 10000 words can he

anonymous
270 days ago
*Suicide Silence and the band of nobodies* pot calling the kettle black, edwardo:this just in, Honda to release the Mitch Lucker commemorative crotch-rocket, this Summer... vroom, vroom bitches!!!