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Amenra is a Belgian post-metal band from Kortrijk, Belgium, formed in 1999. The band was founded by vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout and lead guitarist Mathieu van de Kerckhove. The two had been in the hardcore punk band Spineless and wanted to create music with more "heart and soul". Their name connects the biblical amen with the Egyptian god Ra. They are known for a brooding sound and intense live performances.

The group began releasing their dark Mass albums in 2003 and have been experimenting with both sound and liveshows ever since. In 2013, the ensemble joined Neurot Records to release their fifth full-length album. The label was founded by Neurosis; a band that has been influential in Amenra's style and career.

Recurring themes in Amenra's music are the duality of birth and death, light and darkness and pain and sacrifice. The band uses psychological and religious motives. Though calling himself agnostic, Van Eeckhout acknowledges the presence of spirituality and religion in the band's work. Amenra often collaborate with visual artists and choreographers, including Willy Vanderperre and Berlinde de Bruyckere.


Colin H van Eeckhout - vocals; Mathieu van de Kerckhove - guitars; Lennart Bossu - guitars; Levy Seynaeve - bass; Bjorn Lebon - drums.

Former members:

Vincent Tetaert - guitars; Kristof Mondy - bass; Maarten Kinet - bass. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:30PM Amenra @ La Gaite Lyrique in Paris, France Paris, France
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00PM Amenra @ Stevenskerk in Nijmegen, Netherlands Nijmegen, Netherlands
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Doornroosje in Nijmegen, Netherlands Nijmegen, Netherlands
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Progresja in Warsaw, Poland Warsaw, Poland
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Colos-Saal in Aschaffenburg, Germany Aschaffenburg, Germany
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 6:30PM Amenra @ Thekla in Bristol, United Kingdom Bristol, United Kingdom
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:00PM Amenra @ Heaven in London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00PM Amenra @ Norwich Arts Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom Norwich, United Kingdom
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:30PM Amenra @ Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Manchester Gorilla in Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Saint Luke's in Glasgow, United Kingdom Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30PM Amenra @ Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Aeronef in Lille, France Lille, France
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Drucklufthaus in Oberhausen, Germany Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Beatpol in Dresden, Germany Dresden, Germany
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Progresja Music Zone in Warsaw, Poland Warsaw, Poland
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Palaç Akropolis in Prague, Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ A38 in Budapest, Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Kino Siska in Ljubljana, Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Locomotiv in Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Monk in Rome, Italy Rome, Italy
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Santeria Social Club in Milano, Italy Milano, Italy
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Jubez in Karlsruhe, Germany Karlsruhe, Germany
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 8:00PM Amenra @ Patronaat in Haarlem, Netherlands Haarlem, Netherlands
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Depot in Leuven, Belgium Leuven, Belgium
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ DURBUY ROCK FESTIVAL in Bomal Sur Ourthe, Belgium Bomal Sur Ourthe, Belgium
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Cactus club in Brugge, Belgium Brugge, Belgium
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Eden in Charleroi, Belgium Charleroi, Belgium
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00PM Amenra @ Muziekodroom in Hasselt, Belgium Hasselt, Belgium

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