The New Album:METAL CITY
- The Power
- Top of the Mountain
- Human race
- Metal City
- Not So Easy
- When Worlds Collide
Get Yer OfficialRAVEN MERCH!
It’s here! The official Tshirt from the lads. Wear it loud ‘n proud and show everyone your support for Raven’s new masterpiece: METAL CITY!
New single and lyric video for “Rock This Town”
Oi lunatics! Here's a brand new lyric video of "Rock This Town" from our upcoming compilation barn burner of a compilation album "Leave em Bleeding" which comes out at the end of September! It'll feature a selection of killer songs from the "SPV years" and ALL the...
Wiped Out 40th US/CA Anniversary Tour!
US and Canada Tour dates for 2022 are here! Fellow Raven Lunatics, you asked for it and you got it! Come get some and hear the amazing Wiped Out album in it's entirety! Supporting us will be Riot Act playing classic Riot songs from the early years of 1978-1983. We'll...
ALL for ONE 40th Anniversary Tour Announced!
Raven is back on tour! We are excited to announce our 40th ‘All For One’ album anniversary tour and our signing to Silver Lining Music! We cannot wait to get back to Blighty, crank the amps to eleven and visit our ‘ALL FOR ONE’ album in its entirety... 2 of the songs...
UK Tour 2023!
All for One 40th Anniversary!
NewcastleVenue: Think Tank
EdinburghVenue: Bannermanswith special guests TBA
AberystwythVenue: The Unionwith special guests TBA
BirminghamVenue: Asylumwith special guests TBA
Gt YarmouthVenue: Hard Rock Hell Spring Breakwith special guests TBA
BradfordVenue: Nightrainwith special guests TBA
NewportVenue: The Patriotwith special guests TBA
LondonVenue: The Black Heartwith special guests TBA
NuneatonVenue: Queen's Hallwith special guests TBA
JOHN GALLAGHER: Lead Vocals, Bass, 12 String Bass
MIKE HELLER: Drums
MARK GALLAGHER: Guitar, Vocals
RAVEN are that rare thing in music, true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will BLEED true heavy metal – a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes – 46 YEARS ago!!!) the brothers Gallagher cut their teeth playing the pubs & clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter.
The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) inspiring every band of that era and beyond. Basically, without Raven you just would not have thrash/speed metal…. after all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours!
Following a tumultuous move to the USA, deals with Atlantic Records, indentured servitude and commercialism, Rob left the band in 1987 to be replaced by drummer extraordinaire Joe Hasselvander, who had made his name in cult doom band Pentagram, Savoy Brown and his own solo projects, adding a new dimension to the band.
In 2001, guitarist Mark Gallagher was involved in a near fatal accident – but fought his way back from the brink and the band proved they were stronger than ever! This renewed spirit and attitude was reflected in the title of their 2010 album “WALK THROUGH FIRE” and in the career overview DVD “ROCK UNTIL YOU DROP”.
2014 found the band opening for Metallica (the band that Raven took on their first tour back in 1983) in Sao Paulo in front of 70,000 fans, and completing their finest album to date – ExtermiNation” which was released to universal acclaim from fans & critics alike in 2015!
After a serious heart attack in May 2017 Joe Hasselvander has had to unfortunately relinquish the drum stool….taking over drum duties is the phenomenal Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) who has immediately injected high energy into the band!
Following an insane blur of world touring over the last 3 years, the guys are set to release the next RAVEN opus, “Metal City” in September 2020 taking their game to the next level…a scorcher of immense proportions!
In a cynical musical landscape these days, where bands are not “gangs “but faceless corporations, RAVEN are a band that are REAL not FAKE – and proud of it!
Screaming Murder Death From Above
Live in Aalborg
Special ExtermiNation Bonus
Walk Through Fire
One For All
Live in Japan
Destroy All Monsters
Live in Japan
Heads Up (EP)
Architech of Fear
Nothing Exceeds Like Excess
Life's A Bitch
The Pack is Back
Live at the Inferno
All For One
Crash Bang Wallop (EP)
Rock Until You Drop
Don't Need Your Money/Wiped Out
Want to book the legendary RAVEN?
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Or perhaps just say ALL FOR ONE to the lads?