AMENRA, extreme music’s most guarded and secretive unit, have worked with fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre and director of photography Nicolas Karakatsanis and the results are a video which features the band stripped of all that we know of them, and you can watch it first here
Vanderperre has worked with a startling array of individuals, from Kate Moss to Kanye West, but his encounter with AMENRA sees both parties break formation to form a hesitant, powerful and revealing union. The video, set to À Mon Âme from their most recent album, MASS V, may not be what you have come to expect from the cult crafters of discordance.
AMENRA will be hitting the road again, beginning next month and including plenty of festivals; including Bristol’s Temples and London’s Beyond the Redshift festivals in the UK.
FRI 11/04: 106 CLUB, ROUEN FR
SAT 12/04: JUBEZ, KARLSRUHE DE
SUN 13/04: LA MAROQUINERIE, PARIS FR
MON 14/04: CONFORT MODERNE, POITIERS FR
TUE 15/04: LA DYNAMO, TOULOUSE FR
WED 16/04: SONORA, BILBAO ES
THU 17/04: HARD CLUB, PORTO PT
FRI 18/04: SHOKO, MADRID ES
SAT 19/04: RAZZ3, BARCELONA ES
SUN 20/04: IMPETUS FEST, BELFORT FR
MON 21/04: P.M.K., INNSBRUCK AT
TUE 22/04: POSTHOF, LINZ AT
WED 23/04: LIDO, BERLIN DE
THU 24/04: PROXIMA, WARSAW PL
FRI 25/04: UT CONNEWITZ, LEIPZIG DE
SAT 26/04: YOUNG TEAM FEST, METZ FR
SAT 3/05: TEMPLES FESTIVAL, BRISTOL UK w/ Neurosis
SAT 10/05: BTR FESTIVAL, LONDON UK w/ Cult of luna
SUN 8/06: VOORUIT, GENT BE w/ COR
THU 19/06: EKKO, UTRECHT NL
FRI 20/06: NIEUWE NOR, HEERLEN NL
SAT 21/06: NEUDEGG ALM, ABTENAU AT
SUN 22/06: FEIERWERK, MUNCHEN DE
SAT 28/06: GRASPOP, DESSEL BE
SAT 27/09: AB, BRUSSELS BE – AFTERLIFE ACOUSTIC
AMENRA are also gearing up for two split releases on Consouling Sound, due for release in summer 2014. Each of the split albums will present an incarnation of AMENRA, together with a counterpart band – for the split 10″ album with Eleanora, AMENRA is offering À mon Âme (live) and for the split 10″ album with Treha Sektori, AMENRA decided to re-interpret À mon Âme and create an atmospheric ambient piece called Trahn.
In other AMENRA release news, My Proud Mountain are gearing up to release LIVE II, their second live cd, and first live 2xLP – the recording is the live audio from their MASS V release show of last year, mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson.