Legendary British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has been confirmed as the headliner of the first edition of Mario's Metal Meeting, set to take place November 11, 2007 at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
U.S. metallers RAVENSTHORN had to cancel their appearance at the festival due to "lineup problems."
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RAVEN recently returned to Assembly Line Studios with engineer/mixer Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) to resume recording its new album, tentatively titled "Walk through Fire".
RAVEN's last studio album, "One for All", was released in 1999 via Massacre Records.
RAVEN has been confirmed for The Monsters Ball, set to take place Friday, October 12 at The Rock Room of the Sterling hotel in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Saturday, October 13 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear are HALLOWS EVE, SEVENTH CALLING and fellow British metallers OVERDRIVE (performing their first U.S. shows ever). RAVEN will also perform at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio on September 15 as part of the "Metal On Metal 25th Anniversary Concert", also featuring ANVIL, PILEDRIVER and DESTRUCTOR.
RAVEN is one of the confirmed bands for the Hard Rock Hell festival, set to take place from November 9-11 at Butlins in Minehead, UK (Somerset).