Enlarge A 13-minute whopper of a song.

Amenra Post New Single/Video, “Voor Immer”


Amenra have released a new single, “Voor Immer,” from their impending full-length album, De Doorn, along with a music video.

The nearly 13-minute song begins in a quiet, pensive fashion, and it’s eight minutes before the band’s trademark heaviness kicks in (not that Amenra haven’t also been known for dialing it down). And when it does, hoooo boy! You’re in for quite a ride.

Vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout comments:

“What you lose in the fire, you will find in the ashes”

“‘Voor Immer’ (‘For Ever’) was one of the first songs we have written for ‘De Doorn.’ We played it for the very first time in 2018 on the city square of Dixmude, West Flanders, Belgium. Accompanied by the carillon, its bells a typical instrument from Belgium and the low countries, we connected the earth with the sky. It was initially written for a commemoration ceremony of the ending of the first world war. 

“Images of widows and mothers bereft of their sons. Destroyed cities and whom was left to die. Finding strength and courage to rebuild what once was there, without what was theirs.

“The last time we played it live was in Menen, West Flanders Belgium end 2019. That night we gathered and burnt all our unacknowledged loss. Revealing by fire the 20feet high bronze Amenra statue glowing red, a symbol of hope.

“This is a song about finding that hope, the strength to carry on. Its content ever present in the world today.”

De Doorn comes out on June 25 via Relapse Records; pre-order on physical and digital formats. You can check out the album’s previous single, “De Evenmens,” as well.

Amenra will stream the October 2019 concert referenced above on June 27; tickets are available here.

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