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Building An Empire With DOM & NICK From SUFFER THE EVENUE

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After laying a solid platform last year with their debut EP Vol 1: Superdead metal outfit Suffer The Evenue have spent the last 12 months planning and refining the follow-up to best showcase their musical prowess.

By harvesting the essence from their first release, Suffer The Evenue felt more comfortable following their creative instincts on this one, which in turn allowed the band greater flexibility to integrate more sounds and influences into their work.

“I think it’s probably got the most flavour. We think it’s our best song so far.”


The South Australian groove metal/hardcore hybrid are premiering their latest track A New Empire through HEAVY this Friday, March 1 at 5pm AEST, with everything mentioned above and more packed into the track which envelops more grove and touches of funk over a foreboding and heavy as fuck metal underbelly.

A New Empire is the lead single taken from Suffer The Evenue‘s new EP Vol 2: Superdeader which will be unleashed on April 12.

HEAVY caught up once more with vocalist Nick and guitarist Dom to talk about the single and EP.

We start by asking how they are feeling after approaching the new EP release with the wisdom gained from the first offering.

“I feel like our approach has been different,” Dom began. “We learned a lot from the first run and now the second one I think the songs have definitely taken a step-up. Our writing has definitely taken a step-up, and we’re definitely coming together more as a group. It’s not just… like all of us were showing our skills in the first one, but this one’s more of a controlled group effort, which has been a good way to write.”

We press the boys on the musical direction of A New Empire and what they were going for with it.

“Probably a bit of a journey,” Dom measured. “There’s influences not just in music, but outside of the music as well. It’s got a bit of a horror theme vibe to it and I think when the film clip drops it will all make a bit of sense. It’s definitely very influenced by a lot of different genres outside of our music, but I enjoyed the journey of the whole song. It starts somewhere and has the start, middle, and end.”

“When we were thrashing this one out for the first time and piecing it together, I was a spectator to start off with,” Nick added. “As a spectator I noticed the other guys were all on the same page when working on a song from point A we got to a certain point in the song and everyone said nah, we have to change this song now, and we’re gonna do something particular. They were all on the same page straight away and it was awesome. What they came up with was just… it hit right, felt right, and it was smooth.”

In the full interview, Dom and Nick talk about some of the more experimental aspects of A New Empire, why it was chosen as the lead single, the similarity between the two EPs, how they differ from each other musically, run through each of the four tracks on Vol 2: Superdeader, explain the thought process of each song, plans for the rest of 2024 and more.

Check out the teaser music video for A New Empire which will be premiered at 5pm AEST this Friday.

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