Following their wildly successful EP, ‘Breaking Out’, which debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, UK trio RavenEye are set to release their first album – NOVA – worldwide on September 23rd via their new label, Frontiers Music Srl.
Producer Warren Riker (Ms. Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Down, Anders Osborne), who engineered the EP, was brought on to help capture the band’s true sonic identity on NOVA.
Together, singer Oli Brown, Aussie bassist Aaron Spiers and drummer Gunnar Olsen worked at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey for 25 days to create an eleven-track album that pushed the band beyond its boundaries and into new ground. From the hard hitting riffs of “Inside”, “Madeline” and “Hero” to the raw sounds of “Wanna Feel You” and “Oh My Love’ to the stark reality of life and death in “Eternity”, NOVA takes you on a journey of defiance, pain, loathing, death and, yes, love.
With songs filled with deep grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden, the critical acclaim for RavenEye has been just as loud, with Classic Rock Magazine commenting that “they deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam’s cable bills for twenty-five years” and Kerrang commending their “fuzz-tacular garage rock”.
Since forming in 2014, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, The Darkness and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life (U.S.), and Aftershock Festival (U.S.). The band will also perform at Steelhouse Festival (Gwent) and Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) later this year. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band.
When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani, and been hailed by Mojo as “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine describing him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today.” RavenEye’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.