Category: RAVEN

RAVEN – Metal City (2020)

It’s often small things that can give powerful impetus to a musician’s creativity. In the case of cult 80s metal trio RAVEN, featuring the English brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark (guitar) Gallagher, it was the unanimously positive reactions to their last studio release five years ago, and of course the arrival of drummer Mike Heller (he joined the fold in summer 2017 to replace Joe Hasselvander, who had left the band due to health issues) which resulted in an the writing & recording of this new album “Metal City”.
Its title speaks for itself; ”Metal City” sees Raven delivering ten songs of fun, no holds barred traditional Eighties metal, recorded with a modern big production sound.

RAVEN – The Complete Atlantic Recordings; ‘Life’s A Bitch +1’ [Wounded Bird remasters 2019] *EXCLUSIVE*

Reputable reissue label Wounded Bird Records has just remastered all RAVEN Atlantic Recordings from the 80s, taken from the original master tapes. With origins in the early British metal movement, by 1984 Raven had passed under American management and secured a deal with Atlantic Records. Released in 1987, “Life’s A Bitch” was the last Raven album for Atlantic, and while...

RAVEN – The Complete Atlantic Recordings; ‘The Pack Is Back’ & ‘Mad’ [Wounded Bird remasters 2019]

Reputable reissue label Wounded Bird Records has just remastered all RAVEN Atlantic Recordings from the 80s, taken from the original master tapes. With origins in the early British metal movement, by 1984 Raven had passed under American management and secured a deal with Atlantic Records.
1986’s “The Pack Is Back” is the band’s second album for Atlantic with the trio definitely established in the USA recorded with renowned producer Eddie Kramer and features an even more radio-friendly / commercial sound than any other Raven album.
Te same year Raven released an EP titled “Mad”, including five more aggressive and metallic songs that didn’t fit “The Pack Is Back” sound.

RAVEN – The Complete Atlantic Recordings; ‘Stay Hard’ [Wounded Bird remasters 2019]

Reputable reissue label Wounded Bird Records has just remastered all RAVEN Atlantic Recordings from the 80s, taken from the original master tapes. With origins in the early British metal movement, by 1984 Raven had passed under American management and secured a deal with Atlantic Records. “Stay Hard” is the first Raven album recorded in the US, with a style oriented...

RAVEN – Party Killers [Limited Edition of 500 – For Lunatics Only!]

RAVEN – Party Killers [Limited Edition of 500 – For Lunatics Only!]

One of the founders of the NWOBHM movement, RAVEN are some kind of cult legend and influential act, but musically never have been my cup of tea. However, alongside their last album ExtermiNation, Raven has recorded a full-length covers CD titled “Party Killers“, and it’s truly enjoyable. While SPV Records agreed to release ExtermiNation, with the current state of the...

RAVEN – ExtermiNation [Digipak +1] (2015)

* Really? RAVEN is still alive? Oh yeah, the legendary British cult heavy metal act are releasing a new CD tomorrow entitled “ExtermiNation”. Sorry but I can’t help; yes, Raven is cliched, almost laughable at their pose, and if you want, musically outdated, but they are extremely fun and enjoyable. If by the year 2015 you haven’t heard Raven then...