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UK based Ravenheart Music was set up as a hobby in June 2006 by Dave Smith and Aimée Halford (herself a musician), to promote and publicise FEMALE FRONTED rock & metal music. It has now become a full time business project together with a record label/distribution hub..Ravenheart Music Records that enables us to distribute and promote an artist's music if they so desire. You can also find Ravenheart Dave's Facebook page here!
Regards our store - WE CURRENTLY HAVE AN OFFER ON - I NEED TO MAKE SPACE HERE AT HQ .... SO ANY FIVE CDS WITHIN THE UK FOR £25.00 AND ANY FIVE OVERSEAS FOR £30.00. THESE PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE. AS LONG AS THE ITEMS ARE STOCKED, WE WILL SHIP THEM. THIS OFFER ONLY APPLIES TO BULK PURCHASES. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE VIA PAYPAL TO firstname.lastname@example.org STATING YOUR REQUIREMENTS. PAYMENTS FOR UK CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA CASH, POSTAL ORDER OR CHEQUE TO THE ADDRESS ON THIS WEBSITE.
We also now have a radio show every Wednesday to promote the female fronted rock and metal scene. The radio show airs 8pm-11pm UK time (that's 9pm-midnight central European time and 3-6pm EST USA) at www.rockindocradio.net. Tune in to hear some awesome music, new and not quite so new. And......
......this is the new Ravenheart Music YouTube website (Ravenheart YouTube). It is kinda work in progress but keep checking it out!
SITE UPDATES April 23rd (by Aimee)
Tour Dates last updated April 18th
Gig Reviews:- 11th May 2013 - Dames of Darkness, Bilston, Wolverhampton UK.
Latest Interviews: Eleanore & The Lost from the UK - April 15th 2014
Check out this link featuring Awesome female fronted acts! Female Voices Blog and if that is not enough.....
......look at this new feature we have on our other website. We are featuring the UK band Zeitgeist Zero, who in 2013 are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
Finally, I am immensely proud of this interview with UK Gothic Rockers VAMPYRE HEART. Click on link below. It is my very first 'live' interview, maybe my last! :)
AND NOW HERE IS THE NEWS!
Here is the video link to the new RAVENSCRY single 'Missing Words'.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW0LjxQ317U. The single is from their forthcoming album 'The Attraction of Opposites', which will be released on May 27th.
Here is the new video from SAKARA. It is titled 'Weave My Web' and it can be viewed HERE. The track is lifted from her forthcoming album 'BEAUTY AND BRAVERY' that will be released via Ravenheart Music on 23rd June, with a digital release expected on the 21st. Ravenheart Music also wishes to confirm that a new SAKARA single 'FEARLESS', will be released digitally via Ravenheart Music on the 1st May.
'The Dream' by Los Angeles-based Goth-Symphonic Metal band LE REVERIE, has been selected as the theme song for upcoming horror movie thriller "Lake Eerie" starring veteran actor Lance Henriksen. Written and directed respectively by Meredith Majors and Chris Majors, "Lake Eerie" is set for a Summer 2014 release.
French Band LADY FUEL - teaser video for forthcoming UK tour - www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpA6CpDRApY&feature=youtu.be
A band has been brought to my attention called LAWLESS HEARTS. They hail from Florida and is fronted by Alex Marie. Check their Lyric video out to the track 'Creatures Of Habit' here. Furthermore, they are about to do a few German and Dutch gigs!
FOREVER STILL is a rather good band from Denmark, 'Breaking Free' is the awesome EP and 'The Last Day' is a damn fine video - view it here.
LEAVES‘ EYES Front Woman LIV KRISTINE is currently working on her new solo album!
Titled 'Vervain', a provisional release date is scheduled for late fall 2014.
Here is an Easter freebie- you wanna free download of the power ballad of the year? Then check this track out from HOLYHELL. It will be a bonus track taken off the band's forthcoming album 'Darkness Visible'. Lyrics based on Invictus by William Ernest Henley. It can be found at www.soundcloud.com/holyhell/invictus.
The awesome Italian outfit THE SHIVER, has signed with Ravenheart Music for the UK and Ireland release of their third full length album 'THE DARKEST HOUR'. Release date TBC. And here is a link to their new video 'OCEAN' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKEIcKky98.
