AMENRA share “Voor Immer” music video; Announce livestream event on June 27

AMENRA share the official “Voor Immer” music video from the impending Relapse debut full-length De Doorn (June 25). Watch the full video on YouTube HERE or below.

Additionally, Amenra announce a livestream event celebrating the release of De Doorn. The fire ritual will commence on June 27 at 9pm CET. More info and tickets are available HERE. Official flyer below. 

Amenra vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout comments:

“What you lose in the fire, you will find in the ashes”

“Voor Immer” (“For Ever”) was one of the first songs we have written for De Doorn. We played it for the very first time in 2018 on the city square of Dixmude, West Flanders Belgium. Accompanied by the carillon, its bells a typical instrument from Belgium and the low countries, we connected the earth with the sky. It was initially written for a commemoration ceremony of the ending of the first world war. Images of widows and mothers bereft of their sons. Destroyed cities and whom was left to die. Finding strength and courage to rebuild what once was there, without what was theirs.

The last time we played it live was in Menen, West Flanders Belgium end 2019. That night we gathered and burnt all our unacknowledged loss. Revealing by fire the 20feet high bronze AMENRA statue glowing red, a symbol of hope.

This is a song about finding that hope, the strength to carry on. Its content ever present in the world today. 

“to fall and to rise 
under merciless skies 
light and grace
lines marring a mothers face 
wounds inflicted by love 
scarring our skin
here and above
our home. blemish on the land 
cuts fading to the softest trace 
outstretched. a beggars hand 
one last poem
and letters unread
it ends here. and weighs us 
down like lead
I stumble I fall 
my eyes to the ground
one last sigh
a silent sound”

AMENRA “Voor Immer”

De Doorn is out June 25 on Deluxe 2xLP/2xLP/CD/CS/Digital. Physical pre-orders via Relapse.com are available HERE. Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE

De Doorn tracklist:

1. Ogentroost
2. De Dood In Bloei
3. De Evenmens
4. Het Gloren
5. Voor Immer

“When the first gigantic riff bursts out, it is as if a gigantic cathedral rises from the ground right in front of you. After more than twenty years, Amenra is more than ever a unique experience.” – Rock Tribune Belgium (9.5/10)

“De Doorn celebrates the heart-wrenching beauty of impermanence with a sincerity and emotional intensity seldom displayed.” – Radio Metal France

“Over the course of seven studio albums, two EPs, and five live albums, the Belgian quintet have explored the extremes of pounding doom, grinding sludge, spacy hardcore, haunting folk, and thematically grim that all coalesce together to create Amenra.” – Premier Guitar USA

“Post-metal ritualists Amenra are one of the most intense bands in the world. Their albums are captivating journeys into the heart of darkness and light, and their live shows are even more hypnotic and cataclysmic.” – Revolver USA

Amenra tour dates:

2/07 – Openluchttheater, De Goffert Nijmegen NL – SOLD OUT
3/07 – Openluchttheater, De Goffert Nijmegen NL – SOLD OUT

15/08 – ALCATRAZ festival Kortrijk BE
28/08 – Gloomy days festival, Stockholm SE

4/09 – Paaspop NL

EU tour w/ envy, Jo Quail

17/09 – l’Aeronef, Lille FR
18/09 – Elysée Montmartre, Paris FR
19/09 – Electric Brixton, London UK
20/09 – Rockhal, Esch LUX
21/09 – Tivoli Ronda, Utrecht NL
22/09 – Essigfabrik, Koln DE
23/09 – Meet Factory, Prague CZ
24/09 – Durer Kert, Budapest HU
25/09 – Kruhnen Music Halle, Brasov RO
27/09 – Kwadrat, Krakow PL
28/09 – Astra, Berlin DE
29/09 – Freiheiz, Munchen DE
30/09 – PTR, Geneva CH

01/10 – le Rex, Toulouse FR
02/10 – Shoko, Madrid ES
03/10 – l’Atabal, Biarritz FR
04/10 – CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon FR
05/10 – l’Etage, Rennes FR
08/10 – Amplifest, Porto PT
31/10 – MOD Hasselt BE – SOLD OUT

04/11 – de Warande, Turnhout BE. ‘AR plays ‘the Mirror”
17/11 – Concertgebouw, Brugge BE  ‘AR plays ‘the Mirror”

05/12 – WMD, Waregem BE

Amenra Is:

Colin H. van Eeckhout – Lead Vocals
Mathieu Vandekeckhove – Guitar
Bjorn J. Lebon – Percussion
Lennart Bossu – Guitar
Tim De Gieter – Bass
Caro Tanghe – Vocals

Recorded by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio, Lembeke BE
Mastered by Frank Arkright, Abbey Road Studio, London UK

Official Links:

AMENRA Official Website
AMENRA on Facebook
AMENRA on Instagram
AMENRA on Twitter
AMENRA on Bandcamp

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