Post-metal troupe Amenra have released a video for ‘Voor Immer’ (which is Dutch for ‘For Ever’), the second track taken from their upcoming full-length album, ‘De Doorn’.
Vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout had this to say about it.
“‘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.”
You can check out ‘Voor Immer’ and its video below.
The band’s seventh studio album, ‘De Doorn’, will be released on June 25th 2021 via Relapse Records.