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Formed: 1999
From: Manchester, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Amplifier News

Below is our complete Amplifier news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Amplifier Posts New Lyric Video

Amplifier recently released latest studio album "Mystoria" and is currently in the midst of a European tour with Knifeworld and Awooga before heading back to the U.K. for two big shows in London and Manchester.

To celebrate, the band has launched a lyric video for the track "The Meaning Of If," which you can check out below.

Sel Balamir checks in from the tour with this statement: "This song's proving to be a live favorite already. Heavy and groovy - that's what Amplifier are all about."

Remaining tour dates are as follows:

Oct 16 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
Oct 17 Cacaofabriek Helmond, Netherlands
Oct 18 Le Batofar Paris, France
Nov 15 The Ritz w/ Kerbdog, Nine Black Alps, Hawk Eyes, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 16 The Forum w/ Kerbdog, Jamie Lenman Hawk Eyes, London, United Kingdom More...

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Amplifier Posts New Lyric Video

Amplifier is set to release new album "Mystoria" on September 8th in Europe and September 30th in the U.S.

With just a couple of weeks left till it drops the band has launched a lyric video for the track "Open Up." Check it out below, thanks to Prog Report.

Amplifier also comments: "Open Up is a song about surprise. And that's a handy word to use when we talk about Mystoria." More...

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Amplifier Posts "Named After Rocky" Video

Amplifier recently announced the release of new album "Mystoria," set for September 8th, 2014 in Europe. The band is now pleased to reveal the video for first single "Named After Rocky." Check it out below, courtesy of Classicrock.Teamrock.com.

The band had this to say about the video: "When we made this video we wanted to make a video with absolutely no sense of continuity whatsoever. Mission Accomplished."

The band can also reveal the first European dates for the Mystoria tour. Details are as follows:

6/10, La Peniche, Lille, France
07/10 - Lucerne, Schuur - Germany
08/10 - Munich, Strom - Germany
09/10 - Stuttgart, Keller Club - Germany
10/10 - Wiesbaden, Raucherkrammer - Germany
11/10 - Cologne, Luxor - Germany
12/10 - Dresden, Beatpol - Germany
13/10 - Osnabruck, Kleine Freiheit - Germany
14/10 - Hamburg, Knust - Germany
15/10 - Berlin, Privatclub - Germany
16/10 - Haarlem, Patronaat - Germany
17/10 - Helmond, Cacaofabriek - Germany More...

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Amplifier Posts Studio Teaser

Amplifier is extremely pleased to announce that you will be able to enter the world of new album "Mystoria" in September.

The band recently completed work on this fifth studio album in Monnow Valley Studio and has made available a first transmission from the recording studio below. The "Mystoria" track listing will be as follows:

1. Magic Carpet
2. Black Rainbow
3. Named After Rocky
4. Cat's Cradle
5. Bride
6. Open Up
7. OMG
8. The Meaning Of If
9. Crystal Mountain
10. Crystal Anthem More...

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Amplifier Releases "Matmos" Lyric Clip

U.K. rock quartet Amplifier has released a lyric video for "Matmos," the opening track from the band's Kscope debut, "Echo Street," due out April 23rd. The video is streaming on the Echo Street mini-site right here (or in the player below), which also features the "Matmos" music video, album info, downloads, pre-order links, audio, live dates and a free MP3 of "Matmos."

"Echo Street" marks the band's first effort with its revamped four-piece line-up, delivering a subtle shift in style and allowing for a mix of the band's signature epic space rock jams with accessible pieces boasting three-part vocal harmonies.

"We are extraordinarily pleased with Echo Street," said vocalist/guitarist, Sel Balamir. "We didn't think that we could better The Octopus, but I think that Echo Street has a timeless quality about it. It's probably the Amplifier album that most people will know with time. There's something really special about it..."

The track listing is:

1. Matmos
2. The Wheel
3. Extra Vehicular
4. Paris In The Spring
5. Never & Always
6. Between Today & Yesterday
7. Echo Street
8. Mary Rose More...

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Evile Confirmed For Damnation Festival 2011

The organizers of Great Britain's Damnation Festival, which will take place on November 5th at Leeds University Union in Leeds, England, have announced four more additions for this year's edition of the event. British thrasher Evile will be performing at the festival, as will new confirmations Turisas, Xerath and A Man Called Catten.

You can check out a poster featuring the updated lineup below. More...

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More Bands Announced For Damnation Festival

The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following update about adding more bands to the lineup:

"Reformed industrial metal pioneers Godflesh head up the latest bookings for Damnation Festival 2011. Joining them at Leeds University Union on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5 will be post-rockers God is an Astronaut, who top the third stage and the atmospheric black metal their fellow Irishmen Altar of Plagues.

"The three bands expand on the already diverse bill for 2011's finest UK metal event, so far boasting Ulver, Decapitated, Doom, Amplifier, Shining, Dragged Into Sunlight and Astrohenge, with main stage headliners amongst the many more still to be announced."

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First Bands Confirmed For Damnation 2011

The organiser's of Great Britain's Damnation Festival has announced the first batch of bands for this year's event. Polish death metal veterans Decapitated will be performing their only show in the U.K. at the festival, where they will be joined by crust punk legends Doom, progressive rock outfit Amplifier and blackened doom metal band, Dragged Into The Sunlight. The event will be held at Leeds Union University on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5th.

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