Raven Lord

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Raven Lord
Origin International
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 2011-present
Labels Mausoleum Records, Rock N Growl Records
Associated acts DIO, Black Sabbath, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, ELF, Killing Machine, HolyHell, Power Quest, Solid Vision, Dominici
Members Csaba Zvekan
Joe Stump
George Karafotis
Lucio Manca
Claudio Tirincanti
Past members Jamie Mallender
Larry Paterson
Craig Gruber

Raven Lord is a multinational heavy metal band founded by Csaba Zvekan[1] (Exorcism, Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency). The band recorded their debut album, Descent to the Underworld, in 2012. It was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and mastered by Maor Appelbaum.[2]

Their musical genre is heavy metal, but also includes neo classical and power metal influences. Zvekan cites bands including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and Yngwie Malmsteen as influences.[3]

Band membership has changed many times prior to the announcement of their touring line up.[4] Around September 2012, the band announced that Joe Stump had joined the band as a full-time member.[5]

On October 27, 2012, the band announced they had been signed by Mausoleum Records for a two-album deal.[6]

Descent to the Underworld[edit]

Mausoleum Records released the debut album Descent to the Underworld in Europe on February 1, 2013, and in North America on February 12, 2013.[7] The album was well received and has earned a number of best votes from various critics.

Recent news[edit]

In February 2013, ex-Power Quest drummer Rich Smith temporarily replaced Larry Paterson on drums.[8]

The single, "Perish", was released March 23, 2013.[9]

On April 18, 2013, it was announced that Craig Gruber was to replace Jamie Mallender for the bassist's position.[10] However, Gruber departed the band shortly thereafter and was replaced by Lucio Manca. In June 2013, the band played summer shows in the United Kingdom followed by the R-Mine Metalfest 2013 festival in Belgium.[11] Their second single, "Fighting for Freedom", was released on June 22, 2013.[12] On August 2, 2013, Claudio Tirincanti became the band's official drummer.[13]

Former band member, Craig Gruber, died on May 5, 2015, aged 63, from cancer.[14]



Current members
Former members

Guest players[edit]




  • "Perish" (2013)
  • "Fighting for Freedom" (2013)


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  2. ^ "Raven Lord taps Fredrik Nordström for new album". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ Zvekan, Csaba. "Beneath the wings of shadows: an interview with Csaba Zvekan of Raven Lord". The RingMaster Review. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "RAVEN LORD Announces New Guitarist". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  5. ^ "JOE STUMP Joins RAVEN LORD". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  6. ^ "RAVEN LORD signs with Mausoleum Records". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Raven Lord - Descent to the Underworld". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  8. ^ "RAVEN LORD ANNOUCE RICH SMITH (POWER QUEST) AS NEW DRUMMER". Raven-lord.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  9. ^ "Raven Lord - "Perish" Free Download". Puregrianaudio.com. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  10. ^ "CRAIG GRUBER joins RAVEN LORD". Rockngrowl.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  11. ^ "Heavy Metal weights RAVEN LORD announce their first show". Brutifulmetalradio.crazy4us.com. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  12. ^ "RAVEN LORD To Release 'Fighting For Freedom' Single". Brave word.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  13. ^ "RAVEN LORD announce new drummer". Metal mouth.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  14. ^ Doc Rock. "January to June 2015". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 

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