Greek Guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis (RAVEN LORD, VERMILLION DAYS) & Warlord Custom have teamed up to create “Crusher” signature distortion pedal. A Killer distortion pedal suitable for all the metal guitar players out there with really heavy, CRUSHING distortion sound, 3 bands EQ, supreme mid tones, pinch harmonics friendly, no signal compression & the lead mode called “Beast Mode”. Check the video below:
George “The Kid” quotes: “I am very proud and happy to be endorsed by Warlord Custom, they did a Fantastic job on my signature distortion pedal. CRUSHER has everything on it, love its dryness, high mids, sound quality, tone & precision!! When I tested it live on stage, it blew my mind away, I was hitting harmonics and the whole guitar was screaming, absolutely perfect.”
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Pedal Design, Photo, Edit & Video: Dimitra Car & Warlord Custom
Rock N Growl Promotion has announced that the Swiss multi instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and singer CSABA ZVEKAN of EXORCISM, ZVEKAN and RAVEN LORD joins the ranks with VGS Guitars. ZVEKAN uses the VGS E-Guitar Eurption Pro “Ravenblood“.
ZVEKAN says: “When I picked up a VGS guitar for the first time and started playing I instantly knew that this was something awesome. With it’s great craftsmanship, awesome EMG pick ups and a very cool finish that was absolutely something for me. It’s totally inspiring and feels just perfect.”
CSABA ZVEKAN was also the singer and songwriter for Killing Machine during (2008–2011) and played and/or recorded with members of Kiss, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, W.A.S.P., Anthrax, Great White, Steve Vai, The Black Crowes, Slayer, Testament, Elf, Dio, Rainbow and Gary Moore among others. CSABA ZVEKAN is also endorsed by ‘Audio Technica‘.
Heavy metallers EXORCISM recently released a video teaser with behind the scenes and studio footage for the forthcoming album, featuring the song ‘ZERO G‘ that appears on the CD, can be seen here:
Rock ‘N’ Growl Promotion have shared that multi-national heavy metal act RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of drummer CLAUDIO TIRINCANTI (BLAZE BAYLEY, TIM RIPPER OWENS - Live) to the group’s ranks.
The band have touring dates for their upcoming EU tour this November 2013. Preliminary work on the second RAVEN LORD album has already begun, with various songs at different stages of completion.
CSABA ZVEKAN comments on the line up change: “It’s great to have CLAUDIO TIRINCANTI on board with RAVEN LORD. He’s a World class player with lot’s of studio and live experience. This is what we need!”
RAVEN LORD is:
Csaba Zvekan – Vocals, Joe Stump – Guitars, George Karafotis – Guitars, Lucio Manca – Bass, Claudio Tirincanti – Drums
Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather studded sleeves, RAVEN LORD combine the classic metal feel of the past with a modern edge of the present. Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums with razor sharp riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create powerful and memorable songs. The music that RAVEN LORD brings to you simply stuns — no pretensions — just hell of a metal entertainment.
Rock N Growl Promotion has issued that the Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce their second UK show this summer to happen on 19th June 2013 at THE HAIRY DOG in Derby. The band states: “Derby, UK has been very good to RAVEN LORD so we decided to place a free and promotional show at The Hairy Dog in the heart of the city! Come on over and see us play June 19., 2013 at 20:30 or 8:30 PM“.
Some gratuitous shred footage from the RAVEN LORD rehearsals by JOE STUMP can be viewed below:
Rock N Growl Promotion has issued that the Heavy Metallers RAVEN LORD officially release their digital single “PERISH” on June 20 via ROCK N GROWL RECORDS. This is their first ballad and is a monumental and epic song about the end of things. The track comes from the same production batch as the critically acclaimed “DESCENT TO THE UNDERWORLD” which was released earlier this year.
“PERISH” will be available as a digital download on June 20 and pre-sales have already begun in various countries.
The song was produced by CSABA ZVEKAN, mixed by Swedish producer FREDRIK NORDSTRÖM and mastered in Los Angeles by MAOR APPELBAUM.
The band recently announced LUCIO MANCA as their new bass player. In an IBANEZ GUITAR endorsement video MANCA presents his new instrument IBANEZ BTB 675.
New summer shows have been added in the United Kingdom at THE DIAMOND in Nottinghamshire on June 20th 2013 is the only UK show exclusively for press and fans.
