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  • DESERTFEST DVD - NOW!
  • INTRODUCING ECHO STREET
  • NOVEMBER SHOWS
 
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November GIGS

  • FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER - BERLIN
  • SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER - ASCHAFFENBURG
  • SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - OBERHAUSEN

Magnum's Ecstasy...

NOVEMBER GERMANY MINATOUR – 

Ok – here we go –
it’s the last Amplifier dates of the year and possibly for a while until all the commotion is sorted out.
 
Here’s where we’re going –
 
 
FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER - BERLIN - POSTBAHNHOFF
http://www.ticketmaster.de/event/42303?camefrom=de_va_01823

SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER - ASCHAFFENBURG - COLOSSAAL
http://www.reservix.de/reservation/reservation_events.php?vID=2145&eventGrpID=86244

SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - OBERHAUSEN - ZENTRUM ALTENBURG
http://www.ticketmaster.de/event/42305?camefrom=de_va_01823
 
So – this will be the last opportunity to see some  
Amplifier classics.

Next year we will completely redesign the show to something more like this:
Lampy's proposal
 
Also - we're pleased to bring along Mannheim's Whalerider.
They chug too.
We like that.
Here they are doing their thing:
 
 
 
Whalerider. Once. At a gig.
 
They are younger than us – so they can party for longer –
with the exception of Birmingham who is always the last person to leave the party. 
Steve.  We also salute you.
 
...who gave him Stella...?
 
Anyway here’s what you need to know about the gigs:
 
FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER - BERLIN - POSTBAHNHOFF
http://www.ticketmaster.de/event/42303?camefrom=de_va_01823

We love Berlin
It takes fucking ages to get there – that’s for sure –
but you guys always make it worthwhile. 
We played here with Opeth some years ago –
but in the big hall I think.
I guess we're playing in the smaller room
unless of course 600 more of you decide to come –
in which case –
we’ll be seeing you in the big hall again
and Lampy had better get a move on with his flame throwers.
 
I assume we’re all going out drinking after the show in Kreuzberg right?
 
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER - ASCHAFFENBURG - COLOSSAAL
http://www.reservix.de/reservation/reservation_events.php?vID=2145&eventGrpID=86244

We have returned! –
at the colossaal Aschafenburg.
We love Eclipsed
No other magazine in the world does the editor send you a set list that the staff would like to see, including songs that are so obscure you can’t even remember if they are by your band.
We will try our best for you
our good good friends.
 
Support on this show will be by the band Okta Logue. 
 
 
 
We don’t really know too much about them but this video is brilliant.
 
 
Besides,
their name is almost Octopus
So they must be great.
 
Can someone make sure that we can park this time please….
 
SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - OBERHAUSEN - ZENTRUM ALTENBURG
http://www.ticketmaster.de/event/42305?camefrom=de_va_01823

We’ve never been to Oberhausen before. 
What’s it like? 
Hopefully we’ll have stories for next time.
 
Support once again from Whalerider
Their Facebook page says that their interests are:
 
“Cocaine // Groupies // Vintage Equipment // Led Fuckin' Zep”
 
That is an excellent resume. 
Bands that want to tour with us take note. 
That is how you get a support slot.
 
Until then.
Adios!
 
 
 
A Bass Amp for our Giraffe Friends
 
 
Told You
an unfortunate blizzard meant that the drummer was lost.
 
NOVEMBER 2012
 
Yes – We’re back.  Reboot.
 
And there just isn’t enough headline room to accommodate us this month.
We appreciate that you’ve all been losing sleep without our presence in your inbox. 
Mainly it’s been due to Magnum having to undertake more of his secret work that we can’t talk about. 
 
However we have tried to be productive in this downtime, y’know,
and just , like,  
flop out another album of pure awesomeness,
y’know, just as an aside…
 
But before we get into all that,
Ladies and Gentlemen.
(drum Roll....)
 
 
Ahem
Finally, Our First Live DVD
Desertfest Berlin, April 2012 –


Cool huh?
Yes – Finally it’s here
 
And now it's time to try and bump up the coffers
in order to launch
Echo Street. 
 
Amplifier’s first Live DVD production.   
 
Our set from the start of earlier this year at DesertFest Berlin . 
 
It’s only taken over a decade to get a DVD sorted,
and in fairness it’s only happened  because our friend and producer
Ronald Matthes and Roax Films
kept bugging us to film the show. 
 
Fair play Ronald.  We salute you.
You’ve made us  look truly awesome. 
 
