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1st October 2017

the raven age

The Raven Age are all set to kick off their first ever headlining UK tour later this month and in anticipation of the seven dates, the homegrown headbangers have shared a brand new lyric video for 'My Revenge'.

The track is taken from the band's latest album, 'Darkness Will Rise', which was released in March by BMG and here it is.

Giutarist and founder member George Harris tells us:

"'My Revenge' is probably the heaviest and darkest track on the album. When we were recording it we wanted to try out a scream vocal effect to make the intro as dark as possible and to get the aggression across for those particular lyrics.

"As none of us were able to do it, we got Tony Maue in for the screams. He did a great job and we kept in touch... it was only a few months later that he ended up being our new guitarist!"

the raven age

It is now confirmed that support on all English dates will come from hotly tipped London group In Search Of Sun who are signed to Spinefarm Records. Their new album, 'Virgin Funk Mother' is released on October 20th, just in time for the tour.

The full UK & Irish dates are as follows:

Monday 23rd October: Glasgow, The Garage Attic
Tuesday 24th October: Manchester, Star & Garter
Wednesday 25th October: Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
Thursday 26th October: London, Boston Music Rooms
Saturady 28th October: Bristol, Louisiana
Monday 30th October: Dublin, Academy 2
Tuesday 31st October: Belfast, Limelight 2

Tony Maue took over as new guitarist from Dan Wright who, in true Angela Gossow style, took over as full time manager of The Raven Age.

Dan told us:

"I am happy to confirm that Tony Maue is officially taking over my performing role as guitarist in The Raven Age. With the band doing so well and moving from strength to strength, I have decided to make managing The Raven Age my full-time role. This will allow me to focus on delivering the most exciting experiences for our fans and help the band to explore new opportunities.

"When we created The Raven Age, we never imagined that we'd achieve half of what we have so far. Tony's addition to the line-up is now allowing me to focus my time on growing the band that I love. The band is in the best possible position and we are all excited for what the future holds."

Earlier this Summer George Harris and Dan Wright joined the Heavy Metal Truants, the intrepid team of cyclists raising money for charities Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.

The Truants cycle from London to Derbyshire's Download Festival, covering 164 miles in three days, as well as hosting an auction for rock memorabilia. We're pleased to say that the team raised £131,500 this year, which brought the Truants five-year total to £469,000. You can learn more about the Truants at

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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