Open Invitation to JCHC Bands: 2018 Benefit Compilation for Christian Alliance for Orphans

Love Your Enemies Records and Thumper Punk Records are pleased to announce an open invitation to faith-minded punk, hardcore, metal and other heavy bands to submit a song for this year’s benefit compilation, which is a fundraiser for Christian Alliance For Orphans (  CAFO sponsors joint initiatives that “inspire and equip Christians to live out effectively the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children.”  CAFO members join in coordinated initiatives to grow effective adoption, foster care and global orphan care in the name of Jesus.
If your band has interest in participating, please send a message to “CAFObenefitcomp[at]gmail[dot]com”.  The song submission deadline for the project is January 31, 2018, and we anticipate releasing the album sometime in the February/March timeframe.   Submissions should include a WAV file (with a sample rate of 44.1 KHz preferred or high quality MP3), along with your band name, song name, album name, and if the song was released on a record label.   Due to the cost of mechanical licenses, no cover songs will be accepted (unless it was published before 1923 and is part of the public domain).  If you are signed to a record label, please make sure that you coordinate with the label prior to submitting your submission.

This will be primarily a digital release, although we will press a limited number of CDs for our friends who want physical copies.  Bands will be provided with a link to download a free copy of the digital version, and can purchase physical copies at cost.  All profits from the sale of this album will go to CAFO.  Thanks for your support!

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  James 1:27 NIV.

Love Your Enemies Records joins the JCHC scene!

Stoked to learn about a new Christian punk record label has joined the scene.  They’re called Love Your Enemies Records, based out of Greenwood, Indiana.  Run by Jonathan Rapp, they are preparing for their debut release tentatively called Punk Psalms from a new punk/thrash band Christ Conduit.  We are in discussions with Love Your Enemies Records about partnering on a future release, so stay tuned!   Do check them out:

Chris Jones releases 3 Song Acoustic EP!

Thumper Punk Records announced the release of Chris Jones’ contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series on November 21, 2017.   A snippet from the press release is below.  But Chris’ contribution has been so much more.  His band Call to Glory ministered to the Orange County punk rock scene in a way that had been missing for many years.  CTG’s album “The Truth The Blood The Glory” is stylistically punk, blues, country and rockabilly (think Social Distortion, Johnny Cash plus the Ramones).  Like many of their OC punk counterparts, band members had their troubles with addiction, drugs, violence and jail (read more HERE).   But instead of glorifying that false lifestyle of despair, their lyrical theme spoke of hope, encouragement and praise of their savior Jesus Christ.   “The Truth The Blood The Glory” is on a very short list of favorite albums regardless of genre (and top 3 for C-punk).

Please check out their music video for the song “Trinity” from the album 'The Truth The Blood The Glory.'

Also check out the other amazing videos from Call to Glory.

His 3 Song Acoustic press release includes:   “As the leader of Orange County, California, punk bands Call to Glory (RIP) and currently The Heroes (formerly Bar Room Heroes), Chris’s music is best described as “greasy rock-n-roll for Jesus”.  His 3 Song Acoustic EP blends punk, rock & roll, rockabilly, and a bit of country into three amazingly heartfelt songs from the tattooed Deacon.  Tracks include:

1.            Amazing Grace (Outlaw)
2.            Rain Down
3.            Diamonds and Gold

Stream it here:

Hear more of Chris’ amazing journey in his interview with the JCHC Slam and Dance show:

We are honored to get to know Chris, and to release his amazing 3 Song Acoustic EP, and are stoked for future music from his current band The Heroes.

Punk for the Gospel Benefit Compilation, Volume 3 is released!

Thumper Punk Records (USA) and Cristo Suburbano Records (Brazil) are pleased to announce the release of the third volume in the “Punk for The Gospel Benefit Compilation” series.  This release features 18 punk, metal and hardcover versions of traditional Church hymns, with all proceeds from sales going to support Skate Móvil de Christian Skaters Costa Rica, a mobile skateboarding chapter of Christian Skaters International run by missionaries Aaron and Bonnie Wells. Aaron is the drummer for Richmond, Virginia based punk band True Liberty.  Track listing for Volume 3 includes:

1.  Living Fire - Amazing Grace (Mais perto quero estar)
2.  False Idle - Blessed Assurance
3.  No Lost Cause - I Stand Amazed    
4.  Onix 8 - Porque Ele Vive (Because He Lives)
5.  The Blamed - The Exchange
6.  UntilWeDie - It Is Well    
7.  Dior Elias - Renova me Senhor Jesus (Renew Me Lord Jesus)
8.  The Bricks - Standing On The Promises
9.  Sons of Zombie - How Great Thou Art (Grandioso És Tu)
10.  Peter118 - Crown Him with Many Crowns
11.  False Idle - A Mighty Fortress
12.  Quick and the Dead - Precious Lord, Take My Hand
13.  70x7 - Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
14.  Saint Hooligan - Battle Hymn of the Republic
15.  Experimento Holy Factor - Os Guerreiros Se Preparam (Dwelling in Beulah Land)
16.  TIMŌRĀTUS - Leave It There
17.  The Ben Aldrich Project - Holy, Holy, Holy
18.  Spirit and the Bride - Doxology

A video for False Idle’s cover of Blessed Assurance can be seen at:

Learn more about Skate Movil at CD pre-orders are available for purchase from the Thumper Punk Records webstore, and digital versions are available through iTunes, AmazonMP3 and the usual suspects.  All praise and glory to Him.

JohnnyBoy releases 3 Song Acoustic EP

To celebrate is birthday, JohnnyBoy has released his contribution to our 3 Song Acoustic series.  We first met JohnnyBoy when he was the lead singer for Oxnard punk giants The WAY  (  Since The WAY disbanded, JohnnyBoy has continued with TPR as a solo artist releasing his acoustic Innocent EP in September 2015.  While JohnnyBoy’s first love is bass guitar, he is also a talented singer and guitar player.  He has graced the stage with many bands over the years, including Victory 33, The WAY, Graveyard Kings, Zippy Josh and the Rag Tag Band, to name a few.  He most recently played bass with New Jersey’s No Lost Cause during their recent performance at TPR Night.  Need help with your band?  JohnnyBoy can fix it.

His 3 Song Acoustic EP delivers intricate, delicate and heart-felt original acoustic tracks. JohnnyBoy’s songs reveal his technical musical chops and a broad emotional range exceeding expectations. Track listing:

1. Stumbling In The Dark
2. Holy Spirit Come
3. Run to Me

Available as limited edition 7" white vinyl from the TPR webstore ( and for digital download on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and from all the usual suspects.   

The 3 Song Acoustic series features a monthly EP release from legends, friends and artists involved with the JCHC scene. 

Mike Liberty releases 3 Song Acoustic EP

As the singer, guitarist and mohawk-in-chief for Richmond, Virginia based True Liberty, Mike was an obvious choice for the 3 Song Acoustic series, as the last song on several of True Liberty’s albums feature Mike on his acoustic.  In addition to punk rock, Mike’s musical quiver includes rock, blues, bluegrass and others.  When TPR first formed, Mike and True Liberty were high on my list of bands to sign.  At the time, the band’s website featured pictures of two huge mohawked dudes, that I could only assume would one day pummel me into a pulp (I was correct).  Mike is a devoted husband and father, the owner of a successful construction company, a punk rock trailblazer, a first class smart alec, and a steadfast follower of Christ.  He has also appeared on the Brutally Delicious cooking show where he whipped up a tasty venison salad ( while wearing an Our Corpse Destroyed t-shirt.  That's vintage Mike Liberty right there.

Track listing:

1.  Times
2.  11 O’Clock
3.  I Know

Available as limited edition 7" vinyl from the TPR webstore ( and for digital download on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and from all the usual suspects.    

The 3 Song Acoustic series features a monthly EP release from legends, friends and artists involved with the JCHC scene.  

