Theatrical metal band Raven Black has revealed a poignant new video for the song “Hear Me Cry,” from their upcoming third album, The Key. “Hear Me Cry” is making its debut today along with a full feature in UK heavy music bible Kerranghere:
“‘Hear Me Cry’ is about the chaotic and deeply disturbing thoughts when I once attempted suicide,” Raven explains. “The inner battle of wanting to give up and yet wanting to fight and change your own life. The personal psychosis and finally calling out for help, which ultimately saved my life. This song hopefully inspires those who struggle with suicidal thoughts to speak up and seek help. Someone is always ready to help. Suicide is not the answer. You can change your life and you can survive.”
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A lyric video for “Darkest Pit,” also from The Key, was recently released. Check it out here:
The Key, produced by Ulrich Wild (Static-X, White Zombie, Deftones), is scheduled for release this year via WurmGroup. Prior to its cancellation due to COVID-19, Raven Black was slated to perform on the nearly two-month-long The In-Between Tour with In This Moment, Black Veil Brides and DED this spring.
Together since 2012, Raven Black has created a soundtrack to their own Dark Metal Carnival, releasing the 2016 EP Seven Sins and the 2018 album 13. The band has toured extensively, perfecting a creepy live show that unifies the visual and aural aspects of Raven Black.
Theatrical metal band Raven Black will preview their upcoming third album, The Key, on The In-Between Tour this spring with In This Moment, Black Veil Brides and DED.
The nearly-two-month-long tour will begin March 24 in Orlando and will continue through May 16.
“We are incredibly excited to support In This Moment and Black Veil Brides along with DED on this tour, and share our new music with all of you,”says Raven. “We can’t wait to share our new album and feel there would be no better tour to present the Dark Metal Carnival.”
The Key, produced by Ulrich Wild (Static-X, White Zombie, Deftones), is scheduled for release this May via WurmGroup. Pre-orders for the album and an assortment of bundles are available via Raven Black’s webstore. A new video for the track “Hear Me Cry” will be available soon. VIP packages for The In-Between Tour are also available at the webstore.
Raven Black’sDark Metal Carnival story began when a voodoo doctor, The Doctor, happened upon a lost and scared little girl named Raven. Using his magic, The Doctor attempted turned the girl into a doll. The Doctor’s attempt, however, was interrupted by the terrified girl’s screams, leaving her in a half-human, half-doll state. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon named Muppet, whom she trapped inside of her heart and made her eternal protector. Together, The Doctor and Muppet created another character, Stitches, to help search for souls to join the Dark Metal Carnival in the 13th hour.
Together, the quartet has created a soundtrack to the Dark Metal Carnival, releasing the 2016 EP Seven Sins and the 2018 album 13. The band has toured extensively, perfecting a creepy live show that unifies the visual and aural aspects of Raven Black.
Raven Black Tour Dates
3/24 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
3/26 – Atlanta, GA –Tabernacle
3/27 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
3/28 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center
3/30 – Richmond, VA – The National
3/31 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
4/1 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
4/3 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
4/4 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
4/5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
4/7 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
4/9 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
4/10 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
4/11 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
4/13 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
4/14 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
4/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
4/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
4/18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
4/19 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note (Outdoor Stage)
4/21 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
4/23- Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
4/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
4/25 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center
4/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
4/28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
5/1 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
5/2 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort
5/3 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
5/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
5/6 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center
5/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
5/8 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre
UK’s legendary extreme metal icons Cradle of Filth recently announced their return to North America in support of their latest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay! For the second leg of their North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker Wednesday 13 as well as theatrical metal newcomers Raven Black.
For the first time in years, Cradle of Filth‘s set will feature an all new, massive stage production.
Comments Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth: “As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour. The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can’t wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!”
“Cryptoriana – The Second Coming Of Vice World Tour 2019“ Cradle of Filth, Wednesday 13, Raven Black
3/07/2019 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues 3/08/2019 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues 3/09/2019 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades 3/11/2019 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom 3/12/2019 Seattle, WA – El Corazon 3/14/2019 Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom 3/15/2019 Calgary, AB – Marquee 3/16/2019 Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room 3/18/2019 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre 3/20/2019 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre 3/21/2019 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave 3/22/2019 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop 3/24/2019 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection 3/25/2019 Chicago, IL – House of Blues 3/26/2019 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues 3/27/2019 Toronto, ON – Opera House 3/29/2019 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre 3/30/2019 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre 3/31/2019 Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Bell 4/01/2019. Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club 4/02/2019 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater 4/03/2019 New York, NY – Irving Plaza 4/05/2019 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony 4/06/2019 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage 4/07/2019 Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live 4/09/2019 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center 4/10/2019 Charleston, SC – Music Farm 4/12/2019 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution 4/13/2019 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall 4/14/2019 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues 4/15/2019 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre 4/17/2019 Houston, TX – House of Blues 4/18/2019 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
About Cradle of Filth:
Cradle of Filth‘s latest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honorable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for Cradle of Filth for several albums.
Wednesday 13 continues to support the highly successful Condolences, which was released on June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE).
Raven Black are a theatrical metal act from Michigan. Their unique brand of metal – influenced by gothic, classical, and circus music – is the soundtrack to vocalist Raven‘s curse, as she, The Doctor (guitar), Stitches (bass), and The Demon (drums) are traveling the world to tell their story.
The Doctor, a Voodoo Priest, came across a lost and scared little girl. He cursed her with a magic spell to turn her into a doll. The curse was disrupted by her terrifying and taunting screams, and the girl remained half human. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up Muppet, The Demon. She made him her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to help search for lost souls looking to join their dark world. Welcome to the dark metal carnival!