"Hi there...after a longer than expected break RAVEN are ready & raring to get out on the road again...a quick warm up in the USA will be following by a Euro tour with old friends Hirax opening & we shall also be hitting the European festival circuit hard in 2017 - and squeeze in a USA tour - and working on South America & some more exotic locales!!! LETS ALL KICK SOME ASS!!!" (John, Mark & Joe)
TOUR UPDATE: UNFORTUNATE NEWS
Due to a sudden serious health issue, our drummer Joe "the Baron" Hasselvander
will unfortunately be unable to play with us on our current and upcoming dates.
As you can imagine, the health and well-being of our good mate & partner in mayhem is paramount in importance.
However, in order to meet our obligations to our fans, we will still be playing all upcoming shows with the assistance of some amazing fill-in drummers who have stepped up to the plate to help the show go on. Thursday in Chicago, Jimmy Mess from Tattooed Millionaires will do the honors, and the shows this weekend on the East Coast we are extremely honored to have Fear Factory drummer, and all around Metal legend Mike Heller behind the kit. And for the European tour, KILL RITUAL drummer Dave Chedrick will do the honors.
Please join with us in wishing Joe best wishes and a speedy recovery.
We'll see you this weekend:
Thursday, May 18th Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago
Friday, May 19th Dingbatz, Clifton NJ.
Saturday, May 20 Fishhead Cantina, Halethorpe MD
Sunday, May 20....Bar XIII Wilmington D
US SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
New Show: RAVEN headlining Frost and FIRE III
October 6-8, 2017 Downtown Ventura, California
California is getting an extra special treat as we'll be headlining and playing the entirety of the "Live at the Inferno" album!
It's going to be a killer weekend as we share the stage with Manilla Road, Ashbury, Jaguar, Fist, Mythra, Bitch, Venomous Maximus and many more!
New Show: RAVEN headlining Muskelrock Festival, Sweden
June 1-3, 2017 Tyrolen, Sweden
A unique venue (deserted carnival!!) makes for a unique festival!!! 2nd time for us here & it's gonna kick ass! We'll be playing with some great metal guaranteed to rip yer head off including: Girlschoool, Blood Ceremony, Witchfynde, Antichrist, Black Magic, Cauldron, Leather Leone, Mausoleum Gate
NEW UK SHOW: RAVEN to headline NWOBHM 2 FESTIVAL
December 1/2, 2017 Sheffield, UK
Raven to headline NWOBHM 2 Xmas Rocka December 1st/2nd (day TBA) Sheffield O2, Sheffield, UK. Proud to be a part of this festival's 2nd outing - in steel country no less!
Also joining us will be Diamond Head, Praying Mantis, Avenger, Lionheart, AirRace, Mick Underwood's Glory Road, Holocaust, Gaskin, Salem and many more!