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Fight Amp

Formed: 2004
From: Williamstown, NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Fight Amp News

Below is our complete Fight Amp 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.

Today Is The Day Announces North American Tour

Today is the Day will embark on a North American tour this March and April, and has unleashed the first wave of confirmed dates today.

The band's upcoming brutal voyage will begin in the Northeast and storm south across the country on the way to SXSW for this year’s official ToneDeaf Touring showcase alongside Orange Goblin, KEN Mode, Mondo Generator and more. After the festivities in Austin the outfit will continue a clockwise path of chaos up through the Northwest and Midwest U.S. and into Canada.

Support for Today Is The Day throughout most of the venture will be provided by Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. But Black Tusk will drop from the trek after a month on the road, and will be replaced by a special guest to be announced shortly.

Additional American and Canadian shows and more action for this year’s SXSW and more will be confirmed soon as well. Stay tuned. Dates are as follows: More...

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FFF 2012 Announces Free FFF Nite Shows

The fun officially extends until 2 A.M. at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012. Wristband holders now can attend FFF Nites, the official free after-party series to the 7th annual festival to be held November 2 – 4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX. The nightly lineup includes Superchunk, Dwarves, Braid, Doug Benson, Surfer Blood, Lucero and more.

Keeping with the spirit of the festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest Founder Graham Williams has assembled a multi-genre lineup that includes Superchunk, Liturgy, Toy Selectah, King Tuff. Brutal Truth, Nachtmystium, Fight Amp and Dwarves are among the heavy acts working the graveyard shift.

Upon leaving Auditorim Shores, fans can resume their Fun Fun Fun Fest experience at venues including The Mohawk, Red 7, Club de Ville, Holy Mountain, The ND, Elysium, The Parish, Beerland, and more.

“We want fans to get the most bang for their buck,” says FFF founder Graham Williams. “With FFF Nites, ticket holders can continue enjoying quality bands late into the night, all for free
with their Fun Fun Fun Fest wristband.” Read below for a list of bands performing. More...

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Bands Talk Worst Snow Storms On Tour

Every band dreads touring in a snowstorm, and it can get dangerous. Metal Injection spoke with members of God Forbid, A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell, and Ramming Speed about what the worst snowstorm they ever drove through was in the latest edition of the web show "Ask The Artist."

Check out their answers in the video below, or you can watch the previous Ask The Artist videos at this location. More...

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Bands Talk The Most Metal Gift They've Received

At the MetalSuckFest in New York City, Metal Injection asked members of A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Ultrageist, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell and Ramming Speed what the most metal gift they ever received was. Find out their answers in the video below. More...

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More Bands Announced For Metal Suckfest

MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.

The lineup so far is shaping up as such:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Municipal Waste
God Forbid
Today is the Day
Howl
Black Tusk
Magrudergrind
Ramming Speed
Prime Evil

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Cynic
Obscura
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
Fight Amp
Rosetta
Ultrageist

The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.

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Bison B.C. To Tour With Weedeater

Bison B.C. is finally heading back out on the road this fall, as the Vancouver, BC based act will be joining Weedeater, Saviours, and Fight Amp from September 2nd in Lawrence, KS through October 14th in Savannah, GA. The tour will be Bison B.C.'s first full tour with new drummer Matt Wood.

Dates are as follows:

09/02 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
09/03 St. Louis, MO The Fubar
09/04 Nashville, TN The End
09/05 Ashville, NC Lexington Ave. Brewery
09/06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
09/07 Baltimore, MD Sonar
09/08 Richmond, VA Stange Matter
09/09 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
09/10 Brooklyn, NY Europa
09/11 Cambridge, MA Middle East (downstairs)
09/13 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
09/14 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
09/15 Columbus, OH Outland Live
09/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
09/17 Chicago, IL Reggies
09/18 Marquette, MI Upfront and Co.
09/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
09/20 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
09/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Burt's Tiki Lounge
09/26 Seattle, WA The Highline
09/27 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
09/28 Portland, OR Branx
09/29 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10/01 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
10/02 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
10/03 Tempe, AZ TBA
10/04 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
10/06 Austin, TX Emo's
10/07 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
10/08 New Orleans, LA Siberia
10/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl
10/10 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall
10/11 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
10/12 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
10/14 Savannah, GA The Jinx

