AMEBIX, remember them? Yeah I do and I really never thought much of em but some people consider them one of the best-loved and most influential bands in heavy music. Yeah I did laugh but they have returned with new material and a new mission. They've made a pact with underground diehards Cvlt Nation to unveil "Knights of the Black Sun," a brand-new song that has just been released digitally and on deluxe 12" vinyl via Profane Existence. The Baron himself wrote up an explanation of the track and shed some light on the long, hard road that AMEBIX have trodden on their way to this point. Take a listen and check out some killer live footage here:
The single is accompanied by a 3D animation created by Andy Lefton and director Fin McAteer. The UK's Terrorizer Magazine premiered the haunting video here:
Purchase the record here:
Here's the video, not so crustie anymore:
AMEBIX have spent the last two years working towards this defining moment in their storied career - the release of their first collection of all-new material since 1987. On September 20, 2011, upon the cusp of the autumnal Equinox, the new AMEBIX album will be released. Entitled Sonic Mass, these nine songs represent the past, present, and future of the band, and will enthrall and inspire longtime fans and new converts alike. As dark, crushing, and honest as anything on their classics Arise! and Monolith, but imbued with a lifetime of hardship, raw emotion, and eternal hope, Sonic Mass is the album AMEBIX have always wanted to create.
The album was recorded at Rock Cottage in Derbyshire and The Lodge Studios in Northampton, England, and engineered, mixed and produced by AMEBIX drummer Roy Mayorga. Sonic Mass will be released digitally and on CD by Alternative Tentacles, with a deluxe 12" vinyl edition from Profane Existence.
Formed in the late seventies and hailed as the godfathers of crust punk and extreme metal, AMEBIXhad long lain dormant until the addition of drummer Roy Mayorga (Nausea, Crisis, Soulfly, Stone Sour), a DVD release, and a string of 2009 reunion shows reignited the flame. The band's resurrection first resulted in the release of 2010's Redux EP, which features live and rerecorded versions of several of the band's best-loved classics, including "Winter," "Chain Reaction," and the immortal battle cry, "Arise." The songs were remixed by Mayorga and Redux is available from Profane Existence on CD, 12" LP and digitally.
Now, the time has come to finish what they started. A whole new chapter in the AMEBIX saga has begun.