One of this generation’s most promising metal acts The Raven Age are releasing their brand new album Conspiracy on March 8th via Corvid Records. The 12-track masterpiece boasts their biggest statement yet, hitting the mark for melodic metal with power, ambition and maturity that’s been receiving high praise from the likes of Metal Hammer, Kerrang and Powerplay.
The band have now shared the video for the latest track taken from the record ‘The Day The World Stood Still’, which is a charismatic film formed of footage from their time on the road supporting Tremonti across Europe in 2018. It premiered with Metal Hammer who dubbed them “Brit metal heroes” and is an inside look at the five personalities who form The Raven Age collective.
“It’s a track that our new guitarist Tony brought forward and it quickly became one of our favourites to play”, comments co-founder and guitarist George Harris, “It’s a hard hitting, groove orientated song with loads of catchy melodies, cool guitar work and also one of my favourite drum beats from Oats (Jai)…so hats off to Tony for writing this belter.”
‘The Day The World Stood Still’ is a melodic metal monster that is as brilliantly catchy as it is artfully heavy, it’s equipped with epic guitar solos and powerful vocal lines that have the ferocity and theatrics of the likes of metal heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold.
The track reflects on some of the personal challenges they face during their relentless life on the road and how the passion for what they do helps to overcome these inner battles, “It was written whilst on tour,” says Tony, “it’s about being in a constant battle with your own mind, delving into dark places you didn’t know you had. Simple things like sleep become a challenge when your mind’s working on overdrive and it seems there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.
The fact that I was able to turn this into something positive and create music out of it was the escape I needed at the time to get me through it.”