Australian metalcore trailblazers THE AMITY AFFLICTION have announced their new album Not Without My Ghosts, out 12th May via Pure Noise.
With the release of their new track, ‘It’s Hell Down Here’ it takes the time to address mortality — a topic frequented several times on the album. It also boasts the vocal dynamics and pummeling breakdowns that are the band’s signatures.
“This song is a a letter from myself and Ahren, written by me, to our friends who have passed on to the other side,” Birch shares.
He continues, “I’m 41. I’m bipolar. And I’m pretty tired of it. That’s where lyrics like ‘Like a snake I tire / the cold dark clouds, they steal my light’ come from. The song is wrapping up how I feel daily, and reflecting on the time leading up to my friend killing himself. I’m sure a lot of people who have experienced that guilt at not seeing what becomes glaringly obvious after the fact.”
The album boasts multiple features — something the band has not incorporated into a release in quite some time — including late New Zealand rapper Louie Knuxx, who passed away in 2021, as well as Comeback Kid’s Andrew Neufeld, The Plot in You’s Landon Tewers, and Phem.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and pre-order options below as well as a video for their new track, ‘It’s Hell Down Here’.
“Show Me Your God” “It’s Hell Down Here” “Fade Away” “Death And The Setting Sun” (Feat. Andrew Neufeld) “I See Dead People” (Feat. Louie Knuxx) “When It Rains It Pours” (Feat. Landon Tewers) “The Big Sleep” “Close To Me” “God Voice” “Not Without My Ghosts” (Feat. Phem)
Pre-orders for the record, ‘Not Without My Ghosts’ are available via the following link.
Multi-million streaming Australian metalcore trailblazers The Amity Affliction have today announce a limited edition 7inch EP “Somewhere Beyond The Blue” with the third and final single to be released out today, “Death Is All Around Us”
The 7 inch title, “Somewhere Beyond The Blue” is an extrapolation from a message one of Ahren’s (vocals) close friends SK sent him not long before he sadly took his own life, “I’ll be in space.”
The EP, which will include “Death Is All Around” as well as the previous two singles “Like Love” and “Give Up The Ghost” is available from pre-order HERE and has five variants (outlined below)
Single, “Death Is All Around” was heavily influenced by everything that has gone on globally over the last 2 years. “We’re deep into a pandemic that won’t go away” says the band, “with lockdowns still happening here in Australia and no touring in sight, it’s a hopeless situation and one that inspired the lyrics in this song.”
The Amity Affliction are set to play Slam Dunk Festival in the UK at LEEDS Temple Newsam and Hatfield House on the 3rd & 4th June 2022.
Is it Friday already? That can only mean it’s 4PM and it’s time for one thing. It’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or the roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I view some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re videos that go across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. Let’s get things going with New Yorks very own Sylar. This video is taken from their third full-length record, ‘Seasons’ which was released in October 2018. Check out ‘SHOOK’ below.
Right, it’s not too long until the release of One Ok Rock’s new record, ‘Eye Of The Storm’ and they have a new track and video ready to go, prior to its release. ‘Wasted Nights’ is the third track right behind ‘Change’ and ‘Eye Of The Storm’. Check out Wasted Nights below.
Hitting number one in their home country of Austalia, The Amity Affliction are riding night after the release of their sixth record, ‘Misery’. In the video for ‘Drag The Lake’, it sees the band perform in a derelict town which a character is being pulled into the depths of the murky water.
Let’s go for a little bit of Metalcore now. If you know about the American Metalcore scene, then you’re probably a bit familiar with Zao. Back in the 1990s, they helped establish the genre before it got its namesake and helped create what it is now. The new video is off their new Decoding The Möbius Strip 7” which features inspiration from Windows 98 as well as A Clockwork Orange.
Time for someone’s debut. We’re hopping straight across the pond to Britain to check out the melodic hardcore and metalcore newcomers Burdened as they reveal their first ever single, ’33’.
Now for a bit more establishment with this band, Deaf Havana shouldn’t be strangers to anyone. Also, they played a huge date at London’s Brixton Academy last year. Now, we have some footage from that gig! In the form of ‘Holy’, here’s a glimpse of the energy and atmosphere that was experienced.
Remember American Horror Story’s Bloody Face? Well, failing that, there’s a less expensive version of Slipknot’s masks straight from the beginning of this next video. This is a very aggressive offering as well as melodic. But This has to be one of the standout’s of the week from Death Blooms video, ‘Crosses’.
Now, to celebrate the recent release of their new full-length record, ‘Soulmade’, we’re seeing Germany alt rockers Breathe Atlantis release a video for their latest cut in the form of ‘Everyone Else’.
Time to move on down to Brighton. Do you love intense, head spinning clips? If so, then you’ll love We Never Learned To Live’s new video. Described as a “Exploring loneliness in a modern world of digital connectivity, “Luma/Non Luma is about the modern day phenomenon of physical presence and simultaneous mental absence.”
