British Thrash and Speed Metal pioneers Raven are going to be releasing the new retrospective album Leave ‘Em Bleeding gathering some of the highlights of their past seven years of work as a band. It arrives on September 30th, 2022. The British trio includes Gallagher brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark (guitar) have been bringing their influences to bear since the early 1980s. Their recent work includes: ExtermiNation (2015) and Metal City (2020).
The band have plans to tour soon, playing their new album Leave ´Em Bleeding which features not only the best of the past seven years, but also several bonus tracks. One of the bonus tracks is a cover song of Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation”. Others are live tracks like “Rock This Town” and “Stay Hard (Live)”.
Mark Gallagher comments:
’Rock This Town’ was produced by Michael Wagner in Nashville in March 2018 and features us as a trio live in the studio. The recording is just too powerful to have it sit in a drawer and collect dust. The live version of ‘Stay Hard’ is a 2017 recording from ‘The Vanguard’ in Tulsa, Oklahoma. An employee of the club recorded the show and gave it to us on a flash drive. We haven’t played ‘Stay Hard’ too often, so in that sense the release is a little special.