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Ramming Speed

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Below is our complete Ramming Speed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Ramming Speed To Record New Album

After releasing a music video for "Anthems Of Despair (Summer Jam)" - available below - Ramming Speed has revealed plans to return to the studio next month.

This upcoming material is being recording for an expected Spring 2015 release via Prosthetic Records. Says drummer Jonah Livingston:

"We’ll be heading back to GodCity with Kurt Ballou right before Christmas to record our third LP (second for Prosthetic). This will be by far our most metal record to date. We’ve been listening to an absurd amount of Judas Priest, and while everything is still wrapped around d-beat, thrash and grind, there’s even more of an emphasis on ferociously catchy guitar wildness then ever before." More...

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Ramming Speed Releases New Music Video

Ramming Speed just released a new video clip for "Anthems Of Despair (Summer Jam)," which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

"At long last here is our fist music video! The song is an anthem for all the road dogs still slugging
away, hungry and ready for more, and the video is a love letter to the Boston DIY scene.

"For this music video we headed back up to Boston from our current home in Richmond, VA and threw a wild house party. We wanted to show the best part about being in a band; the friendship and energy that come with playing in a tiny, sweaty ass room with no stage. As we get older many have come and gone, so this video is a snapshot at some of our friends new and old that are keeping shit wild and awesome in the Boston DIY scene in 2014." More...

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Metal Bands Share Their Stories About Athon

Bassist Jonathan Athon from Black Tusk passed away this weekend after being in a motorcycle crash, and since then many bands from across the metal community have commented on how Athon impacted their lives.

Skeletonwitch shared this story about Black Tusk:

"Many years ago we left Ohio, bound for Savannah, GA, to tour with some new friends in a band called Black Tusk. In a now legendary move (that we will never let him forget) Andrew from Black Tusk booked the shows on the wrong calendar year! This resulted in about 5 days off in a row while things got sorted out.

"Andrew, James, and Athon rolled out the red carpet (and about 500 beers) and let us move in to 'Black Tusk Manor' for those 5 days. We've been family ever since.

"Yesterday we lost a brother. Athon, we miss you. We will carry your music and the many, many, memories with us forever. Our thoughts are with Andrew, James, Athon's family, and the entire creative community in Savannah, where Jonathan Athon will be sorely missed." More...

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Exhumed Cancels Tonight's Tour Date

Exhumed is currently out on the road with Toxic Holocaust and Ramming Speed, but the tour won't be making tonight's previously scheduled date in Oklahoma. Exhumed comments:

"Attention, OKC heads, unfortunately tonight's show has been postponed due to inclement weather and neither us nor the boys in Toxic Holocaust nor Ramming Speed will be there.

"This really sucks and was not our call, but it was the call. We look forward to seeing all you mutants as soon as possible. Now, onto Denver to console our friends in Cephalic Carnage and Speedwolf after last Sunday!" More...

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Toxic Holocaust Gearing Up For Shows With Exhumed

Oregon punk metal ruffians Toxic Holocaust will unite with California gore tacticians/labelmates Exhumed for a North American bout of live abrasions this Winter.

The chaos will prevail on January 22nd in Seattle and wind its way through seventeen cities before coming to a mutinous close February 9th in Sacramento. Special guests include Ramming Speed and Mammoth Grinder. The journey precedes the previously announced Toxic Holocaust and Exhumed European invasion set to commence February 22nd.

Comments Toxic Holocaust's gravel-throated ambassador Joel Grind: "I'm proud to announce our West Coast tour with gore metal maniaxxx, Exhumed. I guarantee no necks will be left un-wrecked after this onslaught of beer, waste and gore!"

Adds Exhumed head mischief maker Matt Harvey, "In our continuing efforts to drive our beloved van into the ground and rack up another several thousand gallons in complimentary beer, we're heading out with our friends in Toxic Holocaust to make some serious noise in 2014. It's shaping up to be a total rager, so come out and rage with us, you won't regret it!" More...

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Ramming Speed Updates Tour Schedule

Boston-formed punk/thrash group Ramming Speed has decided to celebrate Halloween by bringing the party to you: the group has just announced a string of headlining tour dates kicking off on October 30th in Stanhope, N.J.

These dates will lead the band to the annual “Fest” festival in Gainesville, Florida where Ramming Speed will perform on November 3rd. A few days later, the band will embark on an east coast/midwest tour with Toxic Holocaust. Full dates can be found after the jump.

Last week, Ramming Speed performed at the CMJ Festival for the Metal Insider showcase and the Invisible Oranges after-party. The band also gave attendees a sneak peek at some new material! For those that were unable to experience it live, you can check it out for yourself below thanks to Pit Full of Shit. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Announces U.S. Shows

Portland metal/punk hooligans Toxic Holocaust today confirm details for a U.S. headlining tour. Set to commence November 16th in Trenton, New Jersey, the 15-date expedition will find Toxic Holocaust spreading contagion through much of the Northeast, coming to a close December 1st in Island Park, New York.

The band will be joined by Ramming Speed and In Defence. Additionally, Toxic Holocaust will perform a special Halloween procedural in Portland on October 31st with Stovokor. See a confirmed listing of dates below. European takeovers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Toxic Holocaust will be touring in support of impending new beast of a long player, "Chemistry Of Consciousness," which wasrRecorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

"Chemistry Of Consciousness" will drop in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/Germany/Finland and October 28th in UK/World) on CD, LP and digitally. See the band live: More...

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Ramming Speed Posts Shopping Spree Footage

Ramming Speed has posted a shopping spree video online, which can be found below, and Prosthetic Records also commented on the event:

"In a time when it seems like most bands are asking for money, Boston-based grinders Ramming Speed decided to do the opposite and give it away.

"During their successful tour supporting Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk earlier this summer, the group stopped at various independent record stores along the tour trail to give lucky fans the chance to win filmed $100 shopping sprees with the band at their side helping them pick the best albums (including, of course, Ramming Speed’s new album 'Doomed To Destroy, Destined to Die').

"We compiled footage from each event, so watch as the band and the winners race the clock to get the best bang for their buck." More...

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Ramming Speed Announces New Live Shows

Hide your beers and lock up the liquor cabinet, as Boston “thrashholes” Ramming Speed have set their sights on the western U.S.

The quintet will meet up once again with Valient Thorr beginning on September 7th. Full dates can be found below.

Ramming Speed’s Prosthetic debut full-length “Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die” was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio in Salem, Mass. with Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge, High on Fire). Check out the song "Dead Flags" at this location.

Party with Ramming Speed and Valient Thorr at one of the shows below: More...

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Ramming Speed Posts "Dead Flags"

With their Prosthetic debut “Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die” due out Tuesday (June 25th), Boston thrashers Ramming Speed have teamed with Lambgoat.com to premiere a track from the new album.

The song “Dead Flags,” along with more exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the band's GodCity Studio recording sessions with Kurt Ballou, can be found here or in the players provided below.

Ramming Speed can currently be seen touring alongside Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk in addition to hosting a series of in-store contests at local record shops where the group will give away a timed and filmed $100 shopping spree along with other prizes. A list of tour and contest dates can be found below. More...

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Ramming Speed Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Check out the new clip of behind-the-scenes studio footage from Boston's Ramming Speed below, which features video of the drum-tracking session at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge, Black Breath). The new album "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die” is due out June 25th on CD, LP, cassette and digital download.

Ramming Speed just hit the road again, this time with Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk. Full details can be found after the jump.

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Prosthetic Records Offering Free Sampler

Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"It's summer. What better way to celebrate than rocking out to your favorite music? We here at Prosthetic Records want you to have the heaviest, most crushing music on the block, so not only are we giving you a bunch of free songs from recent releases -- including Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, and Shining -- we're also giving you music from albums that aren't even out yet!

"Yep, we're giving you new music from Swedish underground heroes Darkane, the Danish melo-death black brigade Mercenary and Boston grind/punk thrashers Ramming Speed before anyone can even buy it!

"Did we mention it's completely FREE? What are you waiting for? Head over to the Prosthetic Facebook page and get your free digital sampler now!" More...

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Ramming Speed Streaming New Album's Title Track

Boston thrashers Ramming Speed have unveiled the title track from their upcoming Prosthetic Records debut, “Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die,” which you can stream now at InvisibleOranges.com or through the player below.

This is the second taste of the band’s new album, as a lyric video for the song “Grinding Dissent” was recently posted online (watch it at this location). "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die” is due out June 25th on CD, LP, cassette and digital download.

Having just finished touring alongside Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, and Revocation, Ramming Speed will embark on a summer tour throughout the U.S. with Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk. Dates are listed below. More...

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Ramming Speed Posts New Track Online

A lyric video for “Grinding Dissent,” a new song by Boston thrashers Ramming Speed, can be seen below.

“Grinding Dissent” is a track from Ramming Speed’s Kurt Ballou-tracked Prosthetic debut, “Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die,” due out June 25 on CD, LP, cassette and digital download. The band commented on the track:

"Grinding Dissent is largely about America’s facade of righteousness and freedom. A government that is ‘for the people’ may or may not have originally been the goal, but in this day and age, it’s obvious that protest and free speech aren’t welcome. Our police departments have military-grade weapons turned on civilians to keep us quiet while politicians smile and shake hands behind closed doors. Musically. the song starts off with punishing D-beat and ends with Ferrari-sized, Piña Colada-chugging twin guitar riffage! Put this shit on 11, crack a beer and scream at the sun.”

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Ramming Speed Announces New Album Release

Boston thrashers Ramming Speed — who are currently touring alongside Goatwhore and 3 Inches of Blood — will release their Prosthetic Records debut, “Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die,” in North America on June 25th.

More details on the album, recorded with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Converge, Kvelertak) at GodCity Studio, will be released shortly. The track listing is as follows:

1. Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die
2. Anticipating Failure
3. Grinding Dissent
4. Gorgon’s Eye
5. Cretins and Cowards
6. Anthems of Despair (Summer Jam)
7. Ashes
8. Minisitry of Truth
9. The Rhetoric of Hate and Other Examples of Wildly Unchecked Ignorance
10. Extinction Event
11. Under the Monolith
12. Hollow Giants
13. Dead Flags More...

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Gypsyhawk Announces Tour With Valient Thorr

Pasadena, CA's Gypsyhawk has announced that the band will support Valient Thorr on tour this summer. Serving as the openers on the tour will be Ramming Speed.

The tour will begin on June 12th in Charlotte, NC and hits cities throughout east coast and Midwest before wrapping up on July 6th in Raleigh, NC. Additional shows before and after the shows with Valient Thorr are in the works and will be announced shortly.

Guitarist Andrew Packer comments on the tour: "Valient Thorr are one of the most kick ass bands rocking hard out there right now. I hear they're all awesome dudes and know what partying is supposed to be about so we're absolutely pumped to be supporting them. Ramming speed have been on my turntable quite a bit the last year so I'm really excited for them too. This tour is going to be a brachiosaurus stomping on boxes of TNT."

Vocalist/bassist Eric Harris simply proclaims: "this is gonna be fucking tight." More...

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Ramming Speed Signs With Prosthetic

Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of up-and-coming grind/thrash metallers Ramming Speed.

The group's full-length Prosthetic debut, "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die," was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright (Sleep, High on Fire, SUNN O))), Tragedy). The album is tentatively set for a late spring/early summer release. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Drummer Jonah Livingston commented on the signing: "We are incredibly excited to finally announce that we've signed on with Prosthetic Records, a label whose roster proves its dedication to all facets of heavy music. While our band has been extremely lucky to work with labels like Tankcrimes and Brutal Panda, this is an incredible opportunity and we're ready for the step forward! See you on the road!"

The label also comments: "Hailing from Boston, this heavy-hitting quintet -- whose sound combines the charging rhythms of d-beat punk and the aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind's blinding speed -- is no stranger to the metal scene, having previously released a variety of records, tapes and EPs through several labels. Their aggressive tour schedules across the U.S. and Europe with such notable acts as Trap Them, Holy Grail, Torche, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Phobia, Black Tusk and Saviours led Noisecreep to call the group 'one of the hardest-working bands in heavy metal.' Fittingly, the band will spend April and May touring with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation in the northeast and midwest; full dates and details can be found below." More...

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Sexcrement Posts Tour Dates

Beantown's debutantes of decadent death groove Sexcrement will embark on a brief run of dates with thrash/grinding maniacs Ramming Speed this week. The "2013 New Years Bangover" will get underway at Dusk in Providence, Rhode Island and will keep the bands in the van until they hit The Acheron in Brooklyn on the 13th. Full list of dates are as follows:

1/9 Providence, RI @ Dusk
1/10 Boston, MA @ Uncle Crummy's
1/11 New Brunswick, NJ @ Stanhope House
1/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
1/13 New York, NY @ Acheron


Sexcrement released its most recent album, "Sloppy Seconds," in May of last year through Comatose Records. Later that spring, the band teamed with Chainsaw Kiss Productions, indie filmmaker/director Victor Bonacore and scream queen Linnea Quigley to shoot a video for the song "Trucker Bombed." That video can be viewed by going here. Ramming Speed will be releasing its sophomore full length in 2013 on a soon to be announced label.

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Revocation Posts Tour Teaser

Revocation is headed out on tour this Spring & Summer in North America with label-mates Dying Fetus on select dates (U.S. only). A teaser trailer for the tour can be viewed below.


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Revocation Announces Headlining Tour

Fresh off a North American tour with Children of Bodom, Boston's Revocation is pleased to announce a North American headline tour. The tour kicks off April 19th in Allston, MA and runs through April 29th in Trenton, NJ. Support on the tour will come from Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Bassist Anthony Buda commented on the Children of Bodom tour and Revocation's upcoming headline run:

"Hey all thanks so much for coming out and raging with us for the past 5 weeks on the Children of Bodom, Eluveitie and Threat Signal tour! It was a wild ride, and we're sad to see it pass. But we are beyond psyched to now announce our headlining run in April with Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. Expect a longer set with some new tracks and some old classics. These shows are gonna kill, see you there!!" More...

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