Castleblaynay, County Monaghan
When Speedking were formed back in 1999, little did they know that a path of success lay ahead of them. By 2003 the results of this commitment began to appear as the first glimpses of original brilliance emerged. That summer, Speedking recorded their first demo EP; “Welcome To My Head”. This successful recording (now in its third pressing) is a symbol in itself of Speedking’s progression, from their musical inception on the local scene through to a breakthrough stint on US rock station Zeta 7, where the EP stayed in the top 5 of their request play list for 13 weeks.
Their Second E.P ‘Change of Scenery’ also resulted in critical acclaim for the band with Rock Sound magazine stating “riffs that Megadeth or early Metallica would have played if they had Layne Staley(Alice In Chains) singing for them”. On the back of the E.P s success Speedking have made two appearances on TG4 performing the title track ‘Change Of Scenery’ and new acoustic song ‘Tired Of Waiting’ with the help of Ruth O Leary from the band Sephira on violin.
Speedking are currently recording their new album Cause and Effect. This will hopefully be ready for release in the summer of 2010 and shows the band to have a wide range of styles ranging from heavy rock to more melodic groove based songs.