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RAVEN LORD Start Recording Second Album‏

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Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce to have started working on their second album.

In the latest edition for their video podcast RAVEN LORD TV bandleader and singer CSABA ZVEKAN with rhythm guitar player GEORGE KARAFOTIS, G.K “the kid” are talking about the recording sessions. The video can be viewed below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI0XjEKlTTo

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The band recently got confirmed for R-MINE METALFEST 2013 and is scheduled to play main stage Saturday 22nd of June 2013RAVEN LORD also sent out a worldwide search for a suitable bass player for recording and touring. Bass players who think they fit the bill should send promo pictures and bio to promo@rockngrowl.com.

 

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Raven Lord – Third Episode Of Raven Lord TV Posted Online‏

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Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce in their third Episode of “RAVEN LORD TV” video podcast the confirmation of their first Summer Festival R-MINE FESTIVAL 2013, June in Belgium.

Larry Paterson who is hosting the new episode also introduces his E-drum endorsement with Carlsbro for practice purposes. RAVEN LORD TV – Episode 3 – Endorsement and Confirmed Festival can be watched below:

http://youtu.be/K1etjqwduM8

The band is also priming themselves for some touring in Spring 2013 followed by Summer Festivals as well as some high profile shows.

RAVEN LORD’s debut album, “Descent To The Underworld“, will be released on February 1, 2013 in Europe and February 12, 2013 in North America via Mausoleum Records. The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, NIGHTRAGE, IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL, OPETH) and was mastered by U.S. mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ANGRA, DOKKEN). The cover artwork was created by Brazilian artist Caio Caldas of CadiesArt, who has previously worked with DORO, PAUL DI’ANNO, SEVEN KINGDOMS, DOMINANZ and VIOLET SUN, among others.

RAVEN LORD are : Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine) – Vocals, Joe Stump (Holyhell, Reing of Terror) – Lead Guitar, Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin) – Bass, Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Blaze Baley) – Drums, George Karafotis (Vermillion Days) – Guitar, Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) – Keyboards

“Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather-studded sleeves, RAVEN LORD combine the classic metal feel of the past with the fresh aggression of the present. Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums and explosive riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create driving and memorable songs.”

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RAVEN LORD – Announces Fan Video Contest‏

Multinational heavy metal band RAVEN LORD and ROCK N GROWL have launched a worldwide fan video contest for the track “BLACK FRIAR“. It comes off their forthcoming album “Descent to the Underworld“.

The winning contestant will be publicly announced in a press news and wins 300€ for the efforts. The video chosen will be the official music clip for the upcoming album release in January 2013.

 

 

Contest details:

Are you the guru for graphical design and video editing? Have you ever wanted to produce and edit your video clip to your favourite music? Now this is your chance!

RAVEN LORD just released the track “Black Friar” on which you can use your imagination and talent. You’re free to use animated or recorded video material. The resolution shall be HD quality. Make sure you use only video material on which you own the rights to!

The winning contestant will be publicly announced in a press news and wins 300€ for the efforts. The video chosen will be the official music clip for the upcoming album release in January 2013.

 Here is how you can enter the contest:

1. Download “RAVEN LORD – Black Friar” HERE! (http://soundcloud.com/rockngrowl/raven-lord-black-friar)

2. Create your own video for “Black Friar” with your favourite tools.

3. Upload your HD video version to YouTube with the title “RAVEN LORD – video contest -” followed by your name or company and set the rights to unlisted!

4. Send your link to us promo (at) rockngrowl.com and you’re officially entered our contest.

Contest ends on Monday, 31. December 2012. The winning clip will be chosen by the band. The winner will be contacted by ROCK N GROWL. Good luck!

 

RAVEN LORD recently inked a two-album deal with Mausoleum Records. The group’s debut CD, “Descent To The Underworld“, is scheduled for a release on January 25, 2013 in Europe and February 12, 2013 in North America.

“Descent To The Underworld” track listing:

01. The Rebel

02. Attila The Hun

03. Let The Show Go On

04. Seal Of The Cross

05. Settle The Score

06. Promised Land

07. Black Friar

08. World Out Of Steel

09. Revelation

10. Metal Knights

11. Sun God

“Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather-studded sleeves, RAVEN LORD combine the classic metal feel of the past with the fresh aggression of the present,” according to a press release. “Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums and explosive riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create driving and memorable songs.”

