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New Raven Song 'Top Of The Mountain' Watch Lyric Video Here
The British/American metal trio Raven released a new single and lyric video for the song "Top Of The Mountain" today. The song is taken from the new studio album "Metal City". The new studio album "Metal City" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on September 18th, 2020
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It’s often small things that can give powerful impetus to a musician’s creativity. In the case of USA-based metal trio Raven, featuring the English brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark (guitar) Gallagher, it was the unanimously positive reactions to their 2015 release ExtermiNation, and of course the arrival of drummer Mike Heller (he joined the fold in summer 2017 to replace Joe Hasselvander, who had left the band due to health issues) which has resulted in an awesome new album. “Our initial goal was just to raise the bar once more. We did a good job on ExtermiNation and decided we just wanted more of everything next time,” John Gallagher grins. “however things changed once we got Mike on board. Attitude and tempos got revved up a lot! Mike is a ball of energy. He has a good ear and is a big fan of the early albums, especially the crazy feel. He’s kicked us into a higher gear where we feel that we can play anything and everything we write with no restrictions.” Gallagher’s explanations ring with pure, unadulterated musical enthusiasm and passion, so curtain up for Metal City, which sees Raven deliver ten songs with no holds barred.
The new studio album "Metal City" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on September 18th, 2020 as CD DigiPak, LP version, bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream: https://Ravenlunatics.lnk.to/MetalCity
Tracklisting "Metal City":
1. The Power 3:55 2. Top of the Mountain 3:36 3. Human Race 3:59 4. Metal City 3:27 5. Battlescarred 4:45 6. Cybertron 3:24 7. Motorheadin’ 2:42 8. Not So Easy 3:09 9. Break 3:39 10. When Worlds Collide 6:15
Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon for The Metal Voice recently spoke to NWOBHM band Raven's singer/ Bassist John Gallagher about Motorhead Day plus news about Raven's up and coming studio album. The interview was done on Zoom via Youtube Live on May 8 2020
Watch the whole interview here
Can you give us an update on your up and coming new studio album
" We have had this pain in the ass process of getting this new album together, with just about every hurdle and impediment that got got in the way of it. However it will be coming out September 2020 and we would like to have one single out beforehand probably around July 2020. It will blow a lot of people's minds."
Musical Direction of the new album?
"I guess you can take the live album we put out last year and that points to where the new studio album will be, it's an introduction to what we will be dealing with on this new studio album. It's fast, it's crazy a lot of insane playing on it and we really went balls out on it all the way through. So far people who have heard it are saying, are you F$$$ kidding me? "
Is the new album in the can and ready to go or just demos?
"The album is in the can and ready to go just a few odds and sods to clean up like getting the artwork stuff together but ya it's ready to rock."
Which album in the Raven back catalog would you compare it to?
"If you can time travel back to 1982 when we were doing the album after 'Wiped Out'continuing in that vein. There are a couple of really really fast songs. it opens up with a killer one called 'The Power', then a fast one called 'Human Race' and there is an epic song called 'When worlds collide' and some good rock and roll Raven style songs as well. "
RAVEN's latest album, "ExtermiNation", was released in April 2015 via SPV/Steamhammer
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