Raven Lord has revealed that former Tarja Turunen (Barilari, Lorihen) guitarist Julian Barrett will be joining the band. Julian lives in Buenos Aires , Argentina and comes with tour experience. Julian Barrett will be an equal member and will play side by side with Stefan Lindholm the lead and rhythm guitars.
Commenting on joining the band Julian said: ” When Csaba Zvekan contacted me on joining the band to add another guitar player I had to check out their songs. After listening to their material I knew right away that this was something I definitely wanted to be part of. I instantly fell for the melodic vocals and powerful riffs so my decision was easy to make. Really looking forward to work with these guys.”
On welcoming Julian to Raven Lord vocalist Csaba Zvekan had to say: “I’ve been auditioning guitar players for Raven Lord for a while now. Even worked to a certain extend with some of them as well. We were not looking for another Stefan Lindholm rather to expand and complete our musical experience. The two guitar solos will be technical and bluesy as well. They switch each other off making things more interesting and complete”.
On the current situation Raven Lord guitarist Stefan Lindholm also said: “I’m really thrilled and excited playing for Raven Lord. I think the guys in the band are fantastic and bring some great musicianship to the table. I’m convinced we will have a blast on tour and play some awesome shows together. Great future ahead!”
The band has been often compared to sound like Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Preliminary work on a new album has already begun, with various songs at different stages of completion. Two new songs ‘End of World’ and ‘Saints & Sinners’ can be heard at www.myspace.com/raven-lord or www.facebook.com/ravenlordmusic. The band are in the process of securing a new record deal with a view to a release towards the end of this year. Details of live dates, including some high profile shows for the summer 2012, are expected to be announced soon.
Raven Lord’s line up is Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine, Sardonyx, Emergency) – Vocals, Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv) – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Julian Barret (Tarja, Barilari, Lorihen) – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Alessandro Del Vecchio (Eden’s Curse, Edge of Forever) – Keyboards , Tobias Flensburg – Drums.
Axel Wiesenauer from Rock N Growl Promotion handles all matters as the general manager for Raven Lord. He can be reached at: promo [at] rockngrowl [dot] com
The band’s page on Rock N Growl Promotion can be reached here: www.rockngrowl.com/raven-lord