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Extreme metal innovators THE AMENTA have released a new single, video and EP Plague of Locus.
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Boasting ten tracks this ambitious 40 min + EP features new tracks and a selection of cover songs that has inspired their inventive existence. Revelling in their moment THE AMENTA embark on a long overdue Australian headline tour, including a performance at Adelaide’s biggest and best metal festival, Froth & Fury!
Plague of Locus features covers from local black metal curios like NAZXUL and LORD KAOS to global alternatives like ALICE IN CHAINS, DIAMANDA GALAS and KILLING JOKE with stop overs for chaotic takes on WOLF EYES, HALO and MY DYING BRIDE.
Composer and keyboard player Timothy Pope comments: “Listening to Plague of Locus immediately triggers a nostalgic shiver. To me, it has some of the same cold bite as our material from the 2008 n0n album. Of course, it takes that initial familiarity and twists it beyond recognition with wailing theremin and an open, epic mid-section with an inspired vocal from Cain but the seeds of something nostalgic remained. To complement the song, we decided to surround it with covers of songs that have inspired us, particularly our 2021 album, Revelator. In fact, two of these tracks were recorded during the Revelator sessions.”
The artwork for Plague of Locus was once again created by by the legendary Metastazis (PARADISE LOST, BEHEMOTH, MORBID ANGEL, ULVER), who was also responsible for the art for THE AMENTA’s 2021 releases, Revelator and Solipschism.
Mixed by Erik Miehs and with mastering by Maor Applebaum (FAITH NO MORE, ABBATH, SABATON, GREEN CARNATION), the sound of the EP builds on the claustrophobic heft of Revelator, resulting in a phenomenal EP that is heavy, crushing, yet natural and organic.
The Plague of Locus 2023 Tour will see THE AMENTA’s first headline shows in over 10 years. Known for uncompromising, suffocating and overpowering performances, this boundary-pushing horde are keen to bring their full assault to all shows. THE AMENTA is thrilled to be joined by the blackened sludge miscreants in LO! on select dates.
THE AMENTA ‘Plague of Locus’ Australian Tour 2023
November 16th // The Crowbar // Sydney
November 17th // Stay Gold // Melbourne
November 18th // Froth & Fury Festival* // Adelaide
December 1st -// Soapbox // Brisbane
December 2nd // Amplifier* // Perth
*LO! not appearing
Tickets on sale now from www.oztix.com.au