RAVEN LORD is:

* Csaba Zvekan (KILLING MACHINE, SARDONYX, EMERGENCY) – Vocals
* Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) – Lead Guitar
* Jamie Mallender (TONY MARTIN) – Bass
* Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (BLAZE BALEY, STUKA SQUADRON) – Drums
* George Karafotis (VERMILLION DAYS, OPERATION X) – Guitar
* [to be announced] – Keyboards

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RAVEN LORD Post First Episode Video Podcast

Multinational heavy metal band RAVEN LORD are broadcasting the first episode of their podcast on YouTube. With the title RAVEN LORD TV comes an introduction episode that explains the beginning of the band as well as answers questions to the current status. Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) singer and founder for the band RAVEN LORD talks about the current line up, pre and post production and preparation for the coming up tour and festivals in 2013. The video also contains a little “sneak peek” music of the recently recorded debut album “Descent to the Underworld“. The video can be streamed below.

Raven Lord TV – Episode 01 – Introduction to the band and record: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdpcvesqVVk

Details of live dates, including some high-profile shows for the Summer, are expected to be announced soon.

RAVEN LORD just recently added Joe Stump (HolyHell, Reign of Terror) as their lead guitarist to their ranks. The band is in the process of securing a new record deal with a view to a release towards the end of the year.

RAVEN LORD recently tapped Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden to mix their album. Nordström is a well-known producer and sound engineer who has previously worked with such acts as AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, NIGHTRAGE, IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL and OPETH. The CD mixdown took place the end of August 2012. It was then mastered by Maor Appelbaum who also did work for bands like Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angra and Dokken.

Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather-studded sleeves, RAVEN LORD “combine the classic metal feel of the past with the fresh aggression of the present,” according to a press release. “Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums and explosive riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create driving and memorable songs.”

RAVEN LORD is:

Csaba Zvekan (KILLING MACHINE, SARDONYX, EMERGENCY) – Vocals
Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) – Lead Guitar
George Karafotis (VERMILLION DAYS, OPERATION X) – Guitar
Jamie Mallender (TONY MARTIN) – Bass
Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (BLAZE BALEY, STUKA SQUADRON) – Drums
[to be announced] – Keyboards

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RAVEN LORD Announces New Guitarist‏

Multinational heavy metal weights RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of guitarist George Karafotis (Vermillion Days, Operation X) to the group’s ranks.

George Karafotis comes from Thessaloniki, Greece. Born in March 1993, he started taking guitar lessons at the age of 11 by guitarmaster Laki Ragazas (Devil’s Train, Mystic Prophecy).The band states, “We just started working with George and things are running smooth. He is a team player and definitely fits the bill for RAVEN LORD; this guy got music and metal in his blood“.

 

There will be even more information about George the coming weeks in the new band member profile sections on our official website.

RAVEN LORD are:

Csaba Zvekan (KILLING MACHINE, SARDONYX, EMERGENCY) – Vocals
Stefan Lindholm (VINDICTIV) – Lead Guitar
George Karafotis (VERMILLION DAYS, OPERATION X) – Guitar
Jamie Mallender (TONY MARTIN) – Bass
Henrik Hedman (CELESTIAL DECAY, LAST KINGDOM) – Drums
Pontus Larsson (VINDICTIV, FIRECRACKER) – Keyboards

RAVEN LORD’s debut album “Descent To The Underworld” was recently mixed by Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Nightrage, In Flames, Dream Evil and Opeth) of Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Halford, Adrenaline Mob) at Maor Applebaum Mastering in Los Angeles, California, USA.

RAVEN LORD is a sextet of quality musicians with backgrounds steeped in heavy metal history. Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather studded sleeves, RAVEN LORD combine the classic metal feel of the past with a modern edge of the present. Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums with razor sharp riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create powerful and memorable songs. The music that RAVEN LORD brings to you simply stuns – no pretensions – just one hell of a metal entertainment.

