Nina Donoghue

Cherry Pool’s Enthusiasm is Contagious AF

At a PVRIS show, crowd surfing and spontaneous mosh pits are the norm. Shows like this pack a punch and fans know what they’re getting into. You’d expect the opening band to play to this audience, to fizzle your eardrums with loud and fast alt-rock. ...

The Peace and the Panic | Neck Deep

When Neck Deep burst onto the UK scene in 2012, their hardcore influence was clear. Wishful Thinking, their 2014 debut album, was rife with piercing 1-2-1-2 drumbeats and lengthy lead guitar riffs. Frontman Ben Barlow established himself as an emotio...

Nina Donoghue


Nina is a music journalist who loves reading horoscopes and pretending she's a talented banjo player. She hails from Connecticut, the concert-less state cursed to be the musical no-man's land between New York and Boston. Thus, she became dedicated to bringing vivid and honest music coverage to fans across the country. At age 17, she founded her site Golden Audio Music, and began interviewing prestigious alternative acts such as PVRIS, Flyleaf, and Frank Iero (formerly of My Chemical Romance). Now, at 21, she is working her way up the music industry ladder in hopes of leaving her mark. She loves finding out what makes musicians tick, and delving into their music in innovative ways. In her spare time, she works tirelessly to perfect the art of the grilled cheese.

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A message from the Editor/Founder of Amped Sound, Danielle

Hello everyone! I have an announcement to make that pains me greatly. Amped Sound will be taking a hiatus. Over the last 4 years, we have had a blast providing you content on your favorite bands, and being where you go to get your Warped Tour setlists. I never thought that Amped would grow to what it has, and that wouldn't have happened without the fans and our wonderful staff. This isn't an end for us, just a break to let us all breath and rebuild AS to what we want it to be. Any content that was already scheduled for the rest of the year will be posted as such. Thank you to everyone who has believed in us, and put for the effort to help make Amped Sound what it has become. We will see you soon. Subscribe below to be notified of future updates from us.