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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH/AFTERLIFE

Formed in Las Vegas in 2005, Metal band Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) was founded by bassist/guitarist Zoltan Bathory and drummer Jeremy Spencer. A year later, vocalist Ivan Moody joined the group, and the band’s distinct sound finally came into focus. The group’s line-up would change over the years – even Spencer would eventually leave the band in 2019 – but Zoltan Bathory and Ivan Moody have remained the leading forces of the band for [...]

By | August 19th, 2022|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: COLLECTIVE SOUL/VIBRATING

Formed in Stockbridge, Georgia in 1992, Collective Soul is the musical brainchild of singer, songwriter, and musician Ed Roland. After an unsuccessful solo career – as Ed-E Roland – and a few attempts at forming various groups in order to perform his songs, he finally clicked with audiences when he formed Collective Soul in 1992. The group of musicians that he brought together were initially there to lay down demos in 1992 and 1993 for [...]

By | August 12th, 2022|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ listed among Billboard’s Top 20 Music Distributors!

Here’s what Ed Christman and Dan Rys had to say about AMPED™ in Billboard: AMPED™ is primarily a physical distributor but offers digital services through the Sony-owned distributor AWAL (for which in return it does physical distribution). AMPED™ is also a part of Alliance Entertainment, the largest music wholesaler in the world with about $500 million in music revenue (including AMPED™). The difference is that Alliance is a one-stop — meaning it carries records from [...]

By | August 5th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ listed among Billboard’s Top 20 Music Distributors!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE INTERRUPTERS/IN THE WILD

Los Angeles, California-based punk and ska band The Interrupters’ may have formed in 2011, but lead singer Aimee Interrupter – born Aimee Allen – began her musical journey nearly a decade before that when she began fronting bands in her teens while still living in Montana. Moving to L.A. when she was 18, she immediately fell in with the L.A. music scene. Her band Forum split up after a deal with MCA fell through and [...]

By | August 5th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE INTERRUPTERS/IN THE WILD

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEACH RATS/RAT BEAT

Calling Beach Rats a supergroup is so not Punk Rock. To be honest, calling them a ‘supergroup’ might even get them a little riled up. However, at the risk of being clobbered, ‘supergroup’ is an apt description of this Punk band formed in Asbury Park, New Jersey. And yes, the very same Asbury Park that gave us The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. While Springsteen isn’t the only artist associated with Asbury Park, he is certainly [...]

By | July 29th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEACH RATS/RAT BEAT

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HOUSE OF PAIN/HOUSE OF PAIN (FINE MALT LYRICS/30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

One of the most popular and impactful hip-hop releases of 1992  - and quite possibly of the 1990s period - was the debut album by trio House of Pain (Everlast, Danny Boy, and DJ Lethal). Entitled HOUSE OF PAIN (FINE MALT LYRICS), the album was an enormous success and featured the hit single “Jump Around.” However, the band’s genesis began a few years before when rapper and songwriter Erik Schrody (better known by his stage [...]

By | July 25th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HOUSE OF PAIN/HOUSE OF PAIN (FINE MALT LYRICS/30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FLUME/PALACES

 Award-winning Australian musician, producer, and DJ Harley Streten is better known by his stage name Flume. He began his musical journey at the age of 11 by creating his own music using a DJ/mixing program taken from a CD that was included free in a box of Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bars. By 2010, he was producing House music under the name HEDS. After receiving online acclaim for the music, he was posting online, he released his [...]

By | July 15th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FLUME/PALACES

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BANKS/SERPENTINA

Southern California-based singer/songwriter and poet Jillian Banks is better known by her stage name Banks. After the releases of her first two acclaimed 2013 EPs – FALL OVER and LONDON – she came to prominence with the release of her debut album, GODDESS, in 2014. An international commercial success, the album reached #12 on the Billboard 200 chart – as well as landing in the Top 20 in many other countries - and spawned the [...]

By | July 8th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BANKS/SERPENTINA

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FLEET FOXES/A VERY LONELY SOLSTICE

Formed in 2006 by Robin Pecknold (lead vocals/guitar), Skyler Skjelset (guitar/mandolin), and Casey Wescott (keyboards/mandolin) alongside rhythm section Bryn Lunsden (soon replaced by Craig Curran) and drummer Nicholas Peterson (replaced by Josh Tillman in 2008), Fleet Foxes’ unique blend of Indie Folk, Chamber Pop, and Americana caught the attention of critics and audiences alike when they began releasing their music via social media (anyone remember MySpace?) shortly after their formation. By the release of their [...]

By | July 1st, 2022|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FLEET FOXES/A VERY LONELY SOLSTICE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ARTHUR BROWN/LONG LONG ROAD

Arthur Brown is back! Yes, THAT Arthur Brown. You know, ‘the god of hellfire,’ shock rock pioneer, and all that. If you are one of the few folks out there not familiar with this influential British Rock icon, then let’s turn the clocks back 80 years… Born in Whitby, England in June 1949, Arthur Brown studied philosophy while attending the University of London, but chose to pursue a musical career instead. After fronting several rock [...]

By | June 24th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ARTHUR BROWN/LONG LONG ROAD