Orange Amps is supporting a very special event called For Peter’s Sake in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire this coming Saturday, 21st May at Elm Grove Youth and Community Centre

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The festival is set to be a jam-packed day of music, food, and entertainment for supporters of all ages. Alongside acts like Duke of Wolves, Jordan Jackson and Vikesh Champaneri, local stalls and children’s entertainment will be available. A raffle (with a grand prize of a Fiat 500) and auction are also in the works, and expect award winning food and a full hog roast from The Great British Sausage Company.

Tickets are available below. £10 for adults or £2.50 for children. Tickets will also be available on the door, for £15 and £4 respectively.

Peter is a 23 year old young man. An MRI scan in February 2015 showed a tumour growing from within the cervical spine and was wrapped around and invading the bone at C1-C2. His throat was just a slit and he was in agony. He was admitted from the MRI unit and family were told the devastating news that he had a Cervical Chordoma which is very rare and only affects about 50 people in the world in any one year.

After biopsy, failed pain relief, multiple surgeries including titanium rod insertion and appalling care within the NHS he was sent to Switzerland for proton beam therapy which was supposed to be the gold standard treatment. Peter went out to Switzerland in may 2015 for assessment after biopsy tumour resection and rod insertion, just to be told the tumour had regrown by 20 percent and treatment was not possible until further resection of the tumour. He came back to the UK and had further de-bulking surgery and went back to Switzerland for therapy in June 2015. After eight weeks of daily therapy he returned to UK in a neck brace. In February he had a follow up MRI scan which showed the tumour was regrowing and he was started on a trial drug Imatinib. Three weeks ago he started to get tingling and numbness in his left hand and severe neck pain.

Another MRI scan showed further growth and he has now lost all feeling in his left arm, hand, legs and his body feels cold. Further de-bulking surgery was performed on Thursday 21st April to try and stop permanent paralysis. The oncologist has said there is no further treatment available and he faces a slow, agonising death as this tumour will not stop growing. His family have been fighting against the odds every step of the way and the Chordoma Foundation in America have a service where part of the tumour can be sent to be tested against numerous drugs to see if additional treatment can be given to save Peter’s life.

 

Come along and support Peter and stay for the music. #forpeterssake

 

 

This year Orange Amplification will be sponsoring the Best New Act Award at the 2015
Q Awards, in association with Absolute Radio, to be held on the 19th October in London.
Christian O’Connell, multi-award winning DJ, TV presenter and sell-out stand-up comedian will host this year’s star-studded pageantry. Previous years have seen many of the world’s greatest rockstars in attendance at this prestigious event including Ed Sheeran, Kasabian and U2. 2015 is expected to feature equally big names from a list of nominees that includes Florence & the Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Muse and Royal Blood.
“The Best New Act Award has recognised many Orange artists in the past including Oasis and Supergrass. It’s a pleasure to be involved with this years Best New Act award which help’s recognise tomorrow’s biggest bands.” said Charlie Cooper, Marketing Director.
Orange Ambassadors included in the nominees are British punk band Slaves, alternate rockers Wolf Alice, plus Foals are nominated for the Best Track, Best Video and Best Act In the World Today awards. Catfish and the Bottlemen are nominated for the Best Live Act Award.

To vote for each category in this year’s Q Awards go to http://www.qthemusic.com/q-awards/ where every voter will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to the award ceremony.

Orange Amplification is delighted to be sponsoring the 2015 AFROPUNK Festival, which will be held from the 21st to 23rd August in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park, also known as City Park. This year Orange will be providing the backline for both stages of the festival in New York and the festival in Atlanta on the 3rd and 4th October.The backline will consist of the new Rockerverb MKIII and Dual Dark guitar amps, PPC412 guitar cabs, plus the OB1 series of bass amps and OBC bass speaker cabs.

