THE AMENTA – new video unleashed

On the night where all sinister cosmic energies merge to unleash horror, Australian extremists THE AMENTA fittingly revealed a video for their hymn to Satan – ‚Sono L’Antichristo‚. Watch here: The Amenta – Sono L’Antichristo – YouTube

Sono L’Antichristo‚ is a reworking of the DIAMANDA GALÁS composition. While the original version bewitches with brooding ambient and shocking noise, THE AMENTA build a cold, devastating Extreme Metal armor around obscure and hysterical chants – including blasting drums courtesy of David Haley (PSYCROPTIC).

THE AMENTA’s keyboard player Timothy Pope narrates: „DIAMANDA GALÁS is an artist who should need no introduction. Her voice is incomparable to any other and her work is sui generis. ‚Sono L’Antichristo‚ was originally on her incredible „Plague Mass“ album which was the first album of hers I had heard. Not long after hearing this album, Erik and I found out that DIAMANDA GALÁS was playing in Sydney at the Opera House. We jumped in the car, desperate to see a live performance of this wild and soul-scouring work, but by the time we got there the show had started and the doors were locked. On the way to the bar to drown our sorrows, we passed the merch store which proudly displayed GALÁS‚ book „The Shit Of God“ (later I found this to be a line from ‚Sono L’Antichristo‚) and we knew we had missed a life-changing performance. Later, at the bar, we would watch scores of well-dressed, well-to-do people, streaming from the exits at intermission, never to return. She had driven them out. On top of her more „avant-garde“ work, DIAMANDA GALÁS is one of the greatest interpreters of classic song and it is in this spirit that she is, in some ways, the patron saint of the whole „Plague Of Locus“ release. Our version of the song, and the film clip we now release, can be seen as not only a tribute to an artist who has greatly inspired us over the years, but also a glimpse into what we imagined was happening behind those closed Opera House doors. The fever dreams of two disappointed metalheads.