Raven

Tue Oct 11 2022

7:00 PM

Reggies Rock Club

2109 South State Street Chicago, IL 60616

$18adv - $20dos

Ages 17+

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Reggies Rock Club 
7pm doors ./ 8pm show / 17+ / $18adv -$20dos 

Empire Productions presents
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Raven's "Wiped Out" album, played in its entirety for the first time!
Raven
Riot Act
Acracy
Idol Throne
 

Empire Productions presents
Raven

  • Raven

    Raven

    Metal

    JOHN GALLAGHER: Lead Vocals, Bass, 12 String Bass

    MIKE HELLER: Drums

    MARK GALLAGHER: Guitar, Vocals

    RAVEN are that rare thing in music,  true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will BLEED true heavy metal – a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!

    Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes – 46 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) inspiring every band of that era and beyond.  Basically,  without Raven you just would not have thrash/speed metal…. after all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours!


    Following a tumultuous move to the USA, deals with Atlantic Records, indentured servitude and commercialism,  Rob left the band in 1987 to be replaced by drummer extraordinaire Joe Hasselvander, who had made his name in cult doom band Pentagram, Savoy Brown and his own solo projects, adding a new dimension to the band.


    In 2001,  guitarist Mark Gallagher was involved in a near fatal accident – but fought his way back from the brink and the band proved they were stronger than ever!  This renewed spirit and attitude was reflected in the title of their 2010 album “WALK THROUGH FIRE” and in the career overview DVD “ROCK UNTIL YOU DROP”.

    2014 found the band opening for Metallica (the band that Raven took on their first tour back in 1983) in Sao Paulo in front of 70,000 fans, and completing their finest album to date – ExtermiNation” which was released to universal acclaim from fans & critics alike in 2015!


    After a serious heart attack in May 2017 Joe Hasselvander has had to unfortunately relinquish the drum stool….taking over drum duties is the phenomenal  Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) who has immediately injected high energy into the band!


    Following an insane blur of world touring over the last 3 years, the guys are set to release the next RAVEN opus, “Metal City” in September 2020 taking their game to the next level…a scorcher of immense proportions!

    In a cynical musical landscape these days, where bands are not “gangs “but faceless corporations, RAVEN are a band that are REAL not FAKE – and proud of it!
  • Riot Act

    Riot Act

    Metal


    Riot Act features former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, Don Chaffin-vocals, Paul Ranieri-bass, Claudio Galinski-drums.
    Riot Act is hard driving Rock-n-Roll!  The band made their live debut January 2020 at the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame Gala. Their strong performance made a lasting impression on host Eddie Trunk. Catch it on Amazon Prime! Riot Act tragically lost founding member Lou Kouvaris as the band was about to release an EP and embark on a European tour.  After a few dark months and facing a world in quarantine, the band decided to go on, releasing a tribute video of the early Riot classic “Overdrive”. The band was ready to rock again!
    Currently working on a new album and video, Riot Act ushers in a new era in hard driving rock! Stay tuned!
  • Acracy

    Acracy

    Progressive Rock

    Progressive Metal from Chicago, IL.
    Acracy-- n. In political philosophy, the negation of rule or "government." A society with the absence of coercion; one of voluntary order.
    This is the very idea behind the recently formed metal band to hail from the Chicagoland area: one that writes and performs music without boundaries, without the standard rules of order, and without the impetus to follow the stylistic trends of popular music. 
  • Idol Throne

    Idol Throne

    Metal


    Thrash/Power/Prog Metal from Northwest Indiana

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Empire Productions presents

Raven

Tue Oct 11 2022 7:00 PM

Reggies Rock Club Chicago IL
Raven

$18adv - $20dos Ages 17+

Reggies Rock Club 
7pm doors ./ 8pm show / 17+ / $18adv -$20dos 

Empire Productions presents
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Raven's "Wiped Out" album, played in its entirety for the first time!
Raven
Riot Act
Acracy
Idol Throne
 

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