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News : Make Them Suffer and High Tension join Download in Melbourne

By on February 15, 2018

The inaugural Download Melbourne Festival will premiere in Australia in just over five weeks. Today, the promoters Live Nation Australia have confirmed the inclusion of Perth metalcore six-piece, Make Them Suffer and Melbourne punk four-piece, High Tension to the already monstrous lineup.

Make Them Suffer have been pounding the globe with their cinematic metal core since 2008. Melodic, aggressive, experimental and captivating, they released their third studio LP, ‘Worlds Apart’ in 2017 to critical praise for their ability to once again sonically evolve. No strangers to hard work, the band completed a 140-date world tour last year, we welcome them to Download Melbourne!

Over the past six years, High Tension have obliterated genre barriers with their devastatingly brutal live show, presenting their fierce punk metal to fans on stages at small clubs, large venues and festivals like Laneway, Splendour In The Grass, and Dark Mofo. Regularly at the top of ‘Ones to Watch’ lists, they also scored the gong for ‘Best Heavy Album’ at the The Age Awards, for their critically acclaimed second LP, ‘Bully’. Download Melbourne will be their first show of 2018 and fans first taste of new material due for release this year.

Last week, Download Melbourne confirmed that Perth metalcore outfit, Cursed Earth and Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf withdrew from the festival due to allegations of harassment.

Download Melbourne will begin on Saturday, 24 March at Flemington Racecourse. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to secure your tickets today!

Set times are due to be released in the next week, stay tuned to the Download Melbourne website for full details.


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook