Capcom Replaces Vocalist Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Devil May Cry 5 Song

Capcom Replaces Vocalist Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Devil May Cry 5 Song

Vocalist Michael Barr will be replacing him.

In September earlier this year, the news of Dante's battle theme "Subhuman" in Devil May Cry 5 took a sharp turn when fans discovered a disturbing fact. The featured band for it was Suicide Silence, whose vocalist, Eddie Hermida, had solicited nude photographs of a minor; the allegations came to light in late 2017. In the follow-up to the backlash of the reveal, Capcom removed the music video from its YouTube.

Today, Capcom has announced that it is removing the original song in its entirety, and reworking it. Other members of the band Suicide Silence will remain performing on the track, as they were uninvolved with the vocalist's actions. Michael Barr, formerly of the band Volumes, will be filling in for Hermida.

"While the song was written and recorded in-game well before such allegations, we’d still like to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that your experience with the game ultimately goes unmarred," Capcom writes in a blog post announcing the news. In-game credits have also been updated to reflect the change of recording, though it is noted to expect the same instrumental parts as the original, as that remains in tact.

Earlier today, a leak in a Facebook post from Xbox Portugal Facebook revealed a new Devil May Cry 5 trailer that was set to be shown at The Game Awards tonight, with a bonus announcement of a Devil May Cry 5 demo coming exclusively to Xbox One tomorrow, December 7. The Blood Palace tournament mode will also be returning to Devil May Cry 5 as a free update in April 2019. Devil May Cry 5 itself launches on March 8, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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