FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER - BERLIN - POSTBAHNHOFF
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER - ASCHAFFENBURG - COLOSSAAL
SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - OBERHAUSEN - ZENTRUM ALTENBURG
This will be the last opportunity to see some Amplifier classics.
Right - New Album to come out next year in order to give us time to prepare everything.
In the meantime so we all have something to do between now and then:
It is with regret that we must announce our withdrawal from "Summersend" Festival on Friday October 8th.
This is down to technical disagreements between the band and the organisers of the event being too large to overcome.
Regardless, we would encourage people still to attend this exciting and unique UK event.
We wish the organisers good luck with Summersend Festival and hope that it continues to go from strength to strength.
Spirit Of Burgas Festival - Burgas, Bulgaria 12-14 August 2011
We are delighted to announce our first ever show in Bulgaria - indeed - the furthest afar we have yet travelled, in order to bring The Octopus to the fantastic Beach Festival of the famous Black Sea Resort of Burgas. Amplifier have been given prime billing and will perform for 1 hour plus, immediately before headliners The Deftones.
See the festival website for full tickets and line up details http://spiritofburgas.com/static/tickets
For those of you looking for a really cool and most importantly affordable beach and rock n roll holiday - then this is the one for you...
We are pleased to announce 2 European shows as special guests of american titans - Dream Theatre:
We are really,really delighted to confirm that we are indeed appearing at this year's full-on extravaganza of all things that are really really ubercool rock. SONISPHERE.
We greatly appreciate the invitation and are eagerly awaiting a great weekend.
Be warned - there aren't many tickets left - it's a small event - so if you're thinking about going you should probably get tickets as soon as possible.
See you in Berlin....
Yes - it's the joy of trying to sort out touring. Expect shows to be announced very very soon, including some festivals.
Aside from that - Retail version of The Octopus will become available this month from your local record shops.
Go here to understand the difference between the online and retail versions http://www.theoctopus.info/formats
More news to come about other stuff that's happening, very soon
Ladies and Gentleman. We are pleased to announce the coolest video ever embeded in space/time
This is only open to people that have experience and a relevant portfolio of work which I will need to see.
There is a reasonable budget but the turnaround is very very fast.
If you've got what it takes then email me
The time has come!
Digipaks are going to be going out starting this week.
They will be dispatched in this order:
If you've ordered a book - they are still not back from being bound.
These will be dispatched when they come back.
Don't worry though! - They are ALL priority mail - so they will be delivered next day, or if they are overseas they go as AIRSURE priority on the first flight.
We will notify you when your edition has been dispatched - whatever the format!
No-one's more excited than me....
We have to put off the slipcase for now otherwise orders won't get fulfilled until next year.
That won't be good.
We'll start sending some of them out imminently.
So far we have taken possession of the digipak versions of The Octopus.
These look AWESOME. I am very happy.
In fact they are so great that we are investing in having slipcases manufactured to keep them safe and neat in for you.
This might add on a few days to the dispatch of the digipaks - but is worthwhile because it means they will last much longer when they are sent out to combat.
I have been promised the delivery of the special edition books for monday 29th November.
We will try our hardest to make sure that these are sent out shortly after.
We will keep you up to date here or on our ampcorp blog or on the forum...
More news as it comes...
That's been a pretty manic week.
Thanks to everyone that has ordered The Octopus.
Going through the orders is a pretty slow and laborious process, which basically involves opening
up every single email notification checking it against the order details to make sure that there
aren't any mistakes, or that anyone has been missed out by a bad notification. Then each address
needs to be individually pasted into the delivery address mailing template. After that each order
is sent an individual email so that you know that you're being looked after and so that you can
check your delivery address.
This is a big job so if you haven't had an email from me it's only because I haven't go that far.
Basically I'm still on the first two days orders, and there is a long way to go, but don't worry they'll get sorted in time for send out...
More news as things arrive back from the plastic factory. Should be in the next few days.
Well - The Octopus is actually being made right now, so it looks like it will all come to a head real soon.
Obviously, October would have been a sweet month to tie it in with but I guess it wasn't to be.
