Thrash Hits

December 20th, 2011

Season’s Bleedings 2011: Amplifier – Sel Balamir + the best nativity scene… EVER

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Amplifier released their third album, The Octopus at the start this year without the aid of a label. They’re more successful in 2011 than they ever have been and the album reached #5 in our Albums of 2011. We think Amplifier are great. Frontman, Sel Balamir took the time to talk to us about Muppets and squirrels whilst constructing the greatest meat-based nativity scene EVER.

What is your favourite Christmas song?
Anything featuring a Muppet

What is your favourite Christmas movie?
Anything featuring a Muppet

What is the most metal Christmas present you’ve either given or received?
A 24 piece deluxe cutlery set.

What is your best memory of 2011?
I had a three-day holiday. That was sweet times.

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What is your favourite album of 2011?
The Octopus by Amplifier. [Click the big black square above to read our review – Ed]

What will your New Year Resolution be?
Never again!

If all those mad prophecies about 2012 being the end of the world comes true, how do you want the apocalypse to manifest itself?
Death by squirrels.

What role would you take in a nativity play?
I would be the Myrhh. Whatever the fuck that is. Does anyone know?

“Every year we like to celebrate with our own special Meat Nativity…”

amplifier meat nativity thrash hitsThis wonderful, wonderful thing is what Amplifier do at Christmas. They play with their food. Pretty clean oven, too. Bravo!

2011 has been a year of revolution and upheaval – what do you think will happen in 2012?
More of the same, except with everyone poorer. Obviously apart from the top 1% who will be much much richer.

Who is the ugliest person you’ve kissed under the mistletoe?
I’ve never kissed anyone

What do you think of Lulu?
She seems nice enough. You’d have her around for a cup of tea no probs.



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