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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MAGNOLIA RECORD CLUB PRESENTS: SPOTIFY SINGLES, VOL. 2

Founded by Nashville singer / songwriter Drew Holcomb, the Magnolia Record Club is a label that specializes in vinyl-only releases. With a motto that states “Curated by artists, not robots,” the label prides itself on the quality of their releases – from the music that flows between the grooves to the jackets and sleeves that embrace the vinyl itself. Drew Holcomb – who has been releasing a series of albums since 2005 - is best [...]

By | February 3rd, 2023|News|0 Comments

Alliance Entertainment’s AMPED Distribution Brings Home 26 Grammy Nominations Across Its Family of Independent Labels

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMPED Distribution, a division of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation (“Alliance Entertainment”), a distributor and wholesaler of the world’s largest in stock selection of music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, and collectibles, is proud to announce a resounding total of 26 nominations for the upcoming 2023 Grammy Awards. The recognition of artists in twenty-two unique categories is reflective of the eclectic, wide ranging profiles of AMPED label partners. “We are privileged to work [...]

By | January 27th, 2023|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FUCKED UP / ONE DAY

With a name that guarantees that they won’t get their own TV special on Disney+ or Nickelodeon, Fucked Up is one of Canada’s premiere Hardcore Punk bands. Formed in 2001, the group was founded by vocalist Damian Abraham, guitarists Mike Haliechuk and Josh Zucker, bassist Sandy Miranda, and drummer Jonah Falco, all of whom are still with the band over two decades later. The group immediately released a demo in 2001, which was followed by [...]

By | January 27th, 2023|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BLACK STAR RIDERS/WRONG SIDE OF PARADISE

The roots of Black Star Riders reach all the way back to 1974 when guitarist Scott Gorham joined rockers Thin Lizzy. Once he joined the band as part of their unique twin lead guitar attack, Thin Lizzy became one of the most respected rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world. He remained with the rockers until their 1983 split, and all hopes for a reunion were crushed when leader Phil Lynott died in 1986. However, [...]

By | January 20th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BLACK STAR RIDERS/WRONG SIDE OF PARADISE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEYOND THE BLACK / BEYOND THE BLACK

Symphonic Metal band Beyond the Black was formed in Mannheim, Germany in 2014. Fronted by vocalist Jennifer Haben, the group originally featured guitarists Nil Lesser and Christopher Hummels, keyboardist Michael Hauser, bassist Erwin Schmidt, and drummer Tobias Derer. They made their first significant live appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in 2014 before releasing their debut album, SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH, in early 2015. The album was a success and Beyond the Black [...]

By | January 13th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEYOND THE BLACK / BEYOND THE BLACK

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TOBI LOU/NON-PERISHABLE

Born in Nigeria, raised in Chicago, and now based in Los Angeles, Tobi Lou is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer with a unique musical approach that is distinctly his own. Initially interested in sports, he focused on a career in either football or baseball until his dreams were dashed by a life-changing physical injury. However, instead of letting those dreams die, he merely fine-tuned his focus and turned to Hip-Hop / Rap music. Since [...]

By | January 6th, 2023|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TOBI LOU/NON-PERISHABLE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: POOL KIDS/POOL KIDS

Formed in Tallahassee, Florida, alternative rock band Pool Kids began life as a duo comprised of Christine Goodwyne (vocals and guitar) and Caden Clinton (drums). While Tallahassee, Florida may not be known for being a music industry mecca, it has been the birthplace of many influential artists. Soft rocker Lobo (you know, the 1970s singer/songwriter that sounded like a one-man Bread) was born in Tallahassee, while Jazz legend Cannonball Adderley was born in Tampa but [...]

By | December 16th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: POOL KIDS/POOL KIDS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SCENE QUEEN/BIMBOCORE (Hot Pink Vinyl LP Pressing)

Born Hannah Collins in Ohio in the late ‘90s, the artist currently known as Scene Queen was raised in Los Angeles, California. Surrounded by the glitz and glamor of both the music and movie business, by the time she was in her teens, she had integrated herself into the music business by running social media accounts for Emo/Alt-Rock bands. Learning more about the music business and how it worked, she eventually set her sites on [...]

By | December 12th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SCENE QUEEN/BIMBOCORE (Hot Pink Vinyl LP Pressing)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ULTRAVOX/RAGE IN EDEN (40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master)

By the time Ultravox released RAGE IN EDEN in 1981, the band members were already seasoned music veterans. The British group had formed in 1974 with Billy Currie on keyboards and violin, Warren Cann on drums, Chris Cross on bass, Stevie Shears on guitar, and John Foxx on lead vocals. However, after three studio albums, Foxx left in 1979 for a solo career and the group was pared down to the trio of Currie, Cann, [...]

By | December 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ULTRAVOX/RAGE IN EDEN (40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TYPE O NEGATIVE/DEAD AGAIN (Expanded Edition)

It has been 12 years since iconic Gothic Metal band Type O Negative split up following the death of bassist and lead vocalist Peter Steele in 2010. Since then, their influence can still be felt on Doom and Gothic Metal albums released since the band’s breakup. However, Type O Negative first made an impact on the music business with the release of their debut album – SLOW, DEEP, AND HARD – in 1991. Founded in [...]

By | November 28th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TYPE O NEGATIVE/DEAD AGAIN (Expanded Edition)