RIPSNORTER: adj; archaic slang: a violently energetic or noisily outspoken person; something extreme; something or some person of extraordinary violence or power; someone of exceptional merit or quality. R!PSNORTER has been playing aggressive and energized music since 1994. It can be described as a blend of punk rock, classic old school eighties-style hardcore and horrorpunk infused with genres ranging from metal and industrial to rockabilly. The end result is some really kickass, time-enduring rawk music. Ripsnorter does not stick to one overall formula for music. Experimenting with a variety of music genres and styles is what keeps the songs fresh and at times, unexpected. The members write songs ranging over a broad base of style and content. The subject matter is as diverse as their individual and collective interests and beliefs. Some songs carry messages, others are written simply for the hell of it. One song may carry a social commentary another about the human psyche and the next would deal with dead things eating brains. This diversity keeps the members challenged and keeps crowds interested in what's coming next. It also has mass appeal to different audiences. Ear Protection required! Live shows are charged with energy and are incredibly LOUD! Ripsnorter cannot be held responsible for blown out eardrums or cases of faces being completely ripped off of skulls. You have been warned. Ripsnorter has played shows for national and international acts. Bla bla bla. Rip it up!