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The Amity Affliction Return With New Album ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’

THE AMITY AFFLICTION RETURN WITH THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK

NEW SINGLE “I BRING THE WEATHER WITH ME” STREAMING NOW

WITH OFFICIAL VIDEO AT WWW.THEAMITYAFFLICTION.NET

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK ARRIVES AUGUST 12

The Amity Affliction

Roadrunner Records’ group, The Amity Affliction, have announced details of their widely anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK, the platinum-certified Australian band’s new LP will arrive on August 12th. The band – Joel Birch [Vocals], Ahren Stringer [Bass, Vocals], Ryan Burt [Drums] and Dan Brown [Guitar] – detailed the new material in a press conference earlier today hosted by former Triple J radio host / Frenzal Rhomb guitarist, Lindsay McDougall which can be viewed on the band’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theamityafflictionofficial).

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK will be available later today for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net, with all DSP pre-orders going live Thursday, May 19th at 12:00AM local time.  All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s gripping first single, “I Bring The Weather With Me” which debuted today along with the track’s official music video.  “I Bring The Weather With Me” is streaming now at www.theamityaffliction.net and on the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial.

Furthermore, The Amity Affliction have announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven’t played in over 4 years. After a massive arena tour in December 2015, these new dates will see The Amity Affliction getting up close and personal with their Australian fans in smaller and more intimate venues. Tickets for the upcoming dates will only be available for purchase with pre-orders of THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK at www.24hundred.net through Sunday, May 22nd with a limited amount of tickets released to the general public the following week.  Very shortly, The Amity Affliction will head to the UK where they will embark on a series of festival dates and headline shows with highly anticipated sets slated for the Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival.   Following the UK run The Amity Affliction will then touch down in the US for a string of stateside festival dates kicking off September 10th at Denver, Colorado’s High Elevation festival. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction’s most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne’s Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft.  Both ambitious and grand, album standouts “This Could Be Heartbreak” and “All Fucked Up” are equal parts heavy and hopeful. 

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group.  LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction’s second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012’s gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic “Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour,” which saw the band performing in front of sold-out crowds around the globe.  The Amity Affliction have established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.

THE AMITY AFFLICTION – THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK TRACK LISTING – RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 12

  1. I Bring The Weather With Me
  2. This Could B Heartbreak
  3. Nightmare
  4. Tearing Me Apart
  5. O.M.G.I.M.Y.
  6. All Fucked Up
  7. Fight My Regret
  8. Some Friends
  9. Wishbone
  10. Note To Self
  11. Blood In My Mouth

THE AMITY AFFLICTION ON TOUR 2016

MAY 28                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM

MAY 29                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM

MAY 30                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

JUN 03                  ROCK AM RING                                  MENDIG, GERMANY

JUN 04                  ROCK IM PARK                                   NÜRNBERG, GERMANY

JUN 07                  OH YEAH CENTRE                                BELFAST, IRELAND

JUN 08                  ACADEMY GREEN ROOM                 DUBLIN, IRELAND

JUN 10                  DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL                      DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM

JUN 11                  GREENFIELD                                       INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND

JUN 12                  NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL                      NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA

JUN 13                  SECOND SKIN                                     ATHENS, GREECE

JUN 15                  RCA                                                     LISBON, PORTUGAL

JUN 16                  HARD CLUB                                        PORTO, PORTUGAL

JUN 18                  HELLFEST                                            CLISSON, FRANCE

JUN 19                  GRASPOP                                           DESSEL, BELGIUM

JUN 20                  TOWER                                               BREMEN, GERMANY

JUN 21                  STICKY FINGERS                                 GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN

JUN 22                  JOHN DEE                                           OSLO, NORWAY

JUN 24                  JERA ON AIR                                       YSSELSTEYN, NETHERLANDS

JUN 25                  GARAGE                                               SAARBRÜCKEN, GERMANY

JUN 26                  VAUDEVILLE                                       LINDAU, GERMANY

JUN 27                  SALZBURG ROCKHOUSE                   SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

JUN 28                  MAJESTIC                                           BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

JUN 29                  GALA HALA                                        LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

JUL 01                   WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL            LÖBNITZ, GERMANY

JUL 02                   VAINSTREAM ROCKFEST                  MÜNSTER, GERMANY

AUG 19                 THE TIVOLI                                         BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

AUG 26                 METRO THEATRE                               SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

AUG 31                 170 RUSSELL                                      MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

SEP 10                  HIGH ELEVATION                               DENVER, COLORADO

SEP 18                  ROCK ALLEGIANCE                            CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA

SEP 24                  TEXAS MUTINY                                  DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TEXAS

 

For more information:

www.theamityaffliction.net

www.facebook.com/theamityafflictionofficial

www.twitter.com/amityaffliction

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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