Gympie metalcore outfit The Amity Affliction have finally come clean and announced their fifth studio album This Could Be Heartbreak, which is set for release on 12th August. The band have also slated a new Aussie tour and shared their new album’s intense lead single, I Bring The Weather With Me.
Amity posted their album announcement on Facebook tonight, in the form of a video interview with Frenzal Rhomb’s Lindsay McDougall. In the clip, the band say This Could Be Heartbreak is a concept record which some of their mates have described as “more mature” than their previous efforts. Catch the announcement video in full, below.
This Could Be Heartbreak is the follow-up to Amity’s 2014 album Let The Ocean Take Me, and won’t feature the band’s previous single, Shine On. Amity say they haven’t played any of their new songs live yet, and promise that “Australia will hear everything live first” when they perform in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this August. Catch the band’s new tour dates, below.
Amity’s Australian fans will be able to pre-order This Could Be Heartbreak from 9am Thursday, 18th May in various formats. International pre-orders should be available immediately, and the band has also told US fans that they have a “big announcement” coming on 31st May.
Amity last toured Australia in December as part of the Big Ass Tour, which also featured sets from A Day To Remember, Motionless In White and Hands Like Houses. Catch I Bring The Weather With Me alongside the This Could Be Heartbreak album artwork, Amity’s album announcement video and their new Australian tour dates, below.
Update 25/05/2016: The Amity Affliction have added second and final shows in each city, see below for details.
The Amity Affliction – ‘I Bring The Weather With Me’ Tour
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Watch: The Amity Affliction – I Bring The Weather With Me
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Gallery: The Amity Affliction + A Day To Remember – Big Ass Tour, Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney 2015 / Photos: Liam Cameron