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.
Vincent Tetaert - guitars; Kristof Mondy - bass; Maarten Kinet - bass.
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|Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 5:00PM||Amenra @ De Kreun in Kortrijk, Belgium||Kortrijk, Belgium|
|Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:00PM||Amenra @ Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium||Brussels, Belgium|
|Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00PM||Amenra @ Werk2 in Leipzig, Germany||Leipzig, Germany|
|Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:00PM||Amenra @ Szene Wien in Vienna, Austria||Vienna, Austria|
|Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00PM||Amenra @ la Fabrika in Prague, Czech Republic||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:00PM||Amenra @ LE METAPHONE in Oignies, France||Oignies, France|
|Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00PM||Amenra @ CC Strombeek in Grimbergen, Belgium||Grimbergen, Belgium|
|Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:00PM||Amenra @ CC De Leest in Izegem, Belgium||Izegem, Belgium|
|Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:30PM||Amenra @ LA GAÎTE 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|