Photo by Stefaan Temmerman
Belgian sludge/post-metal outfit Amenra sign to Relapse Records for the release of their new album, which is dropping in the mid 2021.
“We are thrilled to announce that from now on we will be signed to Relapse Records. A haven to a lot of our friends, and now to us as well. We are looking forward to work with this more than capable team, and are eager to see where it will lead us. Our new record will see its first light mid 2021. Ever onwards.” says the band.
Amenra also announce that their bass player, Levy Seynaeve, is leaving the band to focus on his other musical projects. Tim De Gieter will now be joining the band permanently.
“We hereby announce that our bass player, Levy Seynaeve, will leave the band to focus on his other musical projects. We respectfully follow his decision, wish him the very best and hope that in some way our paths may cross again in the future. While we are sad to see him go, we are also proud to announce that Tim De Gieter will now be permanently joining Amenra on bass. Over the last couple of years we have already played numerous shows and wrote music together with Tim on several occasions when Levy was not available. Tim has proven to be a perfect fit. Although many of you have already seen Amenra with Tim on bass, we cannot wait to be on the road again and formally introduce him to you live as our new official bass player.”
Levy comments: “Not having been able to give the band my full attention and presence for a long while now, I have decided to take a step back from Amenra. This decision doesn’t come easy as the band has been a very big part of my life for over 8 years now, but I’ve made a choice to further devote my time to the other bands and projects I’m involved with. I’m grateful for all the great moments I’ve shared with Amenra and the surrounding crew and I’m glad to pass the torch on to Tim, who had been doing a tremendous job filling in for me in times when I was absent.
I wish the band the best of luck on their future endeavors and I want to thank everyone I’ve met during this time, for making it so memorable.”
Colin H. Van Eeckhout – Vocals
Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove – Guitars
Bjorn J. Lebon – Drums
Lennart Bossu – Guitars
Tim De Gieter – Bass