Roadrunner recording group THE AMITY AFFLICTION has announced details of its eagerly awaited new album. "Let The Ocean Take Me" — the Australian metalcore masters' fourth full-length release — arrives on June 10.
Named one of 2014's "most anticipated" albums by Alternative Press, "Let The Ocean Take Me" is available now for pre-order on the iTunes Store, with all pre-orders receiving an instant download of the album's powerful first single, "Pittsburgh". In addition, the "Pittsburgh" companion video can be seen below.
Known worldwide for its 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, fellow Roadrunner recording group HEARTIST — continues through mid-May. Additional North American live dates will be unveiled soon.
Urgent, aggressive, and remarkably cathartic, "Let The Ocean Take Me" is THE AMITY AFFLICTION at its 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 fueled 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."
"Let The Ocean Take Me" track listing:
02. Lost & Fading
03. Don't Lean On Me
04. The Weigh Down
05. Never Alone
06. Death's Hand
08. My Father's Son
09. Forest Fire
10. Give It All
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", the band's 2008 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.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION is:
Joel Birch - Vocals
Ahren Stringer - Bass, Clean Vocals
Troy Brady - Guitar
Ryan Burt - Drums
Dan Brown - Guitar