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RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist and Drummer‏

Multinational metallers RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of keyboardist “Pontus Larsson (Vindictiv, Firecracker)” and drummer “Henrik Hedman (Celestial Decay, Last Kingdom)” to the group’s ranks.

RAVEN LORD are rapidly gaining a reputation for being the most exciting new Heavy Metal band on the planet. As they near completion of their debut album, they are ready to unveil two new heavyweight band members. The line-up features: Csaba Zvekan – Lead Vocals, Stefan Lindholm – Lead Guitar, Jamie Mallender – Bass Guitar, Pontus Larsson – Keyboards, Henrik Hedman – Drums

Jamie Mallender (Bass), “Make no mistake, we have made an album that’s gonna smack you in the face with both fists! This is the record that has been missing from the Metal scene for far too many years. But, despite the obvious anger and power of this music, there’s a lot of melody and harmony in there and we wanted to bring in a keyboard player that loved Metal, to compliment the melodic side, but not water things down or get too Wakeman on our asses. Meet Pontus Larsson, who has filled this role perfectly, he’s done exactly what we wanted him to and we are absolutely thrilled to have him onboard.”

Pontus Larsson (Vindictiv, Firecracker), “I was in the studio recording an album with Vindictiv when I was asked to joinRaven Lord. I was kind of busy, but after I listened to the songs and checked out the band members it only took me 1 second to say yes! I’m proud to be a part of the band! It’s great to play with all these talented musicians. See ya out there! Rock on! The Lord of keys!”

The band has also been searching for a world class, powerhouse drummer, with the right chops and staggering technical ability to make a truly devastating rhythm section statement with this album. Enter Henrik Hedman, from Järvsö, a small village in the southern part of “Norrland”- Sweden, who has previously played with the bass guitar virtuoso Magnus Rosen.

Overjoyed at the new addition, Csaba Zvekan (Vocals) had this to say, “Henrik Hedman’s future is pretty clear he will be a big player in the music industry. We are fortunate to have him on board withRaven Lord!”

Henrik Hedman (Celestial Decay, Last Kingdom) is just as excited about the alliance, “I feel a great honor and exaltation at having been invited to the Raven Lord family. My fellow musicians are all wonderful people, extremely talented in their art and the creativity is overwhelming! No bullshit, this is an old dream come true! The Raven has spread its wings, and it’s heading your way! The Raven Lord of Thunder.”

RAVEN LORD are currently adding the finishing touches to the first album. and brace yourself for a killer of a Metal album heading your way soon!


Jamie Mallender unveiled as the new Raven Lord bass guitarist.‏

Raven Lord have added Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) to their ranks. Jamie is known for his work with the Tony Martin Band(ex- Black Sabbath) and has toured around the world. He is a recording artist and has plenty of records under his belt. Jamie Mallender will be handling the bass guitar duties and completes Raven Lord’s line up.


  Discussing the latest addition to the ranks of Raven Lord vocalist Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) said: “The search is finally over and I’m proud to have Jamie in the band. We clicked right away and were on same page and I knew on the spot that this was our bass player. He is a very skilled player and what a great stage presence he has. We welcome Jamie Mallender to Raven Lord.

On joining Raven Lord bassist Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) had to say: “I’m thrilled to be part of this band. It’s very rare that any new metal music really excites me, you know – I’ve been around a while and I’ve heard it all before – but the recordings Raven Lord sent me really captivated me. I just thought, “I have to be part of this!Everything from the standard of the songwriting, to the calibre of the musicians involved is rather mindblowing. I’ve been listening to the recordings none stop and I haven’t been this excited about laying down some bass for quite some time. I’m currently working on my parts and will be busy recording them by the time this statement is released. I’m looking forward to a very exciting future with this band. The world needs music like this!”


Raven Lord’s music has often been compared to bands like Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Preliminary work on a new album has already begun, with various songs at different stages of completion. The band is in the process of securing a new record deal with a view to a release towards the end of this year. Details of live dates, including a tour in two continents with some high profile shows for the summer 2012, are expected to be announced soon.

Two new demo songs ‘End of World‘ and ‘Saints & Sinners‘ can be heard at

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The complete Raven Lord’s line up is Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals, Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv) – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Julian Barret (Tarja Turunen, Barilari, Lorihen) – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) – Bass guitar, Alessandro Del Vecchio (Eden’s Curse, Edge of Forever) – Keyboards , Tobias Flensburg – Drums.


Axel Wiesenauer from Rock N Growl Promotion handles all matters as the general manager for Raven Lord. He can be reached at: