Make Them Suffer are back with another new release for 2020, with the Perth legends making sure the Aussie metal community is well-serviced with new tunes amid Australia’s social distancing measures.
Their latest cut is titled ‘Drown With Me’ and is the latest single to drop ahead of forthcoming album How To Survive A Funeral, and follows the release of ‘Erase Me’.
The record will be the fourth from Make Them Suffer and is due to be released on June 5.
“‘Drown With Me’ is just a really fucked up love song,” the band says of the new release. “Love can be beautiful, but also dark and terrifying. The lyrics ‘Take my hand, don’t be scared, drown with me if you can’ beckons the listener to take the plunge into the unknown.”
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Make Them Suffer are one of dozens of Australian acts to have had their travel and tour plans disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic in recent months.
Things began to go south when Italy imposed restrictions on social gatherings in early March. “Due to limitations imposed by the Italian government in response to the coronavirus, After the Burial has been forced to cancel our show in Milan on March 10,” said the band on Twitter.
Following that, the Perth outfit found themselves stuck in Europe after a show in Switzerland, and unable to continue their tour, which was set to kick on in the USA.
“We are struggling to find a way to announce this, but after our show in Switzerland yesterday evening on our way to the UK, we learned the USA have announced a travel ban from Europe to the USA,” they wrote on Facebook (March 13).
“We were having such an amazing time on this tour with After The Burial, Polar and Spiritbox and are extremely saddened to learn abruptly that this tour has come to an end. We can’t wait to come back once this all blows over and make it up to everybody in the UK and rest of Europe.”
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The band’s keyboard player Booka Nile was the victim of on stage assault, when she was groped by an audience member at a show in Germany in 2019. “We are a united front who want to say that this behaviour repugnant and unacceptable,” they responded at the time.
“Anyone who thinks this is in any way okay is not welcome at our shows.”