RAVEN Announce Additional North American Tour Dates With Diamond Head

New wave of British heavy metal and thrash legends RAVEN are embarking on a US and Canadian tour in support of the release of their Documentary DVD entitled Rock Until You Drop – A Long Day’s Journey documents the band’s almost 40 year career and highlights their high energy approach and influence on the development of thrash.  The DVD was released July 16th via Steamhammer/SPV in North America and can be ordered HERE.

 

In addition to their previously announced dates, RAVEN have confirmed a co-headlining run with Diamond Head.  These special shows kick off October 16th in Vancouver, BC and are scheduled to run through October 25th in Dallas, TX.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Joining them on the tour will be Special Guests and long time friends –  Mpire of Evil which features ex Venom members Tony Dolan (Demolition Man) and Jeff Dunn (Mantas) together with drummer JXN Jackson marking their return to the US and Canada in support of their brand new album Crucified (Cleopatra Records) out now in North America.  The first leg will start in Lake Worth, FL on September 11th and end in Columbus, OH on October 2nd.

 

RAVEN North American Tour:

9/11: Lake Worth, FL @ TBA

9/12: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

9/13: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

9/14: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood

9/15: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

9/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

9/19: Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar

9/21: North Hampton, PA @ The Gin Mill

9/22: Amityville, NY @ Revolution

9/23: Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee

9/24: Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

9/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Forum

9/26: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room

9/27: Hamilton, ON @ TBA

9/28: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

10/1: Chicago, IL @ Reggies

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head

 

RAVEN / DIAMOND HEAD

10/8: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater  

10/9: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7                       

10/10: Spokane, WA @ At the Hop              

10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater  

10/13: Modesto, CA @ The Fat Cat Music House And Lounge

10/15: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge 

10/16: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory 

10/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex

10/18: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

10/19: Corona, CA @ M15 Concert Club

10/20: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d

10/22: Denver, Co @ Jammin’ Joes

10/23: Kansas City, MO @ TBA

10/24: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon

10/25: Dallas, TX @ The Boiler Room

 

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RAVEN Announce North American Tour

New wave of British heavy metal and thrash legends RAVEN are embarking on a US and Canadian tour which will coincide with the release of their Documentary DVD entitled Rock Until You Drop – A Long Day’s Journey documents the band’s almost 40 year career and highlights their high energy approach and influence on the development of thrash.  The DVD will be released July 16th via Steamhammer/SPV in North America and can be pre-ordered HERE.

 

A trailer for the DVD can be viewed HERE.

 

Joining them on the tour will be Special Guests and long time friends –  Mpire of Evil which features ex Venom members Tony Dolan (Demolition Man) and Jeff Dunn (Mantas) together with drummer JXN Jackson marking their return to the US and Canada in support of their brand new album Crucified (Cleopatra Records) out now in North America.  The tour will start in Fort Lauderdale September 11th and end in Chicago On October 1st.

 

RAVEN will then continue on as double headliners on the Diamond Head tour which will hit the West Coast in October.

 

RAVEN North American Tour:

9/11: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA

9/12: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

9/13: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

9/14: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood

9/15: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

9/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

9/19: Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar

9/21: North Hampton, PA @ The Gin Mill

9/22: Amityville, NY @ Revolution

9/23: Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee

9/24: Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

9/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Forum

9/26: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room

9/28: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

9/29: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head

10/1: Chicago, IL @ Reggies

 

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RAVEN to Release Rock Until Your Drop – A Long Days Journey

July 2nd in North America via Steamhammer/SPV

A Long Days Metal Journey – 2 Discs with 4 hours and 30 minutes of concert footage from Around The World, in the studio, backstage, interviews with the band, the fans, musicians and producer. It tells the story of over three decades of trailblaizing metal mayhem!

 

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 – during the trailblazing USA tours of the 80’s introducing the States to “Athletic rock” as well as giving opening acts like Metallica and Anthrax their first tours, through the doldrums of the late 80’s/early 90’s when a grunge obsessed media wrote off so many acts – RAVEN has consistently proved to be both survivors par excellence and in a genre of grim imitation – shown that they are “the real thing”. 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 & in their true element, onstage!

 

In a music scene filled by clones nurtured with a cookie-cutter mentality, the unique personality, power and humor of the three band members has always shone through. The crazed vocals & 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!

