The Amity Affliction Hit #1 On The Australian Albums & Vinyl Charts

20 May 2023 | 10:40 am | Mary Varvaris

The Amity Affliction have also just scored their seventh Top 10 album on the official ARIA Albums Chart.

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Photo of The Amity Affliction (Credit: Tom Barnes)

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As ARIA put it, “Amity Afflicts the charts at #2”. That’s right – the Aussie metal heroes’ eighth album, Not Without My Ghosts has debuted at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart and #1 on the Australian Albums and Vinyl Charts.

2023 marks the 20th year The Amity Affliction have been a band and with Not Without My Ghosts, they’ve just scored their seventh Top 10 album on the official ARIA Albums Chart.

They have previously scored four ARIA #1 albums: Chasing Ghosts in 2012, Let The Ocean Take Me in 2014, This Could Be Heartbreak in 2016 and Misery in 2018. They have also received five ARIA Award nominations between 2010 and 2020. Ed Sheeran maintains the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week with his new album, - (Subtract).

On the Top Australian Albums Chart, The Amity Affliction are above Kate Ceberano’s latest release, My Life Is A Symphony (with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), which debuts at #2. Midnight Oil’s Live At The Old Lion, Adelaide 1982Joji’s Smithereens and the INXS Greatest Hits album, The Very Best, follow.

The Amity Affliction had some tough competition in the Vinyl Albums Chart, but they hit #1 ahead of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition)the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 soundtrack, Awesome Mix Vol. 3; Smithereens, and Taylor Swift’s Midnights.

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Not Without My Ghosts is The Amity Affliction’s “heaviest” album to date, per the band’s bassist and clean vocalist, Ahren Stringer. Ahead of the album’s release, Stringer told us the album was “a fresh exploration of heavy music”.

“It's kind of like a collection of everything we can do,” he said.

“You know, it's got a super soft song, super heavy song and everything in between; it's just a solid Amity album and a bit more back to our roots - a bit heavier.

“We made the album that we would want to listen to. I think that's what we always try to do. So, we'd never put up a song that we wouldn't ourselves, listen to on an album. I think that definitely encapsulates it all. It's got a bit of everything and probably some of our best work.”

The Amity Affliction will embark on a massive Australian tour this October in support of the new album, taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth. You can find more details here.

THE AMITY AFFLICTION

NOT WITHOUT MY GHOSTS NATIONAL TOUR

WITH SILVERSTEIN, EARTH CALLER & WINNERZ CIRCLE

Wed 18 Oct – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane, QLD

Thu 19 Oct - Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane, QLD – SOLD OUT

Sat 21 Oct– Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, NSW

Tue 24 Oct – Hindley Street Music Hall – Adelaide, SA

Wed 25 Oct – The Forum – Melbourne, VIC – SOLD OUT  

Thu 26 Oct – The Forum – Melbourne, VIC – SOLD OUT

Sat 28 Oct – Metro City – Perth, WA 

Tickets here.