British/American metal trio RAVEN has released the official music video for the song “Not So Easy”, taken from the band’s latest album, “Metal City”, which was released in September via SPV/Steamhammer. Watch it below.
Comments bassist/vocalist John Gallagher: “We actually shot this back in April 2019 in Los Angeles while we were doing some studio lunacy at Mike Heller‘s [drums]place… just a regular day at the office….lunatic style!”
It’s often small things that can give powerful impetus to a musician’s creativity. In the case of USA-based metal trio RAVEN, it was the unanimously positive reactions to their 2015 release “ExtermiNation”, and, of course, the arrival of drummer Mike Heller (he joined the fold in summer 2017 to replace Joe Hasselvander, who had left the band due to health issues), which has resulted in an awesome new album.
“Our initial goal was just to raise the bar once more. We did a good job on ‘ExtermiNation’ and decided we just wanted more of everything next time,” John says. “However, things changed once we got Mike on board. Attitude and tempos got revved up a lot! Mike is a ball of energy. He has a good ear and is a big fan of the early albums, especially the crazy feel. He’s kicked us into a higher gear where we feel that we can play anything and everything we write with no restrictions.”