Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida seems to be changing his tune when it comes to fan criticism of the band’s new self titled album. In his first interview since the band’s record low album sales were revealed, Hermida seemed to ease up on his strong defense of the band’s new music.
Speaking to Music Frenzy, Hermida said that even if most fans didn’t like the album, it’s still a success. He spoke candidly about the album being a chance to grow for him personally, whether people liked it or not.
“If people don’t like it then I succeeded even more because I’m learning from my mistakes I guess… even though it’s not a mistake. It was meant to be the way it is.” Hermida said.
Hermida goes on to say that regardless of the response, he will “grow from what happened on this record”. He didn’t exactly share his thoughts on the band’s low music sales, though he reiterated that fans would be more likely to appreciate their new music if they saw the band perform it live.
“I was born to create that record. I was born to take all the flack. I was born to understand and grow from what happened on this record.”
Time will tell whether Suicide Silence keeps heading in the same direction on their next release. If these sales numbers are an indicator of things to come, it would be safe to assume they wont.
“Even if you sell 16,000 records and you end up at number 13 on the top 200 Billboard list, you can still feel empty inside if you’re not following your heart 100%. I’ve always said to people and I’ve always said to myself that I’m following my heart no matter what I do.”
“I was hallucinating ghosts getting shot in the forehead by cold bullets.” Hermida said of the experience recording with acclaimed rock producer Ross Robinson.