Amenra To Support The Sisters Of Mercy In London

Exclusive: Amenra will support The Sisters Of Mercy at both London shows this month

Amenra To Support The Sisters Of Mercy In London
Stefaan Temmerman

Kerrang! can exclusively reveal that Belgian post-metal innovators Amenra are supporting The Sisters Of Mercy at their two London shows this month, having been hand-picked by the band themselves.

"When I was a kid, my aunt used to listen to them shitloads," says Amenra vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout.

"I think around that time (1987 Sisters Of Mercy album) Floodland got released and I listened to it over and over. [I remember] thinking they weren’t from this world. The drum machines, bass-lines... the drive of it all.

"I grew to love their sense of identity, community, the aesthetics, and how the band was a complete work of art. I guess since then I have been attracted to the darker side of things. This to me feels like coming full circle – a place where past and future meet."

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The Sisters Of Mercy headline two nights at the Roundhouse in London on September 20 and 21. Tickets are sold out but there may be some available for resale via Twickets.

Watch Amenra performing live with Lingua Ignota on vocals in Germany.

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