Great news from camp All Shall Perish was released towards the end of yesterday! We all knew something was happening when an advertisement for a new album surfaced. Now, the big news has followed suit…
Not only is All Shall Perish returning to what they do best. They’re returning with original members Matt Kuykendall, Ben Orum, and Caysen Russo! On top of that, Hernan “Eddie” Hermida is back as their frontman! Original vocalist Craig Betit will even make an appearance!
All of this considered, the return of All Shall Perish couldn’t be much more glorious. Prepare yourselves for “The Rotting King” and read over that official statement just below:
How perfect that today is Back to the Future Day! All Shall Perish co-founders Matt Kuykendall, Ben Orum, and Caysen Russo are back together with Hernan “Eddie” Hermida and Chris Storey. (Start the DeLorean!). The “deathcore” titans hailed by fellow Bay Area dwellers like Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Robb Flynn (Machine Head) are making new music. Hermida fronted All Shall Perish on all three of their most recent albums: The Price of Existence (2006), Awaken the Dreamers (2008), and This is Where it Ends (2011). Hermida will continue in his role as full-time vocalist for Suicide Silence. Orum plays guitar on all four All Shall Perish albums. Kuykendall, who created the name All Shall Perish, drums on all but the most recent. Storey was a fan-favorite guitarist from 2003 to 2009. Hate, Malice, Revenge (2003) era guitarist Russo returns to the fold. Original vocalist Craig Betit also plans to contribute.
Nearing the conclusion of a legal arbitration over control of the band’s name, unpaid royalties, and other assets, bassist Mike Tiner declined a personal invitation from Kuykendall to rejoin his ex-bandmates. The legal system ultimately ruled in favor of the four out of five original members, their longtime vocalist, and guitarist. Russo will handle bass duties for All Shall Perish.
Hermida, Storey, Kuykendall, Orum, Russo, and Betit now look forward to putting their music in front of the court of public opinion: the fans, ensuring the legacy of All Shall Perish remains secure. Back to the Future Day, indeed!