RAVEN guitarist Mark Gallagher was interviewed at the very successful Rock N' Roll Heaven and the Old Bridge Metal Militia reunion concert and fundraiser, spearheaded by co-creators Jon and Marsha Zazula, which raised over $40,000 in proceeds for Superstorm Sandy relief on Saturday, May 11 at the Encore Events Center in Freehold New Jersey. Check out the chat below. 1,800 people attended the show, which sold out in advance and kicked off with a once-in-a-lifetime meet-and-greet opportunity for longtime fans. Attendees witnessed remarkable performances by TWISTED SISTER, ANVIL, RAVEN, THE RODS, TT QUICK and LORDS OF MERCY, and an all-star jam closed out the show, featuring surprise appearances by JD Deservio of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and Dave "Snake" Sabo of SKID ROW.
As previously reported, RAVEN will release "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey" two-disc DVD as a digipak via SPV/Steamhammer on the following dates:
Germany: June 21
Europe: June 24
USA/Canada: July 2
The effort contains four hours and 30 minutes of concert footage from around the world, in the studio, backstage, interviews with the band, the fans, musicians and producer. It tells the story of over three decades of trailblaizing metal mayhem!
RAVEN recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its seminal album "All For One" by playing select dates dubbed "All For One Forever", during which they performed many tracks from the album, including some rarely or never performed live. Originally released in 1983, "All For One" was not only the band's breakout LP, it was also a massively influential slab of classic metal. The band's groundbreaking and high-energy approach was a vital element in the development of thrash.
RAVEN's latest album, "Walk Through Fire", was released in the U.S. on March 30, 2010 (one day earlier in Europe through SPV/Steamhammer) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Assembly Line Studios with engineer/mixer Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS).