I recently spoke with John Gallagher of RAVEN about the band's career and the upcoming Australian tour. Great to talk to. Check it all out below.
This interview was recorded before VENOM INC were forced to withdraw from the tour. They are to be replaced by TANK.
If you'd prefer to read the interview, click here.
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes – 44 YEARS ago!!!) the brothers Gallagher cut their teeth playing the pubs & clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter. The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) on the Neat records label which in turn inspired every band of that era and beyond. Basically, without RAVEN you just might not have had thrash/speed metal…. after all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours!
As VENOM INC. have had to withdraw from the tour, obviously the VENOM INC. sideshow in Adelaide will not take place. A RAVEN sideshow has been scheduled in it's place.