"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2001
From: Greece
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ravencult News

Below is our complete Ravencult 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.

Ravencult Posts New Video

Greek black metal band Ravencult premieres a new clip for "Beneath the Relics of Old", taken from the upcoming new album "Force Of Profanation", which will be out in stores November 11th via Metal Blade Records.

Check out now "Beneath the Relics of Old" below.

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Ravencult Announces "Force Of Profanation"

On November 11th, Ravencult will release third full-length album (and Metal Blade Records debut!), "Force Of Profanation." First single, "Beneath The Relics Of Old," has also come online.

Ravencult comments: "In this first sample of our new album, one can witness a big part of what Ravencult is all about in the 'Force Of Profanation' era. Almost all important elements of the band's sound here shine in their entirety, combining our adoration for the old thrash/d-beat pace with sinister black metal in a variety of tempos.

"Lyric-wise, 'Beneath The Relics Of Old' is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's 'At The Mountains Of Madness', completing our vision of descending into bottomless depths of horror. For us, making steps forward means definitely not incorporating modern or more complex/technical parts; it's all about honoring our roots and sound by maximizing aggression and morbidity each time, maintaining the riff-after-riff mentality while everything is executed with absolute determination."

1. Tormentor Of Flesh
2. In Macabre Triumph
3. Beneath The Relics Of Old
4. Merciless Reprisal
5. Into Depths
6. Doom Oracle
7. Altar Of Impurity
8. Temple Of The Void More...

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Metal Blade Releasing "Metal Massacre 14"

In 1982, Metal Blade Records put out its first release: "Metal Massacre," a compilation album that included Metallica, Ratt, and many other influential artists. Now, Metal Blade will be releasing "Metal Massacre 14" on April 8th - and continuing the legacy of the first album - the CD/LP/digital formats will once again contain a sampling of contemporary heavy metal.

To pre-order your copy - and to hear clips of each track - head over to this location. Primordial's Alan Averill, who compiled the track listing, had this to say:

"'Metal Massacre' is an institution that has been dormant for far too long. It served as a vital first step for many bands who are far too numerous to mention back in the early 80s. For fans, it was often the first time engaging with many of these acts, some of whom went on to become household names-- some of course didn't, but the rough and ready underground character of 'Metal Massacre' is what set it apart from other compilations back in the day. More...

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Ravencult Signs With Metal Blade

It is with great pleasure that Metal Blade announces the signing of Greek black metallers Ravencult!

The band comments on the signing: "Ravencult is proud to join forces with legendary Metal Blade Records for a worldwide deal. We are honored that our upcoming third full length album in 2016 will be added to a glorious back catalogue that includes masters like Slayer, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Cirith Ungol, Immolation, Bolt Thrower amongst others.

"Those who are familiar with us know our driving force has always been a deep devotion to real, straightforward riff-based metal, defending the sound of Old and the mentality that follows. Not only this remains the case, but shall be also enforced as we consider this a new channel for us to spread our aural primitivism."

Listen to the latest recording of Ravencult - the "Into Depths" track from this year's split with Thou Art Lord - in the player below. More...

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Download Free In Blackest Hate Compilation

Metalhit.com is hosting a free underground black metal compilation released in conjunction with the debut issue of In Blackest of Hate (from Beyond the Dark Horizon website). Bands featured include Aosoth, Ravencult, Saturnalia Temple, Ptahil, Cultes Des Ghoules, Temple of Baal, Goatpenis, Infestus, Hrzig, amd Haeiresis. You can download the compilation here.

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Ravencult Announce European Tour Dates

Greek black metallers RAVENCULT will team up with SETHERIAL and CORPUS CHRISTII for a European tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct. 05 - Leeuvarden, Holland @ De Gloppe
Oct. 06 - Rotterdam, Holland @ Baroeg
Oct. 09 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthale
Oct. 10 - Berlin, Germany @ Alte Feuerwache Treptow
Oct. 11 - Dortmund, Germany @ Zentrum (with WATAIN, IMPIETY)
Oct. 12 - Bitterfeld, Germany @ Festung
Oct. 13 - Zwickau, Germany @ Fireblade Festival (with INQUISITION)
Oct. 14 - Szczecin, Poland @ Stara Cynkownia
Oct. 17 - Lille, France @ La Rumeur
Oct. 19 - Walterhausen, Germany @ Kulturfabrik
Oct. 20 - Salzburg, Germany @ Festiva
Oct. 22 - Nova Gorica, Slovakia @ Mostovna Club
Oct. 24 - Manduria, Italy @ Bike & Rock
Oct. 25 - Osijek, Croatia @ Mini Teatar
Oct. 26 - Padova, Italy @ Country Star
Oct. 27 - Munich, Germany @ Metropolis

RAVENCULT released their debut album, "Temples of Torment", in March via Dark Essence Records.

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Ravencult Sign With Dark Essence Records

Greek black metal band RAVENCULT has inked a deal with Dark Essence Records. The group's debut album, "Temples of Torment", will contain "wicked, raw, grim and cold black metal," according to a posting on the Dark Essence web site. The cover artwork was handled by Stephen O'Malley (SUNN O))), KHANATE). A March 26 release is expected.

"Temples of Torment" track listing:

01. The Sigil of Baphomet
02. In Times of Demise
03. Onslaught Command
04. Blessed In Heresy
05. Commence the Burning of Heavens
06. The Nightsky Codex
07. Utter Cold Void
08. The Needles of Truth More...

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