And we’ve come to the last track of the post. I thought I’d go with a live video to show just what a band’s capable of in a live environment. The Story So Far had a huge headline show last year at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The video is for the title track, ‘Proper Dose’ and if you know what they’re about, I’m sure you’ll be able to see why I saved this track for the last place in this weeks selection.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundups. Be sure to check back next week for another ten of the best right here at Almost Anything Media.
Yes, we’re back for another countdown of ten of the last week’s music videos. What has been released this week? Well let’s kick things off with Architects great live video for ‘Doomsday’ which was filmed at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Last week, I posted in the countdown’s list that Sainte’s first EP was drawing to a close but now, she’s closing the first chapter with two music videos. Here is the second video in the last first chapter in ‘Feels So Wrong’.
Good Charlotte was one of the co-headliners at Slam Dunk festival last month but if you missed the opportunity to see them live, don’t worry. The band have compiled footage shot across their recent run of UK and EU shows. Check out the live video for ‘Actual Pain’ below.
Ahead of their appearances across various UK festivals, Southend alt-rockers Asylums have dropped a new video for ‘Millenials’. This is off their upcoming record ‘Alien Human Emotions’ which will be released July 6th.
The next band have been spending a lot of time on the road recently, which includes their first stops in the UK and now here’s another live video added to this list for ‘Third Degree’.
Belmont has announced that they’re releasing their self-titled full-length record on August 17th and they’ve dropped their first music video for the record in the form of Hollowed Out which you can view below.
A while ago, One Ok Rock dropped the track ‘Change’. The track is beautiful but the video is even better. Just watch.
Trash Boat are gearing for their new record, ‘Crown Shyness’ and now, the record single has been released. It’s called ‘Inside Out’ and on the concept of it, frontman Tobo Duncan has said to Rocksound: “this song is a personal analysis of my inner monologue. The ‘guy’ that’s with me with every decision, every thought process and my quietest, most solitary moments. ‘
The Amity Affliction are back. They’ve shared a new video in the form of Ivy (Doomsday) from the upcoming record, ‘Misery’ which is going to be released on August 24th via Roadrunner Records.
And now, time for a new song from As It Is and their new single from ‘The Great Depression’. and The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry) track and video is one that: tackles toxic masculinity, and the long overdue need to rebel and speak out against outdated ideals that to this day continue to threaten individuality.
And that’s it for another countdown of music videos! Check back next week for another ten of the best.
The Amity Affliction are heading back to the UK shores this October has the band have announced a headline run in the UK and the EU. Support will come from The Plot In You, Dream State and Endless Heights.
Oh no! It seems that another departure has happened already in 2018 and this time it involves the Australian outfit known as The Amity Affliction, as the band have announced their drummer, Ryan Burt has left the band!
Here is the band’s statement they’ve released via Facebook.
Regretfully we have to inform you that Ryan will no longer be performing or recording with The Amity Affliction. He joined the band in 2008 when he was 17 years old and we’ve gone through some amazing things together – recording five albums, touring the world and playing to crowds we only ever dreamed of.
Many of you are aware Ryan has been fighting some mental demons of late and took time off in late 2016 to seek help in overcoming these struggles. Unfortunately, it has been a major struggle for him on the road. It has been very hard for us to watch him go through this, but it has been even harder for him to get on stage and give his all for the fans and band each night. He has done this through adversity on the last few tours, which we have been very grateful for.
This has been a very hard thing for us all to accept, but ultimately the touring environment and spending long periods away from home and his support network is not the best place for him to be.
We want to thank Ryan for everything he has contributed to the band over the last nine years and we will make sure he is looked after going forward.
We are sure he will speak when he is ready, but we do ask everyone to respect his privacy at this time.
All our announced shows will go ahead as planned and we look forward to the future.
If anyone is experiencing any mental health issues, we implore you to reach out to professionals such as Headspace, Hope For The Day or Beyond Blue.
Fearless Records have finally announced ‘ Punk Goes Pop Vol,7’, and they have a list of amazing bands to cover some tracks.
It features, Boston Manor, New Years Day, Andy Black, Juliet Simms and more!
Here’s the full tracklisting.
01. State Champs – ‘Stitches’ (originally by Shawn Mendes)
02. Dance Gavin Dance – ‘That’s What I Like’ (originally by Bruno Mars)
03. New Years Day – ‘Gangsta’ (originally by Kehlani)
04. The Amity Affliction – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ (originally by The Weeknd)
05. Andy Black (feat. Juliet Simms) – ‘When We Were Young’ (originally by Adele)
06. Grayscale – ‘Love Yourself’ (originally by Justin Bieber)
07. Capsize – ‘Fake Love’ (originally by Drake)
08. Boston Manor – ‘Heathens’ (originally by Twenty One Pilots)
09. Eat Your Heart Out – ‘Shape Of You’ (originally by Ed Sheeran)
10. The Plot In You – ‘Let It Go’ (originally by James Bay)
11. Ice Nine Kills – ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ (originally by Zayn & Taylor Swift)
12. Seaway – ‘Closer’ (originally by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey)
13. Too Close To Touch – ‘In The Name Of Love’ (originally by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha)
It’s set to be released July 14th, but you can hear Dance Gavin Dance’s cover of ‘That’s What I Like below.