We now have a proper blog/news feed that you can sign up for if you so wish.
That will give you the full update on album production and timeline...
Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up for the end of the world...
As an intro and starter to The Octopus, and to tide you all over while we�re getting the manufacturing done, and because we love you all
Here is a free taster to get you going
There are 5000 free downloads available
Go here: http://amplifier.bandcamp.com/
click on �The Wave�
And off you go.
About The Octopus.
It's taken a long time that's for sure, and the reasons are long, complex and boring.
But mostly it's taken this long because it has just been a huge and ambitious undertaking.
The final heavyweight comes in at over 2 hours, and I promise you, you will be listening to it for a very long time indeed...
But anyway, what you all need to know is that it really has been worth the massive effort on our side and the seemingly endless patient wait on your side.
I'm very very chuffed, and this will probably be the high point of what we do, so consequently, it's important that we finish it off (in that I mean the packing and presentation) to the same standards as the content.
The hard work is done, and now it's a matter of logistics and manufacturing.
Needless to say - we want it to be with you as soon as possible, and I promise that everyone who has written to be on the orders list will be serviced first before we send a single copy out to any press or any industry types or what not.
All you people are more important to us then anyone else. Back soon... x
So - The Octopus is finished.
This month is preparation time before sending it on to all of you lovely people.
Please be patient.
We have spent 3 years making The Octopus.
We'll spend an extra couple of weeks so that it's presented exactly as we want it to be.
It's Mastering Time.
Once again - if you want to be in the running for one of the first 1000 copies of The Octopus then you need to get in touch with us NOW - at email@example.com.
We will include you on a pre-orders mailout that will tell you when pre-orders will become available.
Thanks to every one that has emailed us so far.
The special 1st edition of THE OCTOPUS will be 1000 copies only.
If you want to be one of the lucky ones then you'd better email us at
so that we can inform you when the pre-sales are ready!
Please be advised that while we hold profound respect for Paul the Prognosticating Octopus
He has nothing to do with The Octopus.
This month: Mixing - Bonus Tracks at The Chapel - Album artwork
The end is in sight...
OOO - the time is coming near...
We are pleased to announce the line up for The Octopus
(in alphabetical order)
Fall Of The Empire
Forever And More
Inter Glacial Spell
Planet Of Insects
The Sick Rose
Trading Dark Matter On The Stock Exchange
White Horses At Sea
More news shortly....
It's full steam ahead. It's almost finished. Summer release... January 2010
Soundgarden have reformed.
That means there will be touring and Amplifier MUST support them.
Amplifier have the collective policy that no penis is too big to be sucked or complimented in order to make this happen.
We are telling you because somewhere out there are the people that can make this so.
If you can help us achieve this, and frankly, we deserve it, please contact me right now.
Also, even if you can't - let them know now!
We can do it if we all do it together!
What can we say? It's been emotional.
The Manchester show on Sat Dec 19th was just a lovely lovely way to round of 10 years of Amplifier.
As always, it's all about you guys.
We've said it before. Amplifier fans are the best. Period.
Thanks to everyone who came. End of year report coming soon.
Have a great xmas and new year. We know you all work real hard...
You deserve a rest...
It's time to get ready for some sweet,sweet rocking.
We can promise you there'll be no expense spared. Dancers, Conjurers, Tap Dancing Elephants, Jennifer Lopez in a cage...
Come one, Come all - You are invited...
Crikey! Doesn't time fly by? - It was a year ago that we were stepping foot into The Chapel to start recording The Octopus. Meanwhile - great swathes of it lie finished, while other areas remain untouched awaiting beating into glorious rock masterpieces by the fine touch of the master producer's fader...
So, we've put up loads of the record so far, to much enthusiastic response (which is always nice!).
We will keep you updated track by track as The Octopus draws to its completion.
Go here for an update, and join our forum if you haven't already....
So, September is here and rumours abound:
Firstly, contrary to the reportings of a well-respected german magazine, The Octopus IS NOT released this month...
Believe us - if it were, you would know all about it and we would be the happiest campers this side of happy-land...
However - there is still mucho work to be done...
In the meantime, there is yet another new track up for your attention...
