METAL CITY

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The New Album:METAL CITY

  1. The Power
  2. Top of the Mountain
  3. Human race
  4. Metal City
  5. Battlescarred 
  6. Motorheadin’
  7. Cybertron
  8. Not So Easy
  9. Break
  10. When Worlds Collide

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NEWS

Wiped Out 40th US/CA Anniversary Tour!

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...

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ALL for ONE 40th Anniversary Tour Announced!

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...

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Metal Immortal Festival added!

Metal Immortal Festival added!

Lunatics Assemble! Raven is back coheadlining with Deceased and a host of other killer bands! Get yer necks ready for some serious thrashing on Saturday June 25 at Mr. Smalls Theater in Milvale, Pennsylvania! We'll be sharing the stage with Bat, The Accused AD, Lady...

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TOUR

US Tour 2022!
All for One 40th Anniversary!

THURSDAY22 SEPT

Jacksonville, FLVenue: Jack Rabbitswith Riot Act

FRIDAY23 SEPT

New Orleans, LAVenue: Santoswith Riot Act

SATURDAY24 SEPT

Austin, TXVenue: Lost Wellwith Riot Act

SUNDAY25 SEPT

Houston, TXVenue: Warehouse Livewith Riot Act

TUESDAY27 SEPT

El Paso, TXVenue: Rockhouse Bar & Grillwith Riot Act

WEDNESDAY28 SEPT

Glendale, AZVenue: 44 Sports Grillwith Riot Act

THURSDAY29 SEPT

Santa Ana, CAVenue: La Santawith Riot Act

FRIDAY30 SEPT

Fresno, CAVenue: Strummerswith Riot Act

SATURDAY01 OCT

San Francisco, CAVenue: Eli's Mile High Clubwith Riot Act

MONDAY03 OCT

Everett, WAVenue: Tony V's Garagewith Riot Act

TUESDAY04 OCT

Portland, ORVenue: Dante'swith Riot Act

SATURDAY08 OCT

Salt Lake CityVenue: Ace's Highwith Riot Act

SUNDAY09 OCT

Fort Collins. COVenue: The Coastwith Riot Act

TUESDAY11 OCT

Chicago, ILVenue: Reggie's Rock Clubwith Riot Act

WEDNESDAY12 OCT

Grand Rapids, MIVenue: Pyramid Schemewith Riot Act

FRIDAY14 OCT

Toronto, ONVenue: Lee's Palacewith Riot Act

SATURDAY15 OCT

Detroit, MIVenue: Sanctuarywith Riot Act

MONDAY17 OCT

Cleveland, OHVenue: No Classwith Riot Act

TUESDAY18 OCT

Ottawa, ONVenue: Brass Monkeywith Riot Act

WEDNESDAY19 OCT

Boston, MAVenue: Soniawith Riot Act

THURSDAY20 OCT

Portland, MEVenue: Geno'swith Riot Act

FRIDAY21 OCT

Brooklyn, NYCVenue: Market Hotelwith Riot Act

SUNDAY23 OCT

Philadelphia, PAVenue: Kung Fu Necktiewith Riot Act

WEDNESDAY26 OCT

Piedmont, SCVenue: Tribble'swith Riot Act

FRIDAY27 OCT

Knoxville, TNVenue: Brickyardwith Riot Act

UK Tour 2023!
All for One 40th Anniversary!

THURSDAY02 MAR

StokeVenue: Eleven

FRIDAY03 MAR

NewcastleVenue: St. Doms

SATURDAY04 MAR

EdinburghVenue: Bannermanswith special guests TBA

SUNDAY05 MAR

MachynllethVenue: The Red Lionwith special guests TBA

TUESDAY07 MAR

BirminghamVenue: Asylumwith special guests TBA

WEDNESDAY08 MAR

Gt YarmouthVenue: HRH Spring Breakwith special guests TBA

THURSDAY09 MAR

BradfordVenue: Nightrainwith special guests TBA

FRIDAY10 MAR

NewportVenue: The Patriotwith special guests TBA

SATURDAY11 MAR

LondonVenue: The Black Heartwith special guests TBA

SUNDAY12 MAR

NuneatonVenue: Queen's Hallwith special guests TBA

ABOUT RAVEN

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!

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