Suicide Silence want rap-metal return

Suicide Silence frontman Herman ‘Eddie’ Hermida says he’s keen to have a rap-metal flavour on their next studio album.

And he points to Aaron Dontez Yates, aka Tech N9ne, as the man to give them the sound they’re looking for on the follow-up to 2014’s You Can’t Stop Me.

He tells Kaaos TV: “He’s an incredible rapper, but, more than anything, I think he’s a really good musician. I think it’d be really cool to have him not just do a rapping part but maybe write a keyboard part, or come in and help us write and maybe help produce a song.

“It’d be also cool to re-touch the whole rap-metal thing. It’s something I grew up with, and I feel like in that era, the people who were rapping with metal weren’t that good. It was subpar rappers.

“It’d be cool to have a guy who’s known for his crazy lyrics and crazy styles on the record.”

The band are exploring other ideas for the next project, but won’t fully commit to writing new material until their current tour wraps up.

Hermida says: “There’s a couple of riffs that have been tossed around that sound really good. Right now, we don’t really have much time to sit down and just focus on a record.”

You Can’t Stop Me was the band’s first release with Hermida on vocal duties following the death of singer Mitch Lucker in 2012.

Suicide Silence tour dates

Aug 14: Dinkelsbuhl Summerbreeze Festival, Germany Aug 15: Treves Summerblast Festival, Germany Aug 29: Honolulu Hawaiian Brians, HI Sep 10: Anchorage Chilkoot Charlie’s, AK Sep 11: Anchorage Community Works, AK Oct 01: Chicago Aragon Ballroom, IL Oct 02: Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom, MI Oct 03: Detroit The Fillmore, MI Oct 05: New York Irving Plaza, NY Oct 06: Montclair The Wellmont Theatre, NJ Oct 08: Boston House Of Blues, MA Oct 09: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD Oct 12: Charlotte The Fillmore, NC Oct 14: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA Oct 15: Orlando Hard Rock Live, FL Oct 16: Miami Beach Fillmore, FL Oct 18: New Orleans Bold Sphere Music At Champions Square, LA Oct 20: Dallas South Side Ballroom, TX Oct 22: Phoenix The Marquee, AZ Oct 23: Las Vegas House Of Blues, NV Oct 27: Denver The Fillmore, CO Oct 28: Salt lake City The Great Saltair, UT Oct 30: Oakland The Fox Theater, CA

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