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The Amenta

Formed: 2002
From: Sydney, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Amenta News

Below is our complete The Amenta news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Unleashing The Extreme Tour Date Changes

Due to factors out of Soundworks Touring's control, the NSW leg of the "Unleashing the Extreme" tour has been rescheduled. See below for amended dates and venues.

The "Unleashing The Extreme" Tour features three of Australia’s highest calibre metal bands: Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins. The tour will kick off in Perth, before winding its way through Queensland, ACT, NSW and Victoria. Here are the latest tour dates:

June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah
June 5th - YMCA HQ, Leederville (AA)
June 6th - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
June 11th - Brannigan’s, Gold Coast
June 12th - Rosie’s, Brisbane
June 13th - Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore
June 19th - The Basement, Canberra
June 20th - The Manning Bar, Sydney (Lic/AA)
June 21st - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
June 26th - The National Hotel, Geelong
June 27th - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
June 28th - TBC Melbourne (U18)

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Australia's Unleashing The Extreme Tour Announced

Three of Australia’s highest calibre metal bands are teaming up for the "Unleashing The Extreme" tour. Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins will kick off in the tour in Newcastle, before winding its way through NSW, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.

The latest tour dates for the Unleashing The Extreme tour are as follows:

May 28th - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
May 29th - The Manning Bar, Sydney (Lic/AA)
May 30th - TBC, Wollongong
June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah
June 5th - YMCA HQ, Leederville (AA)
June 6th - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
June 11th - Brannigan’s, Gold Coast
June 12th - Rosie’s, Brisbane
June 13th - Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore
June 26th - The National Hotel, Geelong
June 27th - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
June 28th - TBC Melbourne (U18)

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The Berzerker Guitarist Hospitalized

Melbourne’s The Berzerker have announced the cancellation of the New Zealand leg of the Industrial Corruption Tour due to their guitarist being admitted to hospital early this morning (25/03/09).

Luke Kenny commented: “At 4am(EST) this morning our guitarist Tim Aldridge was rushed to hospital after throwing up more then a pint of blood, with blood pooling in his stomach he was operated on at 8am(EST) we are now waiting patiently to hear how the operation went. After frantic calls at 5am(EST) to various guitarist’s looking for some one to fill in we have been forced to pull the New Zealand tour. The band is deeply saddened by this event. More information will be released as we have it.”

The Amenta, who were also on this tour, will headline the shows with local New Zeland supports bands.

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The Berzerker Signs Distribution Deal with Riot

Victorian extreme metal band The Berzerker has signed a deal with Riot! Entertainment to distribute their latest album "The Awakening" in Australia, which was originally available solely from the band themselves.

The Berzerker is currently on tour with The Amenta, with the following dates still to come:

The Berzerker and The Amenta INDUSTRIAL CORRUPTION TOUR, Australia 2009:

Mar 19 - Ballarat - The Karova Lounge (TBC)
Mar 20 - Geelong - The National Hotel
Mar 21 - Melbourne - The HiFi (U/18s)
Mar 21 - Melbourne - The HiFi (18+)

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The Amenta Posts Tour Diary Online

Sydney based metallers The Amenta have released the following tour diary of their recent Australian tour:

"The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 29/01/09

"We turned up to the Cambridge Hotel on time for sound check only to find that the in-house sound guy had not yet bothered to show up. This would go on to be typical of his performance of the night.

"THE BERZERKER guys were there already and aside from Luke they were all strangers. All great guys. I know we will have a good time on this tour. There was a bit of uncertainty on how this would go. Newcastle has always been a strange place to play, the last time was at the end of the Festival of the Dead Tour and we were all very sick. This time however we came out all guns blazing.

"We played really well; our experience on overseas stages was translated very well. Jarrod [Krafczyk, vocals] climbed up on the barricade and screamed in peoples faces. I punched my keyboard so hard the stand collapsed. A guy in the crowd, with a tattoo of our logo, screamed the lyrics to ‘Erebus’ when Jarrod handed him the mic. It was good to play back in Australia. We had been used to colder stages in Europe so the Australian heat hit us hard. It felt good to be exhausted again. More...

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Australian's Rock Out Festival Postponed

Australia's recently announced Rock Out Festival has been postponed until later this year. Here's the update from the organizers:

“MTD4 and Blade Promotions after consultation with the venues and major stakeholders including the International Artists, have decided that it is in the best interest of all parties concerned to postpone the event to Sept/Oct this year.

"The new dates will be advised as soon as possible.

"We anticipate announcing additional headline bands to join those previously listed as the postponement allows us to restore the event to our original concept including multiple stages, all ages ticketing and camping at all sites.

"We apologise if this postponement causes any inconvenience to those that have already purchased tickets to our event and encourage them to contact us directly - contact@rockoutfestivals.com.au"

The original festival dates that have been postponed are:

10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC

The bands slated to perform included: More...