You should bear in mind that this is still less than half of The Octopus.
When we say it's massive -
That's exactly what we mean...
Nothing less will do...
Secondly, contrary to the worried text messages we've been recieving saying: "We've heard you've split up !"
I'm afraid to say - we're still very much alive...
Honestly, after spending all this time getting The Octopus together and basically being at the top of our game, there's no way that we are not going to tour it...
So sleep peacefully...
Firstly, this month,
Thanks to everyone who ordered their copy of "Eternity"
We hope it provides you with as many nostalgic moments as it has for us!
Baby time is over and it's back to work...
Eternity #1 is up on ebay!
The auction will close on Saturday July 25th to give everyone a chance.
What is up for grabs is:
Eternity Copy #1 signed and dedicated (obviously)
Photo enlargement of "Eternity" artwork - one of a kind. Free copy of The Octopus when it comes out Guestlist of you and a friend for ANY amplifier show in the future - you decide! Also, loads of bits and pieces from our memoribilia - tour laminates, posters - all that kind of stuff...
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:
PRE-ORDERS OF "ETERNITY" ARE EXACTLY THAT AND WILL BE DISPATCHED ON WEDS 29TH JULY
IN ORDER TO BE FAIR TO PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD, THE ORDER BUTTON FOR PRE-ORDERS WILL BE ACTIVATED AT A RANDOM TIME ON FRIDAY 26TH JUNE.
THIS WAY YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT AND OUR WEBSITE WON'T BREAKDOWN...!
June is here. Sel�s taking a break from The Octopus to become a dad. Congratulations to him. In the meantime, more tasters of The Octopus are now up for you on Myspace. All about The Octopus
Look out for more tracks over the summer�
Meanwhile, the special and limited 10th Anniversary Mini Album �Eternity�
will be released on Friday 31st July.
It will be available to pre-order from Friday 26th June from www.amplifiertheband.com/merchandise.php
This will be a fansite only release of 500 individually signed and dedicated CDs.
Go here to find out all about it!
See you in July � Don�t forget that Amplifier�s only UK summer show of 2009 is at the fantastic 2000 Trees Festival on 17th July � 2000 TREES FESTIVAL.
Day Tickets are now available if you don�t want to go for the whole weekend�
My. How the months swing by. May brings sweet things. The Octopus heads into its end game as Amplifier return to complete it's last tendrils at The Chapel. This time you can see what's happening right now out in the country via the medium of Charles M. Barnes and the internet:
Spring has sprung. Although Amplifier aren't aware of it as they're still beavering away at The Octopus. Patience. Brian Clough. Rome. Exactly.
In the meantime, there is exciting news to be announced of a special, limited edition 10TH ANNIVERSARY release. More soon to follow...
March 2009 AMPLIFIER would like to thank everyone that came to their shows on the recent UK mini tour. Old friends were re-embraced, and new ones freshly deafend. Let's all do it again real soon...
AMPLIFIER are pleased to announce that they are playing the fabulous
2000 TREES FESTIVAL
on FRIDAY JULY 17TH in the beautiful cheltenham cotswalds.
If you're sick of the big corporate festivals where everyone's basically treat with the contempt of dogs excrement - then this is the one for you! - it's run by a bunch of people who just put on the bands they like and have a nice time while doing it - for a scally free weekend - come join us! See you there!
Tickets for all shows are available from www.ticketweb.co.uk
AMPLIFIER would like to wish all their friends a very merry christmas and a happy new year.
All our best wishes for 2009
Dec 2008 - AMPLIFIER play Manchester Academy 3 on Dec 13th
order your tickets here to be sure of entry
Rumours are that The Octopus is just a cover while the band are actually secretly finishing off Chinese Democracy for Guns N Roses
AMPLIFIER hope that this trailer will allay that fear...
Nov 2008 -
The first session of recording the double album The Octopus is successfully completed at The Chapel in Lincolnshire where the first album was recorded.
It�s a lovely sounding chapel�
Oct 2008 - The Octopus continues to take its shape.
In the meantime, get your tickets for Sat Dec 13th show at Manchester Academy3.
It will be the last time you will hear some songs for a good good while....
