Earlier this week, rumors began brewing that the mysterious voice behind a teaser Suicide Silence posted announcing they would officially continue as a band belonged to All Shall Perish frontman Hernan “Eddie” Hermida.

Today, the band officially confirm the fan speculation.

As they announce Hermida–a longtime friend–joining them as their new frontman, Suicide Silence say they hope fans will embrace their decision as what Mitch Lucker, who passed away last November, would have wanted.

Read their full statement below:

Suicide Silence is pleased to announce the addition of Eddie Hermida to the family. Many of you may be familiar with Eddie through his work with All Shall Perish. For those of you unfamiliar, our relationship with Eddie goes way back to the Spreading Disease Tour, our first U.S. headlining run, in 2006. Mitch & Eddie remained long-time friends and we felt that if the band were to continue it should be with someone Mitch knew personally and respected as both a friend and an artist. We've chosen Eddie as our new frontman in association with this long-standing relationship & countless other attributes from his quality of character to his dynamic vocal abilities that make him the absolute best fit for this band. 

We hope you all will embrace this decision with open arms understanding that this is what Mitch would have wanted. He would want his brothers to stick together & carry forward what he helped create. Every time we step on stage it will be in his honor & for his legacy. Suicide Silence will continue.