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Mike’s Dead Releases Sexy, Industrial Track, “Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)”

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Mike’s Dead is back with a sexy, haunting new single and accompanying music video for, “Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)” via Hopeless Records. This marks the first single of the month, preceded by the March 14-released track “WAR.”

Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)” is a sonic mixture of thrilling industrial works with a hint of goth rock. It also features some exceptionally kinky lyrics. “I want your nails under my skin/Father said repent for all my sins/I want to feel it all so just make me scream/Wrap your whips and chains all over me,” the artist sings.

Additionally, he perfectly dives into horny-tinged horror in his new music video. Makeup and costumes from @mmcustomart helped craft a deliciously terrifying world with spooky clowns, dogs, and beyond. In fact, MM Custom Art also just crafted the Slipknot 25th Anniversary mask for Corey Taylor.

“‘Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)’ is just raw, aggressive sexual energy,” Mike’s Dead says. “Lately, I feel like each release grows in power and ambition and Bestrafe Mich is probably one of the most ‘Mike’s Dead’ songs I’ve ever released.” Check out the new track below.

He says, “I have to be honest I didn’t set out with the intention of writing a song like this; ‘Bestrafe Mich’ started in my notes on my phone. I think I was driving and I remember thinking, ‘Punish me would be a really sick song name,’ and then [I] Googled the German translation for it. Weeks later I was working with my friend Jonathan who co-produced this with me, and everything just clicked.”

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The artist continues, “I wrote that pre-chorus, ‘I want your nails under my skin’ part in maybe three minutes. It was one of those songs that just flowed out instantly and I think that translates to being a phenomenal end product. Insanely excited for people to hear this one (especially live) and get weird.”

Currently, you can catch Mike’s Dead out on the Godmode Tour. He is opening for In This Moment, Motionless In White, Kim Dracula, and I See Stars. Check out their full tour schedule below and secure tickets here.

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