Thumper Punk Records Night – August 19 at Angel City Café in Bellflower, California

We are stoked to officially announce TPR Night at Angel City Café on August 19!  This year’s event will feature Peter118 (from the UK), No Lost Cause (from New Jersey), CPR, Cross-Check, JohnnyBoy (acoustic) and Zippy Josh and the Rag Tag Band.  The event will be covered by BlastTV, and there will be merch tables from the bands and others involved in the JCHC scene.  As always, tickets are $8 (to cover rental of the venue), and doors open at 7 pm with music starting at 8 pm sharp.

The flyer for this year’s show includes artwork courtesy of D.B.O. Dave Besanson Originals. Dave drew the bunny when Thumper Punk Records first started, and we’ve kept him mostly under wraps until his debut on this flyer.  Thanks Dave!

In addition to supporting the bands, coming to Angel City Café will also support that awesome venue and its Mission.  You can also support Angel City Café by purchasing the Benefit Compilation released by TPR several years ago (

We ain't got no place to go.
So let's go to the punk rawk show. 

Michael W. Stand - 3 Song Acoustic EP

On June 13, Thumper Punk Records released the fourth installment of its 3 Song Acoustic EP series by Michael W. Stand (listen here:  

Each time TPR releases a 3 Song Acoustic EP, I try to do a brief blog post about the artist that includes some background on why the artist is important to me personally.  This one took a bit longer.  For my development as a young Christian, Mike’s music sits alongside the sermons by the church pastor of my youth Dr. Levi Price, lessons taught at Forest Home Christian Camp, and also the writings of Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, Rick Warren, and St. Francis of Assisi.  Some time around 1982, I went to Christian Music Night at Knotts Berry Farm to see the band Undercover, and saw The Altar Boys for the first of many uplifting, angsty, angry evenings.  The Altar Boys and Undercover were the bands of my youth (Scaterd Few and Nobody Special were also about that time), and each had a hugely positive impact on me.

That’s Mike with the guitar at the start of the video.  I grew up in exactly that type working class Los Angeles neighborhood but about 20 miles north, so this really resonated with me.  Seeing them back in the early 80s was mindblowing.  And now, here is Mike today with his current band Altar Billies playing new original songs and rockabilly versions of the old Altar Boys songs.

Thanks Mike for the tunes and the inspiration!  

ZAP Records!

ZAP Records is a D.I.Y. record label releasing music since 2003, currently out of Scotland.  Founded by Dave Emmerson of The Old-timers, they are absolutely firing on all cylinders these days with EXCELLENT releases from October Bird of Death, To Live As Sons, The Festal Shout, The Old-timers (jointly with TPR) and coming soon from old school hardcore band 2 Minute Minor.  The label features pop, electronic, rock, but mostly is honest old fashioned punk rock.  Some of the releases are “Name Your Own Price”, but we would encourage you to also financially support their efforts and the bands.

The Lion of Saint Mark (and TPR logo)

Thumper Punk Records was founded in 2010.  The winged lion represents St. Mark, one of the Apostles and author of the New Testament gospel bearing his name.  His gospel describes how John the Baptist cried out in the wilderness, and those cries were associated with the roar of a lion.  The original drawing was taken from La Vita Nuova (translates to “The New Life”), by Dante Alighieri, 1910, which published numerous historical pictures and drawings.  The original drawing can be seen at:

The Gospel of St. Mark is a personal favorite, and seeing that symbol used in various locations around Europe (especially Venice) brought it closer.  The original design was just text of the label name next to the lion logo.  Shortly after, Sef Idle at Simpul Studio came up with several designs in which the TPR name circled the logo.  And in 2012, Sef put together the current logo that features the three TPR words stacked next to a simple Lion logo.  And now you know… 


Jimmy Sisco: 3 Song Acoustic

Today is the release of Jimmy Sisco’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series.  As the singer/guitarist/songwriter for ABSOLVED and Platoon 1107, Jimmy has released some of the biggest, most aggressive music on Thumper Punk Records.  For his 3 Song Acoustic EP, the music is delicate, balanced and soulful, with one track of 70s era folk and two readings of Old Testament scripture over ambient backgrounds.  The first song “Son of the Wind” was written by country-western artist Jim Sisco, Sr., in 1970, and recorded by his son Jimmy in the days prior to his father’s death from cancer.  Recorded from the most sincere and loving place in one’s heart, Son of the Wind is a tribute to a son’s love for his father.

