Warning: Danger! is a four-piece safety-themed punk band from Seattle, formed in 2007. Warning: Danger! takes its audience back to a time when punk rock was fun, loud, and didn't take itself too seriously. Warning: Danger! makes every show a party and strives to leave everyone in attendance thoroughly entertained. The band's sound is noisy and raw, with an old-school punk feel, clever, humorous lyrics, and songs that easily get stuck in your head. The general theme of the songs is the avoidance of danger and the promotion of safety, with songs like “Safe Sex,” “Avalanche,” and “Cougar Attack.” Band members wear various hi-vis, reflective outfits, hard hats, and various stage props are often utilized. But don’t be fooled by the humor and light-hearted approach - this band cranks out well-crafted, hard-hitting, high-energy punk rock, guaranteed to strike a chord with even the most diehard punk rocker, yet still accessible enough to appeal to those who tend to prefer other genres. W:D! has also been featured on KEXP's Audioasis,in an interview on, on the Funhouse II and POST-grunge II compilations, in the soundtrack for "Blood on the Flat Track," a documentary about the Rat City Roller Girls, Razing the Bar," a documentary about The Funhouse music venue featured at the Seattle International Film Festival, and on The 206," a local sketch comedy show.

Band Formation

The world's safest punk band! Warning: Danger! began with Mark Ostler’s idea for a video project, called “Holly FLipS,” about a girl freaking out and destroying things after a bad breakup. Mark wanted some theme music for the video and recruited some friends to help record the song. The recording of the song would have been the beginning and end of the project if they had not been invited by friends to play a show at The Funhouse. The band quickly wrote five more songs in order to be able to play the show. Warning: Danger!’s unusual performance was a hit and the band was invited to play more show dates which gradually led to W:D! becoming a "real band." Meanwhile the “Holly FLipS” video project got sidelined, but was eventually completed years later.


“The best shows are parties. And Warning: Danger! brings the party.”
Brian Foss - The Seattle Funhouse/KEXP

“Warning: Danger! is what would have happened if Black Flag were from the Pacific Northwest. The result is wild. The lead singer has performed shows in the past wearing protective gear for beekeepers. If this isn’t enough to entertain you on a Saturday night, there’s no hope for you!”
Mary Kwatkosky-Lawlor - Three Imaginary Girls

“The band not only brings an entertaining and amusing shtick and stage show to the table, but also a scathing display of pure punk rock.”
Nik Chistofferson - LPM Voice Magazine

"When you go to a show whose bill features two exclamation points (plus the really dramatic use of a colon), you should expect some fucking action. This lineup at the Funhouse shouldn't disappoint. Warning: Danger! are a sci-fi punk outfit with enough enthusiasm for three Godzilla movies."
Paul Constant - The Seattle Stranger


Safety Rock/Punk/Surf

Similiar Artists

The Spits, Black Flag, Dead Milkmen,The Ramones

Bands We've Played With

The Spits, Captured! by Robots (twice), Millhous, M.O.T.O, Church of El Duce (with members of The Mentors), Neutralboy, The Valley, Rat City Ruckus, DragStrip Riot, Android Hero, The Ransom (with members of Poison Idea), The Fabulous Downey Brothers, Steel Tigers of Death


  • Mark Ostler - Vocals
  • Mike Corres - Drums
  • Eric Bruckbauer - Guitar
  • Ryk Lambert - Bass

Former Members

  • James Gardner - Bass, 2007-2011
  • Jake Weller - Guitar, 2007-2008


Seattle, Washington

Record Label

Bang Zap Publishing