Australian post-hardcore outfit The Amity Affliction have gutted it out in their native land ever since forming in 2002. After a few EPs and a studio album it appears the band will be stepping things up for their next release, Youngbloods which is scheduled to hit stateside later this year.
The band holed up in the bowels of Weehawken, NJ the home of MI headquarters as well as The Machine Shop where they recorded Youngbloods with producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die). We dropped a line to keyboardist Trad Nathan and asked what it was like working with Machine and he told us, “Machine is one crazy motherfucker. We went into the studio with a plan and timeline. Machine pissed on that, tore us a new asshole and had us jamming out our songs 1000x times harder than ever before!”
So far we’ve only gotten the chance to hear one track from Youngbloods. The track “I Hate Hartley” which the band put up for download on their website.
Speaking of Hartley… perhaps not by coincidence at all, the band’s videographer, also named Hartley came to the states with the lads to document the album’s recording process as a series of web videos..
Next month, The Amity Affliction will hit the road with Misery Signals and Flood Of Red. There was a scheduled North American jaunt but the band had to cancel that leg of the tour, maybe they feared crossing the ocean because of Sharktopus? Or maybe the rest of the band feared Trad’s desire to imbibe in the suds. He did after-all, tell us that a crucial plan of the band’s goals for US dominance was to “sample every beer from every state,” and “pillage every party possible.”
The Amity Affliction Tour Date w/Misery Signals and Flood Of Red
7.2 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
7.3 – The HiFi, Melbourne
7.4 – The Hifi, Melbourne
7.5 – The Karova Lounge, Ballarat
7.6 – Kangaroo Flats Leisure Centre, Bendigo
7.8 – Woden Basketball Stadium, Bendigo
7.9 – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
7.10 – The Hifi, Brisbane
7.11 – The Hifi, Brisbane