Calling all metalhead friends - support WEEPING SILENCE to get to METALDAYS in Slovenia! Just go to: www.facebook.com/MetalDaysFestival & use the 'vote-for-band' app below their fb header! Lets make it happen!
RAVENSCRY'S second album, titled 'The Attraction of Opposites', is going to be released on May 27th. It has been recorded at Ravenstudio and mixed by Roberto Laghi and Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Entombed) at Bohus Sound Recording in Sweden.
The VK Lynne fronted band stOrk, will be unleashing their new album 'Broken Pieces' on April 29th.
Florida based OBLIVIOUS SIGNAL, fronted by Cristina T. Feliciano release the video to their new single 'CRASH'. Check it out here. Oblivious Signal makes a statement that will be felt like a stab in the heart by the many who have lost anyone to drunk driving.
One of the most bizarre and unusual acts on the American circuit at the moment, Horror-rock-goddess CHARACULA is bringing the house down in every venue she plays. And now she is bringing her ultra-unique live show to the UK this May. A spectacle that has to be seen to be believed, Characula defies explanation – an erotically charged, she-demon spinning rock tales of soul stealing and B-Movie monsters. Her latest Mummy Dance video can be watched HERE. The gig dates are on our tour dates page.
PYTHIA is pleased to announce that album number 3 is on it's way to Jacob Hansen for mixing and mastering. Further news to come about release date!
The Finnish Melodic Symphonic Metal Band AMBERIAN DAWN, is set to release their brand new album 'Magic Forest' in July on Napalm Records.
XANDRIA - The new album teaser is here.
TEARS OF MARTYR has been added to the Valkyrian Fest 2014 - the amended line up is as follows:
Fri. 21st November: CNOC AN TURSA (Headliner) – Bharghest (Main Support) – Drekavac – Exile The Traitor - Crooked Lizard (Opener)
Sat. 22nd November: AZYLYA (Headliner) – Sakara (Main Support) – Sorronia – Northern Oak – Badge – Chemikill – Mørktår – Divided We Fall – Clunge Hammer
Sun. 23rd November : EX LIBRIS (Headliner) - Reign of Fury (Main Support) – Wretched Soul - Aonia - Alice In Thunderland – Tears Of Martyr - Avalon – Synchronix
A band that perhaps we should keep an eye open for, EQUISA from Holland (no surprises there). Check this out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxQUwzPvGAQ. Delain influences spring to mind!
SIRENIA has signed a record deal with Napalm Records! The Austrian label is more than excited to welcome back the band on to their artist roster.
XANDRIA premiere the lyric video for brand new track 'Dreamkeeper' with Team Rock Radio today. See it here: www.teamrockradio.com/news/video-premiere-xandria-dreamkeeper.
The awesome Danish Rockers FOREVER STILL, will be releasing a new video to the song 'The Last Day' on April 16th. Watch this space.
DELAIN will premiere their brand new video “Stardust” with Metal Hammer. See it here: www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/premiere-delain-unveil-stardust-video.
On 27th March CORNERSTONE start their Austria-tour of 14 concerts, but more dates will be added in the schedule over time. In May, the band will play the POP OVERTHROW FESTIVAL in Liverpool for the second time, which will take place in the legendary Cavern Club, where nobody less than the BEATLES became famous – a big honour! By the way: new on board is the Finnish drummer ARI TIIHONEN, – to put it into bass player Michael's words – "humanly as well as musically, he's a real enrichment for the band".
The link to the new lyric video for the WEEPING SILENCE song 'The Search Within' is here. So check it out!
LA-VENTURA is thrilled to announce that they will be one of the bands featured in this year's Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium. The fest takes place October 17th, 18th and 19th.
Not only will LEAH be featuring Timo Somers and Sander Zoer from DELAIN on the new album, the legendary Barend Courbois, bassist of Blind Guardian, is joining forces to make this album that much more grande! In addition: Eric Peterson (Testament/Dragonlord) whose guest vocals appeared on LEAH's EP, Otherworld, will be co-producing with LEAH and providing guest guitars on the album!
KATE BUSH is to return to the stage in London - 35 years after she retired from touring after just six weeks on the road. She will play a 15-date residency at the Hammersmith Apollo which was the venue for a celebrated concert film she made in 1979. The 55-year-old made a surprise announcement about the shows - to be called 'Before The Dawn' , with the first taking place on August 26.
