Australian post-hardcore heavyweights The Amity Affliction have announced their follow-up to 2009’s Youngbloods, Chasing Ghosts, will be released September 14. In an announcement via UNFD, vocalist Joel Birch revealed the band has hit the studio in Florida to record with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Blessthefall, Incubus) on their Roadrunner Records debut.
The frontman added "Recording with Elvis has been the most amazing experience for Amity since we began making records eight years ago. It’s incredible. We came into this record more prepared than we ever have before as well, so everything is coming together really, really well."
"We’re all loving the new songs. It feels like there is an entire album of awesome songs that we love which hasn’t happened prior to this; we’ve finally written an album we are proud of from start to finish, no filler whatsoever."
In regards to the lyrics on Chasing Ghosts, Birch also stated “I’ve tried to write my thoughts in a manner that can connect with people on an even more personal level than I did on Youngbloods, and I’m proud that the substance and depth hasn’t been lost or compromised, or watered down."
Chasing Ghosts is due out September 14 in Australia, September 17 in the UK and September 18 in the US.