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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.
The Amenta, have nearly finished preliminary work on the full length follow up to 2004's acclaimed album "Occasus". Some working titles include Junky, Whore, Slave, and Skin. The album is expected to be released in September 2007. You can hear a sample at the band's MySpace page.
France's Listenable Records has launched its exclusive YouTube channel at this location. Currently available for viewing on the channel are videos by such artists as IMMOLATION, THE AMENTA, GOJIRA, ABORTED and TEXTURES.
Aussie extreme industrial/death metallers THE AMENTA have made available a video called 'Parasite' which is taken from the forthcoming DVD Virus and can be viewed at this location. The band recently closed vocal auditions to replace the departed Cessium 137 - an announcement should be made soon.
The first annual Australian Heavy Metal Music Awards took place on Friday, February 4 at the UC Bar, Canberra. Award winners were as follows:
Best Vocalist - Tim Grose (DUNGEON)
Best Guitarist - Aaron Bilbija (DAYSEND)
Best Bass Player - Mark Palfreyman (ALARUM)
Best Drummer - Matt Racovalis (ALARUM)
Best Keyboardist - Adam Agius (ALCHEMIST)
Best New Band - THE AMENTA
Best Album – "Eventuality" (ALARUM)
Best Video Clip – "First Contact" (ALCHEMIST)
Best Overall Band - ALARUM
The night also featured an hour-long set from Hall-of-Fame inductees and veteran Australian thrash metallers MORTAL SIN.
The Amenta have began pre production for the video clip for "Erebus" - taken from their debut album "Occasus." Taking the reigns are Steff and Dalibor from Entropy films, directors critically acclaimed feature film - 'Zero Tolerance Squad' - winner of the awards for Best Director and Best Film as well as other awards at the Fifth Planet Indie Film Festival.
The Amenta's debut album "Occasus" has been receiving excellent reviews already.
Metal Heart Magazine - 9/10
Grind Zone Magazine - 9/10
Rock Tribune Magazine - 89/100
Eternal Terror Webzine - 5.5 / 6
Lords of Winter Webzine - 8.5 / 10
Metalstorm.ee Webzine - 9/10
"Occasus" will be released on August 30 in Europe, Australia, etc., and in October in North America.
The Amenta have signed with France’s Listenable Records. The label will release the band’s debut album, Year Zero, sometime in 2004. Stay tuned for the actual release date.
Meanwhile, The Amenta’s track ‘Mictlan’ is currently featured on Kuckletracks LXXVI, the companion CD to issue #76 of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine, on newsstands now.
The Amenta’s Mictlan MCD made BW&BK scribe Aaron Small’s top 10 Independent/Demo releases for 2003.