Ampere (3)

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Ampere is a screamo/emoviolence band based in Amherst, Massachusetts known for their short (10-15 minutes) but extremely loud and intense live shows. The band has put the importance of DIY punk ethics at the forefront of their lyrics and are renowned for the particular attention they bring to their vegan principles.

The members of the bands have been involved in the DIY punk scene for a number of years with the most notable being guitarist Will Killingsworth, who played guitar in Orchid, Laceration and Bucket Full of Teeth and who continues to run his Clean Plate Records label and Dead Air Studios where the band records all of their music. Drummer Andy Skelly played drums in both The Last 40 Seconds and Wolves, Stephen's previous bands were Montcalm and The Last 40 Seconds; he currently also plays guitar in Aerosols and runs Distort, an independent record store in Northampton, Massachusetts. Meghan played bass in Stop The Clock and Unicoroner and now sings in Relics.

Much like Orchid, Ampere (especially earlier albums such as "All our Tomorrows End Today") often borrow some of their intense lyrics from philosophers and revolutionaries such as Guy Debord. They have preserved some of the "intellectual" punk seen in bands like Orchid, Sinaloa, Native Nod, Current, and others. While some view their lyrics as pretentious and obscure, Ampere has persisted in their belief that intellect and art make the best emotive hardcore.

The band toured in the US and Europe (with Sinaloa in March 2006). A split record on Ebullition Records between the two bands was released in time for the tour, along with a 7" of their early recordings and a four-way split 11" with Death to Tyrants, Wasteland and Daniel Striped Tiger which was recorded live at Dead Air. Since then, a split 12" comprised completely of cover songs was released with Das Oath.
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Ampere (3) Discography Tracks

Albums

Ampere (3) - Das Oath / Ampere album art Das Oath / Ampere (3) Das Oath / Ampere (3) - Das Oath / Ampere Clean Plate Records US 2006 Sell This Version
CP 042 Ampere (3) - Live At Dead Air Studios album art Death To Tyrants, Ampere (3), Daniel Striped Tiger, Wasteland (19) Death To Tyrants, Ampere (3), Daniel Striped Tiger, Wasteland (19) - Live At Dead Air Studios(11", Ltd, Num) Clean Plate Records CP 042 US 2006 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Like Shadows album art Ampere (3) Like Shadows (Album) No Idea Records US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ampere (3) - Demo album art Ampere (3) Demo Not On Label US 2002 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Wolves / Ampere album art Wolves / Ampere (3) Wolves / Ampere (3) - Wolves / Ampere Moganono Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - All Our Tomorrows End Today album art Ampere (3) All Our Tomorrows End Today Ebullition Records (2) US 2004 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Split Recording album art Ampere (3) & Sinaloa Ampere (3) & Sinaloa - Split Recording (Album) Ebullition Records (2) US 2006 Sell This Version
pain 0.14 Ampere (3) - First Recordings album art Ampere (3) First Recordings(7", Ltd) Purepainsugar pain 0.14 France 2006 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Ampere / Daïtro album art Ampere (3) / Daïtro Ampere (3) / Daïtro - Ampere / Daïtro PurePainSugar, Clean Plate Records France 2007 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Dialtones / Abject Failure album art Ringers / Ampere (3) Ringers / Ampere (3) - Dialtones / Abject Failure No Idea Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Split Ep album art Ampere (3) / Funeral Diner Ampere (3) / Funeral Diner - Split Ep (EP) Clean Plate Records, Electric Human Project US 2007 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Australia Split 7" album art Off Minor / Ampere (3) Off Minor / Ampere (3) - Australia Split 7" Yellow Ghost Records Australia 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

Ampere (3) - The First Five Years album art Ampere (3) The First Five Years (Comp) oto Records, Yellow Ghost Records 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Ampere (3) - Ampere & Welcome The Plague Year album art Ampere (3) / Welcome The Plague Year Ampere (3) / Welcome The Plague Year - Ampere & Welcome The Plague Year Clean Plate Records, Turnstile Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Ampere (3) - Raein I Ampere album art Raein I Ampere (3) Raein I Ampere (3) - Raein I Ampere (EP) No Idea Records US 2014 Sell This Version