Raven Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Raven have announced a fall headlining tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “Metal City.”

Tour Dates:

10/20 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
10/21 Akron, OH – The Empire
10/22 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
10/23 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
10/24 Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
10/25 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
10/26 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
10/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/29 New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
10/31 Oklahoma City, OK – Oil Room
11/03 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
11/05 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/06 Tucson, AZ – Encore
11/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
11/09 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11/10 Seattle, NY – Funhouse/El Corazon
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
11/14 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
11/15 Des Moines, IA – Leftys Live
11/17 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/18 Brooklyn, NY – Monarch

John Gallagher commented:

“After an 18-month COVID layoff, we had our first show back at the Alcatraz festival three weeks ago and we’re firing on all six cylinders! Really looking forward to this U.S. run … will be unveiling some more ‘Metal City’ songs and dust off a few classics! Also… if you don’t see your city here — hang in as we may well be doing a second leg early in 2022!!!”

Raven Premiere “Not So Easy” Video

Raven have premiered a new video for their song “Not So Easy.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Metal City.” John Gallagher commented:

“We actually shot this back in April 2019 in Los Angeles while we were doing some studio lunacy at Mike Heller’s place… just a regular day at the office….lunatic style!”

Raven Premiere “Metal City” Video

Raven have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Metal City.” That effort will be released on September 18. The group commented:

“Newcastle upon Tyne has been referred to as ‘Metal City’ for good reason. We come from there for a start. But it’s about a mindset. The people there have a tenacity and an ability to go beyond the limits to get to where they are going.”

Raven Premiere New Song “Top Of The Mountain”

Raven have premiered a new song titled “Top Of The Mountain.” This track is from the band’s new album “Metal City,” which will be released on September 18.

“Metal City” Track Listing:

01. “The Power”
02. “Top of the Mountain”
03. “Human Race”
04. “Metal City”
05. “Battlescarred”
06. “Cybertron”
07. “Motorheadin'”
08. “Not So Easy”
09. “Break”
10. “When Worlds Collide”

Raven Reveal Cover Art For New Album “Metal City”

Raven have revealed the cover art for their new album “Metal City.” That effort will be released on September 18. John Gallagher commented:

“Since it’s apparently squeaked out a few days early, you might as well get it here… the Metal City album cover art! And another surprise coming soon!!”

Raven Share “Hung, Drawn & Quartered” Live Video From “Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg”

Raven have shared a new live video for “Hung, Drawn & Quartered.” This live version of the track will appear on the band’s new live album “Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg,” which will be available on January 18 as a CD digipak, a 2LP gatefold, and digitally.

Raven To Release New Live Album “Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg” In January

Raven will be releasing a new live album titled “Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg” on January 18. The effort features the band’s 2017 show in Aalborg, Denmark and it will be available as a CD digipak, a 2LP gatefold, and digitally.

Track Listing:

01. “Destroy All Monsters”
02. “Hell Patrol”
03. “All For One”
04. “Hung Drawn And Quartered”
05. “Rock Until You Drop”
06. “A.A.N.S.M.M.G.N.”
07. “Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)”
08. “Faster Than The Speed Of Light”
09. “On And On”
10. “Break The Chain”
11. “Crash Bang Wallop”

Raven Announce North American Tour With Extinction A.D. & Mobile Deathcamp

Raven have announced a North American tour with Extinction A.D. and Mobile Deathcamp. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour dates:

11/01 Houston, TX – Concert Pub North
11/02 Ft. Worth, TX – The Rail Club
11/03 El Paso, TX – Joey’s Badcompany (no Mobile Deathcamp)
11/04 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11/06 Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar
11/07 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
11/08 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
11/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Lounge
11/10 Seattle, WA – Tony V’s
11/11 Vancouver, BC – The Wise Hall
11/12 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge
11/15 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
11/16 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/17 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews (no Mobile Deathcamp)
11/18 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
11/19 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge
11/20 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
11/21 Ft Atkinson, WI – Hijynx
11/23 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
11/24 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
11/25 Rochester, NY – The Montage
11/26 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
11/27 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/28 Frederick, MD – Café 611
11/29 Chesapeaker VA – The Riffhouse
12/01 Jonesboro, GA – Furnace 41

Raven’s New Album Is “Pretty Much Done”

During an interview with Mark Taylor of Record Collector, Raven revealed that they are almost done with their new album. The effort will be the band’s first with new drummer Mike Heller. Furthermore, the group confirmed that they will be releasing a new live album as well.

Bassist/vocalist John Gallagher said the following about the new album:

“We have a new album in the can, which features this lunatic” — referring to Heller — “very heavily. We’re very excited about it. It’s definitely a jump forward. There’s some very fast music on it, but it’s very quirky and melodic at the same time, so there’s a real dichotomy in that, which is always in the best RAVEN music anyway.”

Guitarist Mark Gallagher added:

“Actually, the record needs a little fine-tuning, some mixing, but it’s pretty much done.”

As for the live album, John said:

“We were shocked when we heard the tapes. [We thought] ‘Woah! This is pretty damn good.'”

Mark also chimed in:

“Live albums these days aren’t really live, because there’s an ability now with the technology to go in and redo stuff and fix stuff. And this record, the live album, is completely live, other than that John breaks his bass string, so we had to replace the bass on one song. But the rest of the record is completely [live] — warts and all.”

[via Blabbermouth]