Album Review

Album Review

July 2000 saw Raging Speedhorn play their first headline U.K. Then, a significant European tour supporting Biohazard was followed by riotous European and Japanese dates with Amen. In May 2001, Raging Speedhorn have been one of many opening bands on the U.K. In June, the one “The Gush,” produced by Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei and Danny Schuler, entered the U.K. Top 50, and the group’s debut album was reissued shortly afterwards.

leg of the Tattoo the Planet tour, the band started recording their second album, We Will Be Dead Tomorrow, which appeared in August 2002. That year’s touring schedule also took in Scandinavia as well as a sequence of dates supporting the German onerous rock act Rammstein within the U.K. Notable for their dual-lead vocal approach, British sludge metallers Raging Speedhorn brought the genre into the U.K. charts in the early 21st century, following a mixture of workmanlike touring and favorable press coverage. A seemingly ever-altering lineup additionally supplied longevity and — following a hiatus — the Midlands band were still performing and recording properly beyond their 20-yr anniversary. Their drummer, Gordon Morison, was the only permanent fixture within the group, from their 1998 formation right via a sixth album, 2020’s Hard to Kill.

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In 2003 the group also performed with Ministry in Berlin and with Stone Sour and Saliva in Munich. Performances in Europe with Fear Factory were planned for autumn 2003, however these were canceled as a result of birth of Frank Regan’s first youngster. Instead, Raging Speedhorn gave concerts with Clutch and Candiria within the UK. At the top of October the single Fuck the Voodooman was launched , with the limited edition cowl variations of Black Flags My War and Uriah Heeps Gypsy being included . Opener “Snakebite” kicks off almost instantly with an insistent, churning heavy steel riff, pounding drums and chunky bass, as Regan and new co-vocalist Daniel Cook launch themselves out of the starting blocks with a demented dual assault, enjoying off one another.

  • In the intervening years, the two Thompsons and John Loughlin formed the Death of Us, while different bandmembers linked up with acts in Sweden.
  • ” from dual vocalists Frank Regan and the aforementioned Cook, on Snakebite, which is slightly below 3 minutes of frothing, mic-twirling, high-octane rock ‘n roll destruction – a bludgeoning opener of spirited hardcore.
  • The inherent rok dramatics and assault are the duties Mr Livingstone bears.
  • On 18 February 2014 it was introduced that the band would reform to perform at Damnation Festival in November 2014.
  • RSH additionally welcome new guitarist Dave Leese and former Hundred Reasons bassist Andy Gilmour who be part of founding drummer Gordon Morison and guitarist Jim Palmer.

Across Hard to Kill, there’s a real soiled groove to proceedings that new bassist Andy Gilmour has no small hand in, notably on the relentless title track. This gives Raging Speedhorn an energy and sense of fun that, having gone again to their first couple of albums over the course of my time with Hard to Kill, was missing from their early days. RAGING SPEEDHORN will launch a new studio album, “Hard To Kill”, on October 23 through the band’s own Red Weed Records. Recorded with Russ Russell at Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K., the LP sees RAGING SPEEDHORN as soon as again upping their very own ante in terms of songwriting finesse … taking part in riff-fuelled soiled heavy steel with aplomb. Joel McIver famous in his e-book The Next Generation of Rock & Punk Nu-Metal that the band’s music may be described as Extreme Nu Metal. The vocals range from guttural dying metallic vocals, over low whispers, traditional rap and melodic rock melodies.

Raging Speedhorn ‘Onerous To Kill’

Turbulent opener Snakebite expenses full-steam into the sound of that early imperial phase, while Doom Machine and Hammer Down offer the type of sinewy, mid-paced grooves that made their name. Elsewhere, The Beast taps into a winningly trad strain of doom steel, whereas the title-observe feels as close to the center-finger-raised defiance of classic Motörhead as to the ramshackle degeneracy of apparent ancestors Iron Monkey. Over the course of 20 years, RAGING SPEEDHORN has built a stable and long-standing status as one of the U.K.’s leading steel outfits.

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Both John Loughlin and Frank Regan would feature on vocals, with the band showcasing tracks from their debut and sophomore albums. The band have additionally been confirmed to play the UK leg of the 2014 Sonisphere festival. Raging Speedhorn are a British heavy steel band, based in Corby, Northamptonshire. According to Christian Graf in his Nu Metal and Crossover Lexicon , the debut album is a mix of Black Sabbath and Pantera and was described as a masterpiece of noise , metal and hardcore punk shortly after its launch . Gareth SmithRaging Speedhorn is an English extreme steel band from Corby , Northamptonshire , which was formed in 1998, cut up up in 2008 and has been back in action since 2014.

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