Amenra have announced a new Mass album this year. Titled Mass VI, it will release on October 20 via Neurot Recordings.
"It took us a couple of years as always to find the right mindset to write a new album. Works of music whose creation was fueled by pure necessity," Colin van Eeckhout explains of the new release.
"We needed to write, at this point. Finding inspiration in depression, sorrow and despair. Levy found himself in a dark place for some time, where he shut himself off from everyone to write new music. It was the first Mass album he helped writing, and his being is felt throughout the entire album. Lebon, our drummer, celebrated the birth of his newborn son. We were all saddened by Mathieu's father's cancer and are mourning the loss of Lebon's beloved mother. And for me, personally, my firstborn son had a tumor removed from inside his head. It seriously shook my ground. Fate strikes and strokes. Where there is Love there is Pain." No love without pain. No life without death. No light without darkness. That is the conflict at the heart of Mass VI, at the heart of each one of us, at the heart of what it means to be human, to live and to love and to lose, and few other pieces of music will wrench that ambivalence out of us and present it in such an acutely overwhelming fashion.
The band is touring later this month with Neurosis. Check out SPB's recent chat with the band here.
Mass VI Track Listing:
1. Children Of The Eye
3. Plus Près De Toi (Closer To You)
5. A Solitary Reign
AMENRA Tour Dates:
7/27/2017 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Neurosis
7/28/2017 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL w/ Neurosis, Converge
7/29/2017 St Andrews - Detroit, MI w/ Neurosis, Converge
7/30/2017 Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Neurosis, Converge
8/01/2017 Metropolis - Montreal, QC w/ Neurosis, Converge
8/02/2017 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON w/ Neurosis, Converge
8/03/2017 College St. Music Hall - New Haven, CT w/ Neurosis, Converge
8/04/2017 Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY w/ Neurosis, Converge [SOLD OUT]
8/05/2017 Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY w/ Neurosis, Converge
8/06/2017 Royale - Boston, MA w/ Neurosis, Converge
8/07/2017 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA w/ Neurosis, Converge
10/31/2017 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BE * release show w/ All Shadows And Deliverance, Monnik
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