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Kylesa Postpones Atlanta Show

Due to recent, inclement weather and widespread black ice, Kylesa's scheduled tour kickoff in Atlanta, GA will now be postponed until January 31st at The Earl. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Now kicking-off by default in the band's home town of Savannah GA at The Jinx, the tour will be Kylesa's first headlining run in support of the new Season of Mist release, "Spiral Shadow." Support will be provided on the two legs of the tour by Zoroaster (Jan 14 - Jan 20), Rosetta (Jan 21 - Jan 29), and Fight Amp opening all dates.

"Spiral Shadow" was recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC last summer. The eleven-track album was once again produced by band member and producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered, Dark Castle).

The upcoming Kylesa tour dates are as follows:

01/14/11 The Jinx, Savannah GA w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/15/11 Backbooth, Orlando FL w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/16/11 Brass Mug, Tampa FL w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/18/11 New Brookland Tavern, W. Columbia SC w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/19/11 Kings, Raleigh NC w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/20/11 Black Cat, Washington DC w/Zoroaster, Fight Amp
01/21/11 31st St Pub, Pittsburgh PA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/22/11 Wreck Room, Toronto ON w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/23/11 Time To Laugh, Kingston ON w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/24/11 Il Motore, Montreal QC w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/25/11 Great Scott, Allston MA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/26/11 Santos, New York NY w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/27/11 North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/28/11 The Southern, Charlottesville VA w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/29/11 Oasis, Charleston SC w/Rosetta, Fight Amp
01/31/11 The Earl, Atlanta GA w/Fight Amp

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Download "Lose Lose Lose" 3-Way Split For Free

The three-way split LP "Lose Lose Lose," which includes tracks by Fight Amp, Ladder Devils, Kowloon Walled City, can now be downloaded for free from Sterogum.

Here's the "Lose Lose Lose" tracklisting:

1. Kowloon Walled City – “The Busker”
2. Ladder Devils – “Get OK”
3. Fight Amp – “Thankless”
4. Ladder Devils – “Leavers”
5. Fight Amp – “Old Soul”
6. Kowloon Walled City – “The Commuter”

"Lose Lose Lose" is available now via Brutal Panda and can be ordered on vinyl here. It’s been pressed in an edition of 300 and comes packaged with a “silk screened poly bag and a 12”x16” fold-under insert.”

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Kowloon Walled City/Fight Amp/Ladder Devils Split

Lambgoat has posted a stream of the Kowloon Walled City / Fight Amp / Ladder Devils "Lose Lose Lose" split 12". You can stream the songs from the release below.

You can order the release from Brutal Panda Records here.

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Khann To Enter The Studio

Orlando metal band Khann has issued the following update:

"We will be recording our new record in Louisville KY March 28th-April 12th. Hopefully the new record we will be out mid to late summer. Here are the dates for our upcoming tour."

Khann has also announced the following US tour dates:

4/12/2010 – Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy’s w/ Shall Be The Conqueror (SBTC)
4/13/2010 – TBA w/ SBTC
4/14/2010 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft w/ Knowlyfe, Endless Aisle, SBTC
4/15/2010 – Oneonta, NY @ Foothills Pac w/ SBTC
4/16/2010 – Goshen, NY @ Sounds Asylum w/ ENDWELL, Tiger Flowers
4/17/2010 – Burlington, VT @ Daybreak CC w/ Tiger Flowers, Surrounded By Teeth
4/18/2010 – Haverville, MA @ Anchors Up! w/ Tiger Flowers
4/19/2010 – Brooklyn, NY @ Lit Lounge PRECIOUS METAL MONDAYS w/ Tiger Flowers
4/20/2010 – TBA w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/21/2010 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/22/2010 – TBA w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/25/2010 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/26/2010 – TBA w/ SBTC

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Fight Amp Posts New Song, "Bad Listener," Online

NJ metal band FIGHT AMP has posted the new track “Bad Listener” from their Translation Loss Records sophomore release, entitled “Manners and Praise” due for release on October 26th here.