Sept 2008 - As said albums trundle closer, tracks will appear soon for your amusement.
Until then... who is the mysterious hooded claw?
Amplifier are sneaking out of the Mystoria studio
and will be playing the following shows:
24/6 w/ Monster Magnet / Astoria - London
25/6 w/ Monster Magnet A/B club - Brussels
27/6 Biel Barbarie Festival Switzerland
28/6 Pratteln, Z7 (Switz)
30/6 Zurich Abart (Switz)
1/8 Lott Open Air Festival, Germany
2/8 Krach Am Bach Festival, Germany
13/12 Manchester University- Manchester UK
tickets for Manchester show:-----> http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/11/Amplifier.html
Even as we speak, Amplifier are in the process of recording tracks for their next 2 albums.
Entitled "Mystoria" and "The Octopus", they will be done and dusted towards the end of the year.
When asked why they decided to record two albums at once, they replied that it was easier and less of a effort than having to concentrate on merely one.
The band are currently available for comment, but won't.
AMPLIFIER will be supporting the mighty Porcupine Tree on these UK dates:
Apr 18 2007 GLASGOW, UK: ABC
Apr 19 2007 NEWCASTLE, UK: Academy (0870 771 2000)
Apr 20 2007 PRESTON, UK: 53 Degrees (01772 893000)
Apr 22 2007 NOTTINGHAM, UK: Rock City (08713 100000)
Apr 23 2007 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK: Wulfren (0870 320 7000)
Apr 24 2007 BRISTOL, UK: Academy (08713 100000)
Apr 25 2007 CAMBRIDGE, UK: Junction
Apr 26 2007 LONDON, UK: Forum (0870 060 3777)
Thanks to Steven Wilson for the invite - these will be fantastic shows. Book now...
Joy! The first AMPLIFIER dates of 2007 are confirmed including European dates and 1 London show. Support for all European shows will be the excellent Swiss band Cloudride (www.myspace.com/cloudride).
So: Get yourself to those ticket offices for the full on Amplifier experience. It's incendiary.
Tour as follows: Please note that Colos-Saal on 27th is in Aschaffenburg not Dachen...
21-Feb-07 Abart Music Club, Zurich
22-Feb Chelsea, Vienna
24-Feb Alter Schlachthof, Lingen
25-Feb Substage, Karlruher
26-Feb Roxy, Saarbruchen
27-Feb Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg
28-Feb Star Club, Dresden
02-Mar Doornroosje, Nijmegan, Wymega
03-Mar BWH, Deventer, Deverke
05-Mar La Scene Bastille, Paris
06-Mar AB Club, Brussels
07-Mar Underworld, London
We are pleased to announce that AMPLIFIER have been invited as guests to do a live session for Radio 1 on the Zane Lowe show.
The session will be broadcast on 24/1/07 after 7pm
Radio 1 have a listen again facility on the internet for those who miss the show
So, bedlam + mayhem ensue... Get yourself to one of the European shows, it's all kicking off. Amplifier are on fire. And Europe is rolling over.
