(TeamRock Radio) All Shall Perish bassist Mike Tiner says the band was forced to fire vocalist Eddie Hermida after he joined Suicide Silence. Hermida was this month named as the replacement for late SS frontman Mitch Lucker, who died in a motorbike accident in 2012.
He'd originally planned to work with both outfits – but Tiner says the pressure applied by him and his new band's management made it impossible. Hermida has said he was "asked to step away" by All Shall Perish – but his former bandmate argues the situation isn't as simple as that.
"When Eddie first brought it up he made it seem as if he was only recording with them, but it became very clear he wanted to join Suicide Silence," Tiner tells Metal Injection. "Everyone in the room had the same reaction: 'How are you going to have time to do both?' Eddie reassured us that both bands would be able to coexist."
ASP decided to offer Hermida "the benefit of the doubt" and things seemed to work out at first. But then they were offered a handful of support shows with Death Angel, and although Hermida wanted to do them, he later told his bandmates that SS had blocked the plans. Find out what happened next.