From NOISY TOYZ - 'April Rain' featuring Lisa Axworthy on vocals. This is the link here.
Sabine and Lanvall from EDENBRIDGE are introducing their new project VOICIANO. They are proud to announce the first guest star, JIM PETERIK (ex-Survivor, Pride of Lions, The Ides of March), who wrote the Rocky hymn "Eye Of The Tiger"!!! The debut album 'Everflow', which will only be available in the Edenbridge webstore, is scheduled for a release in Spring 2014 and contains 10 songs.
Welcome to the JOKERBATS from London. They take heavy rock to a new level with catchy songs, heavy guitars and spooky videos. Their new single 'Vampire' is due 24th March, and the video can be previewed here. Byron and Trix make up the band. Their influences also go to the likes of the Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees and they are particularly inspired by many bands from oversees such as Rob Zombie in the US, Lordi from Finland and Nightwish from Norway.
WINTER IN EDEN will appear at the Cambridge Rock Fest on Sunday 10th August, along side WISHBONE ASH and JORN LANDE amongst many others. A fave band of mine FM, will be on stage on the 9th.
HUNTRESS have posted a video diary from their recent UK dates with Lamb Of God and Decapitated. Check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBLZymuWZnM.
CELLESTE has been invited to MUSEXPO, the exclusive international showcase which launched the careers of notable superstars such as Katy Perry amongst others. CELLESTE is one of 24 artists hailing from 16 countries, who will be performing at the 2014 edition. MUSEXPO will take place in Hollywood, California, from April 6-9. Performing with her band, CELLESTE will be the only female artist representing Canada.
NAGMAH, a melodic rock/metal act from Costa Rica formed in 2003 and fronted by Mónica Villanueva, is pleased to announce that they have signed a contract deal with WOA Records, for distribution and management of their music in India, Dubai and other Middle Eastern countries.
There is a new single from DELAIN titled 'Your Body is a Battleground'. It features Marco Hietala from NIGHTWISH. And here is a link to the video: www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/exclusive-delain-release.
And NIGHTQUEEN has a new album due 25th April. It is titled 'rEvolution'
- a single and video called 'Love After Life' is expected April 3rd - and here is a preview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys1jaFVSS_U&feature=share.
AYIN ALEPH wants to share here Indiegogo campaign for her tour of Russia. More information can be gathered here.....www.indiegogo.com/projects/ayin-aleph-tour-in-russia.
The BEYOND VIOLET EP 'Frozen Words' is now added to our website store.
The new VOICES OF DESTINY album 'Crisis Cult' is due later this year via Massacre Records. The band is now fronted by Ada Flechtner.
As you know RAINOVER unleashed their album 'Transcending the blue and drifting into Rebirth', so they have decided to celebrate this event with all their fans by releasing a lyric video for the song 'Cycle' - here it is: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j9yYuO7AENA. And if that is not enough, here is the new video to the AGHARTI song 'Rise Again' - www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vLmC25zWyGA.
Here we have a link to the new video from Spanish Band ANKOR. Check 'The Dark Passenger' out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f3y0J2Zya4&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL4D47F0480DE1F8E6.
ARAPACIS is working on their 4th album due late 2014, with special guest stars and need you as partners in this endeavor! So if you like a mix of hard rock, classic metal, doom, prog and blues rock, featuring guest stars like Leonardo Fagelli, Guy LeBlanc of Camel and Don Airey of Deep Purple then click here!
Canada based female-fronted symphonic metallers, MERKABAH has inked a worldwide deal with Maple Metal Records to release their third album ‘Ubiquity’. Fronted by Jacinthe Poulin, their new album will be released in North America on March 17th, and worldwide on April 4th, 2014. Check out a track from the album here.
Here is the brand new single from Belgrade band FACE OFF - the video to the single can be viewed here.
NOCTURA from Central Indiana and fronted by Mandy Suiter, has just released an acoustic sampler - the tracks 'Don't Save Me' and 'Fade', and they can be heard here.
MEDEN AGAN'S new 10 track album 'Lacrima Dei', featuring new vocalist Maya Kampaki will be released soon. Mastering was done at Finnvox studios, Finland by the well known Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius).
