The third lyric video from Italian melodic metal band RAVENSCRY’s weekly series of lyric videos, “The Gatekeeper,” is available today.
Rich in tight rhythms and atmospheric changes, “The Gatekeeper” gives voice to the emotional charge found in the desire for personal revenge. “The idea for this song came from our new guitarist Federico Schiavoni,” explains vocalist Giulia Stefani. “This is the very first song he wrote with us. Without giving up the melodic mood of RAVENSCRY, Fede managed to represent in music the anger against a society that tends to diminish our talents.”
RAVENSCRY is releasing a lyric video each week leading up to the release of their latest album, 100, on May 15. “The Entertainer” – a song inspired by entertainers who keep audiences smiling while silently struggling and fighting personal demons – was the first in the lyric video series and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/41FhzbVAar0
The second video in the series, “The Door Inside,” examines the internal struggle to find balance between instinct and rationality. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/r07aMfSeVdM
100 was produced by RAVENSCRY, mixed by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar) and mastered by Dragan Tanasković (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity). The album features artwork by Spanish artist Mario “Aégis” S. Nevado.
RAVENSCRY first made a mark on the world in 2011 with their debut album, One Way Out, and began steadily grinding their way up the ranks of the global metal scene. In 2014, the band spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women with the release of The Attraction of Opposites and the single “Alive,” released on International Women’s Day. 2017 saw the release of the concept album The Invisible, which told a complex and mystifying coming of age tale, followed by numerous European festival appearances and tours with Angra and Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime.
The melodic metal band is launching back onto the global metal scene with the highly anticipated 100. Featuring dramatically soaring vocals, bone-shaking rhythms and dark songwriting, for nearly a decade this fierce group has been hooking millions of listeners worldwide with their infectious anthems. Their first album in three years, 100 attests to RAVENSCRY’s bold return. With more energy, more melody and even smarter lyrics, 100 stays true to the core of RAVENSCRY’s sound while remaining accessible enough to hook even more new listeners. Sincere, intelligent and brutally honest — the album sums up the human experience to a tee, from epic highs to soul-crushing lows.
Giulia Stefani – Vocals
Mauro Paganelli – Guitar
Federico Schiavoni – Guitar
Andrea “Fagio” Fagiuoli – Bass
Simone “Simon” Carminati – Drums