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
-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
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