THE AMENTA Return with New album details & first single ‘SERE MONEY’

Seven years after the critically acclaimed “Flesh Is Heir”, whose vanguard
approach brought to life a mesmerizing mixture of Industrial and Death
Metal, EVP Recordings are thrilled to announce the fourth THE AMENTA opus,
namely “Revelator”. As depicted in the cover artwork, the heart of the
Australian Extreme Metal innovators might be crooked, but full of energy and
will to transcend and further expand the limits of the Metal genre.

THE AMENTA have, therefore, used their 7-year hiatus to methodically
deconstruct and reimagine their already distinctive core sound:
incorporating maximalist Industrial Black Metal ballast, disturbingly
cinematic Ambient/Noise textures, treated violin, dread acoustics and
circuit-bent electronics into a labyrinthine set of infectious hymns to
societal collapse which juxtapose dreamlike moments of strange calm with
sensory overload, savage discord and unease.

For THE AMENTA frontman Cain Cressall it was clear from the beginning that
‘Sere Money’ needed moving pictures to accompany the tunes:
“I think the main thing why we chose ‘Sere Money’ as our first single was
its cinematic, infectious energy which pulses throughout the track. It has a
very strong “visual” element to it that inspires the imagination and takes
the listener on a ride. The opening hook grabs you by the throat takes you
on a descent into deeper and deeper levels of cathartic discomfort. That
“grab-factor” just seemed to appeal to all of us as a great way to introduce
our new sound to our listeners.”

However, one may also understand ‘Sere Money’ as a necessary and conscious
disruption for the listener, making sure no one believes that “Revelator” is
simply sounding the same as “Flesh Is Heir”, as keyboard player and composer
Timothy Pope states:
“I think in some ways we chose this song to introduce the band because it is
such a huge step away from what came before. If we had come back from a
7-year hiatus with something that sounded too close to a continuation of
what came before, we personally would be bored and uninspired by it. I’m not
sure if that is the case for listeners to our band, but for us as artists
that would have just been a waste of time. Who knows if it will work, but
imagining myself as the ideal consumer of our music, I would prefer to be
somewhat confused by an initial song but be intrigued enough to dig into the
album to try to understand it. In my experience with other bands who have
gone through similar evolutions, this has been the most rewarding way to
understand and appreciate their art. I hope this has the same effect for
others.”

Recorded by the band and mixed by guitarist Erik Miehs, “Revelator” is the
most openly organic and crushing the band has sounded to date. Mastering has
been meticulously crafted by Maor Applebaum (FAITH NO MORE, SEPULTURA) and
the album features artwork by the legendary Metastazis (MORBID ANGEL,
BEHEMOTH). Graced with an incisively dynamic pummeling from
drummer-extraordinaire David Haley (PSYCROPTIC, ex-PESTILENCE) and an
avowedly contemporary, genre-defying performance from vocalist Cain
Cressall, “Revelator” sees a band always dead-set on boundary-pushing
reveling in a fresh sense of renewal as they combine harrowing concepts,
inventively virtuous musicianship and immediate song craft into the landmark
record of a lauded career.

‘Revelator’ album released Feb 19th 2021 Vinyl, CD & digital pre-order:

https://evp-recordings.lnk.to/revelator

https://direct-merch.com/collections/the-amenta