Roadrunner recording group The Amity Affliction has announced details of their eagerly awaited new album. Let The Ocean Take Me – the Australian metalcore masters’ fourth full-length release – arrives on Friday 6 June.
Named by Alternative Press as one of 2014’s “Most Anticipated” albums, Let The Ocean Take Me features the powerful first single, Pittsburgh. The companion video has premiered exclusively at www.theamityaffliction.net and the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial today.
Urgent, aggressive, and remarkably cathartic, Let The Ocean Take Me is The Amity Affliction at their most 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 more 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 fuelled by desperate emotion and intense anxiety but achieve extraordinary transcendence through radical 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 very darkest edges of man’s existence. Severed Ties, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s follow-up Youngbloods instantly 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.
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 Amity Affliction is: Joel Birch – Vocals * Ahren Stringer – Bass, Clean Vocals * Troy Brady – Guitar * Ryan Burt – Drums * Dan Brown – Guitar.
LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME TRACKLISTING:
2.Lost & Fading
3.Don’t Lean On Me
4.The Weigh Down
8.My Father’s Son
10.Give It All
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