Chapters One and Two of The Book of Haggai were recited from the King James Version.  These songs present experimental ambient soundscapes below the sounds of Biblical text recitation. This is not Holy Scripture set to music...this is music set to Holy Scripture.

Track listing:

1.     Son of the Wind
2.    The Book of Haggai: Chapter One
3.     The Book of Haggai: Chapter Two

Available as limited edition 7" vinyl from the TPR webstore ( and for digital download on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and from all the usual suspects.  Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jimmy Sisco.  

The 3 Song Acoustic series features a monthly EP release from legends, friends and artists involved with the JCHC scene.  

Spoken Word: Poetry is punk rock

Punk in the late 70s / early 80s was a strange concoction of weirdos, freaks, and outsiders.  Before the introduction of circle pits, and before the SFPD crashed through Jello Biafra’s door to confiscate his artwork, punk rock was a place of expression and experimentation by the marginalized.  Not everything was comfortable.  The scene fostered creativity in both music and lyrics, and the work of many poets adorned the pages of DIY zines around the country.  Richard Hell, Jim Carroll, and later Henry Rollins, stood bare in front of a microphone to tell stories, to express outrage, and to rally for social causes.  We think the punk scene (especially the JCHC scene) needs to continue this tradition of hard edged poetry, and the support of social causes in the Christian tradition.  Push beyond your comfort zone.  Create.  Be bold.  Share.  

Welcome to TPR’s Spoken Word series.  Our first two releases feature:

-   Eagle Spits and Friends are confirmed for a spoken word/poetry album mid-2017.  The album will feature new material with live and studio recordings, and includes several special guest appearances.  From Nottingham, UK, Eagle Spits is now bringing his rabble-rouser, antagonistic, working-class, up-the-punx Christian crusade to a microphone near you soon.  

“You put a knife in my back, so don’t blame me for getting blood on your shoes.”  Eagle Spits

Learn more about Eagle Spits in this interview:

-   Carlos Salazar, frontman of Kings and Daughters and formerly of Before There Was Rosalyn, is in the studio tracking a new spoken word project, Amor En Tierra Ajena (Love In A Foreign Land), with Aaron Isbell of Silverline Studios. The first single, “Time Does Not Forgive,” is available as a free download at the link below.  Salazar’s upcoming album is part of our Spoken Word series, and will be released later this year. 

Raw.  Brutally honest.  Punk poetry at its finest.  Not for the feint of heart.  Sometimes the loudest scream is a whisper.  The first track is also available for free download below.

Up the poets!


Brock Diamond - 3 Song Acoustic releases today!

Today is the release of Brock Diamond’s contribution to our 3 Song Acoustic series.  The idea for this EP series came from a late night Facebook “LIVE” post by Brock singing his song Baby You’re Mine.  It sounded amazing (anything with Brock’s voice does), and I was surprised to learn it was an original unrecorded song.  After a little brainstorming about how to put it all together, the 3 Song Acoustic series was born.  

Brock is a veteran of the OC music scene.  He is currently involved with The Berzerkers and Simplex, and was a member of OC hell-raising legends Evasive Action.  I first met Brock in 2013, as the drummer for the band Fear God at the Thumper Punk Records night show at The Fallout in Filmore, California.  Imagine my surprise later when I first heard him singing with his acoustic guitar.  As you will see, his talent well exceeds the limitations of 3 chord punk; and his smile and charm contrast his thunderous guitar playing.  Brock’s warm and bluesy voice is the perfect starting point for an acoustic release, where he is backed by the magical Kat Ferguson (vocals) and Kent Z (electric guitar), with a special guest appearance by his daughter Gracie Diamond on “Fly Away”.  

