Raven Lord have added Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) to their ranks. Jamie is known for his work with the Tony Martin Band (ex- Black Sabbath) and has toured around the world. He is a recording artist and has plenty records under his belt. Jamie Mallender will be handling the bass guitar duties and completes Raven Lord’s line up.
Discussing the latest addition to the ranks of Raven Lord vocalist Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) said: “The search is finally over and I’m proud to have Jamie in the band. We clicked right away and were on same page and I knew on the spot that this was our bass player. He is a very skilled player and what a great stage presence he has. We welcome Jamie Mallender to Raven Lord.”
On joining Raven Lord bassist Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) had to say: “I’m thrilled to be part of this band. It’s very rare that any new metal music really excites me, you know – I’ve been around a while and I’ve heard it all before – but the recordings Raven Lord sent me really captivated me. I just thought, “I have to be part of this!” Everything from the standard of the songwriting, to the calibre of the musicians involved is rather mindblowing. I’ve been listening to the recordings none stop and I haven’t been this excited about laying down some bass for quite some time. I’m currently working on my parts and will be busy recording them by the time this statement is released. I’m looking forward to a very exciting future with this band. The world needs music like this!”
Raven Lord’s music has often been compared to bands like Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Preliminary work on a new album has already begun, with various songs at different stages of completion. Two new demo songs ‘End of World’ and ‘Saints & Sinners’ can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/raven-lord. The band are in the process of securing a new record deal with a view to a release towards the end of this year. Details of live dates, including a tour in two continents with some high profile shows for the summer 2012, are expected to be announced soon.
The complete Raven Lord’s line up is Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals, Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv) – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Julian Barret (Tarja Turunen, Barilari, Lorihen) – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) – Bass guitar, Alessandro Del Vecchio (Eden’s Curse, Edge of Forever) – Keyboards , Tobias Flensburg – Drums.
Axel Wiesenauer from Rock N Growl Promotion handles all matters as the general manager for Raven Lord. He can be reached at: promo [at] rockngrowl [dot] com