AMENRA have shared the official music video for “Voor Immer”, which is taken from their forthcoming Relapse debut full-length, De Doorn, out on June 25th.
AMENRA vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout comments: “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 20feet 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.
“to fall and to rise
under merciless skies
light and grace
lines marring a mothers face
wounds inflicted by love
scarring our skin
here and above
our home. blemish on the land
cuts fading to the softest trace
outstretched. a beggars hand
one last poem
and letters unread
it ends here. and weighs us
down like lead
I stumble I fall
my eyes to the ground
one last sigh
a silent sound”
Watch the video for “Voor Immer” below:
Additionally, AMENRA announce a livestream event celebrating the release of De Doorn. The fire ritual will commence on June 27 at 9pm CET.