Australian metalcore group The Amity Affliction have now confirmed the official release date for their eighth full-length album. Pure Noise Records will have that effort, “Not Without My Ghosts“, out on May 12th. Joel Birch had this to say about the single, It’s Hell Down Here:
“This song is a a letter from myself and Ahren, written by me, to our friends who have passed on to the other side. I’m 41. I’m bipolar. And I’m pretty tired of it. That’s where lyrics like ‘Like a snake I tire / the cold dark clouds, they steal my light’ come from.
The song is wrapping up how I feel daily, and reflecting on the time leading up to my friend killing himself. I’m sure a lot of people who have experienced that guilt at not seeing what becomes glaringly obvious after the fact.”