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Raunchy is a band from Denmark, formed in 1994. They have released six studio albums, and are currently signed to Massacre Records. Raunchy was founded in 1992 by Jesper Tilsted, Jesper Kvist, and Morten Toft Hansen, who started playing mostly covers from bands such as Metallica and Slayer. Lars Vognstrup and Lars Christensen joined the band in 1994, and in 1995 they record their first demo, at Borsing Recordings in Århus. The song “Space Story” from the demo was later released on the compilation CD Extremity Rising vol. 1, a rock compilation from Serious Entertainment. Two demos (and two more Extremity Rising inclusions later) the band finally get their record deal, with Mighty Music’s sub label Drug(s) in 2000. A few months later, Raunchy entered the Aabenraa Studio with producer Jacob Hansen to record Velvet Noise. In 2001 the album was released in Scandinavia and was very well received by the press After the release, keyboardist and supporting vocalist Jeppe Christensen joined the band.

The year 2002 proved to be crucial for the band: as the first Danish band ever, Raunchy signs a contract with one of the world biggest metal labels, Nuclear Blast, releasing Velvet Noise in Europe. Raunchy played at the German festival Summerbreeze. They recorded a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and a new song called “Decemberklar” for Denmark’s National radio, produced by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios. The songs proved to be extremely popular.

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  • Xorlyn

    ADE was already awesome - VVV is just better. can't stop listening to both these albums.

    13 May 2:43pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Vices.Virtues.Visions. is one of the first albums to challenge me this much in a really damn long time, and I don't even know why...really hoping it hooks me, though.

    25 Feb 5:13pm Reply
  • Seasonreaper

    Guess I'm behind, haven't heard anything by these guys since WD.

    10 Jan 10:25am Reply
  • sancezz

    Out of interest, was anyone who visits this page part of the original Raunchy.dk forum back in the confusion bay/ release of dpr days? If so give me a shout, I was an active member back then

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Worm-Infested

    DPR is, imo, a fantastically consistent album, in fact i'd say none of their albums have that level of consistency in sound, songwriting or focus (though they do touch it and/or surpass it in passion and realization of their "own sound", i suppose one could argue and I wouldn't disagree)...

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sancezz

    Nice to see them do a concept album and as it's their first record with Mike I expect them to really find their stride and strength now. In my view they're better now than they have been since Lars Vognstrup left after Confusion Bay.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sancezz

    @Worm-Infested: I'd describe it as their most thickly atmospheric album because of that dirt. Confusion Bay was a complete contrast in terms of production; and I love that record a silly amount too. After Lars left; DPR I think is my least favourite of their albums. Kasper sounds quite sloppy on that album I think, probably just finding his voice, and the rest of it didn't seem so cohesive. Phantoms however was an emotive masterpiece. Wasteland Discotheque had a kind of stripped-down atmosphere to it that was quite plain, but every song was good. And The Comfort In Leaving I still regard as one of their best songs; that track is just amazing. ADE; Kasper finally found his place properly and sounded really, really good. Their mixing it up a bit in terms of sound really helped that record but Jeppe's clean vocals ended up sounding repetitive to me. And VVV...well, I think Mike sounds incredible no matter whether he's doing cleans or screams; and the atmosphere is really strong.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mat-rix

    :o wow

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Borreh

    I never disliked them, in fact I liked them quite a bit. As I said, they're "with some good moments". But they never released anything as strong as VVV, and most of their stuff I found forgettable. Thus mediocre.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Worm-Infested

    "What the hell happened. I took Raunchy for a mediocre band with some good moments. And then VVV came out and it's bloody awesome. Where did that come from?... " they've never been mediocre.... I mean, you can dislike them or their sound but they're in no way mediocre.

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Mosh-Rage

    If you like me want VVV on vinyl (and all other Raunchy albums) Sign this petition => http://www.albumsonvinyl.com/raunchy-vices-virtues-visions/ You can also find the other raunchy albums on albumsonvinyl.com

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Borreh

    What the hell happened. I took Raunchy for a mediocre band with some good moments. And then VVV came out and it's bloody awesome. Where did that come from?...

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • BiggArt

    Can't stop to listen Eyes Of A Storm.

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Incorrect-

    The new album is so good. Can't stop listening. Are they going to have a tour? There are none bad songs in Vices Virtues Visions!

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Sergio_Bv

    "Vices.Virtues.Visions": The riffs and growls are ok, but the new melodics-cloying voices (Michael "Mike" Semesky) hm.. no. A little disappointment.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AndreyLeto

    Never Enough <3

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Deluxolol

    had 0 hope for the new album. after releasing A Discord Electric and switching from singer.... i just imagined it would be the new blinded colony, but the new album is really really good. almost going back to the Death Pop Romance days

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • -Lancman-

    The new album and the new vocalist are both fucking awesome.Not a single bad song for me at least :)

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Worm-Infested

    @sancezz. I started listening to Raunchy with the song Twelve Feet Tall which came on a sampler featuring Soilwork, Meshuggah and In Flames... quite good company to be in around 2003 when it came out (was right about when Soilwork released FNF I believe), then I remember checking out the rest of it and I couldn't get into it that much. They've gotten progressively better over time imo. I guess it is a lot more raw and even a bit "industrial" which I like about it, but it's not the sound that I really want from the band so I've stopped caring about it over the years.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • thiago_japa

    New stuff is incredible.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
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