Hardcore | The Amity Affliction is an Australian metalcore band from Gympie, Queensland, Australia, formed in 2003. The band's current line-up consists of Ahren Stringer, Joel Birch, and Dan Brown. The Amity Affliction has released five studio albums including Severed Ties, Youngbloods, Chasing Ghosts , Let The Ocean Take Me and This Could Be Heartbreak. They are known for their highly personal songs, often dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide, many lyrics stemming from vocalist Joel Birch's past struggles. As of April 2018, the band has sold more than 140,000 records.