“…an appropriately stakes-raising effort, interweaving hypnotic, textured elegance and bracing, race-against-the-dying-of-the-light heaviness without ever sacrificing the sense that something profound and transcendent is going down.” – Decibel Magazine
“AMENRA may be dark, but they are also darkly triumphant.” – Revolver
After spending part of 2018 sharing the stage with Neurosis and Converge, AMENRA is hitting the road yet again, this time joining Yob and Voivod across North America this Spring. The band has also announced a forthcoming documentary chronicling the band’s twenty-year legacy.
Filmed and edited by Bobby Cochran, the documentary provides viewers with a glimpse behind the veil that shrouds one of metal’s most spellbinding acts. Oscillating between high-octane live clips, intimate interviews, and never-before-seen footage of the band in their hometown and across the globe, the Amenra XX Documentary casts a light on a band that continues to conjure beauty from the world’s shadows. The full documentary will premiere in Summer 2019 via Revolver Magazine.
Watch a sneak preview of Amenra XX Documentary now via YouTube HERE.
AMENRA’s music is a disciplined study of contrasts that has been ongoing for nearly two decades. Torturous darkness coexists with luminous artistry, thunderous crescendos are hightailed by tiptoeing refrains. With 2017’s Mass VI, AMENRA highlighted those contradictions with a captivating boldness. Colossal riffs shake listeners to their core while singer Colin H. Van Eeckhout shrieks so agonizingly that one can almost picture him onstage, clawing at himself, back turned to the world. It is this boisterous isolation that makes AMENRA one of heavy music’s most captivating acts.
AMENRA will be touring throughout North America beginning in March. Their latest LP, Mass VI, is available everywhere via Neurot Recordings
AMENRA w/ Yob, Voivod:
3/26/2019 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
3/27/2019 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
3/28/2019 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
3/29/2019 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
3/30/2019 Phoenix – Toronto, ON
3/31/2019 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
4/02/2019 Geno’s – Portland, ME
4/03/2019 Royale – Boston, MA
4/04/2019 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
4/05/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
4/06/2019 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
4/07/2019 Kings – Raleigh, NC
4/09/2019 Concourse – Knoxville, TN
4/10/2019 Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
4/11/2019 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
4/12/2019 Warehouse – Houston, TX
4/13/2019 Barracuda – Austin, TX
4/14/2019 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
4/16/2019 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO [no Voivod]
4/20/2019 Catch One – Los Angeles, CA [AMENRA only]