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Twisted Sister, Rose Tattoo Added to Rockout Fest

American glam rockers Twisted Sister have been announced as the new headliner for the Australian east coast’s Rockout Festival, that will be hitting up Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in April. Also recently added to the line-up includes Rose Tattoo, Black Majesty and Five Star Prison Cell. More acts will be added in the weeks leading up to the festival.

Tickets are on sale now to the general public at Ticketek. For information on tickets and locations, visit rockoutfestivals.com.au.

Here are the festival dates:

10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC

The lineup so far is as follows: More...

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The Amenta Posts Live DVD Footage from Sydney

Sydney Industrial act The Amenta has posted multi-camera concert footage from their recent Sydney show, which will be featured on their upcoming as yet untitled DVD release due later this year. The Amenta is currently touring as support for Melbourne’s The Berzerker on the Australia-wide Industrial Corruption Tour.

Four dates remain on the tour in Australia, all in Victoria, before the bands head over to New Zealand for 5 more dates:

INDUSTRIAL CORRUPTION TOUR - w/ The Berzerker, The Amenta + more
19.03.2009 - The Karova Lounge, Ballarat
20.03.2009 - The National Hotel, Geelong
21.03.2009 - The HiFi , Melbourne, (U/18s)
21.03.2009 - The HiFi, Mebourne, (18+)
25.03.2009 - The Adelaide, Wellington
26.03.2009 - Al’s Bar, Christchurch
27.03.2009 - Saints and Sinners, Invercargill
28.03.2009 - Transmission Room, Auckland
29.03.2009 - Zone Bar, Whangarei

You can view live footage of The Amenta’s Sydney show at Moshcam.com. More...

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The Berzerker And The Amenta To Film Sydney Show

The Berzerker and The Amenta will be doing a co-headlining show in Sydney at the Gaelic Club on January 30th and both bands has announced that their sets will be filmed for future DVD releases. The DVD's will be professionally filmed and are expected to be released next year.

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Devian Posts 6 New Songs Online

Swedish blackened death/thrash metal band, DEVIAN, has posted 6 songs from their soon to be released second album, "God To The Illfated," at their website.

Featuring former Marduk members Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (drums), DEVIAN’s "God To The Illfated" will be available as limited edition CD including a special O-Card packaging, two exclusive audio bonus tracks, and a free band-logo sticker. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Mask Of Virtue (3:17)
2. Assailant (3:41)
3. The Unspoken (3:45)
4. Saintbleeder (4:41)
5. I'm The Pariah (3:34)
6. God To The Illfated (4:18)
7. Summerdeath (4:31)
8. South Of Halo (5:36)
9. Awaiting Doom (3:55)
10. When The Vultures Have Left (7:02)
11. Reap The Storm (4:01)*
12. Raison D'etre (4:19)*
* bonus tracks only available on the Limited Edition More...

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The Amenta Plans European, Australian Tour Dates

Australia's THE AMENTA is teaming up with cyber grind freaks THE BERZERKER for THE SONIC CORRUPTION tour - a dual album launch headlining tour throughout Australia and New Zealand from January to March. That will be just before it, THE AMENTA will be on tour with
VADER, DEICIDE and SAMAEL in Europe. The latest The Amenta tour dates are as follows:

European tour with Vader, Deicide, Samael:

08.01.09 HOL Tilburg O13
09.01.09 HOL Haarlem Patronaat
10.01.09 BEL Vosselaar Biebob
11.01.09 FR Paris Locomotive
12.01.09 FR Lyon CCO Villeurbane
13.01.09 LU Esch/Alzette Rockhal
14.01.09 GER Stuttgart Ika-Longhorn
15.01.09 GER Frankfurt Batschkapp
16.01.09 GER Bochum Matrix
17.01.09 CH Erstfeld Transilvania Live
18.01.09 ITA Milan Rolling Stone
19.01.09 A Worgl Komma
20.01.09 SK Bratislava DK Dubravka
21.01.09 POL Katowice Mega Club
22.01.09 POL Warsaw Progresja More...

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Order Of Ennead Added To Winterfest 2009

Order Of Ennead has been added to the huge Winterfest tour which will see them team up with the likes of Deicide, Vader, Samael, Devian and The Amenta for a European tour. The tour is scheduled to begin in January and tour dates will be revealed shortly.

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The Amenta Posts Album Teaser Track Online

The Amenta has posted an album teaser for their upcoming CD, "n0n," on their MySpace player.

"n0n," will be released on October 20th. The album was mixed by Lachlan Mitchell at The Vault Studios and mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301. According to the band, "The recording of the album spanned three different countries and seven different studios. 'n0n' contains a myriad of different contributors and performers with no less than two drummers, six vocalists and two bass players recording on the album which features guest appearances from Jason Mendonca (AKERCOCKE), Alice Daquet (SIR ALICE), Alex Pope (RUINS) and more."

