Antipodean Metalcore heroes 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 12th August 2017 via Roadrunner Records. The album artwork can be viewed below.
Comprising of vocalist Joel Birch bassist Ahren Stringer, drummer Ryan Burt and guitarist Dan Brown, the band detailed the new material in a press conference earlier on Wednesday (18th May 2016) hosted by former Triple J radio host / Frenzal Rhomb guitarist, Lindsay McDougall. Footage from the press conference can be viewed on the band’s official Facebook page.
'This Could Be Heartbreak' will be available for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net, with all DSP pre-orders going live Thursday, 19th May. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s gripping first single, 'I Bring The Weather With Me' which debuted on Wednesday along with the track’s official music video. Streaming on the band's website, the video can also be viewed below.
The Amity Affliction have also announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven’t played in over four 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.
The band head to the U.K. shortly, 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 U.S. for a string of stateside festival dates kicking off September 10th at Denver, Colorado’s High Elevation festival.
Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, 'This Could Be Heartbreak' is The Amity Affliction’s most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and long time 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 F****d Up' are equal parts heavy and hopeful.
'This Could Be Heartbreak' follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified No.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 No.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.
'This Could Be Heartbreak' Track Listing:
1. I Bring The Weather With Me
2. This Could B Heartbreak
4. Tearing Me Apart
6. All Fucked Up
7. Fight My Regret
8. Some Friends
10. Note To Self
11. Blood In My Mouth
The Amity Affliction U.K. and Ireland 2016 Dates:
28 May - Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival
29 May - Birmingham, Slam Dunk Festival
30 May - Heartfordshire, Slam Dunk Festival
7 Jun - Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre
8 Jun - Dublin, Academy Green Room
10 Jun - Derbyshire, Download Festival