Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ampcorp#31 Spirit Of Burgas Festival - Burgas, Bulgaria 12-14 August 2011

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

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...

Take suncream
Take earplugs

Thursday, July 7, 2011



For those of you who are coming to Sonisphere on Sunday 10th July, we are pleased to say that we will have our own merch table in the site Merch Market, Which is conveniently placed right next to the Jagermeister tent.

We will be there specifically to do any signing from 17:00

Stage Times
Jagermeister Tent 16:00 – 16:30
Full line up and times here

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Festivals // Dream Theater Special Appearances

July 2011

We are pleased to announce 2 European shows as special guests of american titans - Dream Theater:

*Weds 27/7/2011 AT Special Guest of DREAM THEATER Vienna, Gasometer

*Thrs 28/7/2011 POL Special Guest of DREAM THEATER Katowice, Spodek

Thanks to everyone who came to see us on our first Octopus Tour -
It was our most succesful tour ever and each show was just killer.
The Octopus will be among you again shortly


A complete summary of Amplifier's Immediate Festival Appearances.



* Sun 10/07/2011 UK Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth
* Fri 15/7/2011 AT On The Rocks Festival, Salzburg

* Sat 16/07/2011 UK 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
2000 Trees Festival

* Sat 23/07/2011 UK High Voltage Festival, London

*Sat 301/7/2011 DE Rocken Am Brocken Festival Rocken Am Brocken Festival


* Fri 5/08/2011 DE MiniRock Festival, Horb am Neckar

* Sat 6/8/2011 DE Krach Am Bach Festival, Beelen

Thursday, May 12, 2011

From Here To Obscurity. A Minion's Perspective.

So I'm flying to Paris, I arrive at 06:15, more than a full hour before my flight. I Go for a coffee. I go to security. Guess what? Like most other people I've got my little manicure and clippers set on me and they want to take them away from me incase I go on a mad stabbing rampage with my toenail clippers. I am reluctant to surrender my property, so it is suggested that I post the items back to myself via the handy postbox. Great idea!
So I go to whsmith to purchase stamps and envelope. Neatly packaged up, I find that what they failed to inform me was that the postbox has a grill on it to prevent large items being posted in to it. So I have to open the envelope and take the items out of their little pouch so I can try and fit it in through the sliver of a gap. Then I need to locate some tape from somewhere to re-seal the envelope. Then I have to physically stuff the envelope through the tiny aperture. I eventually succeed and I feel pleased.
However on return to security they inform me I have now missed my flights.
So now I have to buy a new ticket. Don't ever buy a ticket at the airport.
Then, for your money you have to go through, let's face it, at best hapzard security clearance, and  put up with the friendly security staff. Did I say friendly? Sorry! I meant -cunting security staff. Wow- they go to charm school don't they? If being a traffic warden just isn't giving you the thrill it used to - then this is the job for you.
Yes, all i can say is they are horrible, horrible cunts. 
There will always be people who are the right people to run internment or torture camps. Thankfully in this country we have them working in our airports to greet our foreign guests. What must people think?
So here I am sitting in departures. They sure do like to keep you in here spending your money don't they?
It seems to me, like so many things in this country, something that was once a service to wider society, like my local council for instance, has somewhere along the way been subverted into being a purely money making opportunity out if us poor saps.
Is it just me, or does anyone else here feel like every morning they wake up with two fang marks in their neck? 
That's where all these fucks have invited themselves to come and try to slowly drain us completely dry.

Take my advice.
I'll take the train in future.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


We need people to help distribute our tour flyers at HAMBURG, BERLIN, MUNICH, KOLN and...

at the following shows...

if you're already going to any of the listed shows and want to help, let me know - I'll have stuff sent to you

Your Commitment will be rewarded

17.5 Berlin- Magnet
18.5. München- 59 to 1
19.5. Köln- Luxor

07.06. Hamburg- Ü & G

02.05. München- Feierwerk

Crippled Black Phoenix:
08.05. Berlin- Festsaal Kreuzberg

Explosions In The Sky:
22.05. Berlin- postbahnhof
23.05. Köln- Essigfabrik

Queens of the Stoneage:
02.05. Cologne- E-Werk
10.05. Munich- Tonhalle

The Ocean:
05.06. Berlin- Lido

Long Distance Calling German tour