Australian extreme noise metal collective THE AMENTA will release its latest digital offering, “Chokehold”, mid-May through France’s Listenable Records. The effort features two brand new songs from the band, the title track “Chokehold” and a cover of the GODFLESH track “Christbait Rising”. Both songs were recorded and produced with a modern take on GODFLESH‘s influential “Streetcleaner” album’s sound and aesthetic. The EP also features two live tracks taken from the bands 2011 “V01D” Australian tour as well as a remix of the track “V01D”.
In other news, THE AMENTA has released an official video clip for the track “V01D”, consisting of footage taken from the band’s 2011 Australian tour in support of the online release of the same name. “V01D” was filmed and edited by Shane “Swanee” Thomson. Check it out below.
THE AMENTA is working on material for its third album for a late 2012 release. Tentatively titled “Flesh Is Heir”, the follow-up to 2008’s “n0n” is a crystallization of THE AMENTA‘s methods. Featuring the expansive, aggressive riffing of the “Occasus” album and the ambient electronic destruction of “n0n”, “Flesh Is Heir” also introduces a new eeriness courtesy of Cressall and the unique musical and visual element he brings to the band. Lyrically, “Flesh Is Heir” deals with the two warring sides of the human psyche: The Obliterate (the part of the human thats seeks to escape wordly woes by destroying the concept of self) and the Realist (the part that embraces pain, seeing it as a challenge, the meeting of which creates a better human).
“n0n” received a U.S. release on February 10, 2009 via Listenable Records. The CD, which came out in Europe in October 2008, was mixed at The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album took place at Studios 301 with Steve Smart.