You’ve seen the trailer earlier in the year.
Here’s a reminder for those of you who took July Off:
 
 
 
It's a great chug-tastic stoner set. 
We hand picked the chunkiest riffs from over the years.
 
  1. CONTINUUM
  2. FALL OF THE EMPIRE
  3. PANZER
  4. MOTORHEAD
  5. THE WAVE
  6. INTERGLACIAL SPELL
  7. INTERSTELLAR
  8. GOLDEN RATIO
  9. NEON
TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30
 
We'll chuck in the Audio CD too so you can listen in the car on the way to work.
Sit back, close your eyes, and imagine you were there...
If you make it in - you can do the same on the way back home.
 
 
Actually this was Magnum’s first ever gig. 
Considering he’d never listened to music before 
we think he’s a natural.
 
Pre-orders open NOW - £11.99
 
Click Here For Pre Orders
 
It's worth it just for the DVD commentary track.
 
We’ll send it
December. 
Will I get it for Christmas?:
Not unless Santa Claus can stop time while we get the edit finished
and then you come around to our house in person to collect it.
Will I get it just after Christmas?
Yes. 
Unless it snows. And then the Royal Mail stops. 
We don’t have snow chains in this country....
 
 
ANNOUNCING
 
ECHO STREET
the fourth Amplifier album.
 
Here’s what it looks like.
We want to tell you some stuff about it...
 
The little girl is going to get Ice Cream perhaps?
 
This album, like so many beloved children,
wasn’t really planned.
It just happened.
And it happened really, really quickly. 
And that is why we love it. 
It’s no fun taking four years to make an album. 
Also – it’s no fun compressing four years worth of work into 60 days to make an album either. 
What’s a band to do?
 
Anyway –
You’re not interested in that at this point.
Here’s what you really want to know:
 
Is this Mystoria?  - What happened to that?
This isn’t Mystoria – It’s Echo Street 
Mystoria – That’s still being finished. 
It wasn’t correct for release now – We’ll leave it till later next year . 
 
Is this an album of songs that weren’t going to make it on to Mystoria?
Come on - as if!
No this is a completely new album of songs.
They didn’t exist until the end of August 2012. 
Neat huh?
 
What songs are on it?
Well, these ones - and in this order:
 
1. Matmos [8:25]
2. The Wheel [7.09]
3. Extra Vehicular [12:05]
4. Paris In The Spring [8.30]
5. Never And Always [5.54]
6. Between Today And Yesterday [5:16]
7. Echo Street [5:52]
8. Mary Rose [7:14]
Total Time: 1Hr
 
 
Are there any guitar solos on it? 
Yes – but not like “Parisian Walkways” or “Jump” by Van Halen.
More like this:
The greatest guitar solo of all time
 
What’s it like?
Well it’s like that bit on Superman 2 where the baddies are trapped in that mirror that spins off into space forever (well until later in the film)
 
Wait - We've forgotten Birmingham...
 
– except that imagine it was snowing in the mirror,
and Amplifier are in it. 
That’s what it’s like.
 
Is there nudity?
– No.
 

OK – I want it now – Take my money.
Patience my friend. 
This is all so sudden we haven’t had a chance to prepare the nursery. 
After the release of The Octopus we have learnt a lot of lessons about what you should and what you shouldn’t do. 
This time there will be proper preparation and everything will happen so that it doesn’t appear on bit torrent 2 months prior to the album release
Remember all that?
Well we haven't forgotten.
Also - it should be pointed out:
We’re looking at you, a certain individual in Spain. 
We know who you are.
Our wet work friend,
Roy Benneton
will be visiting you very soon
 
Anyway
 
WE WILL ANNOUNCE PRE-SALE DETAILS NEXT MONTH. 
 
So yes –
It’s  A STELLAR PRODUCTION LINE UP-
Produced by – Sel
Mixed by Chris Sheldon
[Amplifier, Oceansize,
and then some other minor bands like
Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Radiohead
and let’s not forget all our goth favourites -
The Mission
Mastered by Jon Astley
– Hmmm – how do you list Jon Astley's history?
Go check out his credits it’s quicker:
 
 
 All I need to say is:  Led Zepplin.

Anyway –
Obviously, I’m going to say it’s good, so don’t take my word for it  –
Here’s what Mixmaster Sheldon has to say about Echo Street
And he hates music.
 
“I love this album, it’s got something for everyone.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry,  a treat for the whole family”
 
What is the carbon footprint of this record?
Huge – we had to fly Magnum back from his Cotswalds Mansion. 
It takes two Chinooks obviously.
One for him. One for his entourage.
 
an extra pair of shades hampers lift off...
 
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