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The Amity Affliction Announce 10 Year-Anniversary Of ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ Tour

The Amity Affliction have announced a North American tour to mark the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed album, Let The Ocean Take Me. The tour, set to be a nostalgic journey for fans, will feature the band playing the entire album each night.

Joining them on this musical expedition are powerhouse acts Currents, Dying Wish, and Mugshot.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on April 29th in San Diego and will make its way through various cities, concluding on June 6th in Los Angeles. Along the way, The Amity Affliction will also grace the stages of a few major US festivals.

Tickets for this tour are set to go on sale this Thursday, January 25th, at 10 am local time.

Check out all the dates and venues on the tour poster below:

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The Amity Affliction @ Melkweg, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: The Amity Affliction Give Metalcore Masterclass in Amsterdam

In the course of this calendar year, The Amity Affliction, the Australian metalcore sensation, made their mark on Dutch soil for the third time. Commencing the year in Eindhoven’s Effenaar, they graced the stage at Jera On Air during the summer, and, in a grand finale, held a packed performance in the largest room at Amsterdam’s Melkweg: Max.

Taking the stage with their latest album, Not Without My Ghosts The Amity Affliction treated an audience of approximately 1300 fervent fans to a set that spanned their entire discography. Drawing from their last six albums, the setlist featured gems such as Open Letter from the album Chasing Ghosts, marking the oldest inclusion in the lineup. This song, along with the titular track Chasing Ghosts (that was not played this evening), laid the groundwork for the band’s enduring popularity—a trajectory that soared with the release of the widely acclaimed Let The Ocean Take Me in 2013. Since then, the band has consistently expanded its musical horizons, steadily growing its fanbase with each successive release.

The concert served as a jubilant celebration of the band’s diverse fan community, catering to the varied tastes of everyone in attendance. Despite a brief departure from their metalcore roots in 2018 with the more melodic and experimental album Misery, the setlist still featured beloved fan favourites from that era, including Ivy (Doomsday) and Drag The Lake. Naturally, the latest albums, notably Not Without My Ghosts from 2023, received ample attention, with five of its tracks featured in the night’s lineup.

True to The Amity Affliction‘s signature style, the performance was a seamless, energetic flow of song after song, interspersed with minimal conversation. Enhanced by dynamic light effects and a captivating visual display, the moshpit reverberated throughout the night, creating an impeccable atmosphere. The band’s inherently heavy yet irresistibly catchy songs prompted a collective and enthusiastic chorus of Ahren Stringer’s vocal parts from the audience on each song.

For us, this concert marked the culmination of the year—a bookend that neatly mirrored its beginning with The Amity Affliction in Effenaar, Eindhoven. It was, without a doubt, the perfect way to commence and conclude our year.

Feel free to peruse some snapshots from the evening in the gallery below, and share your experiences if you’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing The Amity Affliction live!

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The Amity Affliction @ Effenaar, Eindhoven

The Amity Affliction Release Title Track Of Upcoming Album ‘Not Without My Ghosts’

The Amity Affliction released the 4th single called Not Without My Ghosts of their upcoming album of the same name.

The Amity Affliction is on a nice release streak. They have released the 4th single of their upcoming album with 10 songs on it.

They didn’t say a lot about it other than just simply saying that the song is out without any announcement prior. They will however start touring 2 days before their upcoming album releases(the album releases on May 12th) so big chance that you’ll be hearing some songs right before the official release.

Check here if The Amity Affliction plays a show anywhere near you. Not Without My Ghosts is out May 12th. Check out the announcement post and stream the currently released singles below.

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The Amity Affliction @ Effenaar, Eindhoven

CONCERT REVIEW: The Amity Affliction Are On Top Of Their Game During Eindhoven Show

We kicked off the year with one hell of a concert. Unfortunately, we had to miss the two first amazing bands this evening: SeeYouSpaceCowboy and Gideon, but we witnessed the greatness that is Fit For A King and The Amity Affliction.

For both artists, it’s been a while since they were last in the Netherlands, with Fit For A King‘s last visit taking place in April of 2019 as support act for Emmure. This time around. they were direct support for the Australian hardhitters The Amity Affliction.

Given it has been a while since the band played shows in Europe, these shows were fully focused on the band’s new material. In 2018, Fit For A King released their very popular album Dark Skies, but their releases after that The Path (2020) and The Hell We Create (2022) have further cemented the band’s position within the scene. The setlist, consisting of 10 songs, was entirely made up of their most recent 3 bodies of work, including the popular God Of Fire and When Everything Means Nothing. The energy Fit For A King displayed on stage worked infectious on the audience, and made us hungry for more. Lucky for us, the band revealed on stage that they will be back later this year for a headliner tour. The band had a headliner tour planned in Europe back in 2021, but we all know what happened to prevent this from happening. Check out some photos from the band’s performance below.

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We were so excited to see The Amity Affliction live again. There are few bands as strong live as The Amity Affliction musically, as their music live sounds even grander than it does on the recorded versions. Breakdowns, generally led vocally by Joel Birch are amplified by screams from Ahren Stringer and the clean vocals (mostly during the choruses of the songs) sound incredible. The Amity Affliction‘s setlist knew a bit more variation, which is obviously easier to do with a bigger setlist, but the Australian metalcore formation’s throwback came in the form of Chasing Ghosts, off the album with the same name which released back in 2012.

The biggest shareholder on the setlist was the immensely popular Let The Ocean Take Me, which released back in 2014, but still holds the band’s most popular single Pittsburgh. As stated earlier, The Amity Affliction is immaculate when it comes to its musical delivery in a live setting, but this does mean the band’s interaction takes a backseat. Luckily, the band’s discography has expanded since their last visit to The Netherlands, but I do believe that if The Amity Affliction want to move on to bigger stages and festival slots, the production needs to be invested in (at least in Europe, I don’t know how their shows are in the US or Australia!).

Nevertheless, we were absolutely ecstatic for the band’s return and had a splendid night with the band’s live renditions. Check out some photos from their set right below and let us know if you are going to see this epic bill live somewhere in the coming weeks.

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