Yesterday, we reported on the newly revealed music track for Devil May Cry 5, titled Subhuman. It's the song that's set to play when Dante is in combat, but it didn't go down well at all with fans. The video for the song was bombarded with dislikes on YouTube, and later on, the video was taken down.
At the time, we didn't know why it had been removed, and there was speculation that it was because of the fan backlash. However, there was more to the story than many will have realised.
Not long after the video was published, it came to light that the lead singer of the band Suicide Silence, who perform the song and feature in the video, was accused of sexually manipulating a 17 year-old girl in 2017. The singer, Eddie Hermida, had apologised, but didn't fully admit to the charges.
It appears as though these allegations are the reason Capcom has pulled the video. In a statement, the publisher told Waypoint: "The music was recorded for the game before the incident came to light and we were unaware of the incident until now. However, as we are now aware of the current situation, Capcom has decided that moving forward, we will not further highlight the Dante battle theme for promotional purposes at this time. We are also currently evaluating what options are possible for the full game at this point, which is dependent on various factors such as resources."
It's obviously quite a serious situation, and Capcom may think it's best to scrap the song entirely.
Devil May Cry 5 is due to release on the 8th March, 2019, so right now, it'll be reasonably close to completion in terms of development. It sounds like replacement music isn't at all out of the question, but it's going to come down to whether Capcom, like it says, has the time and resources to produce something new.
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i suppose the easiest thing to do would be to replace it with a new song (or an old one from a previous DMC game)
of course they could re-record it with a new band if push came to shove
Reading the titles I though the music manipulate dante or the player sexually lol 😅
It's a blessing in disguise why would they not use the original theme music it was perfect
Crazy situation. Capcom’s done the right thing though.
It makes complete sense to remove the music entirely from the game. As far as time and resources go, I am sure they could open it up for a 'Fan' or budding musician to create a new piece of battle-music with the promise of having their work in a game and a credit at the end for the 'winning' artist - maybe even some 'exposure' or even appear on stage playing the music live at a 'launch' event. That publicity could be priceless or even a dream come true for a fan... Hardly likely to put a massive strain on budget, time or resources....
Pull the song from the game, any reason will suffice. I mean it’s terrible what happened and all, (this is actually a reason to be upset with someone unlike a tweet from ten years ago), but I just want the music to good in DMCV. Hopefully he’ll meet justice though. Absolutely despicable.
Bring back Shootie HG to remix/remaster Devils Never Cry, pls.
@DLB3 I just want the game to be perfect mate and that theme was not good at all.
@Jaz007 my thoughts exactly mate
they should just use Lock and load from DMC4, that was Dantes battle theme in that game
i would have said The Time has Come but that was Neros
@DLB3 yea your right pal didn't mean to offend
Get Larc~en~Ciel back to do a song. Hyde's been all over anime this year, it shouldn't be too hard to pull off.
If they don't remove all the content he's contributed, I won't be buying it, simple as that. Very poor excuses, they should be trying to distance themselves from this male and his behaviour as much as they possibly can.
Suicide Silence. That's a couple of X's either side of it from being a classic try hard username.
@LieutenantFatman Good you were live with them and know everything that happened. While you're at it there are probably a lot of movies, music and games you should burn as there were people involved with similar accusations.
Might be best to remove the song.
You dont want to be associating with something as horrible as that capcom. Suicide silence is stupid anyway. Scrap it and get some real metal.
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Good riddance, I guess.
Song wasn't good and the whole situation is vile. Remove the song and find something better.
At least Devil Trigger is a banger, and controversy free.
Easy solution scrap the song no need to think about it and replace it for a metal version of the White Fatalis or Zinogre theme from Monster Hunter and boom 100/10 just for this songs
Heavy metal would suit it better. Or even pop punk
Don't act the fool, this doesn't happen. Too many dudes out there don't know how to keep themselves from acting like complete idiots around women and I'll never understand it. What's worse here is the situation involves a teenage girl.
Should've just stuck with the same composers from the previous entries. Asides being an awful song, I can't say much for the band, that style isn't so broad and I've known that they're well loathed by extreme music fans.
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