Oh hey, sorry for the influx of podcasts lately but there’s been so much news happening we needed to be on top of it all including The Amity Affliction‘s brand new album Misery which is the center of attention on this week’s podcast with frontman Joel Birch joining Browny on co-hosting duties. He opens up about the band’s drastic new direction which sees them experimenting by bringing the synth from the background of their songs and giving it a prominent position front and centre for all to see and hear, but that doesn’t mean the strong, hard-hitting lyrical content is missing, something Amity have become masters of over the years due to Joel being so open about his own battles with mental health and depression.
He also discusses how the idea of the Misery Saga short film series came about (the story behind Amity‘s singles they’ve released so far) and how hard it was to cut almost two hours of storyline back to 20 mins for the music videos. Plus he sheds light on when the band will be taking this new release on the road for fans and how they’re planning on making this their biggest and best tour to date.
Plus there’s huge news about Australia’s newest Music Festival Good Things Fest which will see the likes of The Offspring, Stone Sour, Bullet For My Valentine, Babymetal and more descend upon our shores in December for an east coast tour and while we’re on the subject of festivals, the latest addition of bands for UNIFY Gathering have been revealed so we’ll give you all the info you need to get you keen on that one.
Plus there’s BRAND NEW music from Bring Me The Horizon, Beartooth, Atreyu and Blood Youth, throwbacks from Architects, Falcifer, Every Time I Die, Hand of Mercy and Love Cats (Ahren Stringer‘s former side project) and heaps more.