American metal band Suicide Silence’s self-titled album was released on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album sold only 16,000 copies in the first week and sales figures were disappointing. On this issue, the band’s vocalist Eddie Hermida explained his thoughts on new album’s disappointing sale figures.

Speaking in an interview made by Metal Injection, Eddie Hermida said:

This is the record that we were born to make as a band. Everything that has ever led up to this very moment… I was born to create that record. I was born to sound exactly like I sound on that record. I was born to take all the flak. I was born to understand and grow from what happened on this record.

This record was 100% the culmination of how hiding and making yourself that little fly on the wall, as opposed to standing firm and being who you’re supposed to be, it can kill you inside. It can make you feel like you’re not worth anything. Even if you sell 16,000 records and you end up with No. 13 on the Top 200 Billboard list, you can still feel empty inside if you’re not following your heart 100%.

If people don’t like it then I succeeded even more because I’m learning from my mistakes I guess… even though it’s not a mistake. It was meant to be the way it is.”

You can watch the entire interview from below.