NewsDecember 6, 2018 7:00 PM ET10,783 views

Eddie Hermida's vocals replaced on Suicide Silence track

You may recall that Suicide Silence was to have a track (co-written by composer Cody Matthew Johnson) called "Subhuman" appear on the Devil May Cry 5 video game, only to have the track removed when developer Capcom learned of the sexual misconduct allegations against vocalist Eddie Hermida. The matter has apparently been resolved, however. According to Game Informer, the track will indeed be a part of DMC5, only Hermida's vocals have been re-recorded by former Volumes vocalist, Michael Barr. Game Informer offered this possible explanation for the decision:
"One of the reasons this might have been such a difficult replacement is the way DMC5 uses its battle music, layering it depending on how the style rankings in battles fluctuate. Replacing just the vocal track was likely a more feasible option for how the music was implemented into the game than making an entirely new track."
Meanwhile, Capcom's Yuri Araujo had this to say on the matter:
"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 and 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."
[via MetalSucks]

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