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): “Rock Until You Drop”, “Wiped Out” and “All For One”, 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!
Fast forward to 2023: RAVEN’s 15th (!!!) studio album “All Hell’s Breaking Loose”, feat. the Gallagher brothers on vocals/bass and guitar, and drummer Mike Heller (ex-FEAR FACTORY) is coming out on SPV, and the band is once again ready to conquer all Metal stages, big and small!
No shows booked at the moment.