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Hot New Band: The Raven Age

Brit newbies The Raven Age are hitting the road with Iron Maiden

They may be a new name to most, but The Raven Age are about to have the kind of year that few young bands would dare to dream about. Founded by guitarists Dan Wright and George Harris in 2009, the band have recently hit their stride and begun to pick up prestigious support slots with the diverse likes of Tremonti, Mastodon and Delain. But this year, The Raven Age will embark on their first world tour, supporting Maiden on their guaranteed-to-be-epic Book Of Souls excursion. In musical terms they are a perfect fit: a young melodic metal band with elements of modern and old-school heaviness in their sound, as showcased on their 2014 debut, self-titledEP.But, this being the age of constant online chatter, they may find themselves confronted with a degree of cynicism, if only due to the fact that George’s father happens to be Steve Harris. Yes, that one.

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