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Manchester, United Kingdom (1999 – present)

Amplifier is a British band from Manchester, United Kingdom. The band has released four albums and four EPs since its inception in 1999. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2004 by Music for Nations. Their second album, Insider was released in Europe in 2006 on the SPV label. Their third album, The Octopus, was released to fans in December 2010 ahead of a full release in January 2011.

The band’s sound has been described as “Soundgarden, Tool, Black Sabbath, Oceansize and Pink Floyd taking copious amounts of mind-altering substances and venturing on a trip through time and space (to another dimension), and back again.” Their music is characterised by guitarist Sel Balamir’s effects pedals, extended heavy sections, atmospheric compositions and philosophical lyrics.


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  • thekillingspree

    I've finally made up my mind regarding Mystoria: it's their worst album to date. And I thought "Echo Street" was lame... That one actually grows up on you, unlike "Mystoria", which just gets rather dull and repetitive the more you listen to it, as it tries nothing more than to shove uninspired riffs and general noise into your head. That being said, "Mystoria" is a nice rock album by any other band besides Amplifier. Now please bring back the long epic "build-uppers" in the next album. Much obliged.

    7 Feb 5:47pm Reply
  • Ampcorp!newsletter/c1b0t This Month: Horse Download The Octopus Mediabook Version Mag-Tron Does Dallas Free Magnum Xmas Cards etc etc

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • h0pesfall

    So addictive! Such a great discovery, yes. [2]

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • akerbeltz

    So addictive! Such a great discovery, yes.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • snowdog62

    songs they played live but never released

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    v I've never heard of such thing, what is that?

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • snowdog62

    whatever happened to Beyond the Fragile Geometry of Space (Part One) and Dog Faced Boy ?

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
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    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Ampcorp

    Its only on the special edition, along with meld

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • magpie_1862

    Why is Darth Vader missing from the iTunes version of the album?

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • porcelain_tree

    I'm enjoying my first listen of Mystoria. Big guitars, trippy vibe. If you thought "Echo Street" swung too close to CSN (and not even Y) then this is the antidote.

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • divinours

    Great gig in Lille yesterday, Mystoria is great live!

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
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    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Ampcorp

    Come see the fun: Vive La France! Oct 06 LILLE - LA PENICHE Oct 18 PARIS - LE BATOFAR (Knifeworld NOT PLAYING) The Swiss Flag Oct 07LUZERN - SCHUUR We love Germany Oct 08 MUNICH - STROM Oct 09 -STUTTGART - KELLER Oct 10 WIESBADEN - Raucherkrammer Oct11 KOLN - Luxor Oct12 DRESDEN - Beatpol Oct13 OSNABRUK - K Freiheit Oct14 HAMBURG - Knust Oct15 BERLIN - Privatclub Dutch Goodtimes Oct16 HAARLEM - Patronaat Oct17 HELMOND - Cacaofabriek (Knifeworld NOT PLAYING) UK grunge fest (with Kerbdog) Nov 15 MANCHESTER - Ritz Nov 16 LONDON - Forum

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Wow, "Mystoria" is a very "in your face" album, akin to Sucioperro's "Fused"! It's fast, unexpected, it hits you hard and heavy, it's a trip of pure rocking power from 0 to 100% of nearly all songs, there is never a dull moment on this one. I'm definitely impressed with "Mystoria", and I have to say I absolutely love it as a rock album, but I'm still unsure of it as an Amplifier album. It obviously begs for more listening time, something which I will gladly surrender to.

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Alright, so, I just got home, and there it was, in my mailbox, the highly anticipated Mystoria, waiting for me! And a signed edition, on top of that! Greatness awaits *_*

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Still... Waiting... For album... To get here. >_>

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Kendoji

    Leaks have landed. My vinyl should arrive tomorrow, but couldn't wait for it so I'm listening now. I'm not expecting another Octopus but it's good so far.

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    If my Mystoria pre-order has been dispatched today, why hasn't a link for a digital download been made available in my e-mail as well? DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE ACTUAL CD TO GET HERE?! D: *googles for leaks*

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Ampcorp

    SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: Led Zepplin V vs Mag-Tron. Oooo - Close Match...!newsletter/cy0p

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
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