THE AMITY AFFLICTION has come a long way since their debut live performance in early 2004. From their humble beginnings in a small South-East Queensland town, The band quickly became one of Brisbane’s most respected and revered live acts.
In mid-2005, the band released their debut self-titled EP through MODERN MUSIC / SonyBMG. This release earned the band critical acclaim and a solid fan base throughout Australia with their unique sound often compared to the likes of UNDEROATH, EVERGREEN TERRACE and ALEXISONFIRE. After a short hiatus and line-up change, along with the addition of keyboards and samples courtesy of TRAD, the band (completed by JOEL on Vocals, AHREN on Vocals/Bass, TROY on Guitars and RYAN on Drums) have just completed their sophomore release, an EP/DVD “High Hopes” out April 28th 2007 on SKULL AND BONES RECORDS through MODERN MUSIC / SonyBMG distribution.
The band have shared the stage with international acts such as EIGHTEEN VISIONS (USA), ALEXISONFIRE (CANADA), SHAI HULUD (USA), ANBERLIN (USA), RUFIO (USA), SILVERSTEIN (USA), CHAMPION (USA), EVERY TIME I DIE (USA), STRIKE ANYWHERE (USA) as well as prominent Australian acts I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, PARKWAY DRIVE, CARPATHIAN, THE GETAWAY PLAN, AGAINST, MOURNING TIDE, MILES AWAY and much more. The band has also performed at such festivals as TASTE OF CHAOS, OVERKRANKED 2006 & 2007, CHILDREN OF THE SWARM 2006, FREEZA FESTIVALS and more.