Belgian post-metal conjurers and Revolver favorites Amenra are one of the most cataclysmic heavy-music bands in the world right now, and few people have spend more time with them than photographer and videographer Bobby Cochran, who started following the group a few years ago on various tours of Europe, the United States and Japan. Those experiences have resulted in the intimate, impressionistic documentary Amenra: A Flood of Light, which he created to commemorate the band's 20th anniversary last year. The hour-and-40-minute film — which has yet to have a wide premiere — was set to be screened at Brooklyn metal stronghold Saint Vitus Bar earlier this month, but restrictions regarding public gatherings due to the spread of the coronavirus made that impossible. Instead, Cochran and the band are now offering up the doc for streaming for a $5.99 rental fee for 48 hours.
"There is such breadth and depth to the art that Amenra and their collaborators bring to the world, but there's so much more going on than what most people get to see," Cochran says of the film. "The collective of artists who move and work together in fluid and synergistic ways, the individuals whose personal lives weave in and out of the trajectory of the band, the deep devotion to friendship and art and the soul-searching that comes along with it ... that is what I hoped to shine a light on with this film. I think we got that, and a whole lot more."
Watch the trailer for Amenra: A Flood of Light below.