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8th February 2017

the raven age

The Raven Age have been signed by renowned label BMG and their debut album, 'Darkness Will Rise', is set for release on March 17th 2017.

Fred Casimir, BMG's Executive Vice President Continental Europe states: "We're delighted to be able to sign such a promising new artist ahead of their debut album release. The Raven Age are already making their mark on the rock and Metal world. There is a huge level of anticipation around 'Darkness Will Rise' and a lot of excitement around what's to come."

The Raven Age are celebrating by sharing brand new song 'Salem's Fate', inspired by the infamous Salem witch trials in 1692. Watch the haunting video right here.

The Raven Age founding member and guitarist George Harris comments: "'Darkness Will Rise' entails a wide spectrum of The Raven Age's sound and influence. It's fast, heavy, soft, epic, dynamic and dramatic... all the things we love to hear as fans and take inspiration from. 'Salem's Fate' is one of our favourite tracks from the album and the video is a great representation of the dark imagery we enjoy creating."

The group's name is derived from the ravens of the Tower Of London. Historically, ravens were drawn to the tower because of the blood and carrion in which they consumed. They became the guardians of the tower, dwelling within the grounds. Legend has it that if the ravens ever leave or fly away, the tower and monarchy of Britain will fall.

the raven age

The full track listing for 'Darkness Will Rise' is:

1. Darkness Will Rise
2. Promised Land
3. Age Of The Raven
4. The Death March
5. Salem’s Fate
6. The Merciful One
7. Eye Among The Blind
8. Winds Of Change
9. Trapped Within The Shadows
10. My Revenge
11. The Dying Embers Of Life
12. Angel In Disgrace
13. Behind The Mask

The band's self-titled debut EP has amassed over 2.3 million streams since its release in 2014, when it peaked at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Release Chart. In 2016, The Raven Age racked up more than half a million Spotify listeners and toured thirty-six countries, winning over Iron Maiden's fans in a challenging support slot.

No strangers to the road, The Raven Age have also already toured with Mastodon, Gojira, Tremonti, Opeth and Ghost. The five-piece will traverse Europe through February and March 2017, as special guests to Metal legends Anthrax. UK dates are as follows:

Thursday 9th February: Birmingham, Institute
Friday 10th February: London, Forum
Saturday 11th February: Bristol, O2 Academy
Monday 13th February: Nottingham, Rock City
Tuesday 14th February: Manchester, Academy
Wednesday 15th February: Glasgow, Barrowlands
Thursday 16th February: Newcastle, Northumbria University
Friday 17th February: Norwich, UEA

The Raven Age also perform at Hammerfest in Pwllheli on Friday 24th March.


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