RAVENEYE - Nova (Review)

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Produced By: 
Warren Riker
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Retro Hard Rock
Friday, September 23, 2016
Well, it’s well produced at least. That’s if you are looking for a retro 70s meets 90s raw, rock n roll record.
Sadly I’m not. UK rockers Raveneye certainly deliver an impressive groove based sound, but to me they are missing a lot of what I like in my music. I don’t like the vocalist’s tone (more 90s style) and I don’t like the garage style classic 70s rock meets 90s alt-rock sound that hold little melody and almost no focus on chorus hooks.
It’s just not a style that I like or appreciate. And I suspect many others will have a similar view. There's really not much I can add. I don't feel like going through the songs as I'm just notwarming to them and I don't want to play this any longer than I have to. I tried over a number of weeks to appreciate this, but no luck.

The brash, distorted, grungy rock n roll will appeal to some, that’s for sure. Frontiers are trying something different in recent times, signing a number of acts outside their usual field of scope, but this one doesn’t work for me at all.

RAVENEYE Announces Debut Album Release Nova

Friday, September 23, 2016
Out September 23 – via New Album Deal with Frontiers Music Srl
Since forming in 2014, UK-based rock band RAVENEYE has toured globally, supporting bands such as The Darkness, Slash, Deep Purple, Halestorm and Blues Pills. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America and have performed at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival (UK), Hellfest (France), Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), and will also perform at this year’s Maximus Festival in Brazil and Argentina this September. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band.  Now, the follow-up to their wildly successful debut EP, Breaking Out, RAVENEYE’s full length album, NOVA, will be released worldwide on September 23 and will be the first for their new label, Frontiers Music Srl
Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Down, Anders Osborne), who engineered the debut EP, took over as producer to capture the band’s true sonic identity on NOVA. Together, they worked at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey for 25 days and created an eleven-track album that pushed the band beyond its boundaries and into new ground. From the hard hitting riffs of “Inside”, “Madeline” and “Hero” to the raw sounds of “Wanna Feel You” and “Oh My Love’ to the stark reality of life and death in “Eternity”, NOVA takes you on a journey of defiance, pain, hate, death and, yes, love. 
With songs filled with deep, bluesy grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden , RAVENEYE (who formed just two years ago) continue to win fans over around the world with their huge sound and killer live shows. The extensive touring in 2015 laid the ground work for a hungry fan-base and, this past April, one year after the release of their debut EP, Breaking Out, the band debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart
The critical acclaim has been just as loud with Classic Rock Magazine saying, "(RavenEye) deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam’s cable bills for twenty-five years." And Rock at Night said of the Houston stop, “…their stage show was INSANE to watch!”
When RAVENEYE formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani. Vegas24Seven said of the RAVENEYE frontman, Oli Brown captivated the audience”, Mojo Magazine hailed Oli as, “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine described him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today". RAVENEYE’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.
Track Listing for NOVA:
1.     Wanna Feel You
2.     Come With Me
3.     Inside
4.     Hero
5.     Supernova
6.     Walls
7.     Oh My Love
8.     Madeline
9.     Hate
10.   Out Of The Rain
11.   Eternity
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Frontiers Music Sign British Hard Rock Trio RAVENEYE


Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce that they have inked a deal with UK rock trio RavenEye.
RavenEye was formed in 2014 by 25-year-old, multi-award winning guitarist/singer Oli Brown, along with drummer Kev Hickman and Aussie bassist Aaron Spiers. In 2015 the band released their debut EP, 'Breaking Out', and toured extensively worldwide with direct support slots for Slash w/ Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, The Darkness and Deep Purple. They appeared at major rock festivals, including Aftershock Festival (US) and Louder Than Life (US) as well as headlining their own tours. Classic Rock Magazine described 'Breaking Out' as 'a filthy monster of a song'.
2016 has seen the band play a successful UK headline tour in January/February plus the direct support slot for The Darkness on their US tour in April/May. This tour helped 'Breaking Out,' make its' debut on Billboard's Heatseekers chart proving that touring and delivering live still drives sales.
The band is now busy recording its much anticipated full length album before embarking on a tour throughout Europe, which includes Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Download Festival (UK), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Azkena Rock Festival (Spain) and the direct support slot for Halestorm in Denmark, France and Switzerland.
'We are delighted to be signing with Frontiers!' the band commented. 'They have an incredible roster of artists that have influenced us musically and it's an absolute honour to be associated with them. We can't wait to get our new music out! We pride ourselves on starting this band with a do-it-yourself approach to managing our career and have been meticulous in assembling a team that will push RavenEye to the masses. We've chosen Frontiers because it is a label that truly cares about their artists and together we intend to make an album that's going to kickstart the beginning of another exciting new year for us!'
2016 is definitely the year of the Raven! Look for their debut album to hit in September 2016!
Watch the video for 'Breaking Out' here: https://youtu.be/Arh_bK0Cr-4
Listen to the EP 'Breaking Out' on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2LlLmjq6yqWcpddCf3yken
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