With humble appreciation for his contributions to the scene, we release the second of our 3 Song Acoustic series from Brock Diamond:    

1. Baby You’re Mine
2. Birds of a Feather
3. Fly Away

Available as limited edition 7" vinyl from the TPR webstore ( and for digital download from iTunes and the usual commercial outlets!

Punk for The Gospel Benefit Compilation, Volume 3 -- OPEN INVITATION TO BANDS

Thumper Punk Records and Cristo Suburbano are pleased to announce the joint release of the “Punk for The Gospel Benefit Compilation, Volume 3, and an open invitation to bands from the Christian punk, hardcore and metal communities to participate!  The third release in the Punk for the Gospel series will feature cover songs of tradition church hymns.  All proceeds from this release will support the mobile skateboard ministry of Missionaries Aaron & Bonnie Wells with Skate Móvil, based in Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica.  Skate Móvil works with skaters who want to grow in relationship with Christ and share the Gospel with skaters who do not attend any church. Their mission statement reads “Support people with a heart to share the gospel and make disciples of Christ in the skate community.” Skate Móvil is connected with Christian Skaters Costa Rica, where Aaron serves as one of their national coordinators.

To avoid duplication, bands desiring to participate should first reserve their song by sending a message with song name to “”.  Songs covered by bands must be in the public domain (written before January 1, 1923).  The song submission deadline is July 31, 2017.  

Find out more about Skate Móvil at:

Punk for the Gospel, Volumes 1 and 2 can be purchased at:

Aaron is the drummer for punk band True Liberty.  All praise and glory to Him.  

KILL THE ILL, a Benefit Compilation for Shawn Browning

It's here.  It's amazing, and a bit overwhelming in how bands have responded.  We are thrilled to report 91 tracks are included in the final version of KILL THE ILL, a Benefit Compilation to raise funds for the medical bills of Shawn Browning (owner of Rottweiler Records and singer for Grave Robber). Just $10 for 92 tracks (4 hours and 45 minutes).

Track listing:

