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Below is our complete Raven Lord news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Best Metal Newcomers Of 2013 Explored, Part 2

Each year in our annual metal awards we take a look at the best “newcomers” – those bands that released debut full-lengths worth your time.

To help get you acquainted with the best new talent releasing albums you may have missed, we’ll be looking at each of the bands nominated for the “best newcomer” category by our staff. Today, writer Rex_84 covers Vista Chino, The Resistance, Raven Lord, Skan, and Lord Dying. Here's what he had to say:

Thanks to Facebook and local venues, there was hardly a day that went by without receiving a flyer or like request on an unfamiliar band. Bands from around the globe injected new ideas into sounds we know well. In the end, however, my list mostly consists of new bands containing members from the artists I've gotten to know and love through my years as a heavy metal fan.

Vista Chino

Vista Chino rose from the ashes of Kyuss Lives when former Kyuss guitar Josh Homme and bassist Scott Reeder sued the band for "trademark infringement and consumer fraud." Although no longer containing the "Kyuss" in their name, Brant Bjork easily filled Josh Homme's shoes. Vista Chino's debut "Peace" is the fuzzy, desert rock album Kyuss fans have long for since the group disbanded nearly twenty years ago.

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Raven Lord Recruits New Drummer

International metallers Raven Lord have announced the addition of current Power Quest drummer Rich Smith to the group’s ranks. Rich will finish the last shows for Power Quest's farewell tour by the end of May.

Commented Smith: "I’m delighted to of been offered the throne to drum for Raven Lord. I can’t wait to get in the rehearsal room with these guys and hit the road to play some kick ass shows I’d like to thank all the guys in the band and the management for this opportunity…"

Ex-drummer Larry Paterson states: "It is meant as no disrespect to any of you at all – and I wish great success for everybody. To cut a long story short, things are pretty tough right now as I have another band, a book and a documentary to make. All of this is running on a very tight schedule which WILL definitely get in the way of Raven Lord…”

Singer and bandleader Csaba Zvekan commented, “I’m saddened to see Larry go from Raven Lord but if dates are clashing there is not much any of us can do. The good thing is me and Larry Paterson will continue working on another band project called Exorcism which is expected to be released in 2014. Well, you know what they say; the show must go on! And with Summer shows in the pipeline we had to act fast and find another drummer as a permanent solution. Rich Smith is highly motivated to be the next Lord drummer and with Power Quest calling it the quits it was obvious that he was available for grabs. We took the opportunity and welcome Rich Smith to Raven Lord.” More...

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Raven Lord Posts New "Raven Lord TV" Episode

Raven Lord has posted a new episode of "Raven Lord TV" online in which drummer Larry Paterson gives a brief update on the band's activity, including new endorsements and festival appearances. Check out the video below.

Raven Lord's debut album, "Descent To The Underworld," will be released on February 1st, 2013 in Europe and February 12th, 2013 in North America via Mausoleum Records.

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Raven Lord Reveals New Album Details

Raven Lord's debut album, "Descent To The Underworld," will be released on February 1st, 2013 in Europe and February 12th, 2013 in North America via Mausoleum Records.

The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström and was mastered by U.S. mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum. The cover artwork was created by Brazilian artist Caio Caldas of CadiesArt, who has previously worked with Doro, Seven Kingdoms, Dominanza, and others.

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Raven Lord Recruits Keyboardist

Multinational metal act Raven Lord has chosen Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) as the band's keyboarder to complete the band lineup. Italian born Alessandro Duo will be playing keyboards on all of Raven Lord’s touring schedule in 2013 as well as future recordings.

Band leader Csaba Zvekan issues the following statement: “Alessandro is a true Raven Lord and fits the bill like a glove. His musical skills are excellent and he makes a great addition to the band. We’re all happy and excited to have a complete band and are ready for our upcoming Tour in 2013 and Summer Festivals.”

Raven Lord’s “Descent to the Underworld” album will be released on February 1st, 2013 worldwide (except North America) on February 12th, 2013 and March 6th, 2013 for France via Mausoleum Records. The band is currently priming itself for some touring in Spring 2013 followed by Summer festivals.

Raven Lord is:

Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine) – Vocals
Joe Stump (HolyHell, Reign of Terror) – Lead Guitars
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days) – Guitars
Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) – Bass Guitars
Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) – Keyboards
Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Baze Bailey, Iron Knights) – Drums More...

