Jul 132017
 

Thumper Punk Records and Raven Faith Records are honored to announce the release of “Empires Fall”, a 52 track spoken word masterpiece from Eagle Spits and Friends.

Forty years after his initial involvement in the punk scene, Eagle Spits still blazes trails with his outspoken, angry, and humorous slam poetry that strikes at the inner core of societal problems. And, this time Eagle Spits has brought along reinforcements, including Dwane Reads, Rachel Joy, Danny Ratcatcher, Asa Thomas and others, to help with the confrontational merriment. Standing up against capitalism, racism, and tyranny, Empires Fall rails against injustice and inequality, and provides some jarringly clear answers built upon the teachings of the ‘Agitator from Nazareth’. Continue reading »

Jul 022017
 

ThumperPunk Records continues their ongoing series of punk artists performing three acoustic songs with Michael W. Stand’s contribution.

ThumperPunk is proving to not only be persistent with this series, but also showing how serious they are with this latest addition to the series.  Michael W. Stand is essentially a legendary figure in terms of Christian punk/alternative circles, having been in the Altar Boys back in the early 1980’s, moving on to Clash of Symbols in the 90’s and now the rockabilly Altar Billies, all of which showcased his vocal and guitar talents.  With this three song acoustic album, Stand brings in some country influence in this collection of songs featuring just a long guitar and vocal.

As with other contributions to this series, one can expect a stripped-down sound that really allows the vocals and emotions behind the songs to come through and Michael W. Stand makes the most of this situation.  Perfectly fitting with the cover for the ep, the sound is a vintage one that is definitely rare these days.  Continue reading »

Jun 132017
 

Thumper Punk Records is thrilled to announce the release of Michael W. Stand’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. Michael W. Stand is a pioneer in gospel music, with a distinguished career that spans several decades and multiple genres. Founded in the early 1980s, his band The Altar Boys developed a worldwide following as they boldly expressed their faith over Orange County style punk and alternative rock. In the 1990s, his band Clash of Symbols stood at the forefront of hard hitting rock, with catchy and accessible pop melodies.

In his current band The Altar Billies, Michael W continues to flex his songwriting abilities, guitar skills and vocal talent to reach out to a diverse audience of people that appreciate the finer musical qualities found in rockabilly, gospel, and country. His 3 Song Acoustic series release features stripped down acoustic versions of three of his more notable efforts with an added measure of western flare and fancy. Continue reading »

Apr 302017
 

Jimmy Sisco, who is better known for his work with aggressive punk rock bands the Absolved and Platoon 1107 is the latest Thumper Punk Records artist to contribute a 3 song acoustic ep.

The three songs contributed by Jimmy Sisco can certainly be described as a labor of love as Jimmy not only performed the songs but also recorded, mixed, and mastered them.  Most of all the ep opens with the folksy “Son of the Wind” which was actually written by country-western artist Jim Sisco, Jr. in 1970 and recorded by son Jimmy in the days before his father passed away from cancer.  One can’t help but feel the emotion in the track, a fitting tribute to a father.  For the next two songs, Jimmy reads Old Testament scripture from Haggai accompanied by some backing ambient music describing the call to rebuild the Lord’s temple. Continue reading »

Apr 292017
 

Thumper Punk Records continues their 3 song acoustic series, this time with the Bezerkers’ Brock Diamond adding his interpretation of acoustic tracks that somehow includes an electric guitar.

Those familiar with the Orange County punk scene may have come across Brock Diamond in one of bands over the years, which include Simplex, Fear God, Evasive Action and currently the Bezerkers.  For those wondering how this 3 song acoustic series got its start, it was Brock singing “Baby You’re Mine” on social media that sparked the idea.  The ep was recorded mixed and mastered by Jason Diaz at Safe House Studios in Torrence, California with Sef Idle of Simpul Studio handling the post production mastering. Continue reading »