Misery Loves Co. – Suburban breakdown // Would You?
Beatbuzz Records caught up with the band at Nel Nome del Rock Festival in Palestrina, just outside Rome in Italy in 2017 where the band was booked to play on the same stage where they last played in 1998. Soon after the festival it was set in stone that Beatbuzz Records was going to release their comeback singles Would You? and Suburban Breakdown on vinyl as a limited double A side edition. This is a one-off release but hopefully this means we’ll see more music from Misery Loves Co. released physically. This release also marks Beatbuzz Records first physical release with catalogue number Beatbuzz001 giving it away! The label strongly believes in this release as it comes at a great time for the band with their loyal fan base excited to hear more new music from them and an ever growing following getting into their old stuff and excited for more new songs.
7″ Vinyl (Beatbuzz001) – Double A side Single
70g black vinyl with 3mm spine and black paper inner sleeve
Limited series of 500 copies – Numbered
Suburban Breakdown – Original painting by Alessio Radice
Would You? – Jerker Josefsson
“Suburban Breakdown” was mixed by Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, ENTOMBED AD) in Gothenburg. On the cover is an amazing piece of art by Italian painter Alessio Radice.
”Would You?” was also mixed in Gothenburg by Roberto Laghi and the cover design was made by Jerker Josefsson.
MISERY LOVES CO. are:
Patrik Wirén – Vocals
Örjan Örnkloo – Guitar, Programming
Michael Hahne – Guitar
In 90’s they were considered one of the greatest industrial metal-bands in the world. They even received a Swedish Grammis (Swedish version of the Grammys) for their second album “Not Like Them” and singer Patrik Wirén was named one of Sweden’s biggest rock stars in the leading newspaper Expressen during the 90’s twice.
Misery Loves Co. wasn’t just for the Swedes… their self-titled debut album was on the 100 greatest metal albums of all time-list in Kerrang! and the band had a big following all around the world. The band toured mainly in Europe, doing shows with acts such as Slayer, Machine head, Peace Love & Pitbulls, Entombed, Fear Factory and Paradise Lost as well as US tours with Deftones supporting them in New York.
But after their third album, the critically acclaimed “Your Vision Was Never Mine To Share”, the band split-up.
When MISERY LOVES CO. returned in 2016 and hit the main stages at some of Europe’s leading metal festivals some might have thought of it as a temporary return. But a year later a new song, the instant Misery-classic “Would You?”, was released.