Hailing from Richmond, VA (formerly Boston), this heavy-hitting quintet combines the charging rhythm of d-beat and the aggression of thrash with New Wave of British Heavy Metal-worthy guitar harmonies . No stranger to the metal scene, Ramming Speed’s relentless tour schedule has covered the entire US many times over and more than 14 foreign countries touring with acts such as Exhumed, Goatwhore, Madball, 3 Inches of Blood, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Revocation, and Valient Thorr. The band has penned columns for DecibelMagazine.com and MetalInsider.com, filmed numerous video diaries from the studio and road, and most recently assisted brewing their own beer (with Champion Brewing Company). Ramming Speed are obsessed with the creative process; pushing the band and music as far as possible.
After a slew of releases under smaller labels, the band signed with Prosthetic Records in 2013 and swiftly released an LP that Decibel Magazine referred to as “A real game changer”. Recorded by Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge, Torche) the record, “Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die” was critically heralded in the metal press. After intensive touring Ramming Speed returned to Godcity winter 2014 to record their third LP, “No Epitaphs” which will see a fall release via Prosthetic.
Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDvMUuyTbbk
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Decibel magazine referred to Ramming Speed as “among the ranks of metal’s hardest-working acts”.
In a live 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.”
Tour History: http://www.tdbrecords.com/rammingspeed/?page_id=5
2015 Fall – No Epitaphs (Prosthetic Records)
2013 – Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die (Prosthetic Records)
2011 – Split 12” with ANS (Tankcrimes)
2009 – Always Disgusted, Never Surprised EP (Punks Before Profits)
2008 – Brainwreck (Candlelight Records)