RAVEN are that rare thing in music,  true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will BLEED true heavy metal – a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!

Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes – 46 YEARS ago!!!) the brothers Gallagher cut their teeth playing the pubs & clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter.

The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) inspiring every band of that era and beyond.  Basically,  without Raven you just would not have thrash/speed metal…. after all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours!

Following a tumultuous move to the USA, deals with Atlantic Records, indentured servitude and commercialism,  Rob left the band in 1987 to be replaced by drummer extraordinaire Joe Hasselvander, who had made his name in cult doom band Pentagram, Savoy Brown and his own solo projects, adding a new dimension to the band.

In 2001,  guitarist Mark Gallagher was involved in a near fatal accident – but fought his way back from the brink and the band proved they were stronger than ever!  This renewed spirit and attitude was reflected in the title of their 2010 album “WALK THROUGH FIRE” and in the career overview DVD “ROCK UNTIL YOU DROP”.

2014 found the band opening for Metallica (the band that Raven took on their first tour back in 1983) in Sao Paulo in front of 70,000 fans, and completing their finest album to date – ExtermiNation” which was released to universal acclaim from fans & critics alike in 2015!

After a serious heart attack in May 2017 Joe Hasselvander has had to unfortunately relinquish the drum stool….taking over drum duties is the phenomenal  Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) who has immediately injected high energy into the band!

Following an insane blur of world touring over the last 3 years, the guys are set to release the next RAVEN opus, “Metal City” in September 2020 taking their game to the next level…a scorcher of immense proportions!

In a cynical musical landscape these days, where bands are not “gangs “but faceless corporations, RAVEN are a band that are REAL not FAKE – and proud of it!


1980 - Don't Need Your Money (Single)

1981 - Hard Ride (Single)

1981 - Rock Until You Drop

1982 - Crash, Bang, Wallop / Rock Hard (Single)

1982 - Crash Bang Wallop (EP)

1982 - Wiped Out

1983 - Break The Chain (EP)

1983 - Break The Chain (Single)

1983 - All For One

1983 - Born To Be Wild (Single)

1984 - Live At The Inferno (Live)

1985 - Stay Hard

1985 - On And On (Single)

1985 - Restless Child (Single)

1985 - Pray For The Sun (EP)

1985 - The Devil's Carrion (Compilation)

1986 - The Pack Is Back (Single)

1986 - Gimme Some Lovin' (Single)

1986 - The Pack Is Back

1986 - Mad (EP)

1987 - Life's A Bitch

1988 - Nothing Exceeds Like Excess

1989 - Ultimate Revenge 2 (Split)

1989 - Ultimate Revenge 2 (Split-Video)

1990 - Unreleased Tracks (Compilation)

1991 - Architect Of Fear

1991 - Heads Up! (EP)

1991 - Electro Shock Therapy (Video)

1992 - Radio Hell: The Friday Rock Show Sessions (Split)

1993 - Mind Over Metal (Compilation)

1994 - Glow

1995 - Destroy All Monsters - Live In Japan (Live)

1997 - Everything Louder

1999 - Raw Tracks (Compilation)

1999 - One For All

2002 - All Systems Go - The Neat Anthology (Compilation)

2004 - For The Future (EP)

2004 - For The Future: Live! (Video)

2005 - 2 Originals Of Raven (Box-Set)

2006 - Demo (Demo)

2010 - Walk Through Fire

2012 - U.D.O.: Celebrator (Rare Tracks) (Split)

2013 - Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey (Video)

2015 - Destroy All Monsters (Single)

2015 - ExtermiNation

2015 - Party Killers (EP)

2019 - Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg (Live)

2019 - The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Compilation)

2019 - Over The Top - The Neat Albums 1981-1984 (Box-Set)

2020 - Metal City



Dienstag 05.12.2017
Setlist U.D.O.: The Beast Inside Aiming High Bulletproof Midnight Mover Slaves To Metal Another Second To Be


Die Lunatics Comic Group präsentiert uns mit „Metal City“ die neuste Geschichte von RAVEN – The Wildest Band In The World.