• Feb : 5 : 2016 - Spotlight – NEW VOLUME Interview [Rock, Indie, Pop]
  • Jan : 20 : 2016 - Atmospheres “The Departure” Album Review + Video [Post-Rock, Prog]
  • Dec : 31 : 2015 - TOP ALBUMS OF 2015
  • Dec : 10 : 2015 - Back Pocket Memory – “Victory & Empire” Album Review [Rock]
  • Nov : 25 : 2015 - Lights & Apparitions Exclusive Interview! [Post-Hardcore, Metal]

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Formed in South Africa, the band relocated to London under the name What Now, and enjoyed a great run of success, touring the UK and   Read More ...

THE DEPARTURE by ATMOSPHERES Rating 8.5/10   For Fans Of: Katatonia, Junius, Tool, Tesseract   Two years following the release of their promising self-titled debut,   Read More ...

  Scott here, AmpKicker.com editor, creator, and independent music advocate. I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building   Read More ...

Victory & Empire by Back Pocket Memory Rating: 8.5/10   Back Pocket Memory have returned with a new album “Victory and Empire” released Novenber 13th   Read More ...

Lights & Apparitions, a post hardcore and experimental metal-core band, is about to deliver a refreshing tone and sound to the genre of metal with   Read More ...

interviews

Spotlight – NEW VOLUME Interview [Rock, Indie, Pop]

Formed in South Africa, the band relocated to London under the name What Now, and enjoyed a great run of success, touring the UK and   Read More ...

reviews

Atmospheres “The Departure” Album Review + Video [Post-Rock, Prog]

THE DEPARTURE by ATMOSPHERES Rating 8.5/10   For Fans Of: Katatonia, Junius, Tool, Tesseract   Two years following the release of their promising self-titled debut,   Read More ...

  Scott here, AmpKicker.com editor, creator, and independent music advocate. I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. An eternal search for the band that hit all the right spots and   Read More ...

Formed in South Africa, the band relocated to London under the name What Now, and enjoyed a great run of success, touring the UK and Europe relentlessly with the likes of Young Guns, The Xcerts and Anberlin. The band caught the attention of Kerrang, Rock Sound and many other media outlets, and even had a track used on an episode of CSI New York. In 2014 the band set about   Read More ...

CEO Clothing is a clothing brand located in Houston, Texas. The company gets the majority of their products through American Apparel. They have a wide range of clothing selections that would be great for indoor and outdoor activities, as well as, casual wear. The brand takes pride in supporting musicians and skaters in Houston, and hopes to introduce a unique clothing styles to the fashion world.    1)What made you   Read More ...

THE DEPARTURE by ATMOSPHERES Rating 8.5/10   For Fans Of: Katatonia, Junius, Tool, Tesseract   Two years following the release of their promising self-titled debut, Belgian progressive/post-metal group ATMOSPHERES return with a new album entitled “The Departure”.   The result of two years of meticulous compositional craft and dedication to transcend any stylistic limitations, “The Departure” marks the next evolutionary stage in Atmospheres’ sound, offering an exhilarating, engaging and dynamic   Read More ...

Hailing from York, United Kingdom, One Way Street provides fans and newcomers alike with a refreshing sound of anthemic 2000’s pop punk. OWS are embarking on an exciting journey filled with new music, impressive gigs, and dedicated fans. OWS’s energetic performances and intimate gigs provide fans with a unique live experience unmatched by anyone else in the scene. Opening for popular American synthpop band Metro Station in October, One Way   Read More ...

Victory & Empire by Back Pocket Memory Rating: 8.5/10   Back Pocket Memory have returned with a new album “Victory and Empire” released Novenber 13th 2015. I had been a fan of the band since i came across their 2011 track ‘All We Have’ from some Pandora station and have following them since. I’m super excited that these guys are still kicking and rocking it out with high quality melodies   Read More ...

On the heels of their recent album announcement, LA rock band Silver Snakes has debuted a new lyric video for their song “Raindance.” The band will release their third studio album, Saboteur, via Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe) on February 5th. Fans can pre-order the record now from Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe).   For Fans Of: Aeges, Queens of the Stone Age, Torche   Read More ...

Lights & Apparitions, a post hardcore and experimental metal-core band, is about to deliver a refreshing tone and sound to the genre of metal with their upcoming release of their debut EP Heaven Again.   Combining both electronics and low sounding, heavy core music, they are hoping to reach out to as many people as they can. Fans of Sleeping With Sirens, Hands Like Houses and Of Machines are going   Read More ...

The Flips are a dynamic, emotional rock band from Chicago, IL and they’re about to unleash their sophomore album ‘Better Days‘ on November 27th.  It’s no secret that AmpKicker are big fans of these guys (Read our 2013 Interview for the release of ‘A Harm Deep, But Shining’ and that same album snagged the #1 spot on my top albums of 2013)  Blending the tones of Manchester Orchestra, Brand New,   Read More ...

Rating: 9/10   DEARIST is an rock band out of Wolverhampton, UK. I caught wind of them from a little band called Kyoto Drive which I became of fan of when they were around. I followed them through the split/hiatus and one day an email landed in my inbox from vocalist Adam Binder, introducing me to his new project Dearist. They had a couple of tracks posted in late 2013   Read More ...

Fear me, King Me, a MetalCore act from Houston, Texas, just released its first EP called Unite and Conquer. The band states that this EP stands for overcoming ones weaknesses and pulling forward. The band consists of Daniel- Vocals, Gel- Vocals, Walter- Guitar. Adrian – Guitar and Drew- Bass. The band is currently looking for a new drummer to add to the line up. FMKM has a lot of recognition   Read More ...

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