Amenra

A Belgian extreme metal band that's as experimental and atmosphere-driven as it is impossibly heavy, Amenra emerged in the early 2000s with a versatile sound rooted in doom, sludge, post-metal, and hardcore punk.

Amenra was formed in 1999 by vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout and guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove. Employing a lethal and often heady blend of doom, post-, and avant-garde metal, the duo eventually expanded into a five-piece.

Based out of the West Flanders city of Kortrijk, the group issued their debut album, 'Mass I', in 2003 - each Amenra full-length outing is thought of as a mass and is titled as such.

Two years later, they established the Church of Ra, a D.I.Y. collective of like-minded artists and friends with whom they would collaborate on various artistic endeavors and performances.