Belgian atmospheric sludge greats Amenra have officially announced their anticipated followup to 2017's Mass VI. They're dropping the "Mass" theme that all of their previous records had; this one's called De Doorn, and it arrives June 25 via Relapse (pre-order). The first single is "De Evenmens," and it's a climactic, eight-minute song that owes as much to glistening post-rock as it does to earth-shaking sludge metal. It comes with a video directed by Dehn Sora. Vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout says:
We are only here for a split second in history. This song is about finding the answer within the question, man's search for his place here on earth. A journey of sorrow with mere moments of beauty and happiness and this all in relation to his or her fellowman. To accept what is. Our brother Dehn Sora sculpted the digital world where Everman dwells, protected by its thorns, wounded by the others. Sacrificing blood of gold.