As AMENRA prepare for the worldwide disbursement of their newest studio full-length, Mass V, on November 27th via Neurot Recordings, today they share the opening track from the album, “Dearborn And Buried”.
The band has also unveiled the cover of the LP version of Mass V, which will differ from the CD. The vinyl edition will bear different artwork than the CD, as well as additional sounds and alternative mixes of the songs as handled by Billy Anderson and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Scorn, working with SUNN0))), Earth, Isis and more…).
Delve into “Dearborn And Buried,” as well as the lyrics to the more than nine-minute-long anthem, in addition to the three short AMENRA tour documentaries captured by Jeroen Mylle while on the road with the band over recent months, the artwork for the LP version of Mass V and more below.
“Dearborn And Buried”
one day I awoke
and I saw
the world. that comes from us
dearborn. I will remain. world.
and death comes from my ashes.
we were called upon
and awaited a sign
there was a fire divine
and you will remain
we all fell
this is our soil
and it will remain
when ashes reign
we were the flame
now when will I be wounded enough?
Since their 1999 inception, AMENRA have infiltrated underground music communities with their grand style of organic sludge/doom metal through a plethora of LPs, EPs, and splits with Hessian, TBHR, Oathbreaker and others, through a variety of independent labels including Anvil Of Fury, Sound Devastation, Hypertension and their own Church of Ra imprint. Intense touring and festival appearances across Europe and beyond helped these diverse recordings transform into the live setting, captivating visual effects always an imperative element of the band’s on-stage dominance.
Neurot announced AMENRA‘s induction into their clan in July of 2011, which was followed directly by the band’s second European tour in support of the mighty Neurosis, the bond between both parties strengthening. Last November the members of AMENRA wandered through the countries neighboring Belgium in search of the perfect inspiration for their next studio opus. The journey led them to the village of Wissant in North France, where upon discovering vast lands still decimated by and littered with carnage from World War II battles invoked the proper stimulation the band needed to create Mass V.
In May the band entered the expansive La Chapelle Studio to create Mass V, assisted by engineer Billy Anderson (Eyehategod, Neurosis, Melvins, Sleep, Swans, etc.) to bring their sonic attack to its most crushing. With possibly their most inspired material to date in hand, brandishing forty minutes of material through four movements, they utilized the photography of Stefaan Temmerman and the talents of Webecameaware for the layout, AMENRA completed their vision and are preparing for the world to hear this sonic tour de force.
AMENRA Live And Festival Performances:
10/27/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal @ Amplifest[ [info]
11/03/2012 Leeds University Union – Leeds, UK @ Damnation Festival [info]
12/01/2012 Db’s – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival [info]
12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium *record release show [info]
2/10/20102 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium [info]
4/19/2013 Patronaat Church – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival [info]
5/05/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival [info]
[Mass V LP version]
[Mass V CD version]