We Are Ravenous E.H
Based out of Canada, Ravenous E.H combines elements of Speed, Thrash, Power, Doom, Black, and Progressive Metal into one heavy, uniform, streamlined package… Metallum Heroica Celeritas - Heroic Speed Metal
Ravenous was forged in the spring of 2016 in Calgary, Canada as the brainchild of vocalist R.A.V, known for his exploits leading Edmonton-based satirical terrorist Metal band Villainizer. Ravenous also started with members of other established Western Canadian metal bands: Viathyn, Scythia, and Black Pestilence. Influences ranging from Thrash, Power, Black, and Progressive metal came together to deliver heroic Heavy Metal anthems in the style of Manowar, Sabaton, Iced Earth, and Running Wild.
Rife with soaring vocals, thundering percussion, and shredding solos, the 'Eternal Hunger' EP, recorded and self-produced by Ravenous in December 2016, was released in January 2017 and featured just a taste of what was to come.
In 2018, together with founding guitarist Jake Wright (Viathyn) and bassist Chris Valax (Black Pestilence), Ravenous recruited drummer Dave Crnkovic (Viathyn) and guitarist Skyler Mills (W.M.D). This lineup would go on to play several shows, including the debut of the Hyperspace Metal Festival in Vancouver as well as dates with video game metal band Powerglove.
In preparation for their upcoming full-length album ‘Eat the Fallen’, Ravenous released a music video for ‘Conquering the Sun’ – dedicated to the 70,000 Tons of Metal festival, featuring the festival’s staff and fans.
After a successful pre-order campaign reaching their $5,000 presale goal, Ravenous signed to Feast Beast Records and set out to release ‘Eat the Fallen’ on April 26, 2019. Combining their various influences across the gamut of Metal, they coined a new term for their music – Metallum Heroica Celeritas, Heroic Speed Metal.
The album was engineered by frontman R.A.V, mixed and mastered by Sacha Laskow at Perfect Filth Studios, and features orchestration from Jon Phipps (OrchestralMetal.com), guest solos from Charlie Parra del Riego (Solo, Difonia, M.A.S.A.C.R.E., Ex-Kobra and the Lotus), Tim Brown (Striker, Ex-Kobra and the Lotus), and samples by former drummer James “Little V” Mills.
Ravenous announced several Western-Canadian shows in support of the new album and set out to bring a feast of heavy music to make their beloved nation proud – So pump your fist, bang your head, and roar your lungs out to show your hunger!
Photos by Rodrigo Basaure