The AFROPUNK Festival, now in its eleventh year, is considered by the New York Times to be ‘the most multicultural festival in the US’. The event, known for being unconventional and open-minded, embraces alternative music by gifted people from all backgrounds. It is a platform for alternative and experimental music combined with visual artists with a mission based firmly on the punk principles, aesthetics and social non-conformity.

Orange first became involved with AFROPUNK Festival through the AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands, which this year was a three-city event: Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York.  The winners of Atlanta (Samurai Shotgun), Philadelphia (Palaceburn) and runners up in New York (Aligns) all won Orange Crush Pro CR120C Combos. In total six bands from this year’s contest were chosen to play at the 2015 festival.

Orange Ambassadors at the AFROPUNK Festival include thrash metal band Suicidal Tendencies, recently back from a successful European tour, D’Angelo’s guitarist Isaiah Sharkey who is currently working with D’Angelo on a follow up album to the critically acclaimed Black Messiah and metalheads, Unlocking the Truth, previous winners of AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands.

“AFROPUNK celebrates unique talent – both big name and underground music.” said Charlie Cooper, Orange Amplification’ Marketing Director. “It’s a celebration of the global creativity and freedom of spirit found in today’s alternative music”.

To find out more about AFROPUNK Fest 2015 go to http://afropunkfest.com/

Now in its fourth successful year, Orange Amplification is delighted once again to be main sponsor of the Progressive Music Awards. The awards, which celebrate a musical genre that is currently seeing many mainstream successes, will be returning to the stunning Underglobe venue, situated below Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a hidden gem in the heart of the Southbank. The awards will take place on Thursday 3rd September 2015 and will be hosted by brand new host, TV Presenter Matthew Wright.

Amongst the many award nominees are a number of notable Orange Ambassadors. Included in the Limelight category for up and coming bands are the Heights, who have been creating some of their most vibrant prog recently, Leicestershire’s instrumentalists, Maybeshewill and Bend Sinister, reportedly Mike Portnoy’s new fave band. Up for the Vanguard Award (previously Breakthrough Artist) are Northern Irish band And So I Watch You From Afar, thoughtful Icelandic rockers Sólstafir and previous Limelight nominees Purson. Nominated as one of the ten finest prog tunes in the Anthem award is former Oceansize front man and Biffy Clyro touring guitarist, Mike Vennart for Operate from The Demon Joker. Finally in the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award, which honours the best in lavish box sets available are Rush and bass player Geddy Lee for R40. The set includes every live DVD release so far, housed in a hardback book.

‘We have been involved with the Annual Progressive Music Awards since the beginning’ said Charlie Cooper, Marketing Director, ‘It is great to be involved in a such a prestigious award ceremony.’

To find out more about the 2015 Progressive Music awards go to http://awards.prog.teamrock.com/. To find out more about the Orange Amps go to http://www.orangeamps.com

NAPALM DEATH

Joins already announced acts
UPON A BURNING BODY
BUTCHER BABIES
CODE ORANGE

Taking place at IndigO2 in London on 15th June 2015, the Orange Amplification presents the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with World Of Warships once again has the fans at its core and brings them together with the artists, shoulder to shoulder, like no other event.

“Metal Hammer wouldn’t exist without its readers, and so it’s a particular point of pride for us that once a year we get to throw them a party they’ll never forget, and admission is free,” says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer & TeamRock. “The HMS Hammer is the only metal party boat of its kind anywhere in the world, and we’re frankly trembling at the thought of this year’s lineup. All aboard!”
Metal Hammer are pleased to announce the final, headline, act for HMS Hammer. That act is the legendary Napalm Death.

“Napalm Death is independent of thought and independent of action,” offers frontman Barney Greenway of Napalm Death’s nomination for Best British Band in this year’s awards. “In some ways, competing against other bands for something nice and shiny undoubtedly gives a certain warm feeling inside, but we promise we won’t be filled with hate if somebody else scoops it. Thanks though for your considerations – you’re just too kind and we’re just (deliberately) too fucking noisy.”

