Although it contains 16 tracks, the band consider it an EP and it’s available only in digital format as free download at the band’s official web site. And you can grab also some videos as well – 4 tracks live from Sydney and the video of “Vermin”, a film clip, never released before. , Over their career their musical style has shifted from blackened death metal to industrialized extreme/death metal.
“Vo1d”, with guest appearances by â€œOccasusâ€ era vocalist Mark â€œCesium 137â€ Bevan and former bass player Dale Harrison and incorporating a new song, re-records, an Armored Angel cover, electronic experiments, remixes professional video and mastered by Alan Douches (Hate Eternal, The Dillinger Escape Plan), â€œV01Dâ€ is The Amentaâ€™s response to download culture.
Moments of mysterious calm or contorted layers of noise and mechanical textures are smashed off by cutting riffs, killer tempos and raw, screamed and howled vocals, The Amenta delivering a furious, dynamic and merciless massacre filled with exciting experiments, complex musical constructions and solid, powerful, futuristic metal structures. The avantgardistic, experimental moments don’t fade and round the cutting edges of their metal outfit while all those biting riffs fits quite well into their electric and experimental passages. Well balanced, breathing and powerful, “V01D” is an excellent opportunity to discover The Amenta for those who didn’t had the chance to listen them before.
Formed at Sydney, Australia, and evolved from a black metal band known as Crucible of Agony, changing their name to The Amenta in 2001.
The band released their debut album Occasus in 2004. The lineup on the recording was Cessium 137 (vocals; real name Mark Bevan), Ethion (guitars; real name Erik Miehs), Endrin (bass; real name Dale Harrison), Diazanon (drums; real name Dave Haley (also of Psycroptic)) and Chlordane (keyboards and programming; real name Timothy Pope). Joe Haley from Psycroptic toured with the band as a second guitarist during this era. Cessium left the band in 2006 and was replaced by Jarrod Krafczyk. Robin Stone also became the bandâ€™s drummer at some point in this period, likely due to Haleyâ€™s other committments.
In 2008, the new lineup of the band (Krafczyk, Miehs, Harrison, Stone and Pope) released the album n0n, now using their real names. n0n also featured guest appearances from Nergal of Behemoth, Alice Daquet of Sir Alice and Jason Mendonca of Akercocke, among others.
Krafczyk and Harrison left the band in 2009.
The current lineup of the band, as of 2011, is Cain Cressall (formerly of Pathogen – vocals (2009-present), Erik Miehs – guitar (2001-present), Dan Quinlan – bass guitar (2009-present, Robin Stone – drums (2008-present) and Timothy Pope – keyboards and programming (2001-present).
V01D – Audio
02. V01D (exclusive new song)
03. Erebus (re-recorded)
05. Junky (re-recorded)
06. Spine (re-recorded)
08. Vermin (re-recorded)
09. Nihil (re-recorded)
11. Enigmatize (originally performed by ARMOURED ANGEL)
13. Junky (remix)
14. Nihil (remix)
15. Vermin (remix)
16. Erebus (remix)
V01D – Video
(The Amenta Live in Sydney – Multi-camera, pro-audio video)
05. Vermin (film clip, never before released)
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