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Raging Speedhorn

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Raging Speedhorn are a British sludge metal band from Corby in Northamptonshire who ran from 1998 to 2008 finishing off with farewell tours in the UK and Japan. They reformed in 2014 with original vocalist Frank Regan.

Speedhorn was formed in 1998 from the merging of the bands Soulcellar and Box. Through a 'frightening' stage presence and heavy re-working of riffs reminiscent of Iron Monkey the band quickly established itself as a major presence within the UK's heavy metal scene. Read more on Last.fm

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If You Buy One Thing This Week: pre-order Halfway To Hell by Raging Speedhorn

February 17th, 2015

If You Buy One Thing This Week, make it a pre-order of THE NEW SONG BY RAGING SPEEDHORN

We bloody love Raging Speedhorn. After they confirmed of their reformation pretty much exactly a year ago, we made sure that we managed to see them play live three times. They were bloody brilliant every time. The third time was at the Borderline here in London, where the band revealed they were working on new material by slotting a new song, ‘Halfway To Hell’, into their live set. Now the Corby six-piece have confirmed the release of this new song, you can bet your last dollar that this is our pick for If You Buy One Thing This Week.

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Thrash Hits TV: Raging Speedhorn – new album EXCLUSIVE!!1!

November 28th, 2014

Ahh, it’s like an early Christmas gift! We’ve made no secret how much we’re fanboys for Raging Speedhorn. We’ve gone on about them so much that they sent us a little video message before they head out on their first UK tour in damn-near nearly a decade kicks off next week. The whole bloody band pipes up to discuss their comeback, their upcoming tour, and – BEST OF ALL – some details about the brand new music coming from the band in 2015.

Yes, WE ARE VERY EXCITED.

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Raging Speedhorn @ Damnation Festival – 01 November 2014

November 5th, 2014

Raging Speedhorn at Damnation Festival 2014 by Kirsty Garland Thrash Hits

Have we mentioned before how much we bloody love Raging Speedhorn? Do we really need to tell you that their set at Damnation 2014 was one of our highlights of the entire festival? And that the hints the band dropped on stage that they would soon be working on new material was the most exciting thing we’ve heard in months? Well, do we???

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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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WE BLOODY LOVE RAGING SPEEDHORN.

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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Sunday Slaylist: Damnation Festival 2014

October 12th, 2014

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With the Autumn/Winter indoor festival/all-dayer scene gathering pace, this week we turn the attention of the Sunday Spotify Slaylist to probably our favourite event of the colder quarter of the year – Damnation Festival. And boy, are we stoked for their 2014 line-up.

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The future of British rock and metal festivals

April 1st, 2014

With Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead and Soulfly (and Wolfmother…) set to fill the main stage of a day at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this July, it struck Raziq Rauf that the same bill could easily have been announced in 2000 to the same fanfare. What has (or has not) happened in the last 14 years for this to be the case and what does the future have in store?

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What is the future of music festivals? I’m not talking 2015 (because 2014’s summer season lineup is just about fully lined up), I’m talking about something more like 2025. What is going to happen to our music festivals in the next ten years? Will Metallica still be headlining on a rota with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Linkin Park? The classic rockers like Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Black Sabbath have a shelf-life. Are Avenged Sevenfold or Rammstein the answer? While they sell out arenas in London and that simply translates to headlining Donington or Knebworth, neither have ever had quite the same impact as those first mentioned few and they likely never will.

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Midweek Bootleg 004: Raging Speedhorn – Thumper (demo version)

November 8th, 2012

When it comes to unlikely “success” stories of British metal, you’d be hard-pressed to find one less likely or as “successful” as Raging Speedhorn. We cracked out their demo CD, and let Hugh Platt get on with the business of being nostalgic.

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If you’ve listened to this week’s episode of the Thrash Hits Podcast (and why wouldn’t you have?), you’ll have heard Raz and I reminiscing about Raging Speedhorn, after the surprise (well, to us at least) appearance of former Raging Speedhorn vocalist, John Loughlin, in the live line-up for Extreme Noise Terror at this year’s Damnation Festival.

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