 

With their amazing history DVD “Rock Until You Drop-A Long Days Journey” out as a digipak onSPV/Steamhammer they show all non believers what real metal is about.

 

Tracklisting  DVD 1:

 

Documentary (approx. 190 min)

 

The whole story feat. Live Concert footage, interviews and photos

 

– Feat. 14 songs from 1982 up to present

Tyrant Of The Airways, Faster Than The Speed Of Light, Crash Bang Wallop, Take Control, On And On and many more

 

– Exclusive interviews with:

 

Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Michael Wagener (producer), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Chuck Billy (Testament), Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and many more

 

-Slideshow

 

-Photos throughout the years

 

Tracklisting  DVD 2:

 

Extras (approx. 90 min)

 

– 7 extra songs

 

– 5 full edits of songs

Crazy World, Hellpatrol, Lambs To The Slaughter, Architect of Fear and many more

 

– 19 min of extra footage, interviews and studio outtakes

 

Release Dates:

Germany: June 21st, 2013

Europe: June 24th, 2013

US/Canada:  July 2nd, 2013

 

RAVEN live 2013

 

10.07. CH-Uster – Starclub

11.07. A-Innsbruck – Harly`s

12.07. D-Munich – Garage

13.07. D-Balingen – Bang Your Head Festival

 

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This Saturday, May 11th – Donate to Victims of Superstorm Sandy + Win an Autographed METALLICA Guitar and Drumhead, a SLAYER Bass Featuring Signatures from the Entire Band and More

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser

All Proceeds Go to Charity! Win Several Other Items Including Signed Memorabilia from Anthrax, Raven, and More!

Over 1,500 Ticket Pre-Order’s Already Sold for this Superstorm Sandy Benefit Concert – Get Your Tickets Before They Are Gone!

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Do you want to be part of a great cause for charity to help victims of Superstorm Sandy? Are you interested in winning a signed METALLICA guitar or drumhead? How about a signature SLAYER bass signed by the entire band, or maybe an ANTHRAX guitar? Well, now is your chance! Come to the ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser and donate to the Superstorm Sandy charity fund by entering a raffle to win one of these rare, exceptional prizes!

 

The ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser now announces that there will be a special charity raffle at Saturday’s event, allowing fans the chance to win rare and exceptional, high-ticket autographed rock memorabilia, while giving to a great cause! Attendees must purchase a raffle ticket at the show and may purchase as many as they like to increase their chances of winning. See below for a full list of raffle items.

 

Reunion Concert and Fundraiser RAFFLE ITEMS:

 

  • Autographed Metallica ESP Ltd. Guitar (signed by the entire band)

 

  • Autographed Metallica Remo Drumhead (signed by the entire band)

 

  • 1 ESP “TA-200” Tom Araya Custom Bass: Signed by Slayer (the entire band)

 

  • Superstorm Sandy Survivor BC Rich Warlock Guitar signed by Twisted SisterAnvilRavenThe RodsTT Quick and Lords of Mercy. This is a playable guitar that survived the storm – Donated by a Superstorm victim.

 

  • 1 “MGT” Mark Gallagher Tele Signature Model: Signed by Raven

 

  • 1″JG12″ John Gallagher Limited Edition Signature Model 12 String bass: Signed by Raven

 

  • 1 Jackson SLATXMG3-6 Soloist Donated Anthrax guitar – Bring it to the next Anthrax event and they will happily sign it!

 

  • 1 Metal Literature Prize Pack: including “Louder Than Hell” Autographed by Authors Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman. Also “The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists” by Authors  Howie Abrams & Sacha Jenkins.

 

 

The highly-anticipated ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy will take place this Saturday, May 11th at Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ (106 Schanck Rd). The line-up features headliners Twisted Sister, as well as AnvilRavenThe Rods, TT Quick and NJ locals Lords of Mercy. All three personalities of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, including Eddie Trunk as Master of Ceremonies plus comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, will be at the Fundraiser making special appearances and adding their brand of Metal humor.

 

Doors will open at 7:00pm and there will be a drinking section for those 21+. R N’ R HEAVEN and OBMM ask all attendees to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items for a food drive which Under My Skin For Life will distribute to benefit local area soup kitchens and shelters.

 

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! GET YOURS NOW at TICKETMASTER and TICKETFLY

 

Advance Tickets are $30 // $35 Day of Show

 

 

This is an event to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the east coast, destroying the Jersey Shore and the lives of its residents. Superstorm Sandy has left dozens dead and thousands homeless – making it the worst storm in the region’s history. This is a 100% non-profit event.

