Friday, 31 August 2012

So here it is the new video clip goes live!

The wait is over folks! Check out the new videoclip for calliope.

Head over to facebook, and congratulate the band on an awesome video.!/RavenscryBand

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Wake up world! Interview with Giulia!

Here is the interview with front woman, Giulia of a band I do not need to introduce as you should all be familiar with by now. Well this is the only Ravenscry fan blog on the web! And we bring it to you straight up. Orginally posted in Italian on Rockambula webzine, I have a translated version here for English readers. Although not a perfect translation I made a few grammatical corrections to the questions and answers. Hoping that the overall message is still intact and clearly understandable. 

Interview with Giulia Stefani on Rockambula webzine.

The goals are achieved by sacrifice, by the force of will and determination. The band Ravenscry are successful with their capacity to achieve important goals. Speaking to Rockambula here is fascinating Giulia who will illustrate a bit about the path of the band.

First of all, can you go ahead and present Ravenscry to our readers?

Giulia: Why not? The project Ravenscry was founded in 2008, inspired by the wish histrionic talents of drummer Simon Carminati, sarcasm irritating bassist Fagio, charm misunderstood guitarist Mauro Paganelli, stability swinging rhythm guitarist Paul Raimondi and boundless passion for animals of the singer Giulia Stefani.

This "One Way Out" is your debut album, what can you say about it: how, where and with whom were you in all phases of recording and mixing?

Giulia: Well, so you force me to go serious! I will be a huge effort ... One Way Out is the result of a real team effort: the ideas proposed by some, were then developed with the contribution of all, enriching the background and the tastes of each one of us. On the production side, although we counted exclusively on our limited resources, we did not want to compromise on quality and we have used the expertise of leading professionals. With regard to the registration phase: Simone Simone Mularoni and Bertozzi Fear Studio and Dario Ravelli of Suonovivo, for the phase mixing and mastering: Fabrizio Grossi Sound of Pisces (Steve Vai, Slash, Cypress Hill, Alice Cooper, etc..) and Tom Baker of Precision Mastering (Judas Priest, Sevendust, Manson, Megadeth, and so on) in Los Angeles.

With regard to the promotion of the album as you are moving forward, what kind of work are you doing?

Giulia: Our main strategy is to establish, as far as possible, a report "human" with those who follow us and appreciate us, which no one can do for us! Our label works on less immediate targets but certainly the most important, such as promotional campaigns abroad addressing the press, the webzines and agencies to a certain level, which we could not reach with our own forces. Very intense and positive were those addressed to Germany, where our record is distributed by Soulfood / Sony BMG, beloved Scandinavia and Japan, where our labels, respectively, The Trip Records of Peter Uvén and Hydrant Music, worked in impeccably!
How do you rate the Wormholedeath and Dreamcell11? How was your collaboration with them?

Giulia: In part, I have already answered before. I can only add that, as can be intense was the work of the label, we are roughly as any underground band to the first disc.
As for the origin of our relationship, The record label were immediately enthusiastic on receiving our material, and together we developed a proposal for collaboration.

In your opinion, what was the live experience that struck you the most and I was impressed so far with the Ravenscry?

Giulia: Let's see ... There have been occasions during the tour in Scandinavia, where the audience was captivated, as if in a state of catharsis crazy, delirious bacchanalian expressing an absolute sense of freedom that only the music (and, let's face it , a little 'alcohol ...) can unleash. Difficult to give a precise date as it happened almost every night

How was your album received by the public and the critics?

Giulia: In discordantly, as expected! We have not chosen an easy road ... there are times when we, on the one hand, from the metallers pure blood, the other by the finest ears. But beyond this, it must be said that a great result was the sudden and growing interest of the public after the publication of the video for Nobody (and I do not believe that it is only because of the similarity of the protagonist with A. Hopkins ...: D). Besides the increase of German fans, English, Swedish, we have noted, in particular, an increase of contacts from South America and Russia, which pleasantly surprising given that there has been no promotion targeted at those areas ... Another surprise, the strong sales in Japan!

Which band do you dream of sharing the stage with?

Giulia: Some say that dreams are meant to stay that way ... others still faithfully trust in shooting stars, or in the first few bites of the fruits of the season ... I am in doubt, I'd rather not tell you!

Now would you like to express your personal opinion about the phenomenon of "Pay to Play", which seems to happen a lot in recent times. What is your opinion on this?

Giulia: My opinion on this issue is rather ... outraged! I'll be presumptuous, perhaps old-fashioned, but for me it is nothing short of absurd and contradictory condition of music (and, more generally, culture) is reduced to a mere commodity, in order to enrich the pockets of people who do not feel the least bit ashamed to call themselves " entrepreneurs "when it comes to music. Not to mention those who pretend to be benefactors. On the other hand, until we are convinced to make music our life, the possibility of such a compromise will always be lurking, and where in the game there really was a real possibility of a quantum leap, it is possible that, before or later, you are to give.

With regards to playing live what is on the horizon? Do you see yourselves playing at any of the festivals?

Giulia: Nothing has been arranged, but the answer to the first question I can give you some clues that are already precious .... Over and above live, I would like to take this opportunity to announce the upcoming release of the second video, which was chosen for the opening track of the album, Calliope, and in the meantime working on the new album. New album, new contamination ... ready to take them again and again.

Well Giulia, the interview ends here, wrap it up as you think best ...

Giulia: It 'was really a pleasure. Greetings to all the readers of Rockambula, with the promise of greatly exceeding, with the new album, their best expectations!

Full interview transcript with the original italian version here!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Nobody Vs Somebody #2

Sorry folks couldn't do one last week, as I was extremly busy. But this time, the band take on a heavyweight in the melodic metal world. So here is Nobody.
Clocking in now with 469,615 views. And here is this week's somebody. It is of course the one and only, and with the talent of former vocalist Roy Khan, yes it's Kamelot with the official video of The Great Pandemonium.
Falling short with 450,447 views. Which means that the Mighty Kamelot got owned by Nobody. Keep looking over your shoulders, Ravenscry are coming for ya! Stay Raven!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Our new banner!

Ok guys here it is, pass this banner around and add it to your site ;)

Get the code!

Get the code!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Ravenscry's Embrace now airing on French web Radio!

La Grosse Radio MetalPremier French web radio station, La Grosse Radio Metal, now has Embrace on the play list! A popular radio station and webzine in France, covering the best metal out there with reviews, features, and 24/7 Radio  shooting out to a vast and growing audience. We hope that new listeners in that region and of course across the world, as the web has the power to transcend borders, will appreciate and love the Ravenscry sound.

We still have a long way to go, but the best thing we can do right now is tap in to as many regions and mediums as possible. The web really is a canvas of opportunity so remember to use it to help spread the word! Don't forget, the video clip for Calliope is out soon so we should strike whilst the iron is hot! So my fellow ravens, you know what to do! attack the web, and let's help the band reach far and wide and get noticed.

Stay Raven!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Nobody vs Somebody

This is a new weekly feature people! As you are aware the view count for the Nobody video clip continues to tick over. Let me remind you of the video ;)

The current view count stands at 460,425 views! I am sure you would like to know who that beats? Well this week Nobody kicks the ass of the legendary.....

Sir Christopher Lee

With the promo video for his foray in to symphonic metal

Clocking in at 423,450 views. So I am happy to say that this famous somebody got nobody!

Stay Raven!