Origin: Australia
Genres: Traditional Metal, Doom Metal
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Raven Black Night  


Raven Black Night formed in 1999 in Adelaide, Australia, recording the requisite demo or two before self-releasing an album, Choose The Dark, in 2004. Several others have noted a strong 70ís influence, though to these ears the style is more along the lines of 80ís underground metal, with a slight doom bent (think, maybe, slower Manilla Road crossed with a bit of Candlemass, though these guys donít sound a lot like either band directly). The vocals are predominantly a clear, poor manís Messiah Marcolin style (including the occasional classic 80ís wail), though on ďGothic BlackĒ they switch it up by singing entirely in a deathish growl, a nice contrast. A raw but effective production rounds out the package Ė this is not slick, contemporary, hi-tech modern metal, but a clear homage to the 80ís indie scene.

Current Members

The White Knight (Jim Petkoff)

guitars/vocals

The Raven (Rino Amorino)

guitars

Eskarth (Chris Dorian)

bass/vocals

The Animal Berzerker (Phil Portalesi)

drums

Former Members/Guests

Matt Spencer

bass/vocals

Joe Toscano

drums


Discography



Choose The Dark 
2004 self-released
  1. Morbid Gladiator
  2. My Love is Holy
  3. Gothic Black
  4. Nocturnal Birth
  5. Bass Solo
  6. If you Choose the Dark
  7. Blood on my Wings
  8. Morbid Soul
  9. Guitar Solo
  10. Princess Morticia
  11. Ancient Mist
  • The White Knight
  • The Raven
  • Matt Spencer
  • Joe Toscano

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Barbarian Winter 
2013 Metal Blade
  1. Fire in Your Eyes
  2. Morbid Gladiator
  3. Mystery Woman
  4. Fallen Angel
  5. Black Queen
  6. If You Choose the Dark
  7. Warriors Call
  8. Barbarian Winter
  9. Changes (Black Sabbath cover)
  10. Lips of Desire
  11. Nocturnal Birth
  12. Angel with a Broken Wing
  • The White Knight
  • The Raven
  • Eskarth
  • The Animal Berzerker


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