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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, 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

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