AMP Magazine

AMP Magazine

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American Music Press, or AMP for short, has existed in magazine form since September of 2002. AMP started [and continues still] as a free monthly publication made available mainly in California. Every two months, AMP combines the past two local issues and releases a nationwide edition, complete with a free sampler CD, all for $1.99. Some bands that have graced the cover of AMP include NOFX, Against Me!, AFI, The Casualties, Alkaline Trio, The Distillers, and more.

AMP recently branched out into the record-making business with the release of American Music Press Presents. The compilation series' first volume is dedicated to the genre of hardcore, with more to come in the future.

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Band accused of cheating in online unsigned act competition
A bit of a conflict is brewing between Windsor, Ontario-based punk band The Rowley Estate and AMP Magazine. AMP has argued that the band - who won the Unsigned Contest VII - did so by stuffing an online ballot box. According to a AMP sources,their online polling software logged about 2,000 votes from a single person in an hour. AMP employees stated: They somehow managed to get, what, 15,000…
2012-11-07 12:00:01

AMP Magazine benefit for Cal Robbins to conclude today
The benefit charity for Cal Robbins, through AMP Magazine, has its first batch of items ending on Ebay tonight. Up for auction now test pressings from The Loved Ones, Four Years Strong, and Anti-Flag; cymbals signed by The Frantic, and Velver Revolver; signed records from Me First and The Gimme Gimmes,…
2008-06-17 12:00:02

AMP magazine to release "Video Archive for the Ages ?? Vol 2" DVD
AMP has announced plans to release their second DVD compilation on November 15th through MVD. The DVD will collect videos from Avail, Horrorpops, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Strike Anywhere, Strung Out, and many more on the disc which will be released with 5.1 surround…
2005-10-15 11:52:31

AMP means American Music Press
AMP has posted their latest set of features online. Among the most recent feature are interviews with Throwdown, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Millencolin and Norma Jean as well as a retrospective piece on hardcore act Judge. You can check it out here.…
2005-06-18 19:14:30

AMP, Lies and Videotape
AMP has announced their upcoming music video compilation titled Video for the Ages. The compilation, due out March 29th will include tracks from Against Me!, Agnostic Front, the Briefs, the Bronx, Comunique, Converge, Every Time I Die, the Explosion, Heaven Shall Burn, Misery Signals, the Network, Onelinedrawing, Roses Are Red, Shadows Fall, the Start, Unearth, and A Wilhelm Scream. The magazine has also posted their latest issue online, which includes features on Comeback Kid, Hopesfall, Lamb Of God and Catch 22.…
2005-03-08 18:17:53

Walking AMP and And Deep Red Sky Flag, Fluttered And The Sun Shined
New issue of AMP Magazine is up online now. Crazy in-depth interview with Hot Water Music, as well as other features on Anadivine, Atreyu, Brazil, The Briefs, Melee, Bleeding Through, and much more. All the usual reviews, rants and raves to…
2004-11-17 11:15:35

The AMP in the Lake
New issue of AMP is up with features on Communique, The Explosion, Terror, Unearth and Black Dahlia Murder and more. Also a feature called "Friends of AMP" where people from pretty much every band out there chime in on the upcoming election, and their thoughts on voting. All of the regular columnists and hundreds of record reviews as well. New retail edition hit Interpunk today as…
2004-10-12 09:58:24

Heavy AMP
"New issue of AMP Magazine now online with a cover story on Shadows Fall, features on Blink 182, Boys Night Out, Brazil, The Break, Comeback Kid, Further Seems Forever, Hawthorne Heights, Sahara Hotnights, Tiger Army, Walls Of Jericho and more. Also, the usual record reviews and columnists." You might also want to check out the third comp. in the AMP Presents series, which focuses on metal and hardcore.…
2004-09-22 09:39:33

Kick out the AMPs
The new issue of AMP is online. You know what to do: "New issue of AMP Magazine is up now featuring an interview with every member of the almighty Only Crime (current and ex members of Good Riddance, Black Flag, Hagfish, Bane, Descendents, etc?) as well as features on Midtown, Neurosis, TheSTART, Terror, Unearth, Wayne Kramer, Cattle Decapitation, and much more. As usual, hundreds of record reviews and all of the regular columnists. The new retail version of the magazine (Flogging…
2004-08-31 10:07:57

Let Them Eat AMP
Our fellow n'ere-do-wells at AMP have put their new issue online. Here's the details: "New issue of AMP Magazine is up online. For the first time they are running part of their last 2 retail issue cover stories on the web page, which are NOFX and Bad Religion. Other stories include Velvet Revolver (Slash!), Audio Karate, Autopilot Off, Something Corporate, Brain, Reggie & The Full Effect, Killswitch Engage, and much much more. All the regular columnists, and tons of record…
2004-07-19 16:21:53

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