Czech rock-crossover gem DYING PASSION has released new music video for their song 'Vertical Edge', which comes from their latest effort 'Transient'! Animated music video was done by Dusan Mikulec and Pepa Prokop (Cindy films) and here is the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW75TJxnK8w&feature=c4-overview&list=UUaxdyBCO5rz_YzAemMYeTIQ. The band is also going to hit Czech and Finnish stages in April with EMBASSY OF SILENCE. The Czech part of the tour will be supported by Belgian horde Herfst and Czech guys MadGod. Tour dates on our tour dates page.
NOSTRA MORTE - here is their version of 'Phantom Of The Opera' - check it out HERE.
Founded in 2012 by American guitarist and composer Michael Alexander, UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT is a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe. Musically, moving on progressive metal paths, combining features of melodic death and symphonic metal in a modern and fresh way, UMP counts some great names of the metal music industry in its ranks, such as Charlie Dominici (vocals, ex- Dream Theater), Mike LePond (bass, SYMPHONY X), Alex Landenburg (drums, Rhapsody, ex-Annihilator, ex-Stratovarius), Henrik Bath (vocals, Darkwater), Emanuele Casali (keyboards, DGM, Astra), ELINA LAIVERA (vocals, ex-SEDUCE THE HEAVEN), Johan Reinholz (guitar, Andromeda), Theodore Ziras (guitar, Hand Of God), David Valdes (guitar). UMP is currently working on the project’s debut album 'The Jaguar Priest'. Their Facebook is here and a studio update is here.
Regarding the Dutch Band SEVENTH SIN. Their keys man Vincent has introduced me to his band IN-TENSION. Well worth checking out - their Facebook is here.
Ravenheart's very own BEYOND VIOLET, is going to be performing in Whitby, the birthplace of Goth, as one of the headliners at the Vampire's Ball on 25th October at The Spa Pavilion.
EPICA are to title their new album 'The Quantum Enigma'. This is due out through Nuclear Blast on May 5. It was produced by Joost van den Broek.
Here is a rough demo of a new JANEY SUMMER song: The song is called 'Without You' and it can be heard here. OK so she is not normally one to share demos of songs, but it seems to be ‘the thing’ to do so she says, taking the plunge to post her very first ‘draft’ song.
Female-fronted Symphonic Rock band BEYOND VIOLET, will see a five track EP ‘Frozen Words’ released by Ravenheart Music on 10th February 2014. A song from the EP 'Survivors' has been posted to our music page. The video to the song can also be viewed there or indeed HERE.
'Through Darkness And Light' by Romania's very own THE HOURGLASS, to be released (both physical and digital) on the 28th of March!
The rather tasty 'White Crow' by Dutch Rockers LA VENTURA is now in our store.
A certain Miss Kitty Johnson is the new singer with UK rockers CURVATURE.
DIVIDED WE FALL from here in the UK, has just announced the title of their debut album!! 'Dream Crusher' and it will be released in May 2014.
EDENFALL fronted by Clare Webster is a Gothic Doom band from Gloucestershire in the UK, not too far from Ravenheart Music HQ. Influenced by a range of weeping poets and tortured artists, Edenfall emit a truly melancholic sound which embodies all of the horror and the beauty within ourselves and the world around us. If you are into music like the kind of stuff Draconian release, then I am absolutely sure you will like 'Under Sultry Moons And Velvet Skies'. Album due via Code7 May 12th. Meanwhile, as a taster, the track 'Obsidian' is now on our music page.
SKARLETT RIOT announced for Alt-Fest (15th-17th August, Boughton Estate, Kettering) alongside the likes of: Marilyn Manson , Arch Enemy, Cradle of Filth plus many more! SR will be rockin' the 'Metal Stage' on Friday 15th August!
THE PRETTY RECKLESS release a new album, 'Going To Hell' through Cooking Vinyl on March 17.
Check out this hard rocking outfit based in Bristol (UK). They are called REVENANT and are fronted by Anna Williams. Two tracks from the band can be heard here.
Check out this video by DELIA... 'Love The Way You Lie' (Rihanna & Eminem cover). The video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/X7qGVPfDZ5U.