With the album in the pipeline, the band is already attracting attention from labels and heavyweight producers who are all eager to get involved. RAVEN LORD are priming themselves to deliver the most metallic carnage across the globe.

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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!

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Swedish metaller VINDICTIV sign management deal + recording new album!‏

Swedish melodic/progressive metaller VINDICTIV, formed and led by Swedish guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm have inked a worldwide management deal with Germany’s ROCK N GROWL.

VINDICTIV are currently in the studio recording the brand new third album “Cage Of Infinity“. Lindholm says: “We have some exiting guests on the new album, all we can say is that the new album are going to kick ass!”
Vindictiv’s line-up features:
Stefan Lindholm – Guitars (Raven Lord, Firecracker, Phenomena), Csaba Zvekan – Vocals (Raven Lord, Exorcism, Killing Machine), Pontus Larsson – Keyboards (Raven Lord, Exorcism, Firecracker), Marco Minnemann – Drums (Tony MacAlpine, George Bellas, Bryan Beller) and Nalley Pahlsson – Bass (Therion, Zan Clan, Treat).

Stefan Lindholm was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973 and picked up the guitar at the age of 15 after his father bought him his first electric guitar, which incidentally was the well known and highly appreciated: “Emperador Strat” from the Kasuga Factory in Japan, which he played through a Squire 15-watt amplifier to his neighbourghs cheerful delight. After two years of intensive playing, he took private tutoring from guitarist Mike Wead, known for his involvement with bands such as: “Candlemass”, “The Haunted”, “King Diamond”, “Momento Mori” and “Hexenhaus”.

The first band Stefan ever started, was with the aid of singer Pier Krentzel in 1995, and the constellation was soon named: “Endless Circle”. Additional bandmembers where Mikael Kvist, who would later join forces with danish band: “Fate”. Relatively soon, extra guitarist Mikael Bergenmalm was added to the band and lastly, bassplayer Dagna Plebanek. At this time they decided to changed the bandname to: “Globan Dreams” for further appeal.

In the coming years, Global Dreams parted ways with Krentezel which gave singer Jonny Berntsson chance to join the lineup. Due to musical difficulties, Stefan decided to dissolve the band, which later on sprung to become: “Elsephere” without his involvement. Between 1998 and 2002, Stefan took four years of absence to pursue other interests. At the end of some fruitful endeavours, the time was right to compose music for the first demo of what was to become: “Vindictiv”.

Vindictiv as a band, started in early 2004, when Stefan got in touch with keyboard player Pontus Larsson to work and record some songs. They recorded a demo with current “Seventh Wonder” singer Tommy Karevik which was received with great enthusiasm and got good reviews, amongst them, high praise in the best hard-rock mag in Scandinavia: “Sweden Rock Magazine”. Stefan would go on and contact one of swedens finest vocalists, Göran Edman (Madison, John Norum, Yngwie Malmsteen, Docker’s Guild and many more) – for future collaborations. Edman really liked what he heard, so next up was to recruit was Nalle Påhlsson (Zan-Clan, Treat) and also drummer Mikael Wikman.

Vindictiv would go on to release two albums, the self-titled debut in 2008 and “Ground Zero” in 2009 (a new album is in the making). Apart from his main band, Stefan has been a successful soloist on a number of albums, amongst them in record producer Tom Galleys international project: “Phenomena” and: “Soulspell” (Jon Oliva, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Roland Grapow) – to name a few. Other great vocalists Stefan has worked with include: Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Oliver Hartmann (At Vance, Avantasia) and Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire).

Stefan Lindholm is endorsed by “Manne Guitars” and “Hughes & Kettner AMPS” – Artist page “Manne Guitars“: http://www.manne.com/2011/08/03/stefan-lindholm

Discography Vindictiv/Stefan Lindholm
2012 Vindictiv – Cage Of Infinity
2012 Raven Lord – t.b.a.
2010 Firecracker – Born Of Fire
2010 Phenomena – Blind Faith
2010 Soulspell – Labyrinth Of Truths
2009 Vindictiv – Ground Zero
2008 Vindictiv – S/T

Links
http://www.stefanlindholm.net/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vindictiv/246149078738234

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