If you can’t make the show and are interested in making a donation please make checks payable to:

 

Under My Skin For Life

73 Memorial Parkway

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

 

Under My Skin For Life is a 501C3 Charitable organization/ 100% of monies raised will be distributed directly to those in need.

 

 

Invite your friends, family and neighbors! All are welcome – Keep your kids in tow and enjoy Encore and ‘iPlay America’ – check it out at this link.

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF METAL MUSIC!

 

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert

Local Area Sponsors Join the ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser for Superstorm Sandy

 

Taking Place on May 11, 2013 at Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ

 

Also Featuring Performances by ANVIL, RAVEN, THE RODS and NJ Locals LORDS OF MERCY

 

Hosted by Ed Trunk of That Metal Show

Pictured from left to right: Matt Van Fossen, Marsha Zazula, Jon Zazula, George Herghelegiu and Anthony Pisani
Pictured from left to right: Matt Van Fossen, Marsha Zazula, Jon Zazula, George Herghelegiu and Anthony Pisani

 

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW at TICKETMASTER and TICKETFLY – Get them now!

 

Advance Tickets are $30 // $35 Day of Show

 

 

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA recently announced their highly-anticipated Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The event will take place on May 11, 2013 at Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ (106 Schanck Rd).

 

The event is pleased to announce that local area sponsors are already joining the party! In an effort to further support the success of the ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN/OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser, local area business executives Matt Van Fossen and George Herghelegiu of Absolute Mortgage Home Corp (AMHC) and Anthony Pisani of Appraisal Links have offered up their support for this event.

 

Other companies interested in becoming a sponsor for the ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser should contact Jon or Marsha Zazula at zazmar@aol.com.

 

“We welcome all local businesses that are interested in helping to make this benefit a major success. These are your neighbors and friends that have given us so much through the years and nothing feels better than giving back,” adds Marsha Zazula.

 

If you are just interested in making a donation please make checks payable to:

 

Under My Skin For Life

73 Memorial Parkway

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

 

Under My Skin For Life is a 501C3 Charitable organization/ 100% of monies raised will be distributed directly to those in need.

 

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The ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy recently announced that Twisted Sister has been added to the already stellar line-up of AnvilRavenThe Rods and NJ local metal band Lords of Mercy. Ed Trunk (That Metal Show) will perform Master of Ceremonies duties with special guest hosts and an all-star jam to be announced. Doors will open at 7:00pm and there will be a drinking section for those 21+.  R N’ R HEAVEN and OBMM ask all attendees to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items for a food drive which will benefit local area soup kitchens and shelters.

 

 

New Jersey birthed heavy metal in the United States in the early 1980’s. The state of New Jersey was an integral part of launching the careers of these bands, as well as everyone from Bruce Springsteen to The Misfits to Bon Jovi and more.

 

This is an event to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the Jersey Shore and on the lives of its residents. Superstorm Sandy has left dozens dead and thousands homeless – making it the worst storm in the region’s history. This is a 100% non-profit event.

Invite your friends, family and neighbors! All are welcome – Keep your kids in tow and enjoy Encore and ‘iPlay America’ – check it out at this link.

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF METAL MUSIC!

 

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: New Quote Snippets from Kerry King and Philip Anselmo

The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists, compiled by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is the ultimate look at the world of heavy metal via the ease and convenience of a list. No stone is left unturned here, and I mean no stone. If you think you have a list about metal that isn’t in this book, chances are you’re wrong. Both Jenkins and Abrams have exhaustively researched and brainstormed Merciless and delivered a look at their beloved genre that is informative and fun.”– Iann Robinson, CraveOnline.com

 

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013. Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

 

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo.

 

“This book will appeal to metalheads because it’s what they love. They’ll get to laugh at the industry and at themselves. Any information is good information, and metal kids want it.” –Kerry King (Slayer)

 

“I am an unabashed heavy metal fan, and I know as well as anyone, that metal fans can be an extremely loyal lot. But we are a very critical lot too. With each new movement, a new, defiant, outspoken, and sovereign audience is born. Music is older than all of us, so its history is ours to writhe in and absorb.” – Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down)

 

There are numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like:

 

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Gary Holt (Exodus)

Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

Katon W. DePena (Hirax)

John Gallagher (Raven)

Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/SOD)

Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show)

Jon & Marsha Zazula (Megaforce Records)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica Producer)

ILL BILL (Heavy Metal Kings/La Coka Nostra)

MC Serch (3rd Bass)

Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned/The Howard Stern Show)

Monte Conner (Roadrunner Records/Nuclear Blast Records)

Borivoj Krgin (Blabbermouth.net)

Shaun Glass (Soil/Dirge Within)

Betsy Weiss (Bitch)

 

 

Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst instead of being the best. It points out the triumphs, as well as the miserable failures concerning metal, from a diehard fan’s point-of-view.

