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SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP Breaks Up After Guitarist Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

Posted by on March 13, 2018 at 10:18 am

Seven Sisters Of Sleep was a band from 2010 to 2018 with three albums under its belt and a handful of splits and EP releases under labels like Relapse Records and A389 Recordings.

Unfortunately the band has abruptly called it quits due to rhythm guitarist Eddie Bermudez, age 40, pleading guilty to what the band says is over "two dozen felony counts pertaining to child pornography." The other members of the band say they were blindsided by this and they want to distance themselves from Bermudez as much as possible by breaking the band up.

According to The OC Register, Bermudez was posing as a 16-year old boy on Facebook and solicited sexually explicit photos and videos from at least 13 girls under the age of 14 between April 2014 and November 2016. Bermudez turned himself in on March 5 and was seen in court on March 7. If convicted of all the charges, Bermudez faces 244 years in jail.

The band released this statement announcing their end:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the end of Seven Sisters of Sleep.

On Thursday March 8th, the day we were last scheduled to have practice, we learned via a text message and Google search that our rhythm guitar player, Eddie Bermudez, turned himself in several days before for over two dozen felony counts pertaining to child pornography. According to these charges, he was posing as a 16-year-old boy on social media to solicit pictures and videos from underage girls. We were absolutely blind sided by this and left in a state of shock, disgust, sadness, and anger that we are very much feeling now and will likely feel for years to come. We are devastated and left feeling about as betrayed as you can.

We, the remaining members, have to distance ourselves from SSOS. This decision doesn’t come lightly but it was also forced upon us by this situation. We also want to express gratitude to all the fans, bands, and labels who supported us throughout our 9 year run. We know in light of this revelation it won’t be easy to disassociate SSOS with this horrible news going forward but that is nothing compared to the other negatives involved here.

Rest in peace to a solid band that was unfortunately ruined by a total scumbag.

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