Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974, the brothers Gallagher cut their teeth playing the pubs and clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter. The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) on the Neat records label - (Rock Until You Drop (1981), Wiped Out (1982) and All for One (1983)) - which in turn inspired every band of that era and beyond. Basically, without Raven you wouldn't have thrash/speed metal...after all, the band did give Metallica and Anthrax their first tours! All For One is the band's final "golden age' album, presented here on Deluxe 2LP with bonus tracks.
"We'd had enough of the restrictions of our old studio and insisted the next album was done in a real studio with a real producer! We loved the sound on the Accept albums Breaker and Restless & Wild so we contacted Mike Wagener who was now partners with Udo from Accept. We did a week's worth of pre-production with them in this horrible basement rehearsal studio, and recorded at a studio in the west of London. This was all a big step for us. We'd consciously slowed down the songs and made the arrangements more powerful. Mike brought that out even more! We persuaded Udo to guest on a couple of songs released on singles later. Still possibly our fans fave album and I can see why!" - John Gallagher