Roadrunner Records group The Amity Affliction has announced today’s release of “This Could Be Heartbreak,” the title track and new single from their highly anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK arrives at last on Friday, August 12th.

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is available now for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via and all DSPs, with all digital pre-orders accompanied by an instant grat download of “This Could Be Heartbreak,” as well as the album’s gripping first single, “I Bring The Weather With Me.”

“This Could Be Heartbreak” is joined by an equally compelling companion video directed by Mark Staubach, premiering today via both and the band’s official YouTube channel. Today’s premiere follows the recent video debut of “I Bring The Weather With Me,” also directed by Staubach and fast approaching 1.5 million individual views at YouTube alone.

The Amity Affliction will celebrate THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK with a suitably epic world tour, highlighted by a North American headline trek this fall. The dates – which see the influential Australian band traveling with special guests including Being As An Ocean, Hundreth, Trophy Eyes, and Deadships – get underway September 11th at the Grenada Theatre in Lawrence, KS and then continue through mid-October (see attached itinerary). For complete details and ticket information, please visit

Furthermore, The Amity Affliction are set to perform at a range of upcoming summer festivals, including Denver, CO’s High Elevation Festival (September 10th), Chester, PA’s Rock Allegiance Festival (September 18th), Fort Worth, TX’s Texas Mutiny (September 24th), Houston, TX’s Houston Open Air Festival (September 25th), Louisville, KY’s Louder Than Life Festival (October 1st) and Janesville, WI’s Sonic Boom Festival (October 2nd).

The North American tour dates follow an incredibly busy summer schedule for The Amity Affliction. The band – which has just wrapped a successful European run highlighted by performances at such famed festies as France’s Hellfest and the UK’s legendary Download Festival – recently announced a series of intimate Australian headline shows, all of which sold out in a matter of minutes. For tour updates and other announcements, please see

Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction’s most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne’s Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft.  Both ambitious and grand, album standouts “This Could Be Heartbreak” and “All Fucked Up” are equal parts heavy and hopeful, fueled by frontman Joel Birch’s desperation which achieves extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and absolute power.

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group.  LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction’s second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012’s gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic “Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour,” which saw the band performing in front of capacity crowds around the globe, including sold-out shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza and London’s KOKO.  Furthermore, the band’s most recent single, “Shine On” came in at #25 on Triple J’s “Hottest 100” of 2016. For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the very darkest edges of man’s existence through their music and with SEVERED TIES, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s ARIA gold-certified follow-up, YOUNGBLOODS, The Amity Affliction instantly established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.

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  1. I Bring The Weather With Me

  2. This Could Be Heartbreak

  3. Nightmare

  4. Tearing Me Apart

  5. O.M.G.I.M.Y.

  6. All Fucked Up

  7. Fight My Regret

  8. Some Friends

  9. Wishbone

  10. Note To Self

  11. Blood In My Mouth


ON TOUR 2016




19                           THE TIVOLI                                                             BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – SOLD OUT

20                           THE TIVOLI                                                             BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – SOLD OUT

26                           METRO THEATRE                                  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SOLD OUT

27                           METRO THEATRE                                  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SOLD OUT

31                           170 RUSSELL                                                         MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SOLD OUT


2                              170 RUSSELL                                                         MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SOLD OUT

10                           HIGH ELEVATION FESTIVAL                 DENVER, COLORADO

11                           GRANADA THEATER                                             LAWRENCE, KANSAS

13                           THE AGORA THEATRE                                          CLEVELAND, OHIO

14                           WEBSTER HALL                                                     NEW YORK, NEW YORK

15                           THE PALLADIUM                                                   WORSCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

18                           ROCK ALLEGIANCE FESTIVAL                              CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA

20                           RAMS HEAD LIVE!                                 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

21                           THE MASQUERADE                                               ATLANTA, GEORGIA

22                           THE BEACHAM                                                      ORLANDO, FLORIDA

24                           TEXAS MUTINY                                                      FORT WORTH, TEXAS

25                           HOUSTON OPEN AIR FESTIVAL                           HOUSTON, TEXAS

27                           THE READY ROOM                                                ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI


30                           MR. SMALLS THEATRE                                         PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA


1                              LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL                             LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

2                              SONIC BOOM FESTIVAL                                       JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN

5                              LA TULIPE                                                              MONTREAL, QUEBEC

6                              THE OPERA HOUSE                                               TORONTO, ONTARIO

7                              THE CROFOOT                                                       DETROIT, MICHIGAN *

8                              BOTTOM LOUNGE                                                CHICAGO, ILLINOIS *

9                              MILL CITY NIGHTS                                 MINNEAPOLIS, MINNEAPOLIS *

12                           THE COMPLEX                                                       SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH *

14                           EL CORAZON                                                         SEATTLE, WASHINGTON *

15                           HAWTHORNE THEATRE                                       PORTLAND, OREGON *

17                           REGENT THEATER                                  LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA *

18                           VINYL                                                                      LAS VEGAS, NEVADA *

19                           SOMA                                                                     SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA *

21                           NILE THEATER                                                        PHOENIX, ARIZONA *

22                           THE GLASS HOUSE                                                POMONA, CALIFORNIA *

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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