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Raven Lord Seeking Fan Video Submissions

Multinational heavy metal band Raven Lord and Rock N Growl have launched a worldwide fan video contest for the track “Black Friar," which comes off the forthcoming album “Descent to the Underworld.“ The winning contestant's video will be the official music clip for the upcoming album release in January 2013. The following press release was also issued about the contest:

"Are you the guru for graphical design and video editing? Have you ever wanted to produce and edit your video clip to your favourite music? Now this is your chance!

"Raven Lord just released the track 'Black Friar' on which you can use your imagination and talent. You’re free to use animated or recorded video material. The resolution shall be HD quality. Make sure you use only video material on which you own the rights to!

"The winning contestant will be publicly announced in a press news and wins 300€ for the efforts. The video chosen will be the official music clip for the upcoming album. Here is how you can enter the contest:

1. Download “RAVEN LORD – Black Friar” here
2. Create your own video for “Black Friar” with your favourite tools.
3. Upload your HD video version to YouTube with the title “RAVEN LORD – video contest -” followed by your name or company and set the rights to unlisted!
4. Send your link to us promo (at) rockngrowl.com and you’re officially entered our contest.

"Contest ends on Monday, 31. December 2012. The winning clip will be chosen by the band. The winner will be contacted by ROCK N GROWL. Good luck!" More...

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Raven Lord Streaming New Track "Black Friar"

Multi-national heavy metal act Raven Lord is streaming the new track "Black Friar." The song appears on the band's forthcoming debut album, "Descent to the Underworld." The album is expected for release in December 2012.

"Descent to the Underworld" was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates/Arch Enemy/Nightrage/In Flames/Dream Evil/Opeth) and mastered by U.S. mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura/Halford/Yngwie Malmsteen/Angra/Dokken). The album's artwork was created by Caio Caldas "CadiesArt," who has previously worked with Doro, Paul Di'Anno, Seven Kingdoms, Dominanz and Violet Sun.

Raven Lord just recently added Joe Stump (Holy Hell/Reign of Terror) as lead guitarist.

Check out "Black Friar" here:

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Raven Lords Issues Recording Update

Vocalist Csaba Zvekan of multinational act Raven Lord has issued the following update about the band's progress on recording a new album:

"A message from the Raven Lord studio: I'm almost done. Just finalized 11 songs. Two more to go and we're off to see the wizard in Sweden for the final mix down.

"It sounds fantastic, excitingly fresh, it's got balls, melody and a massive piece of metal coming your way! Be prepared for the Raven Lord debut album."

For photos and more info on the recording process, head over to the band's Facebook profile. Raven Lord is:

Csaba Zvekan – Lead Vocals (Emergency/Killing Machine)
Stefan Lindholm – Lead Guitar (Vindictiv/Firecracker)
Jamie Mallender – Bass Guitar
Pontus Larsson – Keyboards (Vindictiv/Firecracker)
Henrik Hedman – Drums (Celestial Decay/Last Kingdom)

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Raven Lord Announces New Members

Multinational metal act Raven Lord announced the addition of keyboardist Pontus Larsson (Vindictiv/Firecracker) and drummer Henrik Hedman (Celestial Decay/Last Kingdom) to the band. The band is currently adding the finishing touches to the first album, which is expected soon.

The full line-up features:

Csaba Zvekan – Lead Vocals (Emergency/Killing Machine)
Stefan Lindholm – Lead Guitar (Vindictiv/Firecracker)
Jamie Mallender – Bass Guitar
Pontus Larsson – Keyboards (Vindictiv/Firecracker)
Henrik Hedman – Drums (Celestial Decay/Last Kingdom)

Bassist Jamie Mallender commented on the additions and impending debut album: "Make no mistake, we have made an album that’s gonna smack you in the face with both fists! This is the record that has been missing from the Metal scene for far too many years. But, despite the obvious anger and power of this music, there’s a lot of melody and harmony in there and we wanted to bring in a keyboard player that loved Metal, to compliment the melodic side, but not water things down or get too Wakeman on our asses. Meet Pontus Larsson, who has filled this role perfectly, he’s done exactly what we wanted him to and we are absolutely thrilled to have him onboard."

New keyboardist Pontus Larsson commented: "I was in the studio recording an album with Vindictiv when I was asked to join Raven Lord. I was kind of busy, but after I listened to the songs and checked out the band members it only took me 1 second to say yes! I’m proud to be a part of the band! It’s great to play with all these talented musicians. See ya out there! Rock on! The Lord of keys!" More...

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