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Make Them Suffer Debut New Lineup With The Massive 'Doomswitch'

14 October 2022 | 11:33 am | Brenton Harris
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"We’ve adopted a new element into our sound along with the inclusion of a new member; Alex. This song marks a new chapter and the next step forward for the band and the sonic shift in 'Doomswitch' really drives that home."

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Make Them Suffer have debuted their new lineup on a massive new single Doomswitch. 

The first song from the Perth metalcore monsters to feature new vocalist/keyboardist Alex Reade (formerly of Drown This City), Doomswitch showcases a renewed sonic spirit for the group.

With symphonic flourishes, blasting beats, jagged guitars and oscillating light and shade between frontman Sean Harmanis and Reade, Doomswitch is equally energetic and ethereal, levelling up the band’s heaviness alongside emphatic melodics while presenting a resonating narrative: “It’s not how you get knocked down, it’s how you get back up."

Arriving accompanied by a blistering music video, directed by Colin Jeffs and filmed at The Paint Factory in Brisbane, Doomswitch sets in motion a new era for the band.

Doomswitch is a term coined by online poker players used to describe a hypothesised mechanism by which an online poker site will continually infer bad luck onto a player,” reveals the band about their new single. “Sean related to this term and, at the time, it felt as if a Doomswitch had flicked on his life, so used the concept as the main inspiration for the song. We’ve adopted a new element into our sound along with the inclusion of a new member; Alex. This song marks a new chapter and the next step forward for the band and the sonic shift in Doomswitch really drives that home."



Following a long break away from music due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Make Them Suffer are back with a vengeance, with a run of five shows to launch Doomswitch kicking off in Brisbane tonight at The Brightside, before visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and, finally, a hometown show in Perth on Saturday 23 October. Joining the band for these shows will be Gravemind, Starve (at all shows excluding Perth) and Dark Matter (appearing in Perth only).