VOICIANO is the new acoustic project of the EDENBRIDGE main actors Sabine Edelsbacher (Vocals) and Lanvall (Grand Piano, acoustic guitars & other string instruments, Percussion). VOICIANO is based on acoustic instruments exclusively, mainly the grand piano. However many other instruments like acoustic guitars, hammered dulcimer, kacapi, bouzouki, mandolin, saz and diverse percussion instruments are used. To pre-order a VOICIANO Logo T-Shirt or Girlieshirt together with the album handsigned by Sabine and Lanvall, please click HERE.
Here is the new video from DORIS BRENDEL featuring the track 'Drawing The Line': www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHj2zRAc-8A&feature=youtu.be.
HUNTRESS has announced they will play Download 2014. DOWNLOAD will be held at Donington Park on 13th–15th June 2014.
ARCANE DIMENSION, an "Avantgarde World Rock", San Francisco Bay Area based band, will see their album 'AVANTGARDEN' released via RAVENHEART MUSIC/CODE7 on April 7th. The band is fronted by Teresa Camp (Halcyon Days, Highway 17), backed by mastermind Jarek Tatarek, a multi-instrumentalist, the founder of the legendary Polish thrashers Astharoth, industrial trio Enclave, and atmospheric metal band Halcyon Days.
The duo is joined by Jared Marill (Occision, Grindstorm, Prevail) on bass. Their self-described style of “Avantgarde World Rock” falls somewhere between Finnish cello rockers Apocalyptica and neoclassical darkwave duo Dead Can Dance with touches of electronica, metal and Middle Eastern music.
BLOODSTOCK open air fest at Catton Park in Derbyshire 7th-10th Aug, will include LACUNA COIL and REVAMP.
GHOST TOWER formed in 2007 is an underground horror-themed traditional heavy metal band with thrash and doom metal influences from Bellevue, Nebraska, US. In February 2012 the 'Head of Night' album was self-released, but in summer 2013, when the original CD pressing was no longer available, the album was released on cassette by Germany's MetalPunxRex label. The band is on hold at the moment, but one can have a listen to their music here.
The decadent and melancholic sonorities will have soon a new interpreter: LENORE S. FINGERS! Their debut album 'Inner Tales' will be released on February 24th via My Kingdom Music and will stand at the deep heart of each listener with the alienating and decadent young Federica Lenore's voice, and the Rock solid wall of distorted guitar riffs and the rhythmic section in the great tradition of bands like Katatonia, Anathema, Antimatter and The Gathering. Check out the video to the track 'Victoria' here.
BLOODFLOWERZ - 'Diabolical Angel', '7 Benedictions, 7 Maledictions' and 'Dark Love Poems', DESDEMONA, 'Stagnacja', DYING PASSION - 'Voyage', SKEPTICAL MINDS - 'Rent to Kill' (Nth American edition) and SYLVER MIST - 'Emotions Revealed' have now dropped into our store in addition to the latest MAGION album. Many thanks to John at SONIC CATHEDRAL for supplying us with these cds.
CADAVERIA has just posted the live video for the song 'Blood and Confusion' on their official YT channel. This is an extract from 'Karma' double DVD, released on October 22nd 2013 on Scarlet Records. You can watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNJG0IJNyrc.
Press release today (9th January) issued by WormholeDeath Records: "UK based Ravenheart Music, run by Dave Smith and Aimée Halford, it’s a record label specialized in releasing Female Fronted bands and recently has joined forces with Wormholedeath. Ravenheart Music is quickly growing because of the quality of its releases and Wormholedeath decided to support this company with a Marketing deal which includes distribution, promotion, publishing and consulting." The first band to ink a deal is CRIMSON CHRYSALIS from South Africa.
One of my Ravenheart scribes based in the USA has sent me info on the band WORHOL fronted by Ashley Worhol (pictured below). Check out their Facebook here.
I am informed by Ashley that an album is due this year.
CHASTAIN's new album 'Surrender To No One' marks the return of original vocalist Leather Leone. Long considered one of the originators of the female power metal vocal style, Leather proves on the new CD she hasn't lost anything from her glory days. Also returning to the band is original bassist Mike Skimmerhorn. The drums are now being handled by Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind, Firewind). Check their video out here.
