by Fred Pessaro
Belgian favorites Amenra have loose ties to bands like Oathbreaker, Integrity, Rise & Fall and others, and use elements from those bands along with Acme, Neurosis, and post-rock in their unique approach to post-hardcore/sludge. After a few mostly-European releases, the band is welcoming their new LP Mass V, which will be their debut LP for Neurot Recordings. The long-player, recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Swans), will hit via the label on November 27. Stream the first song from that LP, "Dearborn and Buried," below.
So far no, US dates have been scheduled for Amenra, but those in the EU can catch them at the dates below.
Amenra "Aorte.Ritual" 23.10 live dvd
Amenra - The Pain it is Shapeless Live in Belgium
AMENRA "from birth to grave" dir: Dwid Hellion
AMENRA - 2012 TOUR DATES
10/27/2012 Hard Club - Porto, Portugal @ Amplifest
11/03/2012 Leeds University Union - Leeds, UK @ Damnation Festival
12/01/2012 Db's - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium *record release show
2/10/20102 De Kreun - Kortrijk, Belgium
4/19/2013 Patronaat Church - Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival
5/05/2013 Klub Firlej - Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival