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.
Hailing from Richmond, VA, this heavy-hitting quintet — whose sound combines the charging rhythm of d-beat and the sharp aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind’s blinding speed — is no stranger to the metal scene. Since 2007 their aggressive tour schedule has covered the entire US many times over, along with 14 other countries, including the UK, Iceland, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Poland, Austria and beyond with such notable acts as Exhumed, Goatwhore, Madball, 3 Inches of Blood, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Phobia, Revocation, Valient Thorr and Saviours.
Decibel magazine referred to Ramming Speed as “among the ranks of metal’s hardest-working acts” and called the band’s Prosthetic Records debut “A real game changer”.
In an Obscene Extreme review Terrorizer Magazine printed that Ramming Speed was “band of the decade” and stated “Why their set wasn’t extended for, well, the rest of the weekend will remain a mystery. Looks like we’ll have to make do watching their videos. On repeat. Forever.”. They described the music as “Venomous death/grind-laden, hair-swirling hardcore fury somewhere in the sonic Bermuda Triangle between Black Flag, Napalm Death and DRI.”
Iron Fist Magazine said “Intricate and expertly executed [Ramming Speed is] the Large Hadron Collider of supreme comprehensive crossover, smashing together hardcore, grind core, thrash and NWOBHM, neatly exposing each sub-genre’s relativity to the speed of metal… epic and crushing…A force to be reckoned with, Ramming Speed are a thrashing ferocity and grinding insanity.”
“A fuck-off great raft of pile-driver thrash, chock to the gills with bleed-speed riffs, sledgehammer heaviness and lyrical dystopia.” — Metal Hammer
“Listeners will be hard-pressed to find another band more enthusiastic about every corner of the thrash, grindcore and punk scenes…the perfect blend of thrash, punk and light-hearted enthusiasm.” — Lambgoat
“Get this album, crank it up all the way, and rock out until you see double. Say hello to Ramming Speed and goodbye to your brain cells!” -Liveformetal