We can confirm the following tour dates with the marvellous Opeth in December
2-Dec GER Berlin Columbia Club
3-Dec GER Cologne Live Music Hall
5-Dec FR Paris Elysee Montmartre
6-Dec FR Lyon Transbourder
7-Dec SP Barcelona Sala Apolo
8-Dec SP Madrid Heineken hall
9-Dec PT Lisbon Paradise Garage
10-Dec PT Porto Hard Club
12-Dec SP Bilbao Sala Santana
13-Dec FR Montpellier Le Rockstore
14-Dec FR Strassbourg La Laiterie
15- Dec ITY Milan Live Club
16- Dec ITY Ravenna Kojak
17- Dec ITY Rome Alpheus
18- Dec ITY Treviso New Age
A new AMPLIFIER e-card is now on line, promo-ing the new AMPLIFIER album - INSIDER
AMPLIFIER feature in this months Rocksound. AMPLIFIER also feature on the cover mount - with "O Fortuna" on the CD
New Album INSIDER to be released on October 2nd
Autumn Tour Dates as follows
Europe OCT / NOV
sun 22-Oct COLOGNE PRIME
mon 23-Oct MUNICH AMPARE
wed 25-Oct ZURICH HAFENKNEIPE
thur 26-Oct MILAN TRANSILVANIA
fri 27-Oct RONCADE NEW AGE
sat 28-Oct OBERENTFELD BOROM POM POM
sun 29-Oct BIEL-BIENNE GASKESSEL
tues 31-Oct HAMBURG KNUST
wed 01-Nov BERLIN LIDO
thur 02-Nov COPENHAGEN LOPPEN
fri 03-NovGHENT CHARLATAN
sat 04-Nov DEN BOSCH W2
UK Nov 2006
wed 08-Nov-06 Derby Victoria Inn
thu 09-Nov-06Sheffield Corporation
fri 10-Nov-06 Cardiff Barfly
sat 11-Nov-06 Cambridge Portland Arms
sun 12-Nov-06 Wolverh'ton Little Civic
tue 14-Nov-06 London Barfly
wed 15-Nov-06 Manchester Academy 3
thu 16-Nov-06 Glasgow Barfly
fri 17-Nov-06 Newcastle Academy 2
sat 18-Nov-06 Bradford Market Tavern
sun 19-Nov-06Southampton Joiners
JUNE 2006 AMPLIFIER play 3 European festivals. DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL - Donnington Park (UK) 9/6/06 GREENFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL Interlaken (CH) 17/6/06 ROSKILDE MUSIC FESTIVAL Roskilde (DK)
New Album INSIDER due for release end of summer 2006
Until then - Adieu!
NOV. 05 AMPLIFIER play the 8th Eclipsed Festival on 19/11 at Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal, Germany
featuring:- AMPLIFIER plus - RIVERSIDE (from Poland)- THE BRIMSTONE SOLAR RADIATION BAND
www.colos-saal.de, doors open: 6.30pm, first band on stage: 7.30pm
stage time AMPLIFIER: ~10.30pm
tickets: EUR 17,-/19, ; Ticketservice (Colos-Saal): phone: ++49-(0)6021-27239 reservations: www.colos-saal.de : infos eclipsed: www.eclipsed.de
NB AMPLIFIER are making a new album as you read. Thought you might like to know...
OCT. 17th / OCT. 17th / OCT. 17th / OCT. 17th Well... Meant to be Oct. 17th... The Astronaut Dismantles HAL, the new AMPLIFIER EP, is released on Oct. 17th
Everyday Combat video: http://www.spv.de/eng/amplifier/default.html
So: AMPLIFIER a new EP. Out Oct. 17th (Oct. 14th in Germany, owing to change in German release date policy). The Astronaut Dismantles Hal.
New songs, surprises, keep an ear and eye out for Everyday Combat and video. More info soon.
An AMPLIFIER show too:
Nov. 19th AMPLIFIER headline Eclipsed-Festival (Colos-Saal in Aschaffenburg). Eclipsed is a very cool German music mag. They love Amplifier, so we're headlining their show. Easy.
Further shows probably in the New Year now; laboratory experiments are already underway for the 2nd album so that'll be the AMPLIFIER focus for a while. That is going to be a storm.
If any shows do grab our fancy in the meantime we'll let you know. And there will be UK shows in the New Year, we promise. Various necessities have kept AMPLIFIER largely in Europe, but we know there are plenty of you wanting to see the band again. Patience. Thanks. FTM.
AMPLIFIER Video In Germany
VIVA Plus - Get The Clip - Rock Hier kannst du am Mittwoch, 25.05. (HEUTE!!!) von 20-22h
per Telefon deinen Wunschclip voten. W�hl einfach 01378 - 4000 - 24
Ein Anruf kostet 49 Cent aus dem deutschen Festnetz.
24 steht f�r die Nummer deines Wunschclips! (AMPLIFIER
"The Consultancy" = 24)
Oder schick eine SMS ( 24 f�r das AMPLIFIER Video) mit der
Kennnummer deines Wunschclips an die 85555 (49c/SMS).
Video voting...Tonight's the first night....