“At Metal Hammer we love to throw a great party – the clue is in the name,” says Alexander Milas, Metal Hammer editor-in-chief. “From the flattening volume of Upon A Burning Body and Code Orange to the riffing might of Butcher Babies, this year’s HMS Hammer is going to fly. Add grindcore legends Napalm Death to the mix and you’ve got a recipe for absolute mayhem. Anchors Aweigh!”

FULL HMS HAMMER 2015 LINE UP

NAPALM DEATH

UPON A BURNING BODY

CODE ORANGE

BUTCHER BABIES

Our host, Anthrax icon Scott Ian, had this to say: “It’s a good thing I just found my Killers T from 1982 because I can wear it while hosting the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards! See you all down there for a night of killer bands, killer booze and killer metal! Hey, there’s a theme developing here…”

Dave Mustaine Is Announced As The Golden God

 

For the first time in the history of The Metal Hammer Golden Gods an award recipient is being named upfront of the night. The Golden God Award (Sponsored By Orange Amplification) will be presented to the legendary Dave Mustaine.

 

Taking place at IndigO2 in London on 15th June 2015, the Orange Amplification presents the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with World Of Warships once again has the fans at its core and brings them together with the artists, shoulder to shoulder, like no other event.

 

Dave Mustaine is best known as the frontman and creative force behind Megadeth, the band who in June 2015 celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of their seminal album “Killing Is My Business..And Business Is Good!” (originally released on the 12th June 1985).

 

Formed in 1983, Megadeth are one of the true pioneers and innovators of metal music. The band have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling “Countdown to Extinction”. The band have released iconic albums such as “Peace Sells..But Who’s Buying?”, “Rust In Peace”, “Countdown to Extinction” and “Th1rt3en“. The list of classic songs penned by Megadeth is long and varied, including essential tracks such as “Killing Is My Business (And Business Is Good)!”, “Wake Up Dead”, “In My Darkest Hour”, “Holy Wars…The Punishment Is Due”, “Symphony Of Destruction”, “A Tout Le Monde”, and many many more…

 

Megadeth’s founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine is still a key creative force in the metal world. The band released their 14th studio album, “Super Collider, in 2013 through Mustaine’s own Tradecraft label. Megadeth have just finished recording a new studio album – due for release later in 2015.

 

The term is oft overused, but Dave Mustaine is a bona fide LEGEND and the Metal Hammer Golden Gods are hugely honoured to have him accept the Golden God Award in 2015.

 

“I am truly humbled to receive this award, and to be recognized by your peers for your accomplishments, is almost as gratifying as not being recognized by the police for your accomplices.” – Dave Mustaine

 

The Metal Hammer Golden God awards are a 21-gun salute to all that is great in our world” says Alexander Milas, Metal Hammer editor-in-chief. “Dave Mustaine is nothing less than the living embodiment of dedication to the craft, and it’s an absolute honour to celebrate 30 years of Megadeth’s earth-shaking debut with one of metal’s greatest guitar heroes.”

 

Orange ambassadors feature extensively on The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards nominees list. They include:

 

Best New Band: Beartooth, Marmozets, King Parrot

Best UK Band: Architects, While She Sleeps

Best International Band: Slipknot, Mastodon

Breakthrough: Bury Tomorrow

Best Underground: Winterfylleth, Purson

 

To find out more about the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards go to  http://goldengods.metalhammer.com/.

Hosted by Scott Ian with live performances from…

Killing Joke, At The Gates, Babymetal Feat. Dragon Force, We Are Harlot and Suicidal Tendencies.

Taking place at IndigO2 in London on 15th June 2015, the Orange Amplification presents the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with World Of Warships once again has the fans at its core and brings them together with the artists, shoulder to shoulder, like no other event.

 

“Metal Hammer wouldn’t exist without its readers, and so it’s a particular point of pride for us that once a year we get to throw them a party they’ll never forget, and admission is free,” says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer & TeamRock. “The HMS Hammer is the only metal party boat of its kind anywhere in the world, and we’re frankly trembling at the thought of this year’s lineup. All aboard!”

