Australian metalcore act The Amity Affliction will release its new album, “Not Without My Ghosts,” on May 12, 2023, via Pure Noise. Pre-order it here or here.
To celebrate the news, the band has shared the video for “It’s Hell Down Here.” The song address mortality—a topic that coomes up several times on the album.
“This song is a a letter from myself and Ahren, written by me, to our friends who have passed on to the other side,” vocalist Joel Birch said. “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 includes 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.
“Not Without My Ghosts” track listing:
“Show Me Your God”
“It’s Hell Down Here”
“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”
“Not Without My Ghosts” (Feat. Phem)
The Amity Affliction will appear at several 2023 festivals, including Louder Than Life in September and Aftershock in October.
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