Thrash Metal / Punk
early 1990s to 1999
- Matt Silk (vocals)
- Paul Howard (guitar)
- Steve Payne (guitar)
- Calvin Froud (bass)
- Steve Knowles (drums)
Previous members were:
- Gary Friend (bass)
- Gary Moore (drums)
R.A.C.E. (short for "RADIO-ACTIVE CHEMICAL EXPERIMENT") played a brand of energetic Thrash/Punk that was laced with a liberal dose of British eccentricity and humour. Their set combined their own material with a selection of cover songs, including Paradise Lost's "As I Die", Rocket From The Crpyt's "On A Rope", and Green Day's "Basket Case".
The band initially went under various names, including Headrust, This Damnation, and Bloodstone, before settling on R.A.C.E.
R.A.C.E. evolved into Captain Mildred , who are still going strong.
Although Paul once said it stood for Really Amazing Cunnilingus Experts..
- Creature Teacher - Gary F., Gary M.
- Innards - Calvin
- Defiant - Steve K., Matt
- Bastards Of Destruction - Steve K.
- Captain Mildred - Matt, Paul, Calvin, Steve K.
- Dreadburn - Steve K
- Brendon OverDrive - Gary F.
- 1993 'The Circle' demo
- 1994 'You Don't Exist' demo
- 1995 'Tick Tock Curly Wurly Cuckoo' demo
as previous names:
- ??/??/?? - Folkestone, Labour Hall (supp. Innards )
This 1st gig was under the name Headrust, although they announced onstage that they had changed it to This Damnation.
- ??/??/?? - Margate, The Ship (Battle of the Bands, inc. Innards )
- 06/08/94 - Ashford, The Castle
- 30/09/94 - Charing, The Swan Inn (+ Neverworks )
- 01/10/94 - Ashford, County Hotel (+ Dribblebus )
- 09/11/94 - Ashford, The Castle
- 11/11/95 - Folkestone, Bottoms (supp. Motherlode , with Purged )
- 03/08/96 - Ashford, South Park (Ashford Festival Finale, 3rd act, line-up inc. Dribblebus + Uncool Frank )
- 22/11/96 - Ashford, County Hotel (+ Downtrodden + Eschatology )
- 14/12/96 - Folkestone, Harp Club (+ Eschatology )
- 08/03/97 - Ashford, County Hotel (+ Neu-4-Ria )
- 18/04/97 - Folkestone, Harp Club (+ Downtrodden ) order uncertain
- 08/11/97 - Folkestone, Harp Club (+ Downtrodden )