RAVEN Give Update on “North American Extermination Tour 2014”


New wave of British heavy metal and thrash legends RAVEN have are currently on the road in North America on the “North American Extermination Tour 2014”. The band kicked off this tour following their special guest appearances alongside Accept. .  Fans can expect to hear RAVEN classics and new songs that the band is currently in the studio working on.  The tour is going on now and runs through November 25th in Raleigh, NC.


Vocalist/Bassist John Gallagher commented on the tour:

“The tour is off to a great start…we’ve mixed things up set wise and are playing a few brand new songs that will be in the upcoming album and a few old ones we have not done in a long while or ever!  We even did ‘Ballad of Marshall Stack’ last night!  Night Demon is killing it as support and we are really looking forward to the rest of the gigs.”


It was recently announced that RAVEN has signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer and their new studio album and follow up to Walk Through Fire is set for a release in February 2015


Last year saw the release of the band’s documentary DVD 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 can be ordered HERE.


RAVEN “North American Extermination Tour 2014”

10/07: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

10/08: Dallas, TX @ RBC

10/09: Houston TX @ White Swan Live

10/10: Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s

10/11: Austin, TX @ Red 7

10/12: Midland, TX @ Keglers Lounge

10/13: Las Cruces, NM @ The Green Room

10/15: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

10/17: San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle

10/18: Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko House

10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

10/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

10/22: San Bernardino, CA @ Black Flame Collective

10/23: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

10/24: Ventura, CA @ Bombay

10/25: Los Osos, CA @ Sweet Springs Saloon

10/26: Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp

10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room

10/28: Sparks, NV @ The Alley

10/29: Ashland, OR @ Club 66

10/30: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

10/31: Spokane, WA @ The Hop!

11/01: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club

11/02: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

11/03: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

11/04: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Lo-Fi Café

11/05: Denver, CO @ 3 Kings

11/07: St Louis, MO @ Fubar

11/09: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head

11/11: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

11/13: Indianapolis, IN @ Headquarters

11/14: Akron, OH @ Empire Rock Club

11/15: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck

11/16: Chicago IL @ Reggie’s

11/18: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge

11/19: Syracuse, NY @ Macs Bad Art Bar

11/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Dead Horse

11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus

11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Dobbs

11/23: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

11/24: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

11/25: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood


About RAVEN:

According to the pages of the various metal media, the labels “LEGENDARY,” “INNOVATIVE,” “TRUE ORIGINALS,” as well as “LUNATICS!” have been rightfully pinned upon RAVEN over the years. 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!


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!


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