Suicide Silence made their return to the UK for their first headline tour with new vocalist Eddie Hermida. While their appearance at Download Festival earlier in the year gave fans a taster of what Eddie was bringing to the band, their headline set was something even more crushing.

Playing a mix of old and new songs, Hermida and the band blasted through the likes of “Cease To Exist”, “Fuck Everything” and a blistering “No Pity For A Coward” with Hermida having the support of every fan in this packed room. Stamping his own personality on the ‘Mitch Lucker’-era material, Hermida showed any doubters that he is more than capable of filling the huge void left by the tragic death of his predecessor.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.