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NOW HIRING: AMPED – Marketing Assistant

AMPED’s marketing team is looking for a marketing assistant who will be responsible for production of the AMPED’s weekly New Release solicitation publication as well as running and prepping and disseminating reporting materials for the marketing and sales department as well as assisting with other areas within the marketing department. This person will interface with our record labels, solicit, and book co-op advertising, perform light accounting, and administrate assigned department projects. A healthy knowledge of [...]

By | October 14th, 2021|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THRICE – HORIZONS/EAST

Post-Hardcore band Thrice was formed in Irvine, California in 1998 by high schoolers Dustin Kensrue (guitar/vocals) and Teppei Teranishi (lead guitar). The duo quickly recruited Eddie Breckenridge (bass) and his brother Riley (drums), and the band’s line-up was complete. The released their limited edition first EP, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, in 1999. The following year, they issued their debut full-length album IDENTITY CRISIS. The band began to build a buzz, picking up some high-profile support gigs and [...]

By | October 8th, 2021|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 41 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Jeff Rosenstock Sheryl Crow Dale Bozzio Bruce Cockburn Danzig

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AMPED™ 2021 Issue 40 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Black Label Society David Lee Roth Judas Priest Donovan El Michels Affair

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AMPED™ 2021 Issue 39 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Cold War Kids Ray Charles Bob Marley An All-Star Salute To Christmas Black Label Society

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AMPED™ 2021 Issue 38 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Damon Albarn Bread Iron Butterfly Naughty By Nature Lightnin' Hopkins

By | October 8th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MINISTRY/MORAL HYGIENE

It has been 40 years since Al Jourgensen founded the band Ministry… and what a long, strange tip it’s been! Originally part of the Chicago alternative/punk scene, he eventually switched his attention to an aggressive synth-based sound. Forming the band Ministry in 1981, the band’s dark synth groove caught the attention of Arista Records, who eventually signed the band. By the time their debut album, WITH SYMPATHY, was released in 1983, the label had ‘encouraged’ [...]

By | October 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MINISTRY/MORAL HYGIENE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: QUICKSAND/DISTANT POPULATIONS

While not the most prolific of bands – they are releasing their fourth album in a 31=year career – New York Post-Hardcore trio Quicksand has certainly left their mark. The original trio’s members had their roots in the NY Hardcore scene:  Walter Schreifels (guitar/vocals) was originally a member of Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today; Tom Capone (guitar) was a member of the groups Beyond and Bold; Alan Cage (drums) was in Burn and played [...]

By | September 24th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: QUICKSAND/DISTANT POPULATIONS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CARCASS/TORN ARTERIES

Liverpool looms large in Rock history. In fact, the city changed the musical landscape forever back in February 1964 when four mop-topped Liverpudlian lads appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. From that moment onwards, Liverpool went from being just another city in England to becoming the birthplace of the new British invasion. Suddenly, fellow Liverpool acts Gerry & The Pacemakers, the Searchers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Freddie & The Dreamers and many other [...]

By | September 17th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CARCASS/TORN ARTERIES

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 37 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Houndmouth The Everly Brothers The Vandals Allan Holdsworth Joan As Police Woman

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