Irish band MAKING MONSTERS is a four piece female fronted alternative band from Derry in Northern Ireland. They have announced they are to embark on a UK tour alongside Max Raptor, Fort Hope and Only Rivals in January 2014, in advance of the release of their brand new EP. The tour dates are on our dates page. Meanwhile, check out the official video to their track 'What It's Worth' here.
NOVEMBER-7: - new album titled 'Awaraxid 7mg', will be out in the first months of 2014. Their mixing engineer Stefan Glaumann is halfway done with the mix, and Rue des Tempêtes is finishing the cover and the artwork.
Here is a video link to the track 'Wolf Song', this being a track from the debut album by Spanish band DIVINO DISTURBO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfOcJ2-xx8.
CULT OF WHORES AND DOGS from the NE of England, will be releasing an EP through Native Records (Sheffield) in the summer 2014. It will be a 5-track mini album, as yet untitled. The release will be backed by a UK summer tour. Watch this space!
WEEPING SILENCE has started work on their new, yet untitled fourth album. Much has been done already and the song-writing should be ready by summer 2014. The album will be Weeping Silence's most melodic & doom-laden work so far. The inclusion of slower-paced melodies will be immediately noticable, as will be the heavier rhythm guitar sound and typical Weeping Silence melancholic melodies. Newcomers Diane and Dario are a great fit for this new opus and the band is confident that this evolution of the band's music will go down well with gothic-doom fans.
Birmingham (UK) based psych doom band ALUNAH fronted by Sophie Day, is proud to announce that they have signed a worldwide album deal with Napalm Records! Alunah worked with them previously on a limited vinyl release of the band's last record 'White Hoarhound', and after demo-ing some new tracks entered talks with Napalm Records regarding a full worldwide recording and publishing contract.
The line up for DAMES OF DARKNESS 2014 is announced: Stream of Passion, Xandria, Jaded Star, Skeptical Minds, Apparition, Dyonisis, In Cardine Coven and Divided We Fall. Date 10th May, venue Robin 2, Bilston - Tickets on sale @ £25.
CHARMING GRACE is an AOR international project led by members of Shining Line and Wheels Of Fire. The debut album was released on 4th April 2013 in Europe by Avenue Of Allies Music, and on 18th December 2013 in Japan by Rubicon Music. Of interest to Ravenheart Music, the Japanese release contains the exclusive bonus track 'Start All Over Again', feat. MINNA ORA of THE RACK DOLL & ELECTRIC LADY on vocals. For further info: www.charminggraceaor.com and www.facebook.com/CharmingGOfficial.
FLOOR JANSEN is going to have a busy 2014. Not only is she the new vocalist with NIGHTWISH, but will also guest on the new album from Timo Tolkki's Avalon, due out through Frontiers in the spring. And she will also tour with the band in May.
DORO is to play the Islington O2 Academy in London on May 19. This is part of her '30 Years Strong & Proud' tour. Tickets go on sale from 9am on December 6.
WEEPING SILENCE is honoured to announce their affiliation with Hydra Productions & Booking Agency. Hydra is a leading agency with experience, pro attitude, & heavyweight partners such as Dokk'em Open Air & Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo. We also wish to announce that the band is also now managed by Lugga Music - watch this space for further news!
Check out the new video here from German Band ELYRIA. This track 'Faceless' is lifted from their recent S/T EP, which will soon be reviewed on this website.
LOVELORN DOLLS - their new store is now officially open HERE
Swedish Metal crew ZEPHYRA has signed a record deal. More news in due course but all songs are pre produced, cover art and graphics are done, and now they are just eager to begin the actual recordings which will commence at MathLab Recording Studio in Florence, Italy, along with producer Jonathan Mazzeo.
From today November 11th, the new WICKED FAITH album 'Under No Illusion' will be available from our store for just £7.00. They are a hard rock band based in the epi-centre of all things that rock i.e Norwich here in the UK! The band offer elements of classic rock, metal and HUGE ZEP GROOVES, combined with a huge soulful female voice. Rock music is getting a make over, so strap yourselves in for the ride of your life. As a taster, you can hear a track ('Just This Once') on our music page.
WHERE ANGELS FALL's new album 'Redemption' will be released in February! You can hear the sound of the new album here. The band has started the presale! If you order before December you will get: Your name in the booklet, a free download of 'Silver' and the album mailed by snail mail before it is released to stores - order here.
