Raging Speedhorn first came to be in August of 1998.
The forming of the band was a result of the combination of the bands 'Soulcellar' and 'Box'. Guitarist Gareth Smith, drummer Frank Regan and bassist Darren Smith from 'Soulcellar' met up with guitarist Tony Loughlin, vocalist Jon Loughlin and drummer Gordon Morison from 'Box' to form Raging speedhorn. Frank Regan, formerly a drummer then changed to vocals along with Jon Loughlin to make an outstanding team.
As the songs began to flow, Speedhorn recorded demos, and got a few good gigs, getting strong reviews in important magazines like Kerrang! and Metal Hammer. Their first big break came when they supported the legendary 'Ministry' at the London Astoria. From then on they never looked back, and have got stronger and stronger.
Their first demo song [selling over 800 copies] ‘Thumper’ was released on Metal Hammer's December 1999 cover mount CD. Ian Camfield picked up on this and gave Speedhorn plenty of airplay on his XFM show. All this built up to the release of their debut album, entitled 'Raging Speedhorn', which was released in the spring of 2001.
After the success of their debut album, Raging Speedhorn kept up the tough schedule and started working towards a new album while touring the country regularly. However, two years on from when we were first greeted by the din of Speedhorn, 'We Will Be Dead by Tomorrow' was released in the summer of 2002. 'The Hate Song' was the first single from this album, and was released on June 24, 2002. Appearing on the main stage at the Reading Festival 2002, as well as having more than one headline tour gave them the publicity they deserved throughout 2002 and 2003.
The New Album which is called ‘How The Great Have Fallen’ is now finished and is in the mixing stages. Jo Baresi is once again on hand for the mixing duties, having just completed Queens Of The Stoneage’s new album. The Album should be out in the UK and the USA in March 2005, with Europe and Japan to follow shortly after. Tour Dates are being scheduled for the UK as we speak. And some one offs in the USA are being planned for early on in 2005.