Ravage, the heavy metal band from Boston which formed in the mid 90’s and showcases a guitar-heavy mix of speed metal, power metal and thrash, released their extremely limited edition new EP, Β The Derelict City. It was released on June 29th via the band’s own SWWR Recordings record label and distributed by CD Baby. It is only available on digipak CD format and limited to a run of just 300 copies.


“Till Heaven Cries”
“Chief Of Lies”
“The Derelict City”
“New Age Survivor”
“Demons Are Forever” (bonus track, My Pet Demon cover)

Ravage is currently on the road supporting the thrash band Lich King. Speed metal band Seax are also on the bill.

Singer Al Ravage commented, “It is great to get some brand new music out there for the first time in a long, long time. This is a taste of some of the songs we’ve been working on for our forthcoming, full-length, double album. The new stuff seems to have a lot of influence from bands like Overkill and Kreator, on the speed metal/thrashier side, but we’ve also kept a lot of melody in there and as always tons upon tons of guitar. We threw in a cover of a song by My Pet Demon, one of our local Boston-area favorites from way back when. We’re looking forward to starting to work some of these new songs into the set and we hope everyone comes out to support our first extensive tour of Europe with Lich King and Seax. We’re playing 19 shows in 10 different countries and it is going to rip. Get out to these shows and support DIY underground metal and thrash.”


Tour dates:

6 – London, UK – The Dev
7 – Manchester, UK – Aatma
8 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Little Devil
9 – Hasselt, Belgium – De Witte Non
11 – Paris, France – Le Klub
12 – Nantes, France – La Ferraileur
13 – St. Etienne, France – Thunderbird Lodge
14 – Olten, Switzerland – Coq d’Or
15 – Milan, Italy – The One
16 – Vienna, Austria – Arena Beisl
18 – Budapest, Hungary – Blue Hell
20 – Berlin, Germany – Tommyhaus
21 – Krakaw, Poland – Warsztat
22 – Warsaw, Poland – Poglos
23 – Wroclaw, Poland – Liverpool
25 – Zielona Gora, Poland – Wyspa
26 – Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany – Headbangers Open Air Festival

(Photo – Stephen Schmidt Photography)