1. Pastor Bob Beeman - Opening Prayer
2. Grave Robber - Straight To Hell
3. True Liberty - Loud and Proud
4. The Festal Shout - Pounding Waves
5. Pleading Guilty - Breaking Out
6. uniSEF - Drive Thru Amerika
7. Reforma Protestante - Skate and Destroy
8. Banda Grano - Os Dias
9. Cross-Check - Lighthouse
10. CPR - CPR
11. INFIRMITIES - Shadow of the Cross
12. Soldados de Deus - Andar de Skate
13. Undefiled - Will For Eternity
14. Platoon 1107 - Studio Punk
15. Josiah - This Is The New War
16. Dismissed - Hard Day
17. Spirit and The Bride - Abednego
18. To Live As Sons - There's Too Much Left
19. Kings & Daughters - The Pharaoh: A False Idol
20. 2 Minute Minor - Change My Life
21. Dangerous Minds - Brothers
22. Doomsday Hymn - Gigante
23. Hand Of Fire - Bleeding Out (demo)
24. Skald In Veum - Eden Raped
25. Forfeit Thee Untrue - Burning Of The Last Bible
26. Eleos - The Vision
27. Aggelos - Vivente
28. The Autumn League - The End of Emnity
29. Pantokrator – Revolution
30. O Wretched Man - Awaken The Warrior
31. Anschluss Amor - Christ Crucified
32. Death Requisite - Veneration
33. Immortal Souls - The Trail in the Snow
34. Soul Embraced - Transhuman (Featuring Bruce Fitzhugh)
35. Judgement Day - New World Prophecy
36. Lights To Lights - Psalm 3
37. Kneel - Smile
38. The Poor Geezers - Riverside
39. Abby Nicole - Follow Me
40. Johnnyboy - More and More
41. Sef Idle - Get Back Up
42. Rob Lanterman - My February
43. Doug Jutras - Miss That Walk
44. Crossing Fire - Lay It Down
45. Light The Way - BRKN
46. Kept On Hold - Empty House
47. Vamoosery - Trust In You
48. Peter118 - Great I Am (feat. Lisa Cox)
49. No Lost Cause – TPR
50. A Broken Line - Teeth
51. Faith Offends Reason - Freat Out! (feat. Sef Idle)
52. The Bricks - Small Few
53. Living Fire - These Words
54. The B-Listers - Riots To Soundtracks
55. Ambassadors of Shalom - Death by Love
56. Christ's Sake - Welcome to the Warzone
57. The WAY - Suffer with the Lost
58. Fear God - Devil's Mark
59. Senseless - Impressions of Life
60. False Idle - A Tension
61. October Bird of Death - Goons
62. CRUSH - Coturno Gasto
63. ABSOLVED - Cancer The Bastard
64. A Common Goal - Blue Collar
65. The Kings Kids - Trust
66. Unshackled - Strength
67. Anti-World System - Starving the Sheep
68. The Hoax - Grimage
69. The Old-timers - These Grey Hairs
70. Lust Control - Finger (alt. mix)
71. Desiring Dead Flesh - Frost Bite
72. Introdos Band - O PLANO
73. The Plank Eyed Saints - Keeping Up Appearances
74. Broken - Civil Disobedience
75. The Ben Aldrich Project - I Wanna Kill You (Grave Robber cover)
76. Súplica HC - João ninguém, capitulo sem.
77. Ospreyshire - Reanimation Ryuka #1
78. Skree Alleen - Apartheid
79. BlindFold Execution - I AM That I AM
80. Taking The Head Of Goliath - The Expulsion Of Putrid Illusion (Live)
81. Their Throats Are Open Tombs - GET WELL SOON, WRETCHED!
82. The Altar Billies - Long Long Road (punktry version)
83. Above The Storm - Eternal Sun
84. Ascending King - Genesis Of Desolation
85. Big Sleeping Lavaman - Wrong Turn
86. Blast From Oblivion – Bloodlust
87. Cryptic Rising - Memory Of You
88. Faithful & True - Death's Final Whisper
89. Parallax Withering - Life Ruiner
90. Swinery - Exploitation
91. The Right Wing Conspiracy - To Defy
92. Living Fire - All The Time

Sef Idle – 3 Song Acoustic

Today is the release of Sef Idle’s contribution to our 3 Song Acoustic series.  When TPR started this series, Sef Idle was at the top of the list of people who we wanted to participate.  False Idle’s Hymns of Punk Rock Praise was the first album released by Thumper Punk Records, and he has supported a large majority of releases by TPR and its sister labels OnTheAttack Records and MMLJ Records.  In addition to his abilities as a musician, Sef Idle excels in the studio with mixing and mastering, and with artwork and layout -- all done through his Simpul Studio in Boise, Idaho.  We would be dust without him.  But perhaps most important has been his steady friendship and his shared belief that JCHC is worthwhile.  With humble appreciation for his contributions to the scene, we release the first of our 3 Song Acoustic series from Sef Idle:    

1. Hindsight
2. Look Around
3. All Along

Available as limited edition 7" vinyl from the TPR webstore ( and for digital download from iTunes and the usual commercial outlets! Check out the video announcement here:

Headnoise at Angel City on Saturday, December 17 (Blood On The Door fundraiser)

Just south of the Mexico-US border are men, women and children who have suffered great hardship and tremendous loss. After surviving the devastating Haitian earthquake in 2010, which took over 230,000 lives, they migrated from Haiti to Brazil to work and rebuild their lives. Because of the collapse of the Brazilian economy, these Haitian families have now traveled from Brazil to Tijuana. Thousands of Haitian people have now overwhelmed the shelters and human services available in Tijuana.

David and Fanny Olvera, RIM Missionaries, have been doing a work at the Tijuana border for years. Now that this mission field has come to them, they are assisting these families by providing food, basic hygiene items, and most importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To help raise awareness and funds to continue this ministry.

Pray: As these families are being served, the gospel is being shared with them; pray that they would receive Christ; that the Lord would meet their needs; and for the missionaries serving them to be strengthened.

