Profound lyricism met by an intentional approach to visual expansion.
When Relapse Records announced the signing of AMENRA late last year, anticipation for a new full-length spiked, and rightfully so. Come June 25, the aforementioned full-length, De Doorn, will arrive to high praise as a heart-wrenching work of doom excellence. Today, the band share a visualizer for the album's second lead single, Von Immer, as a taste of the experience lying within the thorny confines of the album cover. If any track embodies the power of AMENRA's hymns, it's Von Immer for the raw spoken word sparks a need for reflection at a time when strength is desperately needed. Additionally, AMENRA announce a livestream experience on June 27th, which will take place at 7pm CET.
AMENRA frontman Colin H. van Eeckhout comments on the track:
“What you lose in the fire, you will find in the ashes”
"'Voor Immer' ('For Ever') was one of the first songs we have written for De Doorn. We played it for the very first time in 2018 on the city square of Dixmude, West Flanders Belgium. Accompanied by the carillon, its bells a typical instrument from Belgium and the low countries, we connected the earth with the sky. It was initially written for a commemoration ceremony of the ending of the first world war.
Images of widows and mothers bereft of their sons. Destroyed cities and whom was left to die. Finding strength and courage to rebuild what once was there, without what was theirs.
The last time we played it live was in Menen, West Flanders Belgium end 2019. That night we gathered and burnt all our unacknowledged loss. Revealing by fire the 20 feet high bronze Amenra statue glowing red, a symbol of hope. This is a song about finding that hope, the strength to carry on. Its content ever present in the world today."