Heavy rock act Ravenstine will be kicking off the new year with the release of their sophomore studio album, titled 2024, via Massacre Records! Coming out as CD Digipak, Ltd. Vinyl LP and Digital formats on January 12nd, the album pre-sale is available at https://lnk.to/ravenstine2024
After the band has shared a first single, the album opening track “Black Is The Brightest Color”, today Ravenstine are premiering a music video for the song “A Long Way Home”. Guitarist and vocalist Martin Sosna says about the song and the video: “The song ‘A Long Way Home’ is about how it feels when you have to leave your home and realize after returning that it is no longer the home it once was.
The people in the Ahr valley have suffered exactly this fate, as many have lost their homes, farmsteads or even family members. They had to leave their homes. Anyone who was ever in the Ahr valley before the flood disaster will understand when we say: The home, as we knew it, is no longer as it once was and it will never be the same again.
We would like to thank Markus Wipperfürth and Felix Sorge for providing us with additional footage and for their support.”
“A Long Way Home” is now available on all digital services at https://ravenstine.bfan.link/alongwayhome, the new Ravenstine video is now premiering here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L2iSnFz92M&ab_channel=MassacreRecords
Hailing from Croatia, Germany and Ireland, Ravenstine was formed during the pandemic; their self-titled debut was released earlier this year. With 2024, Ravenstine step it up and present themselves even more musically mature and cohesive than they did on their much-acclaimed, first full-length album. Lyrically, Ravenstine charge on as they began and call up various topics, some of a darker nature such as depression, or the prospect of one’s eventual demise. Ravenstine‘s colour-and sound-palette is broad.
2024 was recorded and mixed by band members Hanno Kerstan and John A.B.C. Smith, with a mastering by Dan Baune at Noise Foundry Productions. The stunning cover artwork was created by Frank Fiedler of Greenfeed Digital Ar.
2024 track listing: 1. Black Is The Brightest Color 2. Easy Come Easy Go 3. Fly Eagle Fly 4. Signs By The Roadside 5. In The Light 6. A Long Way Home 7. Killing Spree 8. When I’m Dead And Gone 9. Freedom Day (Live Version) – [CD Bonus Track]
Ravenstine is: Žanil Tataj- Žak: Lead-Harmony Vocals / John A.B.C. Smith: Lead-Harmony Vocals, Bass, (Acoustic) Guitars / Martin Sosna: Guitars, Vocals / Ian O’Sullivan: Guitars, Vocals, Mandolin / Hanno Kerstan: Drums, Percussions