NEW ALBUM HOW TO SURVIVE A FUNERAL IS AVAILABLE DIGITALLY TODAY VIA RISE RECORDS
MAKE THEM SUFFER have digitally released their new album How To Survive A Funeral today, June 19, via Rise Records. The album will be released physically on July 10. Due to a variety of factors outside of the band’s control, the release date was moved up.
The band has also shared the video for the new song “Bones” here. The song’s chunky, crackling riff, chilling keyboard melodies, and vicious vocals are matched by the unsettling visuals and storyline that unfold before your eyes in the clip.
“‘Bones’ is a song about sacrifice,” says singer Sean Harmanis. “It’s about the sacrifices I’ve made and the sacrifices we all make to pursue what we love. Writing the lyrics to this song raised the question of how much I’d be willing to give for this band. How much more could this pursuit take from me?”
How To Survive A Funeral has been generating incredible praise from the press, with many outlets calling attention to the album’s deft dynamics, symphonic flourishes, and male-female vocal interplay.
Revolver proclaimed, “Don’t think for a second that it’s some watered-down commercial bullshit…they haven’t missed a beat as far as bitterness and severity is concerned.” New Noise stated that the album has “a diverse range of sounds and moods,” while MetalSucks declared that it’s “just the right mix of furiously heavy, heartbreakingly visceral, and crucified-catchy.” Additionally, Kerrang! deemed one of the new songs “epic,” as Distorted Sound captured things succinctly, declaring that “Make Them Suffer’s journey has always been consistent, yet criminally underrated — this is the album that will finally, certainly, turn them into the major players they’ve been in essence since 2012.”
Make Them Suffer previously shared the video for the first single “Erase Me,” which crossed over 1 million views.
The band also dropped the track “Drown With Me.”
Revovler premiered the song “Soul Decay,” along with an exclusive interview. Read + listen here.
How To Survive A Funeral is Make Them Suffer’s fourth full-length and sees inspiration from their past and present sounds twisted together into a package that will define their place amongst their contemporaries as a truly creative act. The band enlisted Drew Fulk A.K.A. WZRDBLD, who has worked with everyone from Motionless In White and Bullet For My Valentine to Yelawolf and Lil’ Wayne. The band traveled to L.A. to hole up at Fulk’s studio. It marked the first time in the band’s career that it worked this closely with a producer and the result is truly something unique.