Hailing from the gutters of Brisbanes potent hardcore scene, it seemingly took THE AMITY AFFLICTION years to get it together. But from the moment they released their High Hopes EP in 2007, the touring rampage began. In no time, THE AMITY AFFLICTION was a household name amongst the hardcore and punk community of Australia, their mixture of metallic riffage, punk rock swagger and sing/scream vocal attacks making its mark on all who got in their way. Severed Ties was recorded in July and August of 2008, a grueling cross-country marathon of a recording done in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane to get the best results. With guest vocals from JJ Peters (Deez Nuts, I Killed the Prom Queen), Michael Crafter (I Killed the Prom Queen, Carpathian, Confession), Matthew Wright (The Getaway Plan) and Helmet Roberts (The Daylight Curse), and production from Adelaides Darren Thompson, the 11 track full-length promises to be one of the most anticipated local releases of 2008.