Formed in reaction to the retrogression of the music climate in 2000, Sydney Australia’s THE AMENTA continues to challenge the ‘extreme metal’ genre with its sophomore release n0n. The critically acclaimed masterpiece – which mixes intricate guitar riffs, gut-wrenchingly scathing vocals, and avant-garde ambiance – has propelled THE AMENTA to the international stage as a premier metal band, while also reflecting a clear evolution in style and lyrical content.
From 2004, when France’s Listenable Records released the band’s debut effort Occasus, the worldwide metal extreme metal scene took strong interest in THE AMENTA. The ten-track epic touches on themes of opposition to tradition; human stagnancy; and slave society fostered by religion and socio-political dogma; while destroying the listener with masterful riffing and melancholy ambiance. Occasus put THE AMENTA on the map winning “Best New” from Terrorizer Magazine and Australian Kerrang!. After touring Australia heavily with BEHEMOTH, ALCHEMIST and finally as a headliner, the band was ready to hit the studio again in October 2007.
n0n, THE AMENTA’s sophomore release through Listenable Records, reflects an evolution in sound and lyrical content from Occasus. While noise, radio chatter, and industrial soundscapes intertwined with hundreds of layered instrument tracks sets the musical base, lyrical themes of a vice-driven, evangelic, sheep like society overpower the stimuli of the listener. n0n is a global project, involving several studios in multiple countries, including guest appearances from Nergal (Behemoth) Jason Mendonca (Akercocke), Alice Daquet (Sir Alice), and Alex Pope (Ruins), among others. Following the completion of n0n, THE AMENTA toured Australia with THE BERZERKER. The album was unleashed on 18 and 20 October in Australia and Europe respectively and North America in February 2009 via Listenable Records.
THE AMENTA has continued to make 2009 the year of extreme metal. The band began the year by touring Europe extensively with Deicide, Vader, and Samael on Winterfest 2009; followed by an Australian tour with The Berzerker. After completing the “Unleashing The Extreme Tour” in Australia with Psycroptic and Ruins, THE AMENTA hit North American shores for the “Monsters of Death” Tour with Vader at the end of the year, receiving praise from publications across the continent. With a third album on the horizon and further touring in the works, THE AMETNA will continue to deliver unrelenting brutality on an unprecedented scale to dissidents worldwide in 2010.
THE AMENTA is:
Cain Cressall (Vocals)
Timothy Pope (Samples/Programming)
Erik Miehs (Guitar)
Dan Quinlan (Bass)
Robin Stone (Drums)