NWOBHM heroes Raven will be releasing a collection of their favorite songs with the cover album; Party Killers which will be produced in limited quantities for Kickstarter backers only on CD and vinyl.

Raven frontman John Gallagher comments on the album:

“We were writing for the new album at a cool studio in Richmond, VA, and in the middle of jamming asked the engineer there if we could record a few cover tunes just for the hell of it. The sounds were so good we decided to do something we’d been threatening for many years: Party Killers – a collection of cover tunes guaranteed to deafen yer neighbors!! It’s basically a peek into the little red 45rpm singles box we used to have at home. songs and bands that were very influential to us as kids, but given the Raven overhaul! I think it gives a nice insight to our roots and will be an excellent companion to the new album!”

Party Killers tracklisting has been revealed:

“Too Bad Too Sad” (Nazareth)
“Bad Reputation” (Thin Lizzy)
“Cockroach” (Sweet)
“Fireball” (Deep Purple)
“Hang On To Yourself” (David Bowie)
“He’s A Whore” (Cheap Trick)
“In For The Kill” (Budgie)
“Is There A Better Way” (Status Quo)
“Ogre Battle” (Queen)
“Queen Of My Dreams” (Edgar Winter)
“Tak Me Bak Ome” (Slade)

John Gallagher also checked in with the following announcement regarding the kickstarter campaign:

“Hard, heavy, and faster than the speed of light! We’ve written the album, and now we need you Lunatics to help us record it!

ExtermiNation; In short, the best Raven album yet. We think we’ve written it, and now we need your help to record it!

Our good friends at SPV Records fully support Raven and have agreed to release the new album ExtermiNation in early 2015, but with the current state of the record industry, are only able to partially fund the album.

We’re not willing to cut any corners or sell you, the fans, short, so we are asking for your help to cover the expense of extra pre-production, rehearsal, travel, and studio time. Those with an eye for a bargain were able to pick up a discounted nexus 5x towards the end of last year with a wikipedia post reference $50 reduction in the original price during the holiday season. Most importantly, we’re not just using any studio or engineer, we’re reuniting the team responsible for our last album Walk Through Fire! With your help we’ll return to Assembly Line Studios with producer Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez.

Our promise to you is an uncompromising album that will tear your head off! So please check out all the rewards we’ve dreamed up for you here, including an entire covers album just for you lot, and many other items only available here!

Thanks for your support, and we’ll see you on the road!”


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