THE ORPHEUM PRESENTS:
2013 Rise Of The Inferno Tour - RAVEN
Voz, Slikk Wikked
1915 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33605
Doors 7:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
According to the pages of the various metal media, the labels "LEGENDARY," "INNOVATIVE," "TRUE ORIGINALS," as well as "LUNATICS!" have been rightfully pinned upon RAVEN over the years. In a music scene filled by clones nurtured with a cookie-cutter mentality, the unique personality, power and humor of the three band members has always shone through. The crazed vocals & bass playing of John Gallagher, the full frontal guitar assault of brother, Mark Gallagher, and the punishing polyrhythmic pounding of drummer, Joe Hasselvander, all combine to form a sonic battering ram unique in rock!
From the well documented early days as NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) frontrunners, RAVEN's albums ROCK UNTIL YOU DROP, WIPED OUT and ALL FOR ONE virtually invented both the speed metal and power metal genres - during the trailblazing USA tours of the 80's introducing the States to "Athletic rock" as well as giving opening acts like Metallica and Anthrax their first tours, through the doldrums of the late 80's/early 90's when a grunge obsessed media wrote off so many acts - RAVEN has consistently proved to be both survivors par excellence and in a genre of grim imitation - shown that they are "the real thing". Where so many of their contemporaries have either faded creatively or become parodies of themselves, RAVEN have consistently pushed the envelope while retaining their unique sound and attack – both in the studio & in their true element, onstage!
Following a forced layoff through half of the last decade due to Mark Gallagher's long recuperation from a serious accident where Mark's legs were crushed after a wall collapsed on the musician, the band have fought back with a number of European festival appearances, a UK tour in 2008 and a triumphant jaunt to Japan in 2009.
In 2010, the band unleashed the best album they've done in many years, "Walk Through Fire" – quite simply, was the real deal – the right songs, the right sound and the right feel – that was guaranteed to rip yer head off!
Raven are here to finally set to reclaim the title that is rightfully theirs – "the wildest band in the fuckin' world!"
From Central Florida comes a powerhouse band in the metal world from a familiar presence. Guitarist Shane French, who has shared stages across Europe with legends Jorn Lande, Ralph Santolla, Jon Oliva and Zach Stevens, is prepared to unleash a crushing new project along with guitarist / vocalist phenom Morrie V. Calling themselves “Voz”, this project has brought Shane French out of the shadows and back into the forefront of metal.
Morrie V’s searing vocals and blazing guitar runs are a perfect compliment to Shane’s heavy-handed rhythms and tasteful, yet blistering leads. The pair have just completed mixing and mastering their debut album titled “Shadows of Death”. Contributing some great lead guitar is former King Diamond axe slinger Pete Blakk, along with a guest appearance by Cage guitarist Dave Garcia. Assisting with the mixing and mastering duties is Jeremy Kling, drummer of The Absence, who learned the studio production trade from former Testament guitarist James Murphy.
The finished product “Shadows of Death” is a powerful collection of everything metal fans crave... Well crafted songs, heavy rhythms, furious drums, soaring vocals and shred guitar licks.
Voz has added Shane’s longtime bandmate John Teer to the lineup on drums. The band is currently rehearsing for live gigs and has already started preproduction for a new album which they hope to begin recording in the early fall.
Voz is a force to be reckoned with on a live stage, bringing solid performances and a high level of energy. The band has intentions of performing at as many European metal festivals as possible.
Original metal band out of Tampa Fl looking to play shows have fun and thrash with our fans and friends. Metal that is true is becoming few and far between now and days. We do not believe in trying to be "Brutal" or "Fast" or "Technical", We believe in the old school values of writing good fucking songs that the people have been waiting too hear through all the shit MTV is feeding us today. We love what we do and we love to do it for the rockers of our generation that march with us in the fight for metal in a century that is trying to kill it!\m/\m/...But they cant and they wont.....Cause we wont let em and we give em hell!\m/\m/
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