 

HMS HAMMER 2015 LINE UP

 

UPON A BURNING BODY

 

Mixing slamming metal grooves with huge hooks and choruses that could fill an arena, Upon A Burning Body remain one of the most promising young bands in the game today, and if their most recent live shows on these shores are anything to go by, they should go down a storm on HMS Hammer.

 

CODE ORANGE

 

The Artists Formerly Known As Code Orange Kids underlined their potential to unite hardcore punks and iron-blooded metal heads by supporting the mighty At The Gates last year, and with riffs heavy enough to make any metal fan’s stomach rumble, they look set for great things indeed. Mark this intimate set as the start of something special for them.

 

BUTCHER BABIES

 

Fronted by two of the most fearless young front women in metal today, Butcher Babies’ modern metal smackdown has seen them win over new fans in droves, and after a Spring spent supporting In This Moment, bank on them having honed their live show into something very special indeed.

 

Our host, Anthrax icon Scott Ian, had this to say: “It’s a good thing I just found my Killers T from 1982 because I can wear it while hosting the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards! See you all down there for a night of killer bands, killer booze and killer metal! Hey, there’s a theme developing here…”

Orange Amplification is proud to announce they will once again be sponsoring Camden Rocks 2015 by providing the amplification back line for seventeen of the twenty most iconic music venues in North London. Orange is celebrating the launch with an Orange swagbag giveaway which includes a pair of Camen Rock Tickets, T-Shirt, Micro Crush Amplifier and shot glasses. To enter simply like the Camden competition post on Orange Amps’ official Facebook or send an email to competitions@orangeamps.com with your name.

Following its rousing success last year, Camden Rocks is back for its fourth year with a bigger and better line up. This daylong party is one mile of exciting music blasting from venues such as Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Proud, Barfly, Jazz Café, Dingwalls and the Enterprise. Across the 20 venues, more than 200 bands will be playing to packed houses of more than 6000 punters. The festival will feature a mix of established acts from the world of rock and indie alongside a wealth of new UK talent.

Orange will be powering the sound across all seventeen of the rock and indie stages with an array of legendary Rockerverb amps and the ever popular PPC412 cabs, the rig of choice for many touring and recording guitarists. Joining them on stage will be a whole host of AD200B MK3 heads, one of the purest valve bass amps ever produced, paired with the highly focused OBC410 bass cabinet. Expect an outstanding Orange performance in front of packed houses across Camden.

The Camden Rocks 2015 lineup features a number of Orange Ambassadors including Mikey Demus guitarist with the UK’s premier reggae metal band, Skindred, mighty Bristol rockers Turbowolf, thrash metal band, Martyr Defiled and Black Country metal band, God Damn.

To find our more about the Camden Rocks festival please go to http://camdenrocksfestival.com/. To find out more about Orange Amplification, its products and its artists please go to https://orangeamps.com/.

For the fourth consecutive year Orange Amplification are proud to announce they are headline sponsors of The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015, in association with World Of Warships.  This year’s annual celebration will gather together the world’s greatest metal bands on the planet.

 

The awards will take place at The Indigo at The O2, London on Monday 15th June 2015 and will also see HMS Hammer sailing down the Thames for a pre-show boat party with a full on Metal stage to entertain the guests.

Orange ambassadors feature extensively on The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards nominees list. They include:

Best New Band: Beartooth, Marmozets, King Parrot

Best UK Band: Architects, While She Sleeps

Best International Band: Slipknot, Mastodon

Breakthrough: Bury Tomorrow

Best Underground: Winterfylleth, Purson

Orange Amplification will also sponsor the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden God award, the main award of the night. Previous winners include, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Motorhead and Joey DeMaio

To vote for nominees of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards go to http://goldengods.metalhammer.com/ and be in with a chance of winning tickets to this years music and mayhem.