The three youngsters Jesper Tilsted, Jesper Kvist and Morten
Toft Hansen start jamming together. The style is mostly coversongs
by Metallica and Slayer and in general music influenced by the
Lars Vognstrup and Lars Christensen
join the band. The band decide to call themselves: RAUNCHY and
starts working their own material.
records their first demo at Borsing Recordings in Århus.
The song »Space Story« taken from the demo is later
released on the compilation CD »ExtremityRising vol. 1.«
achieves a second place in a music competition with 130 participating
bands. A part of the prize is three days in a studio, which
the band uses to record their second demo. The song »Crack
of Dawn« is later released on »Extremity Rising
After almost two years with gigs and
song-writing Raunchy decides to enter the Aabenraa Studios with
(Invocator-mainman) Jacob Hansen, feeling that his production
will be a perfect match to their futuristic sound universe.
Soon the band’s third demo is a fact.
- For the third time the band appears on »Extremity Rising«.
This time with the song »Leech« which is given good
response in several metal magazines. The members of the
band move to Copenhagen and Århus.
Raunchy is contacted by Denmark’s Radio’s
P3 who interviews the band and tests the song »Hypnotized«
on the radio program »Demokraemen«. Despite the
hardness of the song it achieves enough votes to enter the list
where it remains for several weeks.
Raunchy signs a record deal with Mighty Music’s
sub label Drug(s). A few month later Raunchy enters the Aabenraa
Studio with producer Jacob Hansen (ex. Invocator) to record
»Velvet Noise«. After finishing the album the band
is extremely satisfied
with the result and Jacob Hansen states »It is the best
album I have ever produced«.
»Velvet Noise« is released in Scandinavia.
The album is very well received by the press and is mentioned
in quotes such as »Raunchy is the beginning of a new area
of modern heavy metal«, »One of the best Danish
debuts EVER« and »Forget about the
latest hype-neo-metal band from L.A. …bow down to Raunchy«.
- After the release Jeppe Christensen joins the band and they
are busy gigging venues in Denmark with acts such as The Haunted,
Withering Surface, Barcode, Iniquity, Freak Kitchen, Jerkstore
etc. - Raunchy also performs live on Denmark’s National
radio destroying, erasing and improving an old Christmas song.
As the first Danish band ever Raunchy signs a contract
with one of the world greatest metal labels Nuclear Blast. Velvet
Noise is released in Europe and again the press results are
extremely good. Raunchy plays at the well-known German festival
- Raunchy is contacted by famed producer Ross Robinson (Korn,
Slipknot,Glassjaw). He loves their music and wants to travel
to Denmark to discuss the future with the band.
- Raunchy records a cover of WHAM´s »Last Christmas«
and a new song called »Decemberklar« for Denmark’s
National radio. The songs are a huge success in Denmark and
they are played over and over again on the radio every day in
»Velvet Noise« is released in North America
and so far the reviews seems to be going as good as in Europe.
Raunchy’s second album is recorded in July and August
again with producer Jacob Hansen.