Roadrunner recording group The Amity Affliction has announced details of their eagerly awaited new album. Titled ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’, the Australian metalcore masters’ fourth full-length record will be released on June 9.
Named by Alternative Press as one of 2014’s “Most Anticipated” albums, ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ is available now for pre-order on iTunes , with all pre-orders receiving an instant download of the album’s powerful first single, ‘Pittsburgh’. Pre-order it digitally and you can grab the album (+ the single download) for a mere £5.99!!
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Known worldwide for their incendiary live performances, The Amity Affliction is currently blowing up stages across North America as part of Blessthefall’s ‘The Hollow Bodies Tour’. The multi-artist trek – which also features, among others, labelmates Heartist – continues through mid-May. The Amity Affliction will perform in the UK in June at the Download Festival.
Urgent, aggressive, and remarkably cathartic, ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ is The Amity Affliction at their vital best. Recorded by producer Will Putney (Winds Of Plague, Upon A Burning Body) at guitarist Troy Brady’s Evergreen Studios in Brisbane, the album pushes the band’s signature post-hardcore approach to new heights of richness and diversity, providing the consummate aural partner to vocalist Joel Birch’s increasingly potent lyricism. Inspired in part by a near death experience suffered during last year’s Vans Warped Tour, songs like ‘Don’t Lean On Me’ and ‘FML’ are fueled by intense emotion and anxiety but transcend through honesty and raw power.
“(The album) is about really trying to find a positive in my life again,” Birch says. “Writing these songs was a very cathartic process, but I’m terrified of people listening to them and reading these lyrics because they’ll know exactly what I’m thinking. I’m hiding nothing.”
For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has used music to entertain while simultaneously confronting the darkest edges of man’s existence. ‘Severed Ties’, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s follow-up ‘Youngbloods’ established the band’s twisted take; all revved-up rhythms, soaring melodies, and full-bore vocals coming together to fashion something provocative and distinct. ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ follows 2012’s ‘Chasing Ghosts’ which debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Chart — the rare rock record to achieve that major milestone – and has since been certified gold.
The Amity Affliction is:
Joel Birch – Vocals
Ahren Stringer – Bass, Clean Vocals
Troy Brady – Guitar
Ryan Burt – Drums
Dan Brown – Guitar