Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to Raven Front man John Gallagher during a live stream REAPER-A -Thon to raise money for Steve Grimmett medical and recovery costs.
Prior to the Live feed in Ecuador The Metal Voice asked Gallagher about a potential new RAVEN album. Gallagher replied, "the band has new management with EMP (David Ellfson Megadeth) as well as the band going into the Studio to record a new album in September 2017. Gallagher said,"We've been writing like fiends, I have at least 20 really good songs, going to be a kick ass new album which we will go in and record in September 2017, we are still planning out who we will be doing it with. We also have a new website up go check it out."
Gallagher amongst other Metal Artists will participate in a ALL STAR re-recording of Grim Reaper songs to raise funds for Steve Grimmett's medical and recovery costs
The Reaper All-Star include Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Tim 'Ripper' Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Doro Pesch, Lips (Anvil), Neil Turbin (Deathriders), Tony Dolan (Venom Inc) Ross The Boss (Manowar), Jonas Hornqvist (Bleed the Hunger), Sy Keeler (Onslaught), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper), Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden) Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper), John Gallagher (Raven), Mantas (Venom inc), Joe Cangelosi (Whiplash, Kreator) Chuck Billy (Testament). The songs will be produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Anvil Producer )
Steve Grimmett has been hospitalized in Ecuador since mid-January; the singer was amidst a tour in support of GRIM REAPER’s latest album, Walking In The Shadows. Millie Grimmett has been updating fans around the globe of the singer’s condition. Grimmett has endured multiple operations that have resulted in the near complete loss of his right leg.