A benefit show will take place at Angel City Café in Bellflower, CA on Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 7pm to Midnight. Admission is $5. Donations will be accepted throughout the evening. David Olvera will be on hand to share about the work in progress and other ways you can help. 100% of all donations will go to R.I.M.

Bands playing include Headnoise, INFIRMITIES, Wickeds End, A Broken Line, Cause for Rebellion, CPR, Tattered Angels, Cross-Check, and Until We Die!

See you there!

The JCHC Scene in SoCal

Webster’s dictionary defines the word Scene as “the place where some action or event occurs.”  The JCHC Scene in SoCal is in better shape than any time I can remember since the early 90s.  There are tons of good bands playing regularly at both church and secular shows.  Crowds are but a fraction of the 90s Orange County hardcore scene, but that doesn’t mute the enthusiasm or dedication of the bands sharing Good News, friendships, and their love for hard music that is happening now.  The current crop of bands regularly playing shows at Angel City Café, House of Rebellion, DiPiazzas, The Doll Hut, The Hub, Black Light District, Karman bar, and other venues from San Diego to Ventura include:

A Broken Line
Anschluss Amor
Cause for Rebellion
Heart Like War
Jesus Worshipper
Platoon 1107
Rapture LAHC
Saul of Tarsus
Tattered Angels
The Unknown
Wickeds End

Anaheim’s The Hoax recently released its first material in four years (

Headnoise has its two first shows back in years this December 10 (House of Rebellion) and December 17 (Blood On The Door at Angel City). 

Zippy Josh has been occasionally playing shows recently with JohnnyBoy (formerly of The WAY) in the Ventura area.

San Diego’s great Dogwood is back for two upcoming shows supporting MxPx and Five Iron Frenzy in January, and OC’s Slick Shoes is back to support MxPx/FIF on a Texas swing early next year. 

The Altar Billies are fixtures on the OC Rockabilly scene, and have just released their fantastic album "Long, Long Road".

We heard that The Heroes (Chris Jones, formerly of Call To Glory) is working on finalizing their recording.   

Silent Planet is bringing metalcore to a new level.

Thumper Punk will be adding a Surf Punk band from SoCal in the coming weeks.  Lots of worthwhile bands.  Apologies if I missed anybody.

The SoCal Scene is good.  The Chicago Scene is good.    Where is everybody else? 
There are good bands dotted across the country, but where is the Scene?  Seattle?  Austin?  DC/Baltimore?  Boise?  Anybody?  I’d honestly like to know (thumperpunk (at) gmail [dot] com).

Check out 13 Stripes!

Coming from Franklin, Indiana, the American street punk band 13 Stripes are generating excitement in the Oi! and JCHC scenes.  The band consists of Chris “T Bone” Ward (lead vocals and drums), Jason “Bones” Ward (lead guitar) and Jeff “Meat” Ward (bass), 13 Stripes have been playing shows around the Midwest, and plan to record sometime soon.  Listing their influences as Ramones, Evil Conduct, Booze N Glory, Fat Skins, Flatoot 56, Bricktop, Control and Discharger, the band has lots of folks anticipating their upcoming release.  To get a sample of all the excitement, check out their live sound in the videos of their performances on their FB page:

Oi! Oi! Oi!

Indie Vision Music returns!

Today marks the return of the great music website Indie Vision Music (!   Originally established in July 2000 by music scene insider Brandon Jones, the website’s mission is “Faith and Entertainment With an Independent Perspective”.  The site originally existed as an online store, then record label (now all free downloads), and eventually turned into the central hub for Christian faith-based artists and musicians.  The site went on hiatus for the last year or two, but officially re-launches today.  Interviews, reviews, music news, and all things that matter to our scene.  The site holds no boundaries other than sharing faith based music, and is fully supported by volunteers and eager contributors.  It covers pop, alternative, metal, hardcore and, yes, even punk rock (JCHC)!  Go out and vote, then check out the newly released Indie Vision Music.  Welcome back, Brandon!