Our vocalist, Cain Cressall, is now available to spill all his secrets in personal vocal coaching sessions for any singers looking to expand or refine their technique. Cain's home studio is available for West Australian clients, while there is a Skype option for interstate or international vocalists.
Wanja "Nechtan" Gröger annihilates "Rape", the final track of our 2008 album n0n.
Cheers to Heavy and Callum for the kind words.
Aborym‘s forthcomer is turning out to be like a sky full of stars. Among the high-profile cameos announced for the band’s seventh official record “SHIFTING.nega...tive”, alongside Ministry and Revolting Cocks's Sin Quirin, THE ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB's Ricktor and Dope Stars Inc.'s Victor Love, there’s Mr Cain Cressall from the crushing Australian outfit, The Amenta, bringing his unique style of vocal terror to a few tracks.
We'd like to announce that our vocalist, Cain Cressall, has been invited to present at the annual EMP Conference in Seattle on April 15th.
This year's instalment is titled 'From A Whisper To A Scream: The Voice In Music', where Cain and, co-presenter, Laura Glitsos (lecturer, academic writer and vocalist) will be discussing extreme vocal techniques and their significance in both mainstream and marginal musics.
Click below for more details....
Many thanks to DGR and NO CLEAN SINGING for tending the embers.
Sad news last week.
On August 12th Chronicles of Chaos, the long running webzine, ceased publishing.
In 2004, The Amenta released the "Mictlan" EP. We were, maybe still are, complete unknowns. So we did what you did in those times and spammed magazines and webzines with our EP hoping for a review. We wanted to build a buzz in the hope that a record label might take an interest....
Enter Chronicles of Chaos. A writer, David Rocher, heard and reviewed our EP and gave it an excellent review. Even better he contacted the head of Listenable records to give him a heads up about our band. This started a conversation that resulted in us signing to Listenable Records and releasing 3 albums (so far) with them.Later another writer, Jackie Smit, began writing about us. He gave us great reviews and interviewed us a couple of times and was always a pleasure to speak with.
Our first three releases were reviewed by Chronicles of Chaos and given perfect scores each time. It felt like they were in some ways aligned with how we wrote and how we thought. As writers changed we lost that connection and there were no more reviews but the quality of the writing never dipped and Chronicles of Chaos continued to write interesting reviews and articles as the face of extreme music continued to shift.
We feel we owe Chronicles of Chaos a huge amount of respect.
The Amenta would like to thank Chronicles of Chaos for the support over the years and for being one of the last bastions of old school webzine writing.
Interesting take on an often misunderstood/maligned track from our 2008 album 'n0n', courtesy of CyberneticOrganism and Toilet ov Hell.
Good to see that interest in atmosphere is still alive in some form....
A night of extreme sound. Be there.
A review (in Dutch) of Flesh is Heir courtesy of Metalfan.nl.
"In Australia, I do not immediately think of a pitch-black, diseased air, endless rows derailed equipment and impoverished cities that are awash with nuclear waste, but that the inevitable images that present themselves when listening to Flesh Is Heir. It says everything about the extent to which the album grabs you by the throat. Intense and very strong album!"...
Cain's band, Malignant Monster, have joined the line-up for Indonesia's Hammersonic Festival this year.
They are incredible.