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Amplifier unveil new range of The Octopus t-shirts

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UK prog rockers Amplifier have released a new range of vibrantly colourful t-shirts inspired by their 2011 album The Octopus.

"I wanted to mix it up a bit this year - so I changed the materials I was working with - and those of you that are now collectors - you'll notice that there is a difference with this years batch being much more vibrant and punchy," says the band's guitarist and singer Sel Balamir. "A good way to describe the difference is like the difference you get between printing a colour photo on plain paper and photo paper."

The band are currently working on their seventh full-length studio release Gargantuan. The follow-up to 2017's Trippin' with Dr. Faustus was originally slated for a May release and will now be released later this year.

"We were hoping to have this ready by May, but you know how it goes - one thing leads to another and the whole thing keeps getting bigger and bigger," the band add.

Balamir has recently released two solo albums, Swell and ( )rphans, both of which are available from his Bandcamp page (link below).

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.