The Amity Affliction Announce Australian Dates With Underoath, Crossfaith, & Pagan

The Amity Affliction have announced some Australian shows with Underoath, Crossfaith, and Pagan. Here’s the dates:

09/12 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
09/14 Brisbane, AUS – Heaven And Hell (feat. Void Of Vision, Thornhill, Endless Heights, etc.)
09/16 Melbourne, AUS – Melbourne Arena

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The Amity Affliction Announce Summer European Tour

The Amity Affliction have announced a summer European tour. These shows will take place around various festivals.

Tour Dates:

06/13 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/14 Interlaken, SWE – Greenfield
06/16 Donington, UK – Download
06/17 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge (feat. Crystal Lake)
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/21 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal
06/22 Moscow, RUS – Red
06/24 Milano, ITA – Magazzini Generali (feat. Crystal Lake & Cane Hill)
06/25 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse (feat. Crystal Lake & Cane Hill)
06/26 Bratislava, SLO – Randal (feat. Cane Hill)
06/27 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla (feat. Crystal Lake & Cane Hill)
06/28 Gräfenhainichen, GER – With Full Force
06/29 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
07/01 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik (feat. Polaris & Venues)
07/02 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage (feat. Polaris & Venues)
07/03 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville (feat. Venues)
07/04 Hradec Kravlove, CZE – Rock For People

Concert Review: The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail, Silent Planet, & Belmont In Santa Cruz, CA

On February 8, I attended The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail, Silent Planet, and Belmont concert at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA and it was a great show.

The event began with a fun performance from pop punk act Belmont. The band were energetic and had great songs that really helped warm everyone up early on in the evening. A highlight from their set was “Pushing Daisies.”

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Silent Planet took the stage next with their unique brand of metalcore. The group take heavy music and mix it with poetic and atmospheric elements, while maintaining a clear and powerful message. It’s definitely an interesting experience to see them live, especially if you don’t know what to expect beforehand. Some highlights from their set included “Native Blood,” “Panic Room,” and “Depths II.”

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#SilentPlanet killed it! @silentplanetband

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After Silent Planet, it was time for the first of the two co-headliners, Senses Fail. The post-hardcore act blasted onstage with “Can’t Be Saved” and just kept rocking from there. Buddy Nielsen may have been the most energetic frontman of the night with crazy dance moves, mic tricks, cartwheels, and more. He was definitely entertaining and the crowd couldn’t get enough. Some highlights from their set included “Lady In A Blue Dress,” “Buried A Lie,” “Elevator To The Gallows,” and their covers medley, which featured System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey.” Drowning Pool’s “Bodies,” Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade.”

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#SensesFail were so good! @sensesfailofficial

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Senses Fail finished up and then it was time for the second of the two co-headliners, Australian metalcore act The Amity Affliction. The band stormed the stage with “Drag The Lake” off their latest album “Misery” as the audience screamed with excitement. From there, the group played a balanced set of new and old tracks with each song being executed flawlessly. Ahren Stringer and Joel Birch’s vocals were especially on point. If you have yet to see The Amity Affliction live, it would be worth your while to catch them on their next tour. Highlights from their set included “This Could Be Heartbreak,” “D.I.E.,” “Don’t Lean On Me,” and their encore “All Fucked Up.”

Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Etc. Added To 2019 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 14-16 at Donington Park in Derby, UK and the newly announced acts include: Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Beartooth, Fever 333, Palaye Royale, Black Peaks, Coldrain, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Skid Row, Deadland Ritual, Brothers Osbourne, Last In Line, Behemoth, At The Gates, Conjurer, Batushka, Ne Obliviscaris, Trash Boat, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Bad Wolves, Animals As Leaders, Heart Of A Coward, Intervals, Toska, GroundCulture, Cane Hill, Municipal Waste, Alcest, Sumo Cyco, Love Bites, Crystal Lake, Redhook, Twelve Foot Ninja, Like A Storm, SKYND, Those Damn Crows, Icon For Hire, Lost In Stereo, Parting Gift, and Vega. Previously announced acts include: Def Leppard (performing “Hysteria” in full & more), Slipknot, Tool, Slayer (final UK show), Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, Alien Weaponry, Bad Flower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Man With A Mission, nothing, nowhere., Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, Zebrahead, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, and Underoath.

The Amity Affliction’s Joel Birch Calls Out Fan For Wearing Trump Jersey

During The Amity Affliction’s January 5 show at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, Joel Birch called out a fan for wearing a Trump jersey. The vocalist tweeted the following about that:

After the man responded, Birch also added:

Silent Planet were also performing at the show and their singer Garrett Russell tweeted about the guy as well:

[via Alternative Press]

The Amity Affliction Announce New Drummer

The Amity Affliction have welcomed Joe Longobardi (Defeater) to the band as their new drummer. He is taking over for Ryan Burt, who exited the band in February.

The group commented:

“We’re over the moon that we can finally announce our long time friend Joe Longobardi will be joining Amity on a full time basis. We’ve been speaking with Joe for a long, long time, however his touring commitments with Defeater meant that he couldn’t join as soon as we wanted him to.

Fast forward to recording, Joe came into the studio and absolutely smashed it, and we had a fucking amazing time with him there. We offered him the spot again, and lucky for us he said yes.

We’ve been wanting to spill the beans for ages now because we are so so psyched that he’s with us now moving forward.

Give him a warm welcome please; in his own words, let’s fucking GO.”