Ravened are a heavy metal band who hail from Jönköping, Sweden. The band released their debut album 'From The Depths' on August 7th to critical praise. With influences ranging from Pantera; Lamb of God, Bloodbath and Metallica, Ravened aim to create their own unique take on balls-to-the-walls metal.
We recently caught up with Ravened to discuss their debut album, 'From The Depths', how the band came to be, their influences in music and what we can expect from the band for the remainder of 2020...
"We keep on jamming together, keep on writing new songs, try to get tighter and tighter, and when the venues open up again, we will be standing in the front-line sharper than ever and ready to rock."
Firstly, I have to ask this at the moment, how have you guys been coping in the lock-down, what kind of things have you been up to since the lock-down came into effect. Well, we recorded our album ”From The Depths” in February, just about the same time as the pandemic arrived in Sweden. So since then we have filmed music videos, spent time jamming our new songs, trying to get the message about our new album out. Let’s be honest 2020 has been a weird year so far and things will probably be weird for a while. As an artist, especially an artist with singles like ‘From The Depths’ and ‘Foul Deeds’ being released in the pandemic. How has this affected your rhythm? This is the time you would be out their promoting the new album! Other than the fact that we can't perform our songs live on a stage, our tempo hasn't slowed down. We keep on jamming together, keep on writing new songs, try to get tighter and tighter, and when the venues open up again, we will be standing in the front-line sharper than ever and ready to rock. How did you get into writing and creating music? Was there a decisive moment or event that you remember that made you stop and think, wow, THIS is what I want to do with my life? Music has been a big part of our lives for a very long time and during this time we have developed a passion for music. It probably wasn’t a specific moment where we decided that this was the thing we wanted to do, but it slowly became our passion to write music.