RAVEN Ready To Kill All Parties

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
NWOBHM thrash godfathers RAVEN have released the track-listing for their upcoming covers album "Party Killers".  The band is currently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, asking for fans' support  to help fund their next studio album "ExtermiNation".  "Party Killers" is available exclusively through the Kickstarter campaign as a reward for backers, and will not be available after the campaign ends on November 28th.  "Party Killers" is available on CD and 12" vinyl.  Other exclusive items including t-shirts, CDs, vinyl, patches, stickers, and more are available only through the Kickstarter campaign.

"Party Killers" track-listing:   

- "Too Bad Too Sad" (Nazareth)
- "Bad Reputation" (Thin Lizzy)
- "Cockroach" (Sweet)
- "Fireball" (Deep Purple)
- "Hang on to Yourself" (David Bowie)
- "He's a Whore" (Cheap Trick)
- "In For the Kill" (Budgie)
- "Is There a Better Way" (Status Quo)
- "Ogre Battle" (Queen)
- "Queen of My Dreams" (Edgar Winter)
- "Tak Me Bak Ome" (Slade)
Vocalist and bassist John Gallagher comments on the album: "We were writing for the new album at a cool studio in Richmond, VA, and in the middle of jamming asked the engineer there if we could record a few cover tunes just for the hell of it.  The sounds were so good we decided to do something we'd been threatening for many years: "Party Killers" - a collection of cover tunes guaranteed to deafen yer neighbors!! It's basically a peek into the little red 45rpm singles box we used to have at home...songs and bands that were very influential to us as kids, but given the Raven overhaul! I think it gives a nice insight to our roots and will be an excellent companion to the new album!"
RAVEN is currently on tour in the United States with support act NIGHT DEMON.
RAVEN “North American Extermination Tour 2014″

Oct 22nd - San Bernardino, CA - Black Flame Collective  
Oct 23rd - Fullerton, CA - Slidebar
Oct 24th - Ventura, CA - Bombay
Oct 25th  - Los Osos, CA - Sweet Springs Lounge
Oct 26th - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
Oct 27th - San Francisco, CA - The Elbo Room
Oct 28th - Sparks, NV  - The Alley
Oct 29th - Ashland, OR - Club 66
Oct 30th - Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge
Nov 1st - Vancouver, BC  - Media Club
Nov 2nd - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov 3rd - Boise, ID - The Shredder
Nov 4th - Salt Lake City, UT - The Lo Fi Cafe
Nov  5th - Denver, CO - 3 Kings Tavern
Nov 7th  - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Nov 9th - Columbus, OH - Shrunken Head
Nov  11th - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Nov 13th - Indianapolis, IN - Headquarters
Nov 14th - Akron, OH - Empire Rock Club  
Nov  15th - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
Nov 16th - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
Nov 17th - Ft Wayne, IN - Brass Rail
Nov 18th - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge  
Nov 19th - Syracuse, NY - Mac's Bad Art Bar
Nov 20th - Pittsburgh, PA - Dead Horse
Nov 21st - Brooklyn, NY - St.Vitus
Nov 22nd - Philadelphia, PA - Dobbs
Nov 23rd - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Nov 24th - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Nov 25th - Raleigh, NC - The Maywood
Check Raven's official website for further details.
About RAVEN:

According to the metal media, the labels “Legendary,” "Innovative" and “Lunatics!" have all been rightfully pinned upon RAVEN over the years. In a crowded scene, the unique personality, power and humor of the three band members has always shone through. The crazed vocals and masterful bass playing of John Gallagher, the full frontal guitar assault of brother Mark Gallagher, and the punishing polyrhythmic pounding of drummer Joe Hasselvander all combine to form a sonic battering ram unique in rock!

From the well documented early days as NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) frontrunners, RAVEN’s albums "Rock Until You Drop", "Wiped Out" and "All For One" virtually invented both the speed metal and power metal genres.  From the trailblazing US tours of the '80s, introducing the States to “athletic rock” as well as giving opening acts like Metallica and Anthrax their first tours, through the doldrums of the early '90s when a grunge obsessed media wrote off so many metal acts, RAVEN has consistently proved to be survivors par excellence and, in a genre of imitators, has shown that they are “the real thing”.  RAVEN emerged unscathed into the new millennium, releasing possibly their strongest and most aggressive album to date in 2010's "Walk Through Fire", and are poised to strike again with the forthcoming album "ExtermiNation" due in 2015.  Where so many of their contemporaries have either faded creatively or become parodies of themselves, RAVEN have consistently pushed the envelope while retaining their unique sound and attack, both in the studio and in their true element - on stage!