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Formed in 1992, a bunch of no hopers from rural England decided on trying to become the most intense band in the country. Forged on a diet of Slayer and the heavier end of the spectrum (bear in mind they were in Guns and Roses era then!) the band went through numerous changes before settling down to Paul on Vocals, Neil on Guitar, Bones on Bass and Jammer on drums. Relentless touring followed, playing every town, usually to nobody. Several demos were recorded, with mags like Terrorizer pricking their ears up suspiciously. Read more on

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Interview: Raging Speedhorn – “We were young, we were dumb, we didn’t read contracts”

October 23rd, 2014

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Now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s be serious for a moment. We’re as indifferent and desensitised to news of yet-another-band-reunion as the next set of jaded metal bloggers, but the news earlier this year that Raging Speedhorn would be reforming to perform select festival dates (and as it later transpired, a tour too) triggered whatever spark of excitement that still manages to survive deep within our black, cynical hearts. This was one of the band that helped define out youth. This was the British band who bloody well took it to the world stage. This was our band.

So we got on the phone and interrogated John Loughlin, one of the band’s two terrifying vocalists, to get the inside scoop on what brought about this reformation.

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Interview: Paul Catten on Medulla Nocte, why he went avant-garde, and “the plan to make a record that everybody would really detest”

November 29th, 2011

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We appreciate that some of our readers might not have heard of Paul Catten – he has, after all, been making music for longer than some of our readers have been alive. For those of us in our late 20s and beyond though, Paul Catten first became known to us as the frontman of the notorious and furious noise calling itself Medulla Nocte. Since that seminal act imploded in a series of fights and bitter recriminations back in the year 2000, Catten hasn’t been keeping quiet though. Oh no. The the past decade he’s been doing quite the opposite. 

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