THE RAVEN AGE, the U.K.-based band led by IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's son George Harris, has announced the addition of former WILD LIES vocalist Matt James to the group's ranks.
"I'm feeling incredibly honored and excited to become part of THE RAVEN AGE family. It's been such a natural fit for me, and has made me see that the possibilities are endless for the future of this band," says Matt.
The first taste of the new lineup, completed by guitarists George Harris and Tony Maue, bassist Matt Cox and drummer Jai Patel, comes with the brand new single, "Surrogate".
"The morale and excitement of THE RAVEN AGE has been sky high since Matt joined the band" comments George Harris. "He is an incredible vocalist and has brought a new lease of life to our sound. We can't wait to show everyone what we've been up to in the studio and 'Surrogate' is just a teaser of what Matt is bringing to the table."
With an already impressive portfolio of over 250 live shows played worldwide, including their first European headline run and support slots with acts including ANTHRAX, GOJIRA, MASTODON, GHOST, IRON MAIDEN and TREMONTI, as well as appearances at Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park, Download and Graspop Metal Meeting festivals, THE RAVEN AGE has a huge year of touring planned in 2018. To kick things off, the band will join SAVAGE MESSIAH on their six-date U.K. tour, which visits Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Birmingham before concluding at The Underworld in London on April 19. THE RAVEN AGE's live schedule will continue this summer with main-stage appearances at this year's Hellfest and Volt festival and European dates supporting IRON MAIDEN, with more high-profile tours soon to be announced.
"We can't wait to get back on the road to play some of our new material for the first time," adds Harris.
THE RAVEN AGE's debut album, "Darkness Will Rise", was released in March 2017 via BMG.