May 222019
 

Thumper Punk Records is honored to announce the release of “The Flame Still Burns” from Living Fire. Heavy NYHC and metal influences flavor the band’s traditional punk sound, and allow the musicians to display their advanced skills. Through eight songs of passion and glory, Living Fire shines the light of Faith and Hope on the world’s darkest corners.

“The Flame Still Burns” is available for streaming and immediate download at bandcamp. Continue reading »

Apr 142019
 

While releasing the More Love More Power fundraiser ep for the Skip Brooks family, Thumper Punk Records found a previously unreleased collection of tracks from All Hail the King, the worship band from Rise Above Ministries where Skip Brooks was pastor.  Much like More Love More Power, this collection of songs showcases the band’s ability to reinterpret classic songs through a rock lens in a way that doesn’t  seem contrived or take anything away from the original songs.

Pastor Skip Brooks passed away on November 25, 2018 following a battle with cancer, a loss felt by many within the Christian punk scene as it is.  I can still remember the first time I heard one of Skip’s bands, Our Corpse Destroyed, roaring through Black Flag’s “Rise Above”.  Being a Black Flag fan since high school in the late 80’s, the opening bars of the song instantly grabbed my attention.  As I followed the song and wandered into the sweaty, steamy tent at Cornerstone Festival, I was blown away with the whole scene, from the spot on performance, to the intensity that poured from the stage.  I was hooked and just to make sure I wasn’t hearing things, I dragged others to their other sets and they were similarly blown away.  To this day, my OCD albums are among my favorites as there’s no getting past that incredible punk rock guitar tone and lyrics that really hit home.  I only really got to meet Skip once and that was just before his Crush the Enemy project became public and I still remember that chat and the sincerity in what he was saying.  Skip was pastor at Rise Above Ministries in San Antonio and the songs on this fundraiser are a recording from All Hail the King, the worship team at Rise Above. Continue reading »

Mar 302019
 

Thumper Punk Records has made available a recording by All Hail the King the worship band for Rise Above Ministries as a benefit for Pastor Skip Brooks’ family following his recent passing.  The recording was previously only available at Cornerstone Festival in 2008 and as one might expect has a definite punk feel on these worship tracks.

Pastor Skip Brooks passed away on November 25, 2018 following a battle with cancer, a loss felt by many within the Christian punk scene as it is.  I can still remember the first time I heard one of Skip’s bands, Our Corpse Destroyed, roaring through Black Flag’s “Rise Above”.  Being a Black Flag fan since high school in the late 80’s, the opening bars of the song instantly grabbed my attention.  As I followed the song and wandered into the sweaty, steamy tent at Cornerstone Festival, I was blown away with the whole scene, from the spot on performance, to the intensity that poured from the stage.  I was hooked and just to make sure I wasn’t hearing things, I dragged others to their other sets and they were similarly blown away.  To this day, my OCD albums are among my favorites as there’s no getting past that incredible punk rock guitar tone and lyrics that really hit home.  I only really got to meet Skip once and that was just before his Crush the Enemy project became public and I still remember that chat and the sincerity in what he was saying.  Skip was pastor at Rise Above Ministries in San Antonio and the songs on this tribute are a recording from All Hail the King, the worship team at Rise Above. Continue reading »

Mar 112019
 

Exactly one year ago, Platoon 1107 released the first in its four-part Day of Anger series, which chronicles the spiritual journey of one man through a difficult year of loss, grief, and questioning of Faith. It reflects cathartic introspection and personal evolution, which yields many unanticipated outcomes, but ultimately results in a doubling down on personal commitment to fatherhood, marriage, values and Faith. Not all miracles and rainbows. It does not have a fairytale ending, but something more tangible. More real. More lasting.

“The title is called Day of Anger, not because I’m angry at God or other believers or even myself…I’m angry at a system…angry at a way of thinking that has oppressed and suppressed people for centuries: the use of religion (in general) to manipulate and enslave and hurt good people. I lost faith in Christianity and the church…but not in Jesus.” J. Sisco Continue reading »

Feb 082019
 

Thumper Punk Records is stoked to announce the digital release of its “Thumper Punk Records Turns 10” release, featuring new recordings form False Idle, ABSOLVED, The Hoax, and a never before released live recording of a new song from The WAY, an a live acoustic classic from The Kings Kids.  Previously available only as a flexi disc, this release commemorates the 10 year anniversary of the start of Thumper Punk Records, and includes songs from the first 5 bands that signed to the label. Continue reading »