Also, watch AXT on Viva Plus on Sunday night starting at 21:00 until Midnight AMPLIFIER "The Consultancy" in for voting on
that show as well!
AMPLIFIER CONFIRM DEBUT FRENCH SHOW. May 30th @ Paris, Le Nouveau Casino.
AMPLIFIER HEADLINE EUROPEAN TOUR CONFIRMED:
AMPLIFIER play Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland. More to come soon.
MAY 23 BRUSSELS AB BOX (1 show only with Mondo Generator)
24 GENT CHARLATAN
26 THUN CAF� MOKKA
27 CHUR SAFARI
28 ZURICH DYNAMO
30 PARIS, LE NOUVEAU CASINO
31 AMSTERDAM PARADISO
JUNE 1 HANOVER FAUST
2 DRESDEN STAR CLUB
4 BASEL IMAGINE FESTIVAL
5 MUNICH AMPER
6 COLOGNE UNDERGROUND
7 BERLIN MUDD
9 FRANKFURT BATSCHKAPP
10 NEUHAUSEN SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL
11 SCHEESEL HURRICANE FESTIVAL
12 BREDA: BREDA BARST FESTIVAL (Netherlands)
Hi all, sorry for recent lack of news, AMPLIFIER have been getting some new things sorted out and there should be news soon for a busy 2005. Thanks for your patience.
In the meantime:
Thanks to our German fans - AMPLIFIER are 7th in the Visions Magazine Best Newcomers Poll. Given that Franz Ferdinand won + AMPLIFIER have played less than a dozen times in Germany with the record barely promoted there yet the band are delighted. Europe has been good to AMPLIFIER! They'll be back soon. Thanks.
Anyone intending to see AMPLIFIER on Saturday 29th of Jan at LONDON ASTORIA 2, please make sure you get there in plenty of time: Please be advised that the show is apparently SOLD OUT, and as a consequence it might take awhile to actually get inside the building - so get there EARLY... Enjoy!
****MESSAGE BOARD BACK ON-LINE NOW. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE
TOTAL APOLOGIES to anyone who has been trying to get into the site since last week.
We had a complete system collapse + couldn't even get on the site ourselves to let you know. Sorry about that. AMPLIFIER
*AMPLIFIER play the Mean Fiddler on Jan. 29th with Apocalyptica / Breed 77 Doors 6.45, Amplifier onstage 7.05pm
AMPLIFIER would like to hear what you think. If you've been to an AMPLIFIER show please leave a review in the CONTACTS section.
*2005 is upon us...
1st AMPLIFIER gig of the year:
Thursday 13th January AMPLIFIER play Eurosonic Festival, Holland.
Vera Theatre, Groningen, Netherlands> AMPLIFIER onstage at 1.15 in the morning.
***NEWS: CHECK OUT THE NME BEST 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR FOR AMPLIFIER'S DEBUT
AMPLIFIER play Christmas hometown show.
December 16th Amplifier headline @ Manchester Academy 3 (formerly The Hop 'n' Grapes).
Tickets from the Student Union or Piccadilly Box Office 0161 832 1111.
Will be a great night.
And another thing...
Re. AMPLIFIER/Helmet offer for Sunday, please RE-SEND your request.
Apologies if you had sent re. this offer, but please can you re-send to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com because our email has been playing up today. Sorry.
This has been a week of strange internet stuff; oh well...
****It has come to our attention that there is a rumour of an AMPLIFIER show in Chatham. This is not true. Genuine shows will be put on the board as soon as they're confirmed by AMPLIFIER. Anything else, ignore. Well you can believe NME, Kerrang! etc but you know what we mean... If you speak to AMPLIFIER management by any means other than this board + it's email addresses please can you inform us, because it's very unlikely to have been a legit conversation.
SURPRISE GIG: HELMET have just asked AMPLIFIER to support them @ Bristol Academy this Sunday, 5th December. As a special concession for AMPLIFIER fans, if you send your name (plus guests' names) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm on Sunday 5th you will be able to get into this show for �6 instead of �13.50. Fire away!
NB PLEASE NOTE DEC. 10th SHOW @ CAMDEN BARFLY WITH Kaiser Chiefs IS CANCELLED.