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EXCLUSIVE: Amity Affliction Lose Member, Hunt For Guitarist Continues

A previous The Amity Affliciton line-up
Aug 13th 2012 | 3:33pm | Scott Fitzsimons
The Amity Affliction's long search for a fifth member is continuing after a split with their most recent replacement guitarist.

The Melbourne post-hardcore band, who boast one of the biggest national followings of a band of their genre, have told theMusic.com.au in a to-be-published article that Imran Siddiqi left the band shortly after the recording of their new record Chasing Ghosts, because "It just wasn't working out."

Vocalist Joel Birch admitted that he didn't know who will be replacing the guitarist at the moment, saying, “We're [currently a] four-piece, but we're just going to have a fill in guitarist from now on.”

Birch added, “We've just been trying to find a permanent guitarist for like four years and no one works, so we've just given up and will have someone play with us live and that'll be that.

“Whoever it is will get a one year deal. I don't really deal with that shit or care about [it]. I'm sure it'll be nice and fine. Imran just didn't fit in unfortunately. Clint [Ellis, The Getaway Plan guitarist] has probably been the best fit and he just couldn't do it, so unlucky us.”

Ellis left the band to rejoin The Getaway Plan after the band returned from hiatus in 2010.

“If we get lucky I guess we'll have a permanent one," Birch said, "but if not it'll just be a fill-in forever.”

The Amity Affliction will release their new album, Chasing Ghosts, Friday 14 September, controversial cover art and all. Five shows of their upcoming tour have already sold out.

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Thursday 8th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Macquarie Wharf (Mac2), Hobart

Friday 9th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Wool Exchange, Geelong

Saturday 10th January

Unify Gathering feat.
The Amity Affliction + Northlane + In Hearts Wake + Thy Art Is Murder + Deez Nuts + Break Even + Confession + Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Antagonist A.D + Hellions + Storm The Sky + Endless Heights + Aversions Crown + Stories + Electrik Dynamite + Earth Caller

Tarwin Meadows, Tarwin Lower

Sunday 11th January

The Amity Affliction + Deez Nuts + Stories

Wool Exchange, Geelong

Tuesday 13th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

ANU Bar, Acton

Wednesday 14th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi

Thursday 15th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Penrith Panthers, Penrith

Friday 16th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle West

Saturday 17th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Sunday 18th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Monday 19th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina

Thursday 22nd January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Discovery, Darwin

Friday 23rd January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Union Jack Hotel & The Jack Backpackers, Cairns

Saturday 24th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

The Venue, Townsville

Monday 26th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Bridgeway Hotel, Pooraka

Thursday 29th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Metropolis, Fremantle

Friday 30th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Albany

Saturday 31st January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury

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