Welcome to the Universe
South-West London Rockers, RAVENFANGS are not simply a band, but a communion of ideas and intents. Frustrated with the reality of our world, lost between a dire pandemic scenario and a hostile political climate, Marco, Joe, Will and Simon didn’t waste any time complaining, instead engaging their musical talent as an artistic output, particularly noticeable in their raw, high-powered live shows.
Inspired by the rebellious sound of the 90s – think Nirvana, Libertines, Placebo, My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds to Mars, Catfish and the Bottlemen – and evergreen rock pillars – Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, The Clash – RAVENFANGS create three-dimensional music, balanced between poignant guitar tones and unapologetic power drums, topped by close-knit, dense vocals, eager to convey their inquisitive message.
Playing the long-term game, the band champions a ”Provehito In Altum” work ethic, all members sharing the same ambition and goals, both personally and musically.
RAVENFANGS will release their 1st Album this 15th Oct 2021 Titled:
Welcome to the Universe
The album contains 2 singles ‘’RAGE!!’’ &’’ Venomous Flower’’ which are about belief and trust in ones self as every human has come to this universe by itself having an inner light that inspires to believe in something higher than the human bean and self-improvement leaving behind the ones who aren’t meant to be in your life and about to follow the truth which is what each and everyone out there believes and feel love and connected.
Who are the band members and what do they play?
Marco Veint: Frontman/Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitarist Will Kirby: Lead Guitarist Joe Saville: Bassist Simon Toolan: Drummer
How and where did you get together?
Marco got in touch with Simon over the internet, he sent Simon a message on Facebook asking if we would like to join a band and he said yes. Then Marco found Joe on Facebook through a mutual friend and Will was a recommendation from a friend to Marco so then he asked him to join RAVENFANGS
What are the band’s main influences?
The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, My Chemical Romance, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Nirvana.
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
We played a livestream gig for HotVox music and we raised £550. We also play Camden Rocks festival three times at the Camden Assembly, The Black Heart and The Fiddlers Elbow. And every gig for us is notable.
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?
We have noticed a lot of subculture at our gigs. There’s Punks, emos, indie kids from all ages and LGBTQ people in the crowd and a lot of girls and what catch our attention is that everyone there gets along no matter where they come from they always end up creating a group of friendship at the end of our gigs. That’s what RAVENFANGS is about really, we play music to make people believe in themselves and believe in their dreams and find an escape from the dark of this world and be enlightened.
Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you’d be happy to share?
Metal Addicts: ”RAVENFANGS‘ ability to establish an unique music profile, which accurately represents the power of the true rock’n’roll attitude and sound with a modern approach!”
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
The Album was recorded at 2 places, The Shed in Essex and That Sound Studios in Tottenham. The Album was produced by: Justin Aufdemkampe from the band Miss May I, Rob Mosouic, and Alice Lord.
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
Most of the songs were written by Marco Veint on his acoustic guitar and then the rest of the band added it sound to them. It was also purely just anything we came up with at rehearsals and soundchecks that built the songs like the song ”Sick of the blue” which it was just a riff we play at a rehearsal and then it became a song very quickly like, the next rehearsal the song was finished and then after 2 rehearsal we went to the studio to record the song.
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
Welcome the Universe is the Album title. Marco told us why don’t we call the Album ”Welcome to the Universe” as is the first time we will put music out so this is our birth on earth and we agreed with the
Idea. At first, we wanted to have an EP but then we end up having to many songs like for 4 Albums almost so we played most of them songs at gigs and our fans were raving those songs so we decided to record an Album with 8 songs as a gratitude to everyone who has been supporting us from the very start.
The 1sr track of the album is:
Welcome to the Universe
Welcome to the Universe is a song about everyone who knows or have an idea of who they are or where they come from is more about telling the people who don’t get you and try to put you down that you are you because of the paths you have walked in life and that you came to this life “Universe” to spread love and not hate.
The 2nd track is:
Take Me Back
Take Me Back is a song about remembering the good times as individual one has spent with a loved one and just letting that person knows that she or he will never be forgotten.
The 3rd Track is:
Sick of the Blue Sick
of the Blue is a song about how media and politicians can make people feel fear with all the bullshit they talk on the paper and television is just a big fuck off to the ones that try to control the world. You name them. The song can speak for itself and have a different meaning to to anyone.
The 4th Track is:
Venomous Flower is a song about a girl who grew up alone and lose many friends because they lied to her on her back while she gave her all to them to make them happy but they in return let her down.
The 5th track is:
Until We Die Until We Die is a song about loyalty to a loved one, it could be a friend, a girlfriend, a wife or a family member is a big love song.
The 6th track is:
RAGE!! is a song about acceptance where the individual accepts that he is a bit messed up and that only love is the answer but he or she is a rebel so he doesn’t care whatever happens at the end of a relationship and that could even be with a high power.
The 7th track is:
Lay Down is a song about 2 individuals where he comes from a working-class background and she comes from a high-class background and both need each other to be emotional stable.
The 8th track is:
Alive or Dead
Alive or Dead is a song about 2 individuals where he or she is asking for help to the other and no matter what kind of help it is she or he need it to have peace inside its soul.
Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.
The whole Album was recorded live in one take only the Vocals were re-recorded.
Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.
RAVENFANGS – Welcome to the Universe: A rock power journey with signs of anger but also hope.
RAVENFANGS is a band where all band members have the mission to spread love with our music and make everyone feel accepted and be comfortable to be themselves and find a home at our gigs and have our music as their antidotes. We make music to cure the world. LOVE2ALL RAVENFANGS