Formed in 1999 in the forsaken fields of West-Flanders, Belgium, Amenra has conjured unholy masses and paved their own headstrong way ever since, spreading their vision of a world of unseen mystique that’s out of touch with the past, present and future. The last few years have shown the group to be an extremely confident and focused unit; besides touring on their own and with Neurosis, the band has branched out with an acoustic record, a book, and several 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 mixes surreal melodies and warped subtleties with churning rhythms, pummeling riffs and crushing dynamics. Having found a home with Neurot Recordings, the group sets ambitions and expectations high for their fourth full-length album Mass V. Their postmodern vision of music, consisting of droning, repetitive chords alternated by gut-wrenching howls, make experienced listeners renounce their definitions of music, perhaps even their whole belief systems. Amenra puts heart and soul into every note, word and image, changing the course of peoples’ lives in the process.