The Amity Affliction have claimed their fourth consecutive #1 ARIA chart debut this week with their new album MISERY (on Roadrunner Records). The album also remained at #1 on iTunes album chart for the entire first week of release. They join a handful of Australian artists to accomplish four consecutive #1 ARIA album debuts along with Silverchair, Hilltop Hoods and Powderfinger. Previous #1 albums for The Amity Affliction are Chasing Ghosts (2012), Let The Ocean Take Me (2014) and This Could Be Heartbreak (2016).
“Fourth #1 album debut is just an incredible achievement and actually very rare. We are extremely happy and so proud of the band.” Niko Nordstrom, President Warner Music Australasia
“The new album shows the band’s songwriting strength and music artistry at full power. Their ability to connect with people through lyrics, along with their constant music growth, once again proves why The Amity Affliction belongs at the top of the music world in 2018 and beyond.” David Rath, Senior VP of A&R, Roadrunner Records
“UNIFIED as a company are incredibly proud to have worked with The Amity Affliction for well over a decade. They are an unbelievably hard working band and deserve to be included in the same breath as the biggest artists in Australia. They have delivered an amazing record in Misery and now with 4 number one albums in a row, there is no stopping them. We could not be happier for them.” Jaddan Commerford, CEO & Founder UNIFIED and Caleb Williams, Senior Artist Manager
“Amity work tirelessly and truly deserve to achieve this amazing result…. I’m thrilled for the whole Amity team and look forward to continued success in the future.” Ben Ralph, Head of ADA and Distributed Labels, Warner Music Australia
Recorded earlier this year in Baltimore with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, Underoath), Misery is the sixth studio album for The Amity Affliction. The band undertook a thorough campaign in support of Misery, including national instores and the release of cinematic videos for Ivy (Doomsday), Feels Like I’m Dying and D.I.E which together formed a short film written and co-directed by frontman Joel Birch. The videos have a combined total views of over 1.3 million on youtube.
The Amity Affliction is Joel Birch (vocals), Ahren Stringer (bass, vocals) and Dan Brown (guitar).