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THE AMITY AFFLICTION - PROMO - 5-18-16May 18, 2016 – Roadrunner Records’ group, The Amity Affliction, have announced details of their widely anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK, the platinum-certified Australian band’s new LP will arrive on August 12th (see attached album art / tracklisting). The band – Joel Birch [Vocals], Ahren Stringer [Bass, Vocals], Ryan Burt [Drums] and Dan Brown [Guitar] – detailed the new material in a press conference earlier today hosted by former Triple J radio host / Frenzal Rhomb guitarist, Lindsay McDougall which can be viewed on the band’s Facebook,

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is available now for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via, with all DSP pre-orders going live Thursday, May 19th at 12:00AM local time.  All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s gripping first single, “I Bring The Weather With Me” which debuted today along with the track’s official music video.  “I Bring The Weather With Me” is streaming now at and on the band’s official YouTube channel,

Furthermore, The Amity Affliction have announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven’t played in over 4 years. After a massive arena tour in December 2015, these new dates will see The Amity Affliction getting up close and personal with their Australian fans in smaller and more intimate venues. Tickets for the upcoming dates will only be available for purchase with pre-orders of THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK at through Sunday, May 22nd with a limited amount of tickets released to the general public the following week.  This summer, The Amity Affliction will head to the UK where they will embark on a series of festival dates and headline shows with highly anticipated sets slated for the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival.   Following the UK run The Amity Affliction will then touch down in the US for a string of stateside festival dates kicking off September 10th at Denver, Colorado’s High Elevation festival. For complete details and ticket information, please see

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 THE AMITY AFFLICTION - still from video - 5-18-16consecutive 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.

  1. I Bring The Weather With Me
  2. This Could B Heartbreak
  3. Nightmare
  4. Tearing Me Apart
  5. O.M.G.I.M.Y.
  6. All Fucked Up
  7. Fight My Regret
  8. Some Friends
  9. Wishbone
  10. Note To Self
  11. Blood In My Mouth


ON TOUR 2016

MAY 28                  SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                         LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM

MAY 29                  SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                         BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM

MAY 30                  SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                         HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

JUN 03                    ROCK AM RING                                     MENDIG, GERMANY

JUN 04                    ROCK IM PARK                                      NÜRNBERG, GERMANY

JUN 07                    OH YEAH CENTRE                                  BELFAST, IRELAND

JUN 08                    ACADEMY GREEN ROOM                    DUBLIN, IRELAND

JUN 10                    DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL                        DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM

JUN 11                    GREENFIELD                                           INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND

JUN 12                    NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL                         NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA

JUN 13                    SECOND SKIN                                        ATHENS, GREECE

JUN 15                    RCA                                                         LISBON, PORTUGAL

JUN 16                    HARD CLUB                                           PORTO, PORTUGAL

JUN 18                    HELLFEST                                               CLISSON, FRANCE

JUN 19                    GRASPOP                                               DESSEL, BELGIUM

JUN 20                    TOWER                                                   BREMEN, GERMANY

JUN 21                    STICKY FINGERS                                     GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN

JUN 22                    JOHN DEE                                               OSLO, NORWAY

JUN 24                    JERA ON AIR                                          YSSELSTEYN, NETHERLANDS

JUN 25                    GARAGE                                                 SAARBRÜCKEN, GERMANY

JUN 26                    VAUDEVILLE                                          LINDAU, GERMANY

JUN 27                    SALZBURG ROCKHOUSE                      SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

JUN 28                    MAJESTIC                                               BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

JUN 29                    GALA HALA                                           LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

JUL 01                    WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL               LÖBNITZ, GERMANY

JUL 02                    VAINSTREAM ROCKFEST                      MÜNSTER, GERMANY

AUG 19                  THE TIVOLI                                             BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

AUG 26                  METRO THEATRE                                  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

AUG 31                  170 RUSSELL                                         MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

SEP 10                    HIGH ELEVATION  FESTIVAL                DENVER, COLORADO


SEP 24                    TEXAS MUTINY                                      FORT WORTH, TEXAS

SEP 25                    HOUSTON OPEN AIR FESTIVAL           HOUSTON, TEXAS

OCT 2                     SONIC BOOM FESTIVAL                       JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN

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