Who does not remember “Only Happy When It Rains”? The song was one of the big hits of the 90’s and the video was shown on Mtv around the clock. Now the Swedish industrial pioneers MISERY LOVES CO releases the song in a pitch-black version that will be as loved by the metal audience as the goths.
With its unique sound, MISERY LOVES CO seems to be able to take on any song and make it sound like it was their very own. Just remember “Complicated Game” (XTC) from the Grammis winning album “Not Like Them” or “The Drowning Man” (THE CURE) that the band performed at the Sweden Rock Festival this summer.
Now it’s time for GARBAGE to be filtered through the group’s carbon black filter. The result? Well it’s by far their all-time most exciting cover. This is a version that requires to be played on the biggest scenes and it will surely bring the goth’s, the metal heads and the alternative rock audiences to its’ knees. Have a listen for yourself and you’ll understand what we mean.
Listen to “Only Happy When It Rains” here: https://miserylovesco1.bandcamp.com/track/only-happy-when-it-rains
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“Only Happy When It Rains” was mixed by Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES) in Gothenburg and mastered by Richard Sporrong in Uppsala. Artwork by Jerker Josefsson and cover photo by Patrik Wirén.
MISERY LOVES CO
Released its self-titled debut in 1995 (a year earlier in Scandinavia) and soon became one of Europe’s most talked-about up-and-coming metal bands. With songs like “My Mind Still Speaks” and “Kiss Your Boots”, they managed to mix aggressiveness with melody and innovativeness with an impressive songwriting. Both audience and critics took the band to their hearts and perhaps Metal Hammer said it best: “If someone were to prescribe a formula for how metal should sound in 1995, it could be described in three words — MISERY LOVES CO.”
Tours and shows in both Europe and the U.S. followed with such acts as SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, DEFTONES and PARADISE LOST. MISERY LOVES CO.‘s second release, “Not Like Them”, earned the band a Grammis (Swedish Grammy equivalent) in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category in 1998.
The year 2000 saw the band release its last album, “Your Vision Was Never Mine To Share”, which was a huge step for the band musically. The releasereceived amazing reviews but just a few months later the band split-up and theworld became an inferior place.
Until 2016. That’s when the band exploded on the main stages at some of Europe´s biggest metal festivals. Since then the band have done both club shows and festivals mainly around Europe. In 2017 they also boarded the world’s biggest metal cruise 70000 Tons Of Metal in the US.
A year after their return the instant MISERY classic “Would You?” was released digitally in June 2017. In March 2018 another song – “Suburban Breakdown” – hit the digital platforms all over the world. This summer the band did a very talked about show at the Sweden Rock Festival and more shows will follow in Sweden around the release of “Only Happy When It Rains”. A full album is planned for 2019.