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    The Amenta's second album, released in 2008 by Listenable Records.

    Recorded in seven studios in three different countries, and featuring six vocalists, two bass players and two drummers, ‘n0n’ is the most dense and meticulous extreme metal album you will ever hear. Guest appearances by Nergal of BEHEMOTH, Jason Mendonca of AKERCOCKE and Alex Pope of RUINS, among others, are subsumed into a claustrophobic maelstrom of sound. This is truly extreme music.

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Features vocals by Sir Alice (Alice Daquet)
Features drums by Nick Readh
Features bass by Nathan Jenkins of Host

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The neon bruise on her cheek flickers on/off/on in the rain. On her thigh, there is a tattooed smear. She finds a vein in her ankle. Pull back.

Under a tangle of freeway passes, a squat, squalid city. Derelict buildings huddled together for warmth, windows burn with cool blue TV fire. They all sell something down here. Sex, drugs, religion. They'll buy escape at any price.

She squats in a peeling doorway, something childlike and explicit in the splay of her legs. From her tiny purse, she takes a cigarette and rolls it between her fingers.

Buildings grow like weeds between drifts of broken stereos and refrigerator boxes.

He steps towards her and offers a light. The gesture is familiar and as she stands, a coy smile twists her face, the cigarette casually held to hide her broken tooth. As they talk she smooths the pleated vinyl of her skirt. He draws her back into the doorway, out of the rain.

The only moon over the city tonight is the crescent of bleached teeth on a billboard advertising salvation, at a high price.

He steps towards her but doesn't offer a light. When he spits at her feet she recoils as if it has landed on her cheek. As he waves his fist she notices the stains on his teeth. She thinks they must have been retouched for the billboard. His teeth are the colour of derelict, rotten buildings. She says "At least I admit what I am". He spits again and walks away.

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from n0n, released October 20, 2008

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The Amenta Sydney, Australia

THE AMENTA was crudely welded together in the sickly dawn of a new millennium, Combining the uglier aspects of Black Metal, Death Metal, extreme Industrial and ambient Electronica, THE AMENTA soundtracks an era of rot, rust and ruin

The current line-up consists of:

Cain Cressall (Vocals)
Erik Miehs (Guitars)
Timothy Pope (Samples, Keyboards)
Dan Quinlan (Bass)
David Haley (Drums)
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