The summer shows shape up as follows:
20. June THE DIAMOND, Nottinghamshire, UK / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/459011580849298
22. June R-MINE METALFEST, Hamonst-Achel, BE
RAVEN LORD are:
CSABA ZVEKAN – Lead vocals
JOE STUMP – Lead guitars
GEORGE KARAFOTIS – Rhythm guitars
LUCIO MANCA – Bass
RICH SMITH – Drums
A new heavy metal behemoth is born! Indispensable for true metal fans, Raven Lord’s music also contains neo-classical influences as well as trace elements of power metal, though ultimately the combined talents of the individual members result in a most uniquely commanding sound. This multinational act aims high, primed to join the ranks of classic hard rocking bands such as Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath in the premier league of heavy metal acts.
RAVEN LORD bassist Lucio Manca has received his new IBANEZ basses for Raven Lord’s upcoming shows. Watch the video below while he plays “World out of Steel” and present the new instrument.
Rock ‘N’ Growl Promotion have released the news that Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce their first show this summer to happen on 20th June 2013 at THE DIAMOND LIVE MUSIC in Nottinghamshire. The show is scheduled for press and fans in the UK and the location has been chosen close to Derby where the band is rehearsing.
RAVEN LORD will also perform at the R-MINE METALFEST on Saturday June 22nd main stage. This event just recently has been moved to Hamont Achel in Belgium.
Rock N Growl Promotions have released the news that RAVEN LORD‘s new bass player Craig Gruber has been endorsed by ESP Guitars.
Gruber in his own words on Facebook says: “Great News Today! I’m signing on with ESP Guitars for the Summer Festivals and the 2013/14 Raven Lord World Tour. I’m playing the black LTD Thunderbird 1004!! The RAINBOW shines on.”
Craig Gruber just recently joined up the multinational heavy metal band RAVEN LORD as their recording and touring bass player.
RAVEN LORD’s line up shapes up as follows:
Csaba Zvekan (D.O Messiah, Exorcism, Killing Machine) – Vocals
Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Reign of Terror) – Lead Guitars
Craig Gruber (Dio, Rainbow, Elf, Gary Moore) – Bass Guitar
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days) – Rhythm Guitars
Rich Smith (Power Quest) – Drums
The band recently got confirmed for R-MINE METALFEST 2013 and is scheduled to play main stage Saturday 22nd of June 2013. More Summer shows to be announced very soon.
RAVEN LORD summer shows trailer:
Rock ‘N Growl Promotion have announced that RAVEN LORD have found their new bass player: Craig Gruber.
GRUBER is best known for his work with bands like GARY MOORE, ELF, DIO and early RAINBOW and helped co-write BLACK SABBATH’s top selling album “Heaven and Hell” with RONNIE JAMES DIO on vocals.
RAVEN LORD are currently recording their second album due to be released in 2014. The record will contain tracks from metal guitar virtuoso JOE STUMP combined with modern edge riffage by GEORGE KARAFOTIS GK “The KID“. This next album will also include unreleased material from CRAIG GRUBER’s work wit BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW.
Singer and songwriter Csaba Zvekan will also produce this second record very much in the same manner like the critically acclaimed “Descent to the Underworld” that was released earlier this year.
RAVEN LORD’s singer Csaba Zvekan says:”With a smile on my face I seem to go to bed at night only to wake up with the very same expression on my face. I am overjoyed and absolutely happy to work with one of the top notch bass players on this planet. It is much more than that as Craig Gruber has played this music style in all his bands and makes the perfect addition to RAVEN LORD. On top of the good news we are also using songs that didn’t make it on BLACK SABBATH’s “Heaven and Hell” or were songs from the RAINBOW era. This is absolutely fantastic as we can give the fans an up to date version of some lost and found songs.”
Craig Gruber comments on joining the band: “I am very pleased to announce I have been asked to join the newest premier metal band on Earth!! Raven Lord! I have accepted this great opportunity to work record, and tour as bassist starting early Spring 2013. I am looking forward to putting out some great new music this year alongside (Csaba Zvekan, Joe Stump, GK “The Kid”, Rich Smith and Alessandro Duo). We are writing the CD as we speak! Lets put it like this friends…The Rainbow/Dio/Black Sabbath fans are going to be happy once again!! Cheers, see you all at the shows this year!! The RAINBOW SHINES ON!!!.”
Rock N Growl has issued that the Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce to have started working on their second album. In the latest edition for their video podcast RAVEN LORD TV bandleader and singer CSABA ZVEKAN with rhythm guitar player GEORGE KARAFOTIS, G.K “the kid” are talking about the recording sessions. The video can be viewed below:
The band recently got confirmed for R-MINE METALFEST 2013 and is scheduled to play main stage Saturday 22nd of June 2013. RAVEN LORD also sent out a worldwide search for a suitable bass player for recording and touring. Bass players who think they fit the bill should send promo pictures and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
George and Csaba in Studio