Band Details

Ravens Creed

Genre Thrash/Speed
Year formed 2006
Home Town Nottingham
Country UK
About

Ravens Creed was formed in late 2006 by Steve Watson (ex IRON MONKEY/CEREBRAL FIX/CONSUMED/HELVIS/DESECRATOR) and Jay Graham (ex-UNDERGROOVE/SKYCLAD/RETURN TO THE SABBAT and former session drummer for TONY IOMMI).

The pair locked themselves away in their own TENKO studios and wrote and recorded over 20 songs, dismayed at the local scene and lack of like-minded individuals to take the task to the live arena, Steve contacted long-time friends -ORANGE GOBLINS’ Ben Ward and Martyn Millard- and asked them if they fancied climbing aboard the sturdy bullet-ridden tank and melting brains with riffs, the pair agreed and RAVENS CREED was born/hatched, the foursome recorded the Militia of blood sacrifice 7″ and it was released worldwide by Land O’ smiles records (ltd to 500 80mg copies).

The band rehearsed whenever possible (due to ORANGE GOBLINS’ commitments) and it sounded like a lead fire door being attacked by crazed escapees from a lunatic asylum. Now with the nest working at full capacity it is time for all and sundry to take cover from the carpet bombing assault that is to follow! Martyn Millard left in January 2008 due to lack of time to rehearse and he was replaced by Frazer Craske (ex-Sabbat) By this time the band were ready to record 3rd release on Land O’ Smiles records and had just completed their first ever full UK tour… ..

Shortly after the Albion Thunder tour was completed the band played several festivals, Ravens Creed performed at the UK’s premier extreme metal festival, Bloodstock, in August 2008 and the band were then hand picked to support Turisas at the Barfly in London on 20th August as part of the Kerrang! Awards special week of shows, before finishing the year with a an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival and supporting Municipal Waste… ..

Ravens Creed release the debut album ‘Albion Thunder’ through Doomentia Records in the Spring of 2009… The lp recieved fantastic reviews from not only the nderground, but from mags like Kerrang! and Metal Hammer (who put Albion Thunder in top 100 albums of 2009). Due to having no time to commit to the band vocalist Ben Ward stepped down early February 2010, The band have the second album written and will go into the studio later this year to record ‘a conspiracy of…’ to be released on Doomentia records. Hydr-phonic records recently issued a split seven inch with Ravens Creed and Sollubi in February 2010 (five witches of nine/hearse fokker with Ward on vocals, which was recorded in 2007 at the bands TENKO studios. The band recruited Al Osta for vocals in june 2010.

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02/08/2014 London Pentagram (Chile)
13/05/2012 Nottingham MorrowFestOrange Goblin