Roadrunner Records group The Amity Affliction has announced today’s release of “This Could Be Heartbreak,” the title track and new single from their highly anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK arrives at last on Friday, August 12th.
THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is available now for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via http://www.theamityaffliction.net/ and all DSPs, with all digital pre-orders accompanied by an instant grat download of “This Could Be Heartbreak,” as well as the album’s gripping first single, “I Bring The Weather With Me.”
“This Could Be Heartbreak” is joined by an equally compelling companion video directed by Mark Staubach, premiering today via both http://www.theamityaffliction.net/ and the band’s official YouTube channel. Today’s premiere follows the recent video debut of “I Bring The Weather With Me,” also directed by Staubach and fast approaching 1.5 million individual views at YouTube alone.
The Amity Affliction will celebrate THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK with a suitably epic world tour, highlighted by a North American headline trek this fall. The dates – which see the influential Australian band traveling with special guests including Being As An Ocean, Hundreth, Trophy Eyes, and Deadships – get underway September 11th at the Grenada Theatre in Lawrence, KS and then continue through mid-October (see attached itinerary). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.
Furthermore, The Amity Affliction are set to perform at a range of upcoming summer festivals, including Denver, CO’s High Elevation Festival (September 10th), Chester, PA’s Rock Allegiance Festival (September 18th), Fort Worth, TX’s Texas Mutiny (September 24th), Houston, TX’s Houston Open Air Festival (September 25th), Louisville, KY’s Louder Than Life Festival (October 1st) and Janesville, WI’s Sonic Boom Festival (October 2nd).
The North American tour dates follow an incredibly busy summer schedule for The Amity Affliction. The band – which has just wrapped a successful European run highlighted by performances at such famed festies as France’s Hellfest and the UK’s legendary Download Festival – recently announced a series of intimate Australian headline shows, all of which sold out in a matter of minutes. For tour updates and other announcements, please see www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.
Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction’s most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne’s Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft. Both ambitious and grand, album standouts “This Could Be Heartbreak” and “All Fucked Up” are equal parts heavy and hopeful, fueled by frontman Joel Birch’s desperation which achieves extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and absolute power.
THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group. LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction’s second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012’s gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic “Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour,” which saw the band performing in front of capacity crowds around the globe, including sold-out shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza and London’s KOKO. Furthermore, the band’s most recent single, “Shine On” came in at #25 on Triple J’s “Hottest 100” of 2016. For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the very darkest edges of man’s existence through their music and with SEVERED TIES, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s ARIA gold-certified follow-up, YOUNGBLOODS, The Amity Affliction instantly established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.