To AMENRA, aesthetics are not merely supplementary to the musical experience but essential to it, and for their monumental new album MASS V, they have surpassed themselves. Today we can now proudly unveil the artwork for the album which will see the light of day on 26 November on Neurot Recordings.
All pictures supporting the artwork of MASS V were taken by Stefaan Temmerman and the artwork itself was made and assembled by Webecameaware. On the subject of artwork, the band revealed the following personal testimonial about how it came to be...
"In November we went out wandering through our own and neighbouring countries. Looking for the perfect setting for the artwork to the new album. After a couple of days our trail ended at the village of Wissant in North France. The site is a gathering of destroyed bunkers from the second World War. The force and strength coming from these weathered constructions was overwhelming. Concrete blasted to pieces, hundreds of bulletholes everywhere, the salt and sand were once covered in blood.
We drew respect from these stone temples, this once, was a world of pain. We stayed overnight at the site and slept on one of the bunkers just so we could get swallowed by the sea as tide came in and when the dawn brought first light, Stefaan Temmerman took the picture we knew was going to be perfect to represent our MASS V.
It was a long and cold night." - CHVE
We can also divulge the tracklisting for this colossal album:
1. Dearborn and Buried
3. A Mon Ame
4. Nowena I 9.10
AMENRA have released yet another trailer video crafted by their very own guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove which offers another brief but tantilising insight into the sounds of MASS V:
And on the subject of the release show, there will be an art exhibition at the AB venue, where Stefaan Temmerman, (amongst other artists including AMENRA bandmembers CHVE and Mathieu Vandekerckhove) will be exhibiting photographs by his hand. More info on this show here.
Here is a reminder of the upcoming AMENRA shows, including the now sold-out release show:
6th of October - Club Fabrica, Bucharest, Romania
27th of October - Amplifest, Hard Club, Porto
3rd of November - Damnation festival, Leeds, UK
22nd of December - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels Belgium - record release show sold out in 4 days!
19th of April - Roadburn festival, Patronaat Church Tilburg, Netherlands
4th of May - Asymmetry festival, Wroclaw, Poland
Don't forget, on 28 September AMENRA will release their first live CD on Consouling Sounds which can be pre-ordered here:http://consouling.be/ra_live.php. Their own webstore address is www.soulslayer.net.
Still to come from AMENRA, full details of the new album Mass V and much more exclusive audio and visual footage, so stay tuned.
September 24, 2012
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