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Raven Lord offer ‘Perish” as a Free Track to Download for Fans.

Multinational heavy metallers RAVEN LORD celebrate their second anniversary. As a birthday present a gift is made to the fans and the supporters in the form of a new song called “Perish” as FREE DOWNLOAD. RAVEN LORD present their very first metal ballad and thank all their friends, fans, press and supporters who gave such a great momentum after the release of their debut album “Descent to the Underworld“. The new song “Perish” can be downloaded below: Continue reading Raven Lord offer ‘Perish” as a Free Track to Download for Fans.

JOE STUMP – More Revenge Of The Shredlord Live Dates Announced For US

Guitarist JOE STUMP (HOLYHELL, RAVEN LORD) has updated his schedule with more Revenge Of The Shredlord live dates in April and May for the US. His schedule can be viewed below:

2 – Emerald Lounge – Asheville, NC
3 – Emerald Lounge – Asheville, NC
23 – Dewey’s Pub – Seymour, CT
30 – Vail Leavitt Music Hall – Riverhead, NY

6 – Fiddler`s Green – Stamford, CT

17 – 89 North Music Venue – Patchogue, NY (with SHADOW EDEN)
24 – Intermission Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA (with Pete Rossi)
25 – Token Lounge – Detroit, MI

Stump’s new album, Revenge Of The Shredlord, is out now via Lion Music.

“Revenge Of The Shredlord is quite heavy and classically influenced,” Stump remarked recently. “This one’s all metal from start to finish, very dark and focused with gratuitous amounts of shredding throughout. Also, thanks to the great work of engineer Ducky Carlise and mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum, it’s my best sounding record to date as well.”

Revenge Of The Shredlord contains the following 12 songs:

‘The Ritual Begins’
‘Man Your Battlestations’
‘Shredlord’s Sonata’
‘Master’s Prelude’
‘In The Master’s House’
‘The Black Knight’s Castle’
‘Enter The Coven’
‘Evil Beasts Below’
‘Strat Outa Hell’
‘White Knuckle Mayhem’
‘The End Approaches’

International metallers RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of current POWER QUEST drummer RICH SMITH

International metallers RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of current POWER QUEST drummer RICH SMITH to the group’s ranks.

The chance to challenge himself in a different field with RAVEN LORD was an opportunity he did not want to miss. Rich will finish the two shows for POWER QUEST’s farewell tour by the end of May.

Commented Smith: “…I’m delighted to of been offered the throne to drum for RAVEN LORD. I can’t wait to get in the rehearsal room with these guys and hit the road to play some kick ass shows I’d like to thank all the guys in the band and the management for this opportunity…”

EX-drummer LARRY PATERSON on his leave:”…It is meant as no disrespect to any of you at all – and I wish great success for everybody. To cut a long story short, things are pretty tough right now as I have another band , a book and a documentary to make. All of this is running on a very tight schedule which WILL definitely get in the way of Raven Lord…”

Singer and bandleader CSABA ZVEKAN commented “I’m saddened to see Larry go from RAVEN LORD but if dates are clashing there is not much any of us can do. The good thing is me and LARRY PATERSON will continue working on another band project called EXORCISM which is expected to be released in 2014. Well, you know what they say ; the show must go on! And with Summer shows in the pipeline we had to act fast and find another drummer as a permanent solution. RICH SMITH is highly motivated to be the next Lord drummer and with POWER QUEST calling it the quits it was obvious that he was available for grabs. We took the opportunity and welcome RICH SMITH to RAVEN LORD.”

The complete RAVEN LORD lineup is:

Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine) – Vocals
Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Reign of Terror) – Lead Guitar
Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) – Bass
Rich Smith (Power Quest) – Drums
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days) – Guitar
Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) – Keyboards

RAVEN LORD recently got confirmed for the R-MINE METALFEST 2013 in Tongeren, Belgium followed by some shows in the Netherlands and Spain. The summer show dates shape up as follows.

15. June Palma de Mallorca, SPAIN, T.B.A.
22. June R-MINE METALFEST 2013, Tongeren, BELGIUM
28. June P3, Purmerend, NETHERLANDS
29. June The Mix, Uithoorn, NETHERLANDS

more shows to be announced very soon.

Press Quote: “…Raven Lord and one of the best power metal albums in the last couple years…the power metal masterpiece that is ‘Descent to the Underworld‘ …” (Metal Delirium)

RAVEN LORD recently released their debut album, “Descent To The Underworld“ worldwide via Mausoleum Records. The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, NIGHTRAGE, IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL, OPETH) and was mastered by U.S. mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ANGRA, DOKKEN). The cover artwork was created by Brazilian artist Caio Caldas of CadiesArt, who has previously worked with DORO, PAUL DI’ANNO, SEVEN KINGDOMS, DOMINANZ and VIOLET SUN among others.


Source: http://www.rockngrowl.com/raven-lord-announces-new-drummer

Music Review: RavenLord CD: Descent To The Underworld

Music Review: RavenLord

CD: Descent To The Underworld

Label: Mausoleum Records

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                The first think I have to say about Ravenlord is this.  I had not heard of lead guitarist Joe Stump before this album but how he is not more of a known name in the metal community is a mystery to me.  The man has got the chops and the shred ability to walk into any band in the power metal/ classical influenced genre and take over any lead duties handed to him.

I will say this, Joe Stump’s guitar work is the lynch pin that holds this band together along with the great and gritty vocals of Csaba Zvekan who gives a sound of credibility and an edge to their sound.

Some of the songs where Joe Stump’s great guitar work really show are in the songs ‘Promised Land’ and ‘Settle the Score’ where you will hear some great guitar lead work and blazing speed that any fan of power metal or classical style guitar work will appreciate.

As for the songs themselves the opening tune, ‘The Rebel’ showcases a nice catchy tune, with Zvekan’s vocals sounding nice here, and again the great guitar work all bringing the song together to a memorable tune.  The same can also be said for the track, ‘Settle the Score’.

The rest of the songs on the album are all well done, though I wished we had more ‘catchy’ hooks and choruses to sing along to, to help give the listener something to identify with.  The songs by no means are bad and are arranged well but like I said earlier the guitar work of Stump is going to be the element that listeners here are going to notice here and attach to.  The man is phenomenal in his playing style and ability.

On the down side,what I noticed on ‘Descent To The Underworld’ that I didn’t care for, and this is a personal preference, is that the production seems very clean and polished with a drum sound that sounds almost like a machine(even though the band lists they have a drummer).  I know for the guitar work we hear here the clean and polished sound is kind of the point but also I notice a trend in metal music these days that the music can be so over produced that it can seem sterile.  Thankfully to Zvekan’s vocals he helps mitigate this problem a bit on Ravenlord’s ‘Descent to The Underworld’ and gives the songs a dirty and rough edge metal should have.

By no means pass up Ravenlord’s debut album ‘Descent To The Underworld’.  You have a talented singer complimented buy a great guitarist who have produced an album that fits nicely into the metal scene we have today and Ravenlord should have a nice future ahead of them.  If anything give ‘Descent To The Underworld’ a listen purely on the merits of Joe Stump’s excellent guitar work because you will not be disappointed.

Rating: 3/5


Csaba Zvekan– Vocals

Joe Stump– Lead Guitars

George Karafotis – Guitars

Jamie Mallender– Bass

Alessandro Duo – Keyboards

Lawrence “Larry” Paterson–Drums