Biography

In 2010, Amiensus was born out of a group of young musicians desiring to bring together their love of black metal and various styles of other music to create something that reflected the decay and beauty represented in different genre’s of music through out history. Early on the band, before its first consistent lineup, recorded a short three-song EP that was mixed and mastered by Ken Sorceron of Abigail Williams.

That relationship would soon prove to be a fruitful one as shortly after, on New Year’s Eve 2012 the band released their first full length album, “Restoration” , mixed and mastered by Sorceron as well, which launched the young group into the spotlight, especially around the metal blogosphere, with features on sites like NoCleanSinging, MetalSucks, and Metalstorm.net.

The band continued within the next year by releasing the critically acclaimed “Gathering” split with fellow Minnesotan black metaller’s Oak Pantheon. 2015, nearly 5 years after the start of the band, Amiensus released its’ second full length, and widely considered a larger step into the national audience, “Ascension”, aptly named as once again, the album was reviewed by many prominent metal blogs and sites and viewed as a step up musically and performance wise. The same year, 2015, saw Amiensus begin taking the act to a live stage, with a tour with Ashbringer.

In 2016 Amiensus released one more blazing fast and atmospheric gem, a B-side off their 2nd full length that many considered one of the catchiest and upbeat songs the band had released, entitled “Reflections”.

Following up with that release the band signed to Apathia Records, and saw the band tour with regional acts like Pangaea and a winter N.A and Canadian tour with Wolvhammer and Abigail Williams.

Diving headfirst into 2017, the band is set to release what the band has stated is the “heaviest and most aggressive album” it has ever done, with the solidified live lineup recording and writing together for the first time.

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