Fan-filmed video footage of RAVEN’s August 28 concert at Nihil Gallery in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below.
RAVEN’s new album, “ExtermiNation”, was released in April via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort was made available as a digipak version (including one bonus track), 2LP gatefold green vinyl version and as a digital download.
RAVEN raised more than $27,000 in a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to finance the recording of its new studio album. The band recorded a full-length covers CD titled “Party Killers” that was given away as an exclusive Kickstarter reward for backers. The group also offered exclusive t-shirts, patches, and a seven-inch vinyl single via the campaign.
“It seemed more obvious the longer we went into this that it was gonna cost more than the budget we have,” RAVEN vocalist and bassist John Gallagher told Metal-Rules.com.
“We have a good relationship with our record company, SPV, but this [was] gonna cost about twice as much as the last one due to the extra rehearsals.
“We took a lot of time writing the record and condensing and looking into it, ‘Does this part suck?’ ‘Could we do a better part?’ ‘Is this something obvious that we’ve done a million times before? Get rid of it. Come up with something different.’ And [we’ve come up with] very strong melodies as well. So you’ve got very heavy songs with great melodies, which is king of all things.”