The Amity Affliction announce new record, Not Without My Ghosts, out on May 12th via Pure Noise
Since emerging in 2008 with their debut Severed Ties, The Amity Affliction have consistently delivered, tallying over a billion streams wordlwide and performing at some of the biggest festivals out there, such as Hellfest, Slam Dunk, Graspop Metal Meeting and Sonic Temple. Today, the Australian metalcore trailblazers have announced their eighth record, Not Without My Ghosts, which 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.
To celebrate the news, the band has shared the video for “It’s Hell Down Here”, which you can watch below this article. The track 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”.
Not Without My Ghosts will be released on May 12th via Pure Noise. Pre-orders are now available here.