Alabama Thunderpussy

Alabama Thunderpussy

Alabama Thunderpussy in 2006
Background information
Origin Richmond, Virginia, United States
Genres Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Southern metal
Years active 1996–2008
Labels Man's Ruin, Relapse
Associated acts Danballah, Exhorder, Floodgate, Axehandle, Birds of Prey, Avail, Suzikiton, Before the Machine, Windhand
Past members Kyle Thomas
Erick Larson
Ryan Lake
Mikey Bryant
Bryan Cox
Johnny Throckmorton
Johnny Weils
Asechiah Bogdan
Bingo Tunnel
John Peters

Alabama Thunderpussy, originally known as Alabama Thunder Pussy, were a stoner metal band from Richmond, Virginia. It was founded by Bryan Cox, Erik Larson and Asechiah Bogdan in 1996.


Bryan Cox, Erik Larson and Asechiah Bogdan founded ATP in 1996. Bill Storms and Johnny Throckmorton completed the lineup, and the band signed to Man's Ruin Records in 1998. They debuted with Rise Again later that year, and recorded River City Revival, released in 1999. 2000 brought Constellation. The band released a split with Halfway to Gone the same year. The split was the first time that the band was billed as Alabama Thunderpussy. 2002's Staring at the Divine followed. Alabama Thunderpussy parted ways with Man's Ruin and singer Johnny Throckmorton later that year, signing to Relapse Records and hiring new frontman Johnny Weills. Weills performed vocals on the album Fulton Hill (album), released on May 25, 2004. By the time of the following ATP album, Open Fire, Weills had left the band to form Danballah in Columbus, Ohio. He was replaced by Kyle Thomas, formerly of New Orleans bands Floodgate and Exhorder.

Members of ATP have appeared in many side projects. Larson has released two discs under his name, the most recent in 2005. Larson has also appeared in the side project Axehandle with Bryan Cox and Ryan Lake. Erik also appears in another side project group Birds of Prey with a release from July 25, 2006. Erik Larson was also the former drummer for AVAIL. Bryan Cox was a member of instrumental band Suzukiton and was on their one release, Service Repair Handbook.

Former vocalist Johnny Throckmorton is now the vocalist for Richmond, VA-based Before the Machine.

Open Fire, the band's latest CD, was released March 6, 2007 on Relapse Records.


Former members



Split albums


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