The Raven Age / Forgive And Forget Gunslingers slaying zombies

The Raven Age continue their Heavy Metal march (75+ million streams) with their epic new single, Forgive And Forget, along with a video filmed in Laredo Western Town, which finds the cowboys battling dodgy saloon card games and zombies. The song is taken from the new album Blood Omen, due 7 July via Music For Nations/Sony Music.

“We wanted to try something completely different with Forgive And Forget”, says singer Matt James of the film which the band themselves directed. “We wanted to follow on from our two recent singles, Serpents Tongue and Parasite, with the horror vibe but with a spin and to see how far we could push it. Cowboys and zombies definitely felt like something unique, and we found the perfect location to make it happen.”

The Raven Age - Forgive And Forget
The Raven Age – Forgive And Forget

Forgive And Forget is yet another example of the rewards their impressive maturity and wonderful development the band have shown over time. The track is upbeat and catchy but still bears the band’s signature ambition and heaviness. “It’s about letting go of old demons and not letting unwanted memories shape your future,” lead guitarist and songwriter George Harris said of the new song.

The Raven Age - Blood Omen - Out 7 July 2023
The Raven Age – Blood Omen – Out 7 July 2023

The new album Blood Omen finds The Raven Age delivering choruses made for arenas, with riffs taut, direct and going straight for the jugular. This time around, the band are finally able to realise their ambitions of using real strings. “Watching a string quartet play along to our songs was a whole new experience,” says George. “They just made everything more dramatic.”

Currently on tour with Iron Maiden, alongside playing some of the biggest rock and metal festivals this summer, The Raven Age embark on their own major headline tour in the autumn.

Tickets are available from here. Blood Omen can be pre-ordered from here.

The Raven Age Tour Dates


7th – Bergen, Koengen *

9th – Sölvesborg, Sweden Rock

11th – Leipzig, Quarterback Immobilien Arena *

13th – Krakow, Tauron Arena *

14th – Krakow, Tauron Arena *

15th – Dessel, Graspop

19th – Zurich, Hallenstadion *

21st – Hannover, Zag Arena *

23rd – Czech Republic, Basinfirefest

24th – Switzerland, Heavy Load Festival


8th – London, O2 Arena *

11th – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome *

13th – Antwerp, Sportpaleis *

15th – Milan, