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.

Recent album: Metal City, released on September 18, 2020.

Current Members

John Gallagher

vocals/bass

Mark Gallagher

guitars

Mike Heller

drums (Fear Factory)

Former Members/Guests

Rob Hunter

drums

Joe Hasselvander

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



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 Readers' Album #10





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 Readers' Album #8





Crash Bang Wallop  EP
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




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



Mad  EP
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



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
1991 Readers' Album #44




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  COMPILATION
1999 Massacre
  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



All Systems Go - The Neat Anthology  COMPILATION
2002 Castle
  1. Don't Need Your Money
  2. Wiped Out
  3. Hard Ride
  4. Crazy World
  5. Hell Patrol
  6. Rock Until You Drop
  7. Hellraiser / Action
  8. Tyrant of the Airways
  9. Crash Bang Wallop
  10. Fire Power
  11. Rock Hard
  12. Faster than the Speed of Light
  13. Live at the Inferno
  14. UXB
  15. Born to Be Wild
  16. Inquisitor
  17. Take Control
  18. All for One
  19. Break the Chain
  20. Seek and Destroy



ExtermiNation  
2015 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Destroy All Monsters
  2. Tomorrow
  3. It's Not What You Got
  4. Fight
  5. Battle March/Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)
  6. Feeding the Monster
  7. Fire Burns Within
  8. Scream
  9. One More Day
  10. Thunder Down Under
  11. No Surrender
  12. Golden Dawn
  13. Silver Bullet
  14. River of No Return
  15. Malice in Geordieland
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander



Party Killers  COVERS
2015 independent
  1. Fireball (Deep Purple cover)
  2. Bad Reputation (Thin Lizzy cover)
  3. He's a Whore (Cheap Trick cover)
  4. In for the Kill (Budgie cover)
  5. Is There a Better Way (Status Quo cover)
  6. Ogre Battle (Queen cover)
  7. Queen of My Dreams (Edgar Winter Group cover)
  8. Too Bad So Sad (Nazareth cover)
  9. Cockroach (Sweet cover)
  10. Tak Me Bak Ome (Slade cover)
  11. Hang On to Yourself (David Bowie cover)
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Joe Hasselvander



Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg  LIVE
2019 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Destroy All Monsters
  2. Hell Patrol
  3. All For One
  4. Hung Drawn and Quartered
  5. Rock Until You Drop
  6. A.A.N.S.M.M.G.N.
  7. Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)
  8. Faster Than the Speed of Light
  9. On and On
  10. Break the Chain
  11. Crash Bang Wallop
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Mike Heller



The Complete Atlantic Recordings  COMPILATION
2019 Wounded Bird
  1. Stay Hard
  2. When the Going Gets 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
  11. The Pack Is Back
  12. Gimme Some Lovin' (The Spencer Davis Group cover)
  13. Screamin' Down the House
  14. Young Blood
  15. Hyperactive
  16. Rock Dogs
  17. Don't Let It Die
  18. Get Into Your Car
  19. All I Want
  20. Nightmare Ride
  21. Speed of the Reflex
  22. Do or Die
  23. How Did Ya Get So Crazy
  24. Seen It on the T.V.
  25. Gimmie Just a Little
  26. The Savage and the Hungry
  27. Pick Your Window
  28. Life's a Bitch
  29. Never Forgive
  30. Iron League
  31. On the Wings of An Eagle
  32. Overload
  33. You're a Liar
  34. Fuel to the Fire
  35. Only the Strong Survive
  36. Juggernaut
  37. Playing with the Razor
  38. Trigger



Metal City  
2020 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The Power
  2. Top of the Montain
  3. Human Race
  4. Metal City
  5. Battlescarred
  6. Cybertron
  7. Motorheadin'
  8. Not So Easy
  9. Break
  10. When Worlds Collide
  11. The Power
  12. Top of the Montain
  13. Human Race
  14. Metal City
  15. Battlescarred
  16. Cybertron
  17. Motorheadin'
  18. Not So Easy
  19. Break
  20. When Worlds Collide
  • John Gallagher
  • Mark Gallagher
  • Mike Heller




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