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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ATREYU/THE BEAUTIFUL DARK OF LIFE

Formed in Yorba Linda, California in 1998, Atreyu has become one of the most respected bands of the Metalcore genre. Originally called Retribution, the band was founded by vocalist Alex Varkatzas, guitarist Dan Jacobs, and several other musicians. After a line-up reshuffle, they changed their name to Atreyu after reshuffling their line-up and moving in a harder direction. The group released their debut EP, VISIONS, in 1999 to great acclaim from the Metal underground. Another [...]

By | December 14th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ATREYU/THE BEAUTIFUL DARK OF LIFE

Alliance Entertainment’s AMPED Distribution Helps Power New Album Launch of K-Pop Band ATEEZ

Plantation, FL – December 12, 2023 – Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: AENT) (“Alliance Entertainment”, “Company”), a distributor and wholesaler of the world’s largest in stock selection of music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, toys and collectibles, today announced that its independent distribution arm AMPED Distribution assisted with the successful physical launch of K-Pop band ATEEZ’s latest album, "THE WORLD EP.FIN : WILL", with physical CD and Vinyl sales powering the band’s first US number-one [...]

By | December 12th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Alliance Entertainment’s AMPED Distribution Helps Power New Album Launch of K-Pop Band ATEEZ

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ADELITAS WAY/POWER

Formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2006, Adelitas Way is a Hard Rock band founded by lead vocalist Rick DeJesus, drummer Trevor ‘Tre’ Stafford, and lead guitarist Creighton Taylor Bibbs.  By the time the group signed to Virgin Records, Bibbs had been replaced by Chris Iorio and they expanded the group’s line-up with the addition of rhythm guitarist Keith Wallen and bassist Derek Johnston. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2009 to positive reviews [...]

By | December 1st, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ADELITAS WAY/POWER

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DAVID GRAY/WHITE LADDER LIVE (2LP Set)

Although he didn’t come to prominence in the US until the early 2000s, British singer / songwriter David Gray had already released several critically acclaimed albums in the UK before he finally connected with American audiences in 2000 with the album WHITE LADDER. His catalog already included his debut album, A CENTURY ENDS, which was released in 1993 and made the Top 30 in Ireland. The album was followed a year later by FRESH, which [...]

By | November 27th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DAVID GRAY/WHITE LADDER LIVE (2LP Set)

AMPED Distribution Receives 29 Grammy™ Nominations!

Exciting News! We are thrilled to announce that several of our talented label artists have earned well-deserved nominations for the upcoming Grammy™ Awards! Join us in celebrating their incredible achievements and the outstanding music that has captivated audiences worldwide. Stay tuned for Grammy™ night on February 4, 2024, where we'll be cheering on our nominees and the magic they've brought to the music scene! Here’s the full list of AMPED nominees for the 66th Annual [...]

By | November 21st, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED Distribution Receives 29 Grammy™ Nominations!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JULIANA HATFIELD/SINGS ELO

Coming to prominence in the late 1980s as singer and songwriter of Alt-Rock trio Blake Babies, Juliana Hatfield has since become a critically acclaimed solo artist and has collaborated with numerous bands including The Lemonheads, Some Girls, Minor Alps, and The I Don’t Cares. However, her musical journey began years earlier while growing up in Boston, Massachusetts. Always interested in music, her life-changing moment occurred when she first heard Los Angeles-based Punk band X. Pursuing [...]

By | November 17th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JULIANA HATFIELD/SINGS ELO

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MISSING PERSONS/HOLLYWOOD LIE

When some folks think about the band Missing Persons, more than likely they’ll cast their memories back to the beginning of the 1980s when the band’s songs were staples on ‘New Wave’ radio and their videos were frequently played on MTV and on local video shows across the US. Songs like “Words,” “Destination Unknown,” “Mental Hopscotch,” and “Give” still receive play on retro radio shows and the band is fondly remembered for these hits… and [...]

By | November 10th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MISSING PERSONS/HOLLYWOOD LIE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BAD WOLVES/DIE ABOUT IT

Heavy Metal band Bad Wolves formed in Los Angeles, California in 2017. Founded by vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy / Westfield Massacre), guitarists Doc Coyle (God Forbid) and Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead / For the Fallen Dreams), bassist Kyle Konkiel (In This Moment / Scar the Martyr), and drummer John Boecklin (DevilDriver), the group were initially brought together to perform music that Boecklin had been writing since 2014. The group released the singles “Learn [...]

By | November 3rd, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BAD WOLVES/DIE ABOUT IT

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE MOUNTAIN GOATS/JENNY FROM THEBES

Originally from the college town of Claremont, California, singer/songwriter John Darnielle formed the Mountain Goats in 1991. The Mountain Goats have evolved, matured, and experienced many changes over the years. A lot of talented folks have passed through the Goats’ ranks as members or collaborators – including Kaki King, John Vanderslice, Annie Clark, Franklin Bruno, and many others – but Darnielle has remained the band’s only constant member. The group came to prominence with the release of the [...]

By | October 27th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE MOUNTAIN GOATS/JENNY FROM THEBES

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: GLEN HANSARD/ALL THAT WAS EAST IS WEST OF ME NOW

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Glen Hansard is an Academy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician. He began his musical journey at the age of 13 when he left school and became a busker on the streets of Dublin, singing songs for spare change. After many years of perfecting his craft, he formed a group by the name of The Frames in 1990. The following year, the group released their debut album, ANOTHER LOVE SONG. However, Hansard [...]

By | October 20th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: GLEN HANSARD/ALL THAT WAS EAST IS WEST OF ME NOW