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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DEAD KENNEDYS/FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTING VEGETABLES (2022 Mix)

 If you didn’t live through the original Punk movement of the late 1970s, you might not realize the seismic impact that the movement had on music lovers and the industry itself. From the Ramones and Sex Pistols to the Clash and Black Flag, Punk Rock became a genre to be reckoned with. Initially considered a ‘novelty,’ Punk was embraced by the fans and poked by music press, whose skepticism turned to elation when they realized [...]

By | September 30th, 2022|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEHEMOTH/OPVS CONTRA NATVRAM

Formed in 1991 in Poland, Behemoth is known as one of pioneers of Extreme Metal and their musical influence helped to inspire the Extreme Metal underground in Poland.  Founded by vocalist/guitarist Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski, the group has gone through several line-up changes over the course of their 30+ year career with Nergal remaining the only constant member since their formation. Behemoth has incorporated many styles of Extreme Metal into their sound – including Black Metal, [...]

By | September 16th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEHEMOTH/OPVS CONTRA NATVRAM

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MOBY/18 (Double vinyl LP pressing)

Modern electronic music owes a great deal of gratitude to a gentleman by the name of Richard Melville Hall. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, you might know him better by his stage name, Moby. Since the late 1980s, he has been creating innovative electronic music that pushes boundaries while also sounding aesthetically pleasing and melodic. During the early part of his career, his music may not have crossed over into commercial territory, but as [...]

By | September 9th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MOBY/18 (Double vinyl LP pressing)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: NOFX/WHITE TRASH, TWO HEEBS AND A BEAN (30th Anniversary LP Pressing)

Formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by Fat Mike (bass/vocals), Eric Melvin (guitar), and Erik Sanding (drums), NOFX has become one of the most influential Punk Rock bands of the 1990s, 2000s, and beyond. Alongside Bad Religion and The Offspring, NOFX laid the foundation of what was to come when Pop-Punk took over the airwaves and influenced hundreds – if not thousands – of young musicians to pick up an instrument and follow in their [...]

By | September 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: NOFX/WHITE TRASH, TWO HEEBS AND A BEAN (30th Anniversary LP Pressing)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JULIA JACKLIN/PRE PLEASURE

Looking back on the evolution of Rock music – from the 1950s to modern times – Australia has given us some incredibly gifted artists. Influenced by music from the UK and the US, Australian artists injected elements of their own folk and roots music into a whole new brew that has been hard to ignore over the decades. Some artists have achieved success outside of Australia – The Easybeats, Little River Band, Olivia Newton-John, AC/DC, [...]

By | August 26th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JULIA JACKLIN/PRE PLEASURE

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|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH/AFTERLIFE

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|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: COLLECTIVE SOUL/VIBRATING

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