FIGHT AMP’s new record “Manners and Praise” was recorded at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC by Phillip Cope of Kylesa (Baroness, Withered).

FIGHT AMP tour dates are as follows:

10/31 - Bad Times KNIFEHITS HALLOWEEN w/ Whores, Rat Healer, Rare Kills - Williamstown, New Jersey
11/01 - The Spot w/ Whores, Rat Healer, Powerstance, Ape - Wilmington, Delaware
11/02 - The Golden West w/ Whores - Baltimore, Maryland
11/03 - Kempsville Ruritan Club w/ Kingshead, Remove - Virginia Beach, Virginia
11/04 - Black Cat backstage w/ Hex Machine, Sons of Disobedience - Washington, Washington DC

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Fight Amp Plan U.S. Tour Dates

New Jersey's Fight Amp will hit the road in late-February for several weeks of touring. Here are the latest tour dates:

2/29 Baltimore, MD @ The Nerve Center
3/1 Washington, DC @ The Party Pit
3/2 Richmond, VA @ Ramakins
3/3 Virginia Beach, VA @ Gils Bar and Grills
3/4 Greenville, NC @ Spazzatorium Galleria
3/5 Columbia, SC @ The 112
3/6 Atlanta, GA @ TBA
3/7 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
3/8 Tampa, FL @ TBA
3/9 Tallahassee, FL @ TBA
3/10 Shreveport, LA @ TBA
3/11 Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/12 Dallas, TX @ TBA
3/13 San Antonio, TX @ TBA
3/14 El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin's Underground
3/15 Tucson, AZ @ Dry River
3/16 Tucson, AZ @ Gnarwhal House
3/17 Phoenix, AZ @ The RUby Room Lounge
3/18 San Diego, CA @ Scolari's Office
3/19 Glendale, CA @ TBA
3/20 Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club
3/21 Sacramento, CA @ TBA
3/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
3/23 Grand Junction, CO @ TBA
3/24 Denver, CO @ Kingdom of Doom
3/25 Wichita, KS @ TBA
3/26 Sioux City, IA @ TBA
3/27 Joplin, MO @ Cesspool Castle
3/28 St. Louis, MO @ Camp Concentration
3/29 Louisville, KY @ TBA
3/30 Indianapolis, IN @ TBA
3/13 Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
4/1 Columbus, OH @ TBA
4/2 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
4/3 Albany, NY @ TBA
4/4 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ TBA

FIGHT AMP's Translation Loss Records debut, "Hungry For Nothing," is due out February 19th.

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New Fight Amp Track Online

The new track "Late Bloomer" from FIGHT AMP's Translation Loss Records debut "Hungry For Nothing," out February 19th, has been posted on the Translation Loss Records Myspace!

Hailing from New Jersey, FIGHT AMP channels a sound and presence that harkens the days of old and is reminiscent of the AMREP / dirty dingy side of extreme music. FIGHT AMP (previously known as Fight Amputation) have spent nearly three and a half years toiling over their sound, traveling the country, self-releasing records, self booking their own massive tours, sweating in basements and sleeping in vans crafting what is now their highly refined and most focused effort to date, "Hungry For Nothing."

"Hungry For Nothing" was recorded by Phillip Cope at The Jam Room (Baroness, Kylesa).

You can preview the track "Late Bloomer" here. More...

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Fight Amp Signs To Translation Loss Records

Translation Loss Records has officially announced the signing of New Jersey's Fight Amp. Here's the official word from the label:

"Hailing from New Jersey, Fight Amp channels a sound and presence that harkens the days of old and is reminiscent of the AMREP/dirty dingy side of extreme music. Fight Amp (previously known as Fight Amputation) have spent nearly three and a half years toiling over their sound, traveling the country, self-releasing records, self booking their own massive tours, sweating in basements and sleeping in vans crafting what is now their highly refined and most focused effort to date, as well as their debut Translation Loss release, 'Hungry For Nothing.'"

"Hungry For Nothing," recorded by Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in South Carolina, will see an early-2008 release and will also coincide with a full US tour. You can hear a demo version of the song "Dead Is Dead" from the album here.

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