The Amity Affliction

The Amity Affliction Confirm New Album Title


Australian melodic metalcore outfit The Amity Affliction have chosen a title for their eighth studio album. The band’s vocalist Joel Birch recently spilled the beans during an interview with Andrew Haug, stating of it:

“I’m not sure I’m allowed to say the title. I’m just gonna fucking say it. It’s called ‘Not Without My Ghosts‘, which is something that I saw in… I ripped it off. It’s from this art show in Sheffield. And I was just walking past and I saw it, and I just wrote it into my notes. And I never went in or anything.”

He went on to explain:

“I didn’t come up with that, but that did inform the direction for my lyrics. ‘Cause I was, like, ‘Oh, fuck. That’s something I can apply to my past behaviors, my past experiences — everything; past traumas and everything.’ One of the lines on one of the songs is ‘I have to carry on but not without my ghosts.’ That’s sort of the overarching theme, I guess, of the record.”

Given his struggles with bipolar II disorder, Birch was able to apply the title and theme to his own experiences as well, offering:

“No amount of therapy can excise [your ghosts]. It’s sort of discussing how to move forward despite them. So happiness despite trauma.”

A new single by the name of “Show Me Your God” from that album recently arrived online, you can check it out here. Recording sessions for the album were completed earlier this year with release details yet to be disclosed.


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