Here is the hot new HYDROGYN video (click here). Titled 'Rock Me' it also features Angel of Angels Revenge, who hail from Huntsville, Alabama. The song is the lead single and video from the forth coming Hydrogyn release 'Break The Chains'.
We are very pleased to announce that SAKARA is taking her music live next year and already has been booked to headline Hereford Pagan Moot’s Beltane Ball, & also has secured a support slot at a Metal Festival. And she is currently working on her second album which is expected to be released around Spring 2014.
The Finnish Band THE RACK DOLL fronted by Minna Ora, will release the single 'Shannadoah' via Ravenheart Music later this year, as a prelude to a full album release in 2014. Minna would be more well known for her recent involvement with the band ELECTRIC LADY. More news will appear as we have it.
Here we have a video from the rather nice looking young lass who goes by the name of DIAMANTE. This is the latest rather catchy release titled 'Savage' from this emerging teenage star, that has been kindly sent to me, and was unleashed on the 14th October. Click here to view! Also visit her on FaceBook - www.facebook.com/diamanteofficialmusic.
This has come my way - an artist called ELEANORE & THE LOST. One can view YouTube for video's of tracks from her album 'Parlour Game' here. She has an impressive 4 octave range with influences from the likes of Kate Bush to Evanescence.
BEYOND VISIONS is a metal band from Stockholm, Sweden formed in 2007. The band consists of Rebecka Heijel, Henrik Jansson and Alexander Berg. The band is now fully focusing on releasing their debut album - 'Your Face Is Familiar', and HERE is a video of 'Everything Needs To Change', which is a track from the aforementioned album.
UK band LEGEND is a new Ravenheart signing and here is a video to the first track to be released from their forthcoming album 'SPIRIT'. And for all you music lovers out there, singer Beck Sian is related to the famous Kate Bush. The number is titled 'Crossing Of The Ways' and you can check this absolutely beautiful song out here.
LEVANIA has just posted online the advance full track 'Seven Times To Forget' taken from their upcoming album 'Renascentis'. Click HERE to hear it. The sophomore record has been produced by Wahoomi Corvi at Realsound studio and is scheduled to be released via Wormholedeath/Aural Music in early 2014.
Here is the new PSIDERALICA song for the "REEVOLUTION MOVIE". Listen on SoundCloud - www.soundcloud.com/psideralica/reevolution.
A REMINDER:- If anybody would like the 3 track 'FIRE' EP from Ukrainian Band DELIA for FREE by way of an mp3 package, then please contact me here. If you are not a fan of downloads, then I can arrange a CDR of these three tracks on this EP for £1.50 (UK) and £2.50 (elsewhere) to cover postage etc. Again, please email me if interested. This Ravenheart Band also has their 'RECOLLECTION' CD available via the normal outlets or via us here at Ravenheart Music. For your information, DELIA's YouTube channel is at www.youtube.com/user/DELIAband.
Wormholedeath is extremely honored to announce the long awaited signing of Spanish Gothic Rock/Metal band RAINOVER. The label will release their massive album titled 'Transcending the blue and drifting into Rebirth' world-wide through Aural Music Group/Wormholedeath Japan. Release date is due during 2014, still to be scheduled. You can stream a full song HERE.
LAUREN HARRIS, the daughter of a certain Steve Harris is proud to welcome you to her new musical project, KINGDOM OF I.
Since moving to Los Angeles last year, she has been working with some of the most amazing people who have helped her to create one of her most exciting projects to date.
I love a woman with bags of attitude, and when that young lass fronts a Heavy Metal band that has enough energy to light up the streets of Melbourne, then I become rather interested. Here is the video to the new HEAVEN THE AXE single 'Good Things Come To Those Who Hate' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqhtbonR5w0&feature=youtu.be. The band fronted by the lovely Phoebe Pinnock hail from Melbourne, have toured extensively and sold thousands of copies of their record 'Sex, Chugs & Rock 'N' Roll', independently released in September 2011. 'Good Things Come To Those Who Hate' incorporates some of the hottest talent in Australian metal, highlighting the huge cameraderie and ironically, the love, that exists within the Australian metal scene. HEAVEN THE AXE continue to work on their second record with Peter "Reggie" Bowman.
And to add what I have said below, the EX LIBRIS cd titled 'Amygdala' has also now been imported from Holland by Ravenheart Music for our web store - price £10.
