Download Festival 2021 is postponed to summer 2022, but the fest has wasted little time stacking the bill. Already headlined by Iron Maiden, KISS, and Biffy Clyro, seventy new bands have been added including Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, and Sepultura. Watch a video teaser with the updated poster and buy your tickets now!
Fresh off of their tour supporting Iron Maiden in the USA, has The Raven a new music video for the track ‘The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships’, taken from their recent Conspiracy. In a flurry a news, the band has signed a new record deal with Explorer Music, and announced a special headline show At The Dome, Tufnell Park, to be held on Friday 13th December. The band is currently on tour across Europe with Alter Bridge and Shinedown. Watch the video now!Continue reading
British metal five-piece The Raven Age have shared their new killer new video for ‘Betrayal Of The Mind’. The band is working in their next album in 2019, their first since their 2017 debut album Darkness Will Rise, and their first with new vocalist Matt James.
Guitarist George Harris comments:
“With the ‘Betrayal’ video, the idea coincides with the narrative. The actress represents someone who is stuck inside her own mind, it’s eating her up as she loses the ability to simply get through the day without her dark thoughts taking over. The performance concept, however, was pretty straightforward. We wanted a big space with lots of fire! The plan was to use it in certain sections but when we saw how cool it looked we were like “Nah, just go nuts!!”. I’m pretty sure Jai had no hair left at the end of the shoot but it was worth it!”
Vocalist Matt James comments:
“The ‘Betrayal’ video not only had to look visually appealing but had to be true to the message of the song. It’s hard sometimes to get the balance of simplicity but also portraying a narrative. I think the directors Richard and Adam did a great job with that. It’s a step up in production from the last video, and hope people will relate to the message. The track itself is a big heavy/groove orientated track which we love playing live as it gets the crowd head banging. It’s been going down a blast on the amazing shows we’re playing with Tremonti and we can’t wait to be playing it, along with loads of other new material next year when we get the chance to tour with Iron Maiden. That’s a dream come true!”
All proceeds generated from the first month of sales of ‘Betrayal of the Mind’ have been donated to The Blurt Foundation – an amazing charity that works tirelessly to make a difference to anyone affected by depression. Donations can also be made separately at https://localgiving.org/charity/blurtitout/.
The Raven Age are currently on the road in Europe with American rockers Tremonti, which includes five UK dates in Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol, London and Edinburgh in December. The band will be touring extensively throughout 2019, and have just been announced as the support act for Iron Maiden as they continue their ‘Legacy Of The Beast World Tour’ throughout North & South America.
Uk Tour Dates Supporting Tremonti
Nov 29th – Nottingham, Rock City
Dec 1st – Manchester, O2 Ritz
Dec 2nd – Bristol, O2 Academy
Dec 4th – London, The Forum
Dec 6th – Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
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Iron Maiden is bringing its massively popular “Legacy of The Beast” greatest hits tour to the USA in 2019 for a series of arena and amphitheater shows produced by Live Nation. The tour will include a first-ever headline appearance at the Banc of California Stadium in LA, with special guests Fozzy. Direct support on all dates will come from The Raven Age, except the Los Angeles gig. The tour will cover a total of 33 cities right across the U.S.A. and Canada. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. As always, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for Iron Maiden fanclub members. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for all ticketing details. The full list of dates is below.Continue reading
Already featuring a massive lineup of bands, Download 2017 has added 20 more names to the roster with Devin Townsend Project, Code Orange, Max & Iggor Cavalera playing their ‘Return To Roots’ show, Sick Puppies, rapper Machine Gun Kelly, Sikth, Suicide Silence, Ty Bryant And the Shakedown, Krokodil and many more announced. Continue reading
Anthrax is heading out soon on their first full headline tour of Europe in over a decade. Watch bassist Frank Bello walk fans through the upcoming tour in this video: Continue reading
Anthrax will kick off a huge year of touring in 2017 with their first headline tour of Europe in over a decade. The band will also release a limited tour edition of their acclaimed album For All Kings on February 17th. Full details below: Continue reading
New York thrash legends Anthrax have booked a headline tour of the UK for next winter. They have announced they will play all of their classic Among The Living (Island Records) album in its entirety on the dates to celebrate 30 years since its release. Continue reading
Iron Maiden has announced the first of what expects to be a long string of tour dates in support of the just released, smash hit album Book of Souls (Parlophone). Announcing dates for New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, more date are are soon to be revealed. The band has confirmed previously that a tour of the US will begin in late February. So far all dates will feature The Raven Age in the direct support slot, the band led by Steve Harris’s son George Harris.
Front man Bruce Dickinson has commented on getting Maiden back on the road:
“We cannot wait to get back out on tour.
“When we start in the USA in late February, it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the U.K., so we are raring to go.
“Maiden thrive on touring and getting out to our fans, it’s what we do best, so it will be a great feeling to board our new Jumbo Ed Force One with the crew and the gear and head round the globe and get back on stage for you guys.
“We haven’t played in AU and NZ for a number of years, so it will be a pleasure to play for our Antipodean cousins again, irrespective of who wins the dates with destiny at Twickenham in a few weeks’ time!
“Of course, we haven’t decided on the set list as yet and won’t until we start rehearsing, but we really look forward to playing a number of new songs live, especially as the recording was so much live. However, as it’s been a while since we saw you all, I am sure we will include plenty of older fan favorites too. I think the fans will be delighted by what we have in mind. We are also in the middle of creating the new show and rest assured we are working hard to bring you all something spectacular, something with a lot of heart! You certainly deserve it for your patience.”
Tickets go on sale at noon local time on September, 24th.
Iron Maiden Tour Dates with The Raven Age:
Apr 29 : Christchurch Horncastle Arena, NZ
May 01 : Aucklane Vector Arena, NZ
May 04 : Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
May 06 : Sydney Allphones Arena, AU
May 09 : Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, AU
May 12 : Adelaide Entertainment Centre, AU
May 14 : Perth Arena, AU
May 18 : Cape Town at the Grand Arena, SAF
May 21 : Johannesburg Carnival City Festival Lawns, SAF