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. See also: punk rock-and-roll band based in Minneapolis, MN. Ripsnorter is a four-piece punk rock-and-roll band featuring vocalist/guitarist Jamey, drummer Jay, guitarist Andy and bassist Damien. The group has been mixing up Punk, Hardcore, Metal and Horrorpunk since 1994. Their work has appeared on numerous records, cassettes (remember those?!) and CDs including original works and compilation tribute albums. Their current full-length album, Infected, has received rave reviews in numerous magazines including Muen, Fangoria, Musick, Razorcake, Pulse, City Pages, Werewolves On Wheels and many others, which have praised the bands ability to combine the sounds and styles of punk rock, metal and the variety of other musical influences held by each member. There is a wide range of topics in the lyrical content of Ripsnorter's songs as well. Some songs focus on the bands affection for horror and sci-fi, while other tracks make a statement about the human psyche or social issues. The diversity of the songs gives them mass appeal and keeps them entertaining as well as keeping crowds interested in what's coming next. Ripsnorter goes all-in when they play live. The shows are charged with energy and are incredibly loud! Ripsnorter has ripped it up and kicked ass with local, national and international acts. This is Ripsnorter. Punk grew up, but still likes to piss off the neighbors!