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The Amenta Reveals New Album Details

Australian metallers, The Amenta, have announced their new album, "n0n," will be released on October 20th. "n0n" was mixed by Lachlan Mitchell at The Vault Studios and mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301. According to the band, "The recording of the album spanned three different countries and seven different studios. 'n0n' contains a myriad of different contributors and performers with no less than two drummers, six vocalists and two bass players recording on the album which features guest appearances from Jason Mendonca (AKERCOCKE), Alice Daquet (SIR ALICE), Alex Pope (RUINS) and more" More...

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Nervecell's "Preaching Venom" Release Date Set

Dubai-based death/thrash metal act NERVECELL will release their highly anticipated new album "Preaching Venom" on April 1st, 2008 via Music Master in the Middle East and North Africa region.

"Preaching Venom" features PSYCROPTIC's David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums. Mixed at Hertz Studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, HATE) in Poland by Wieslawscy Bros. and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York.

The CD artwork was created by Dennis Sibeijn (ABORTED, ALL SHALL PERISH, JOB FOR A COWBOY). You can check out the cover art here or embedded below.

NERVECELL uploaded 2 new songs from "Preaching Venom" entitled "Flesh & Memories" and "Vicious Circle of Bloodshed" on their MySpace page.

You can also watch studio footage for the making of "Preaching Venom" here.

Here is the "Preaching Venom" track listing: More...

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The Amenta Put Finishing Touches On "n0n"

Fresh from a successful Australian tour with THE BERZERKER and AKERCOCKE, THE AMENTA is very close to completing "n0n", the full-length follow up to 2004's critically acclaimed "Occasus" (recently re-released with a bonus DVD and limited slipcase) . All drums, bass and over 100 tracks of effects have been laid down, with only vocals remaining. "Tired of the usual heavy metal bullshit, THE AMENTA has crafted something ugly and unique," according to a press release. "'n0n' is an aggressive statement of individuality." Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Dirt", "Rape", "Cancer", "Skin", "Spine", "Slave", "Whore", "Junky" and "Vermin".

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The Amenta's "n0n" Tracklisting Revealed

THE AMENTA are currently in the studio, recording “n0n”, the full length follow up to their acclaimed 2004 release “Occasus”.

All guitars, Samples and FX have been tracked and the band flew to Hobart, Australia to commence recording drums at Red Planet Studios in July. “n0n” is a much darker and more subtle album than its predecessor and is the product of a more experimental recording ethos.

THE AMENTA are stepping outside of their comfort zone and enjoying chaos. Riddled with electronic noise and guitar manipulation, “n0n” pushes modern technology to its limits. Lyrically the album deals with shadowy deals and moral compromises of this sick new world.

Here are the song titles revealed so far:

Skin
Whore
Vermin
Spine
Rape
Slave
Entropy
Atrophy
Dystrophy
Cancer
Junky
Dirt

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The Amenta Recording New Album Entitled "n0n"

THE AMENTA are in the studio, recording “n0n”, the full length follow up to their acclaimed 2004 release “Occasus”. All guitars, samples and FX have been tracked and the band flies to Hobart, Australia to commence recording drums at Red Planet Studios in early July.

“n0n” is a much darker and more subtle album than its predecessor and is the product of a more experimental recording ethos. THE AMENTA are stepping outside of their comfort zone and enjoying chaos. Riddled with electronic noise and guitar manipulation, “n0n” pushes modern technology to its limits. Lyrically the album deals with shadowy deals and moral compromises of this sick new world.

Song titles include: Skin, Whore, Vermin, Spine, Rape, Slave, Entropy, Atrophy, Dystrophy, Cancer, Junky and Dirt.

Just a month ago the band was searching for a new vocalist, but there is no word in their update about a replacement being found.

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The Amenta Seeking New Vocalist

Aussie extreme industrial/death metallers THE AMENTA have issued the following update:

"Australia's extreme industrial metal collective The Amenta require a new vocalist. An instrumental version of 'Nihil' is available for download here.

Interested parties should record a demo version of the track and email it to the band at auditions@the amenta.com. Please include bio and any other relevant information.

Applicants welcome from anywhere in Australia and overseas. Australian applicants must be prepared to travel to Sydney to rehearse regularly and to relocate to Europe in the near future.

Please note we are not searching for an exact replica of our former vocalist and any new ideas, techniques and sound are encouraged."

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The Amenta Re-release "Occasus," Ready New Album

THE AMENTA's 2004 album entitled "Occasus" has been conceptualized beyond the conventional re-release most others generate. This time the offering includes multiple full-lengths; “Occasus”, “Soundtrack to a Hidden Earth” and “Mictlan” MCD with all new artwork and image galleries. In addition you'll have the opportunity to devour "The Virus" DVD, also included and containing the “Erebus” film clip.

In the fall, THE AMENTA bestow the first official release of their upcoming album, "non,” tentatively due in September.

The "non" tracklisting is as follows:

Rape
Junkie
Cancer
Slave
Skin
Whore

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