The Raven Age release a new song with an accompanying video “Forgive & Forget” out on all streaming platforms now, from their new album Blood Omen out on July 7.
Rushing in on a scalding lead guitar riff, “Forgive & Forget” is a genre-defining, sonic stampede, upbeat and catchy, but bearing the band’s signature ambition and heaviness. “It’s about letting go of old demons and not letting unwanted memories shape your future,” explains lead guitarist and songwriter George Harris.
Conceived, produced, and directed by the band themselves the Tarantino-esque video was shot in the legendary Laredo Western Town. “We wanted to try something completely different with ‘Forgive & Forget’”, says singer Matt James. “We wanted to follow on from our two recent singles ‘Serpents Tongue’ and ‘Parasite’ with the horror vibe but with a spin… and to see how far we could push it! Cowboys and zombies definitely felt like something unique, and we found the perfect location to make it happen!”
The band is pushing everything further than ever before. The choruses are made for arenas, the riffs are taut, direct, and go straight for the jugular. The creative ambition on display in the video is also evident throughout the forthcoming album Blood Omen which will be out on July 7 via Music For Nations/Sony Music and was produced by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine) with final mastering put into the hands of Mika Jussila at Finnvox (Nightwish, Children of Bodom, HIM).
Having established their name as one of the finest in modern metal thanks to two brilliant albums, Conspiracy in 2019 and their debut, Darkness Will Rise in 2017. The Raven Age has garnered critical acclaim around the world with a Billboard Top 40 hit and over 75 million streams worldwide. They have also performed over 400 shows in 38 countries.
Full list of tour dates here: https://www.theravenage.com/events/