With their brooding style of monstrous guitar riffs and pummelling rhythms, band The Raven Age are entwined with powerful melodies and moments of quiet subtlety. They add a touch of epic finesse to their sound which has seen them deservedly play alongside the genre’s giants. Bands such as Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Tremonti, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Ghost and many more.
Subsequently, the quintet are now happy to announce the upcoming release of their second album Conspiracy on March 8th 2019 via their own label Corvid Records. Therefore, they have also revealed the brand new track ‘Fleur De Lis’. A track which shares its name with the ancient stylized lily symbol that has long been associated with the heraldry of French royalty. As well as linked to unity, loyalty and honour.
The Raven Age New Album, Conspiracy
The Raven Age released their critically acclaimed debut album Darkness Will Rise in 2016. Next, It saw them championed by the likes of Metal Hammer and Planet Rock, who crowned them ‘Best New Band 2017’ at their awards, and earned them slots at festivals such as Bloodstock, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download.
As a result, the band have continued to spread their wings, honing their craft, perfecting their sound and identity. With the recent addition of vocalist Matt James (aka MJ) and guitarist Tony Maue bringing a new dimension and diversity to the band’s songwriting and sound, they’ve created the new era of The Raven Age.
However, the album is the second part to their story. It leaves clues in everything from the artwork to the lyrics which point to what may later come to pass, and interlock with what The Raven Age is all about. They’ve created something more than just a record, but instead an artistic, conceptual identity as they set to write their own legacy.
Guitarist George says, “I’ve always been fascinated by the legend of the ravens of the Tower of London.” George goes on the say, “The fact that the collective noun for ravens is a Conspiracy really inspired the album, the title and the artwork around it.”
Afterward, it then leads into the raging metal riff of single ‘Fleur De Lis’ and ‘The Day The World Stood Still’. The latter enters with a melodious dynamic, creating space between the album’s brutal moments, soaring into a momentous chorus showcasing James’ vocal capabilities.
Finally, the album reveals a sense of unity, and determination which sits at the core of this group.
HEADLINE UK TOUR DATES
Wed 20th – Bristol, The Fleece
Thu 21st – Manchester, Rebellion
Sat 23rd – Newcastle, Think Tank
Sun 24th – Glasgow, Attic
Tue 26th – Leeds, Key Club
Wed 27th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Thu 28th – London, Underworld
Fri 29th – Southampton, Joiners
Sun 31st – Biebob, Vosselaar, BELGIUM
Mon 1st – La Boule Noire, Paris, FRANCE
Wed 3rd – Backstage Halle, Munich, GERMANY
Thu 4th – Colossaal, Aschaffenburg, GERMANY
Sat 6th – Luxor, Cologne, GERMANY
Sun 7th – Cassiopeia, Berlin, GERMANY
Tue 9th – Headcrash, Hamburg, GERMANY
Wed 10th – Poppodium W2, Den Bosch, HOLLAND
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