From page 56 of Classic Rock Magazine March 2007
M issing in action for so long that many presumed they’d called it a day, veteran metalheads Raven have lined up a rare UK appearance at Camden Underworld on March 4.
Back in the day, the Gallagher brothers – bassist/vocalist John and guitarist John – were notorious for their studio-trashing behaviour and excessive alcohol consumption.
Raven’s songs relied on cranked-up chainsaw guitars, screaming vocals and fast, thunderous rhythm parts. They were perfectly timed to join the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but preferred to use the term ‘athletic rock’ instead.
• Look out for a fulllength Raven feature soon. In the meantime, hear them on this month’s free CD.