RAVENSIRE Enters Studio To Record Third Full-Length, ‘A Stone Engraved In Red’

Portuguese heavy metal battalion RAVENSIRE has entered Studio 13 in Lisbon to begin work on their third full-length album, “A Stone Engraved In Red”. The album will be engineered once again by Paulo ‘Paulão’ Vieira and is due next summer via Cruz Del Sur Music.

The follow-up to 2016’s “The Cycle Never Ends” will be the first to feature new members Mário (guitar) and Alex (drums), both of whom took part in live activity that saw RAVENSIRE take their brand of traditional metal into Europe. According to founding guitarist Nuno, “A Stone Engraved In Red” will feature all the trademarks of RAVENSIRE’s sound, but with some new twists.
“We have started exploring a bit more when it comes to developing musical themes inside a song,” he says. “We have a couple of longer — even by our standards — songs, with plenty of changes in moods and tempo. The material is quite diverse and, personally, it is always a good sign when you listen to your own stuff and enjoy it!
“The songwriting remained the same for us,” he continues. “Someone will come up with a skeleton for a song more or less finished, and then we work it up as a whole band and everyone adds their part. There is one song, however, that was co-written by me and Mário. He did come up with an initial idea and then I added other parts and we created a structure. But, that was the exception to the norm!”
Nuno confirms song titles such as “Carnage at Karnag”, “Gabriel Lies Sleeping” and “The Games Of Titus” and their own tribute to recently-deceased MANILLA ROAD leader Mark Shelton, “After The Battle”. “Mark gave so much to the scene, so we felt it was right to dedicate this song to him. In addition, we have another tribute called ‘Dawning In Darkness’, which is dedicated to Hartmuth ‘Barbarian Wrath’ Schindler who had a terrible misfortune in the hospital and has been in a coma for more than a year. We want to pay our deepest respect and friendship to both of them.”

Like previous RAVENSIRE efforts, the album artwork for “A Stone Engraved In Red” will be in black and white, although Nuno admits there may be a surprise within the cover. As such, Nuno says the title of the album has a deeper meaning for the band: “It’s a statement that no matter what we do, we want it to be rock solid and stand the test of time, just like the epitaphs of old.”

OLD MOTHER HELL: Line-Up completed again!

A turbulent but fantastic year comes to an end. We had some very special shows thanks to your support. It was a blast! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support! Also a big thank you goes out to Martin and Michi, who superbly saved our asses after Ruben so surprisingly quit the band.

The end of this year bears one more great piece of news:
As of now Old Mother Hell’s line-up is fully completed again.

Some of you might already have guessed after Hammer of Doom: Why does this guy only fill in temporarily? At Masters of Cassel we finally sealed the deal and made an awesome new band photo thanks to Oliver Stein!
Without further ado we are thrilled to present you our new drummer Michael Frölich.

Here is to an at least equally exciting year 2019!
Heavy New Year to all of you!

Happy New Metal Year!

First of all we’d like to thank you for your incredible support during 2018!

It has been a year of hard work for us, but hopefully we were able to meet your expectations in terms of quality metal releases and service.

Our office will be closed from tomorrow 19th of December until January the 7th .
All orders received by tonight will be shipped tomorrow.

On our webstore besides our latest releases at regular price, several products are available for a reduced price until Jan 11th.

We’re ready to start 2019 with the same enthusiasm as always, and would like to give you a short preview of our first releases for 2019. Hope you enjoy it!
PRE-ORDERS will start on Jan 07.

WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW METAL YEAR!