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Amenra

Formed in the forsaken fields of West-Flanders Belgium, Amenra has been conjuring unholy masses and paving their own headstrong way since 1999. Spreading their vision of a world that's out of touch with its past, present and future, they take their adepts through a world of unseen mystique. Their postmodern vision of music, existing of droning, repetitive chords alternated by gut-wrenching hauls can make an experienced listener renounce his definition of music, perhaps even his whole belief system. Amenra puts heart and soul into every note, word and image, and changes the course of people’s lives everywhere their path leads.

Recent history has shown an extremely confident and focused Amenra. Beside touring on their own and with Neurosis, the band has been branching out and taking modest steps onto what has previously been virgin territory to them with an acoustic record, a book which vulnerably offers their heart and inspiration, and various art exhibitions. Amenra forges their path while constantly gaining followers, members of the Church Of Ra, a sect, now thousands in numbers.

Amenra's confounding and compelling sound that mixes surrealist melody and warped subtleties with churning rhythms, pummeling riffs and crushing dynamics stands on it's own. Having found a home with Neurot Recordings, ambitions and expectations for their upcoming release, “Mass V”, are high. And as you know, and if you’re fortunate enough, might have experienced, Amenra does NOT disappoint.

AMENRA ON SIGNING WITH NEUROT

since day one
and for a decade now,
we found ourselves in a cold and lonely place.
until our paths crossed with the Neurot family.

a warm embrace. welcome.

I believe now we have found a
place we can call our own.

and with great pride, our home.

we sincerely see this as the opportunity for us to
prove to the world that our being here on earth,
in time, will not go unnoticed, but will be well spent.

mass V

we will make it
mean something.

always. and
everywhere.

- AMENRA 2011



Store

Visit the Neurot Recordings BuyCd for Amenra CDs & LPs, and merchandise from other Neurot Recordings artists.


Discography

CD MASS V, 2012 - NR084
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Studio Albums:

Mass I - 2003

• Mass II - Sermons - 2005

Mass III - 2005

Mass IIII - 2008

Mass V - 2012

 

Splits

Vuur/Amenra 2004 7”

Vuur/Amenra/Gameness/Gantz 2004 CD

Amenra/Hitch 2007 7”

Amenra/Hive Destruction 2011 10”

Amenra/The Blackheart Rebellion 2011 12"

Amenra/Oathbreaker 2011 7”

Amenra/Hessian 2012 7"

 

EPs

Prayers 9+10 2004 12”

Afterlife 2009 10” + cd - acoustic songs

DVDs

Mass III DVD

Church of Ra 2009 - AMENRA, KINGDOM and SYNDROME

AMENRA 23.10 live DVD

 

Books

Church Of Ra 2008 book

 


Members

Mathieu Vandekerckhove - guitars
Colin H van Eeckhout - vocals
Levy Seynaeve - bassguitar
Bjorn Lebon - drums
Lennart Bossu - guitars


Press Download

Downloadable BIO (.pdf)
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NR084



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above photo by Jeroen Mylle


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above photos by stefaan temmerman

Tour

Untitled Document

SAT 20/09: BAROEG OPEN AIR, ROTTERDAM NL
SAT 27/09: AB, BRUSSELS BE - AFTERLIFE ACOUSTIC

SAT 11/10: LÜKAZ, LÜNEN DE w/ Oathbreaker
FRI 17/10: KUBOX, KUURNE BE w/ Steak Number Eight
SAT 25/10: INTO THE VOID, LEEUWARDEN NL

more tbc / more details here


Links

Official Site - www.churchofra.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/churchofra
Myspace - www.myspace.com/amenra

Booking Contact - colin@ritualofra.com


MERCH

- NR Store - store.neurotrecordings.com
- soulslayer.bigcartel.com/category/amenra
- shirtsanddestroy.com/amenra
- hellfishfamily.com/products/amenra


Media

INTERVIEW with Colin H. Van Eeckhout + Am Kreuz live

VIDEOS






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Themes

Recurring themes in Amenra's lyrics are the duality of Birth and Death, Light and Darkness, Pain and Sacrifice. The band draws a lot of inspiration from various religions and different philosophical outlooks and incorporates these elements into their own set of beliefs and ethics. This is adhered to by the different individuals in the Church of Ra, a collective of artists linked to the Amenra in various ways. As well as musicians, the Church of Ra includes for instance visual artists, whose work is used in the Amenra album sleeves and has been shown at several art exhibitions.Aswell as performance artists, painters etc.

Amenra is known for performing in places that are off the beaten track. Several of their shows have taken place in abandoned churches and chapels, in the woods and in caves. Combined with the religious imagery and the entrancing rhythms, this all adds greatly to the compelling nature of the band's performances. Therefore, fans often tend to compare an Amenra show to a spiritual experience.


Side Projects

CHVE - https://www.facebook.com/chveh
Kingdom - http://www.facebook.com/hemeltraan
Syndrome - http://www.facebook.com/syndromechurch
Sembler Deah - http://www.facebook.com/SemblerDeah
Oathbreaker - http://www.facebook.com/theoathbreakerreigns
Blind to Faith - http://www.facebook.com/blindtofaith
Hessian - http://www.facebook.com/Hessianofficial
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