Devil May Cry 5 – An important update on Dante’s theme song “Subhuman” (New Vocalist Hired)

Oct 27, 2017
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http://www.capcom-unity.com/dubindo...mportant-update-on-dantes-theme-song-subhuman

Edit:

Here is Capcom's official statement:

Earlier this year, we debuted Dante’s new battle theme from Devil May Cry 5, “Subhuman”, performed by Eddie Hermida feat. Suicide Silence. Shortly after the song’s reveal, we were made aware of unfortunate news and allegations about the track’s main vocalist Eddie 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. As such, our development team, producers, recording and mixing teams have worked hard to find and implement a new vocal track by Michael Barr.

For those that don't know, after Capcom hired Eddie Hermida to sing the song 'Subhuman', allegations of sexual misconduct arose of Hermida being involved with a 17 year old. He claimed he thought she was 18. Hermida later apologized.

Capcom and the band Suicide Silence got rid of him, and found a new guy to re-record the vocals. The new guy is named Michael Barr.

(thanks lowhighkang_LHK)

Sounds like they got some of the details wrong, but I guess they're recording a new vocal track?

Remove me from the game if old.
 
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Neoxon

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Yuri Araujo said:
Earlier this year, we debuted Dante’s new battle theme from Devil May Cry 5, “Subhuman”, performed by Eddie Hermida feat. Suicide Silence. Shortly after the song’s reveal, we were made aware of unfortunate news and allegations about the track’s main vocalist Eddie 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. As such, our development team, producers, recording and mixing teams have worked hard to find and implement a new vocal track by Michael Barr.
Source: Capcom Unity
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm willing to give the updated version a listen but Subhuman is still a bad song that doesn't fit Dante's style what so ever
 

Son of Sparda

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Okay this is cool. Kudos to Capcom for this:

Hello everyone, today we have an important update on Dante’s theme song “Subhuman.” Read on below:


Earlier this year, we debuted Dante’s new battle theme from Devil May Cry 5, “Subhuman”, performed by Cody Matthew Johnson feat. Suicide Silence. Shortly after the song’s reveal, we were made aware of unfortunate news and allegations about the track’s main vocalist Cody Matthew Johnson. 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. As such, our development team, producers, recording and mixing teams have worked hard to find and implement a new vocal track by Michael Barr.


It is worth noting that the hard work of the Suicide Silence band members, as well as song writers Eddie Hermida & Mark Heylmun, remained intact, as they were not involved with the incidents. As you hear the new track in new promotional materials and in-game, please expect the instrumental parts to sound the same as before. In-game credits have also been updated to properly reflect the new recording.
http://www.capcom-unity.com/dubindo...mportant-update-on-dantes-theme-song-subhuman
 

Neoxon

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Oddly enough, I found the instrumental to be tolerable. Hopefully the new vocals will help, though I'd imagine that the lyrics won't be changed.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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That's pretty surprising, though part of me wishes they just did another song but I am betting there just weren't the resources for that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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"Shortly after the song’s reveal, we were made aware of unfortunate news and allegations about the track’s main vocalist Cody Matthew Johnson."

Unless I'm grossly mistaken, this might be totally incorrect. Eddie Hermida from Suicide Silence was the one who had the allegations against him. Or unless they're talking about something else entirely.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I mean, the vocals were shit but the song wasn't exactly good. I imagine scrapping it and starting again just wasn't feasible.

Still, I'll wait till I've heard the final song. Not confident though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Good on Capcom for not throwing the other people who worked on the song under the bus but honestly not a fan of it at all. I doubt a new vocalist will change much.

At least on PC the hooks are there for people to make custom battle themes.

edit: I say that when they Capcpom'd the blog post and mix up the names. :P
 
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Son of Sparda

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So this basically confirms that tonight's trailer will also be about Dante, right?

This to me reads like "the song you are about to hear is not from the same dude"
 

Cian

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jesus i really hope that is a typo that they got the names backward in the post and not that they fired the wrong guy

capcpom please
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Given the situation and the time left, this is about as good a solution as any. Really glad Capcom addressed this. I may not use the song given the inclusion of classic battle themes, but this is a solid resolution to the whole thing.
 

jett

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Wow they really fucked up with the details, Cody Matthew Johnson is one of the music composers, not the vocalist.

This is the new vocalist (At the time-stamp, not the main guy singing). Sounds good.
So it's gonna be the exact same garbage.

Thanks Capcpom.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It's a really huge fuck up to mix up the names, the guy could sue them for defamation if he wants to.

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Ok but what about the song being completely horrendous to listen to
The lyrics themselves suck along with the instrumentals, I fully agree with you, but it was what it is, this whole thing happened because the fans didn't want a sexual predator singing Dante's theme, not because the song itself sucked and the fans decided to use the fact that the lead singer was a rapist to get it out.