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INTERVIEW: Raised By Raptors

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Great! Thanks for having us.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Release”?

Release is a song we think a lot of people can relate too because the lyrics are based around family feuds/conflicts, and how that can lead to mental health issues. but it also dabbles in the thoughts of people who believe they have authority over you for no good reason but then can’t handle you fighting back or challenging their authority.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

We wanted to write a song that’s harder hitting than our previous songs. Something that will really make you want to move! With all the uncertainty in the world at the moment, we felt like we needed to write a song that releases al the frustration in us.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes. The video will be released on June 14th. Directed and filmed by Rob Tilbury and Seb Good at Axiom Visuals.

How was the recording and writing process?

We recorded at Hidden Track Studio with Oz Craggs. It was incredibly easy to work with him. He knows exactly what he’s doing and we’re extremely honoured to work with such a well-established producer. We’re looking forward to recording with him again.

What role does Pantera and While She Sleeps play in your music?

We’re all into such diverse styles of metal and hardcore. We wanted to create songs that are a mix of them. Verses full of dirty, groovy riffs complimented by crushing yet catchy vocals and high octane drums, broken up by melodic choruses that will get everyone singing along. Then just when you think it’s over, it kicks you in the teeth with a vulgar, mosh inducing breakdown.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Of course! We’re constantly writing songs at the moment to complete the second EP.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Nothing as of yet. But we’re hoping to release the next record at the end of the year.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re looking into touring by the end of 2017. We haven’t done anything like that yet and are desperate to get out there and play in places we haven’t played before.

What else is happening next in Raised by Raptors’ world?

We are looking forward to the next year; recording and releasing our second EP, touring and playing shows in new places. We can’t wait!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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