This album "RAVEN - The Pack is Back" is the fifth full-length album by the English heavy metal band Raven, released in 1986
|Heavy Metal / NWOBHM|
Album Production information:
The album: "RAVEN - The Pack is Back" was produced by: Eddie Kramer for Remarkable productions
Mastered by : Bob C. Ludwig at Masterdisk NYC
Bob Ludwig Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.
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Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.
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Album cover photography: Mark "Weiss Guy" Weiss
Album cover concept: Tony Incigeri
Background information on the production team members
Edwin H. "Eddie" Kramer (a recording producer and engineer). Kramer has collaborated with several artists now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including the Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Carlos Santana. Source: Wikipedia
Mark Weiss is an American rock and roll photographer. His most widely recognized photographs capture the look and aesthetic of music and celebrity personalities of the 1980s. His work with renowned publications such as Circus magazine and FACES helped establish Mark "Weissguy" Weiss as a name known for rock photography. He has photographed everyone from the Rolling Stones , KISS , Madonna , to the Wu Tang Clan.Source: Wikipedia
Record Label Information:
|ATLANTIC 781 629|
| 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country:
|1988 / 1989 Made in Germany|
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: RAVEN - The Pack is Back
Details on John and Mark Gallagher
John Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "John Gallagher" has been playing bass and singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. John Gallagher is the brother of "Mark Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both John and Mark Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band.
Mark Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "Mark Gallagher" has been playing guitars and occasionally singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. Mark Gallagher is the brother of "John Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both Mark and JOhn Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band.
Complete Track-listing of the album "RAVEN - The Pack is Back"
The detailed tracklist of this record "RAVEN - The Pack is Back" is:
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"The Pack Is Back" Green, White and Orange Colour Record Label Details: ATLANTIC 781 629
RAVEN is a British heavy metal band that emerged in the late 1970s during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement. The band consists of brothers John Gallagher (bass, lead vocals) and Mark Gallagher (guitar), as well as Joe Hasselvander (drums). Raven is known for their energetic live performances and their unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences.
Raven was formed in Newcastle, England in 1974 by brothers John and Mark Gallagher. Originally called "Copperhead," the band changed their name to Raven in 1976 after the release of the classic horror film of the same name. In the late 1970s, Raven began to gain a following in the UK thanks to their high-energy live performances and their unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences.
Raven released their debut album "Rock Until You Drop" in 1981, which featured the hit single "Don't Need Your Money." The album was a critical and commercial success, and helped to establish Raven as one of the leading bands in the NWOBHM movement. Raven followed up with a string of successful albums in the early to mid-1980s, including "Wiped Out" (1982), "All for One" (1983), and "Stay Hard" (1985).
Despite their success, Raven was never able to break through to mainstream success in the US. The band continued to tour and record throughout the 1990s and 2000s, releasing a number of albums on independent labels. Raven continues to tour and record to this day, and is considered one of the pioneers of the NWOBHM movement.
Raven's musical style is characterized by a unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences. The band's early material was heavily influenced by bands like Judas Priest and AC/DC, as well as punk rock bands like The Ramones and The Sex Pistols. Raven's music is characterized by fast, aggressive guitar riffs, thunderous bass lines, and hard-hitting drumming.
Raven's music also incorporates elements of humor and satire, with songs like "Faster Than the Speed of Light" and "Crash Bang Wallop" featuring tongue-in-cheek lyrics and playful instrumentation. Despite this, Raven's music is also known for its powerful and anthemic choruses, with songs like "Rock Until You Drop" and "Break the Chain" featuring sing-along choruses that have become fan favorites.
Raven is considered one of the most influential bands of the NWOBHM movement. The band's unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences helped to define the sound of the movement, and influenced countless other bands in the genre. Raven's energetic live performances and powerful, anthemic music also helped to establish the band as one of the leading acts of the movement.
Raven's influence can be heard in the music of countless other bands, including Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer. Metallica's Lars Ulrich has cited Raven as one of his favorite bands, and the influence of Raven's music can be heard in Metallica's early material. Anthrax's Scott Ian has also cited Raven as a major influence, and the band has covered Raven's song "Live at the Inferno" on several occasions.
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