The Amity Affliction announce title, release date for Roadrunner Records debut

NEW YORK, NY–Roadrunner Records’ newest band, The Amity Affliction, has announced the title and U.S. release date for its debut album on the label.  The band has announced that the title of the band’s Roadrunner debut will be “Chasing Ghosts.”  The album is expected to be released September 18th.  Producer Michael Baskette has been tapped to man the boards on this release, which is the followup to the band’s previous full length release, “Youngbloods.” 

When asked about recording the album with Baskette, the band’s frontman Joel Birch commented saying, “Recording with Elvis has been the most amazing experience for Amity since we began making records eight years ago.  It’s incredible. We came into this record more prepared than we ever have before as well, so everything is coming together really, really well.”  Birch also noted that the recording process is going very well, and how happy he is with the new album.  He said, “We’re all loving the new songs. It feels like there is an entire album of awesome songs that we love which hasn’t happened prior to this; we’ve finally written an album we are proud of from start to finish, no filler whatsoever.”

The Australian based band has earned high marks from the music journalism community.  Alternative Press magazine has calle The Amity Affliction one of the “Top 100 Bands You Should Know About in 2012.”  ARTISTdirect said of the Aussie rock band, it is “Modern heavy metal at its finest…Amity Affliction are the most exciting band of 2012. Combining gnashing riffs a la Killswitch Engage and hooks that rival Deftones, Amity Affliction are primed to take over.”

Fans can check out the official announcement from frontman Joel Birch here:

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