Our utmost apologies people, Mark Wincott attended this gig prior to Christmas and with being caught up in the festive season, clean forgot to get the review over to me to publish. Let's assume it's December 10th, you are looking forward to your staff parties and other excuses to abuse the company credit cards and eventually unwrapping the usual socks and smelly stuff on Christmas Day, feigning surprise to your kids and THIS review pops into your inbox....
With the festive period almost upon us and with so much forced fun available for all the amateur drinkers to indulge themselves in, where's the best place to walk around with mistletoe hanging from the ceiling and the sound of a portly, white bearded fella chanting ‘Ho Ho Ho’? The answer my friends is simple, it isn’t at the infamous ‘Borderline’ in Tottenham Court Road where the resurgence of UK metal core icons Raging Speedhorn are performing tonight.
A venue stored beneath the grounds of London, the smell of sweat drenched denim and leather is embedded into the furnishings and floor along with stale, dried beer and the chants of “Raging fuckin’ Speedhorn” bellowing out from deep within the pack of long-haired, bald headed tattooed men, waiting to see these guys back together after a six year hiatus and not giving one shit about the festive season....
On they come to a gutteral roar, what do they do to thank their fans? they proceed to annihilate the ear drums of anyone in the immediate area. Their aggression, their free flowing pure unadulterated music is nectar to those who have missed their presence over the past 6 years and is the perfect antidote to Slade, Shakin’ Stevens and Mel & Kim, there was certainly no Christmas trees rocked around at this gig I can tell thee!
Raging Speedhorn’s duel vocalists John Loughlin and Frank Regan shriek, scowl and scream their way into the minds of the collective, who’ve been waiting for years to come back to this assault on their senses, a surefire way to remind them that Raging Speedhorn are BACK on the music scene.
Smashing their way through classics ‘Iron Cobra’ and ‘Knives and Faces’ that have clearly stood the test of time, new track ‘Halfway to Hell’ is a profound sense of aggression where absolutely nothing has been lost. These guys are back, they may have been gone a while but they haven’t lost their ‘groove’, their dynamic metal sound has been in hibernation, like a grizzly bear just waking after a long deep sleep, waiting for the right time to show itself to the world.
The sounds of guitar fire around the Borderline accompanied with a bass so thunderous, it proceeds to pummel the ear drums and shake ones internal organs, which is exactly what music is meant to do!
This is music that rages with passion, you’ll know you’ve been to a Raging Speedhorn gig when your ears are still ringing 3 days after the show has ended!
Corby’s own are back…..
Review by Mark Wincott
The band were also recently announced for Hammerfest, appearing alongside Kamelot, Candlemass, Orange Goblin, Hang The Bastard, Hirax, Hell & many, many more.
Hammerfest is set to take place from March 12-15th 2015 at Pontins Prestatyn Sands in North Wales.