After some delay, Make Them Suffer have announced that they’ve moved up their release of their upcoming fourth record, ‘How To Survive A Funeral’ to this week.
Originally slated for a release on June 5th 2020, this was pushed back to July 24th 2020. Now though, the release is confirmed in a statement that the record will be released digitally on Friday (this week) June 19th 2020 with physical released to follow next month on July 10th 2020.
In the statement,Make Them Suffer have confirmed the reason for the delayed release date to be due to manufacturing delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but due to a communication delay some fans have received physical pre-orders already.
“Hi friends. We’re excited to announce that our new album ‘How To Survive A Funeral’ will now be released this Friday, on June 19th.
This album is set to be our biggest and best yet, and we’re so excited to show you what we’ve worked so hard on. We wanted to give the record the release plan that we felt it deserves however due to a number of circumstances that are ultimately out of our control, we feel it’s best to get you the music as soon as possible. While we’re happy the release been pushed forward to a sooner date once again, we realise how confusing the reshuffling of dates might be. In light of this we wanted to offer some transparency.
When COVID-19 hit, there were predictions of extensive manufacturing delays, forcing us to push back release to late July. Though as businesses began to reopen and restrictions loosened, product came in much sooner than initially expected. Though with shipping delays and less air travel, it would still take weeks to reach territories across the globe.
Due to a communication error between distributors and online retailers, some fans who pre-ordered the record have now received their physical copy early. We hope those that who have, are quietly enjoying our new record.
After working with retail partners and our distributors, we’ve pushed up the streaming and digital release date to June 19th, with the physical album available on July 10th. Everyone who pre-ordered a physical album through our webstores will receive a digital download on release day to use immediately. If you’d like to support us immediately, you can pre-order the album direct from our webstore, Bandcamp, iTunes, or wherever you digitally purchase music.
We appreciate all your support so far on this album, every stream, every view, every purchase means the world to us. It’s been a tough few months for us all, please take care of yourselves and each other. As the world returns to normal, we look forward to seeing you back out on the road.”