COLD SIGHT hail from Russia. They are fronted by 18 year old Natalia Zolotova, and their music can be best described as Melodic Symphonic Metal.
Sung in their native tongue, the album titled 'A/H1N1' has been specially imported from Russia in a special deal with Ravenheart Music, and is now available in our web store for £10.
Last month, the new CORNERSTONE fan shirts arrived with the band. They are now available for a very good price (14 EUR/ 11 GBP/ 20 USD + Shipping costs)! Just send an email to email@example.com with your favourite size, colour and quantity.
The new song from Trieste based SILENT LIE can be viewed at this location: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqeGLATrdzk&feature=youtu.be. The song titled 'While I Hurt Myself' is lifted from the band's 'Blood Under Snow' EP.
Chile band THE FALLACY fronted by Angeline Bernini, has just released a new video entitled 'LOVE DIVISION'. View it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKg0Qk4FwYM#.
May I suggest you check this lass out. JANA MONETTE hails from the Czech Republic, but is now based in London and occasionally Germany. She has already caused a bit of a stir on my radio show with people asking "who is she?".
Her Soundcloud link is www.soundcloud.com/janamon - go on, check her out, you know you should :) Furthermore, as Jana is looking for a band, if there are any bands out there looking for a female vocalist, then do drop me an email.
The Blackpool band FATE OF FAITH fronted by Kitty is no more. The band has decided to seek a new musical direction (Synth Rock/Metal), and with new members will now be known as ONLY WE REMAIN. Signed to Ravenheart Music, the mainstays in the band remain Kitty on Vocals and Mikey on guitar. For a taster of ONLY WE REMAIN, click here.
The magically spooky and hauntingly dark tones from the 4 octave range of SARAH VAN WYK, are matched perfectly with the robotic pop-locking movements of break dancer D-Rok. The ambiguous mask he wears assists in defying all societal convention by matching the street with the classical in the most relevant and captivating way.
Sarah's SYMFONY can perform set lists of high-class industrial classical originals, rock covers done classically or classical pieces in 7 different languages: This girl is awesome and she has now signed a deal with Ravenheart Music in the UK & Ireland. Pop to our music page to hear the song 'Prayer Brings Black', or better still, click this LINK. Sarah and Ravenheart Music will be working together in due course. Visit the official symfony website: www.symfonysarah.blogspot.com. Not only that, this girl does not hang around, six albums are already in the can and they are available via Sarah's link above.
Swedish cross-over Rock act WE ARE THE CATALYST, featuring Catrin Feymark and Kenny Boufadene from the band ONE WITHOUT, will enter the studio this summer to record their debut album. A preliminary release date has been set to early 2014, with a working title "Believe In Everything Because Everyone´s Right".
Musician Isabel Aimee is a good friend of mine. Isabel wrote songs from the age of four, sang before she spoke and has always had ideas about 20 years ahead of the rest of the crowd: she is also a philosopher with a PhD. Her songs are a fusion of jazz, rock, classical and dance, distilled into POP. Stevie Nicks is a fan (she asked record labels in LA to take Isabel on..). Isabel came late to the profession of singer/songwriter- she had her three children first and moved on to create her career second. Inspired by her pop singer sister, Isabel created her first band in 2006; INSPIRITION. 'Truth Telling' was her first album, released in 2008. 'My Dear Sweet Stranger', her first solo album and second INSPIRITION album, released in 2011. 'Aligned' is to be released in June 2013. “I wrote these songs" says Isabel "because I sought the soundtrack to describe, define and support the magic I weave in my life.” 'Aligned' is a pop album, to dance, think, love and chill to. The songs are made of Voice, layers of harmony, dance and rock drums, piano, guitar, synthesizers, flute and cellos. If you would like to make a pledge to help my mate Isabel with this album, then click HERE.
My friend Nicole Morgan has a website not only dedicated to Rock Art, she also has very kindly dedicated a page to Ravenheart Music. Her website can be checked out here, but there is also a link on our links page. Please go and take a refreshing look at this lovely site.
VOIDSTATE is a band from the Cambridge area here in the UK, with whom I had the pleasure of meeting up with a few months ago. Check some of their music out HERE including their new track 'NEVER'.