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The Amity Affliction

With a musicality as heavy and hard-hitting as singer Joel Birch’s intensely emotional lyrics— about suicide, gun violence, religion and mental illness—Not Without My Ghosts finds The Amity Affliction at their brutal best. With four vocal features, including rising Los Angeles talent Phem, the band’s first female feature, on the title track, the Australian quartet’s eighth LP pushes the boundaries and genres of heavy music.

Over the last nearly 20 years that openness has garnered The Amity Affliction millions of fans who deeply resonate with the band, driving both streams and kudos for the lineup. Four records in a row—2012’s Chasing Ghosts; Let the Ocean Take Me (2014); This Could Be Heartbreak (2016); and 2018’s Misery (2018), debuted at #1 on Australia’s ARIA Charts. In the U.S., Let The Ocean Take Me [2014] and This Could Be Heartbreak [2016] both debuted in the top 30 Billboard Top 200, while 2018’s Misery [2018] elevated the band to new critical heights, helping the band reach a total stream tally that has surpassed a billion.