 

TMBML leaves no stone unturned, often blurring the lines separating fact and hilarity. You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.

 

To pre-order THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, please visit Amazon.com. You can learn more about the book at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN/OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Bring Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to Benefit the Victims of Superstorm Sandy

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA are uniting to bring you their highly-anticipated Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The event will take place on May 11, 2013 at Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ (106 Schank Rd).

New Jersey birthed heavy metal in the United States in the early 1980’s. The state of New Jersey was an integral part of launching the careers of these bands, as well as everyone from Bruce Springsteen to The Misfits to Bon Jovi and more. Now, ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA are bringing these genre-founding metal bands together for this special event.

Ed Trunk (That Metal Show) will perform Master of Ceremonies duties with special guest hosts and an all-star jam to be announced. With a now confirmed line-up of Anvil, Raven, The Rods and Lords of Mercy this evening is poised for a metal pounders delight.

Doors will open at 7:00pm and there will be a drinking section for those 21+. Tickets will go on sale shortly so stay tuned for purchase links coming soon. R N’ R HEAVEN and OBMM ask all attendees to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items for a food drive which will benefit local area soup kitchens and shelters.

ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN/Megaforce Records/ Crazed Management founders Jon and Marsha Zazula are gearing up for the reunion. “It’s really great to bring the Militia together again and we look forward to seeing all of the old faces and new faces, both young and old,” state the Zazula’s. “We’ve already heard that fans are coming in from Germany and even up from Florida. They don’t even know the line-up yet, that’s how cool this is! We can’t wait to bang with the best of them for this really good cause.”

John Gallagher of Raven adds, “We are proud to be part of this historic gathering of the clans of our old stomping grounds for such a worthy cause and are ready to kick major ass!!!”

“The Zazula’s and I made some great albums together,” adds Carl Canedy of The Rods. “Rock, Garry and I look forward to working with our good friends once again. No one throws a metal bash like the Z’s.”

Lips of Anvil states, “Doing this gig in NJ is exceptionally special to Anvil. We are expecting to see many of the original people we met back in ’82 when we played the Route 18 Flea Market. We have remained close friends through the metal ages… we look forward to our moments together again. See you all soon.”

Rockin Ray and Metal Joe, of the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA adds, “We would like to take this opportunity to invite music lovers to a reunion of ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA. It should be a rockin’ night that will benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Please come and show your support.”

“Lords of Mercy are proud to be a part of such a historical event,” states Pete Perrina of local metal band Lords of Mercy. “We are ready to promote this show and kick ass come show time. This show is guaranteed to be one of the HEAVEST shows of 2013!”

This is an event to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the Jersey Shore and on the lives of its residents. Superstorm Sandy has left dozens dead and thousands homeless – making it the worst storm in the region’s history. This is a 100% non-profit event.

Invite your friends, family and neighbors! All are welcome – Keep your kids in tow and enjoy Encore and ‘iPlay America’ – check it out at this link.

GIVE THE GIFT OF METAL MUSIC!

Lordi Announces New Album:To Beast Or Not To Beast Out March 19th

“To Beast Or Not To Beast” was recorded earlier this fall at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, TN with renowned producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH). The CD will mark the recording debut of LORDI’s new members, keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Otus).

“The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships,” Mr. Lordi says. “However, the new line-up of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process, and to the album itself.”

“The album cover painting is actually a part of a larger picture. The original artwork had this vintage- styled lady holding a horned skull, which, however, was not the main point of the art piece. 
There was something not quite right with the setting, so I made experiments with various versions and framings. Album title was Upgradead at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind.”


“But now, with a changed concept of the artwork, the title did not seem to fit anymore. We did not consider it an A-class name either. Our guitarist Amen came up with the final title, which we felt suitable and perfect both for the cover artwork and the album.”

– Mr. Lordi

Click Here To Pre-order ‘To Beast Or Not To Beast’