YEAR OF METAL titleraven band logoRaven is a bit unique in the list of NWOBHM bands in that they never went away and then came back due to nostalgic renewal. After forming in 1974 by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, they’ve kept chugging along mostly in the underground (with a brief stint on Atlantic records which was less than ideal, let’s just say), producing hard rocking heavy metal all the while, and notching up twelve studio albums under their belt. They also have a bit of notoriety as being the band that a young and hungry Metallica opened for in 1983, on what was called the Kill ‘Em All For One tour.

Hell Patrol

Faster Than The Speed Of Light

Mind Over Metal