Ravenland's dark star is rising quickly over their native Brazil, and the popular gothic metal group is set for international fame with the upcoming release of their first full-length CD, entitled …and a Crow Brings Me Back, which has some pretty high-profile names attached to it. Find out more about the band, the CD, and the legend of Ravenland after the jump!
According to legend, the raven stands guard between the worlds of the living and the dead… so says the band in their bio, who named themselves after the black bird's underworld domain. Forming in the late ‘90s, the band rose to prominence among Brazil's music scene with their fusion of gothic metal and ‘80s-style arena rock. The release of their Black EP drew extensive critical acclaim in their native land (they were rated Brazil's best gothic metal act of 2008 by respected music site Whiplash.net) and got the attention of drummer Ricardo Confessori (of bands Angra, Shaman & Korzus), who offered to lend his studio skills to the band's first full-length album.
…and a Crow Brings Me Back also features the talents of producer Waldemar Sorychta (who has worked with metal legends like Lacuna Coil, Moonspell, Therion, Samael and Tiamat), songwriter José Luiz Peixoto (Moonspell) and guitarist Tommy Lindal, formerly of Norway's gothic metal group Theatre of Tragedy.
The album is scheduled for Brazilian release in May from Free Mind Records, but as of this writing no international release dates have been set. Keep an eye on FEARnet's music pages for updates, and be sure to check out www.ravenland.net for more info on the band.