Origin: England
Genres: NWOBHM
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Raven  


Once self-described as "athletic rock", Raven burst onto the NWOBHM scene as a bundle of energy, with a hyperactive metal style that was both representative of the period and yet undeniably original as well. Their first three albums are defining NWOHBM statements, truly essential purchases. With their stardom on the rise, they signed to Atlantic Records, and it all fell apart, the band apparently falling victims to various marketing/management decisions. Instead of cashing in on their energetic image, the new style wound up damaging the band almost irrepairably, the albums from that period lacking the spark and imagination that had made their first trio of albums so special. Eventually the Gallagher brothers righted the ship, with Pentagram drummer Joe Hasselvander replacing the popular Rob "Wacko" Hunter, and in the intervening years several quality albums have been recorded, albums that largely erase the Atlantic years but arguably still aren't quite up to those early classics. They're still together and still a popular act, particularly in Japan.

Current Members

John Gallagher

vocals/bass

Mark Gallagher

guitars

Joe Hasselvander

drums (Blue Cheer, Black Manta, Devil Childe, Guardians Of The Flame, Pentagram, Phantom Lord)

Former Members/Guests

Rob Hunter

drums


Discography



Rock Until You Drop 
1981 Neat
  1. Hard Ride
  2. Hell Patrol
  3. Don't Need Your Money
  4. Over The Top
  5. 39-40(Inst.)
  6. For The Future
  7. Rock Until You Drop
  8. Nobody's Hero
  9. Hellraiser/Action(medley)
  10. Lambs To The Slaughter
  11. Tyrant Of The Airways
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter
1981 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Wiped Out 
1982 Neat
  1. Faster Than The Speed Of Light
  2. Bring The Hammer Down
  3. Fire Power
  4. Read All About It
  5. To The Limit/To The Top
  6. Battle Zone
  7. Live At The Inferno!
  8. Star War
  9. UXB
  10. 20/21
  11. Hold Back The Fire
  12. Chain Saw
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter
1982 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Crash Bang Wallop 
1982 Neat
  1. Crash Bang Wallop
  2. Run TheM Down
  3. Firepower
  4. Rock Hard
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter




All For One 
1983 Neat
  1. Take Control
  2. Mind Over Metal
  3. Sledgehammer Rock
  4. All For One
  5. Run Silent,Run Deep
  6. Hung,Drawn & Quartered
  7. Break The Chain
  8. Take It Away
  9. Seek & Destory
  10. Athletic Rock
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter
1983 BNR Top Ten album




Live At The Inferno  LIVE
1984 Neat
  1. Intro/Live At The Inferno
  2. Take Control
  3. Mind Over Metal
  4. Crash Bang Wallop!
  5. Rock Until You Drop
  6. Faster Than The Speed Of Light
  7. All For One
  8. Forbidden Planet
  9. Star War
  10. Tyrant Of The Airways/Run Silent,Run Deep
  11. Crazy World
  12. Let It Rip
  13. I.G.A.R.B.O.
  14. Wiped Out
  15. Fire Power
  16. I Don't Need Your Money
  17. Break The Chain
  18. Hell Patrol
  19. Live At The Inferno
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter




Stay Hard 
1985 Atlantic
  1. Stay Hard
  2. When The Going Get Tough
  3. On And On
  4. Get It Right
  5. Restless Child
  6. Power And The Glory
  7. Pray For The Sun
  8. Hard Ride
  9. Extract The Action
  10. The Bottom Line
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter




(EP) Mad 
1986 Atlantic
  1. Speed Of The Reflex
  2. Do Or Die
  3. How Did Ya Get So Crazy
  4. Seen It On The T.V.
  5. Gimme Just A Little
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter




The Pack Is Back 
1986 Atlantic
  1. The Pack Is Back
  2. Gimme Some Lovin'
  3. Screamin Down The House
  4. Young Blood
  5. Hyperactive
  6. Rock Dogs
  7. Don't Let It Die
  8. Get Into Your Car
  9. All I Want
  10. Nightmare Ride
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter




Life's A Bitch 
1987 Atlantic
  1. The Savage And The Hungry
  2. Pick Your Window
  3. Life's A Bitch
  4. Never Forgive
  5. Iron League
  6. On The Wings Of An Eagle
  7. Overload
  8. You're A Liar
  9. Fuel To The Fire
  10. Only The Strong Survive
  11. Juggernaut
  12. Playing With The Razor
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Rob Hunter

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Nothing Exceeds Like Excess 
1988 Combat
  1. Behemoth
  2. Die For Allah
  3. Gimme A Break
  4. Into The Jaws Of Death
  5. In The Name Of The Load
  6. Stick It
  7. Lay Down The Law
  8. You Got a Screw Loose
  9. Thunderlord
  10. The King
  11. Hard As Nails
  12. Kick Your Ass
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander




Architect Of Fear 
1991 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Architect Of Fear Intro
  2. Architect Of Fear
  3. Disciple
  4. Got The Devil
  5. Part Of The Machine
  6. Under The Skin
  7. White Hot Anger
  8. Can't Run And Hide
  9. Blind Leading The Blind
  10. Relentless
  11. Just Let Me Go
  12. Heart Attack
  13. Sold Down The River
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander




Heads Up 
1993 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Hell On Earth
  2. World Comes Tumbling Down
  3. Stay Human
  4. All For One
  5. Into The Jaws Of Death
  6. Can't Run And Hide
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander




Glow 
1994 X-Zero
  1. Watch You Drown
  2. Spite
  3. True Believer
  4. So Close
  5. Altar
  6. The Dark Side
  7. The Rocker
  8. Turn On You
  9. Far And Wide
  10. Victim
  11. Gimme A Reason
  12. Slip Away
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander




Destroy All Monsters  LIVE
1995 X-Zero
  1. Victim
  2. Live At The Inferno
  3. Crash! Bang! Wallop!
  4. True Believer
  5. Medley: Into The Jaws Of Death - Hard As Nails - Die For Allah
  6. Guitar Solo
  7. MEDLEY: Speed Of The Reflex - Run Silent,Run Deep - Mind Over Metal
  8. Gimme A Reason
  9. Inquisitor
  10. For The Future
  11. Bass Solo
  12. Architect Of Fear
  13. White Hot Anger
  14. Drum Solo
  15. Break The Chain
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander




Everything Louder 
1997 EMI
  1. Blind Eye
  2. No Pain, No Gain
  3. Sweet Jane
  4. Holy Grail
  5. Hungry
  6. Insane
  7. Everything Louder
  8. ???
  9. Between The Wheels
  10. Losing My Mind
  11. Get Your Finger Out
  12. Wilderness Of Broken Glass
  13. !!!
  14. Fingers Do The Walking
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander




Raw Tracks 
1999 Metal Blade
  1. Firepower
  2. Don't Need Your Money
  3. Savage & Hungry
  4. Nightmare Ride
  5. Get It Right
  6. On & On
  7. Extract The Action
  8. Barbarian
  9. Hot Moves
  10. Rock Until You Drop
  11. Juggernaut
  12. Thunderlord
  13. Gimme A Break
  14. Move Over
  15. White Hot Anger
  16. Altar
  17. Tie Your Mother Down
  18. All For One (bonus track)
  19. Young Blood (bonus track)




One For All 
2000 Metal Blade
  1. Seven ShadeS
  2. Double Talk
  3. Roll With The Punches
  4. Get Your Motor Running
  5. To Be Broken
  6. Derailed
  7. The Hunger Inside
  8. Top Of The World
  9. In The Line Of Fire
  10. Kangaroo
  11. New Religion
  12. Last Ride
  13. Big Fat Mama (bonus track)
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander




Walk Through Fire 
2009 King
  1. Intro
  2. Against The Grain
  3. Breaking You Down
  4. Under Your Radar
  5. Walk Through Fire
  6. Bulldozer
  7. Long Day's Journey
  8. Trainwreck
  9. Grip
  10. Running Around In Circles
  11. Hard Road
  12. Armageddon
  13. Attitude
  14. Necessary Evil (Japan-only bonus track)
  15. Space Station #5
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 

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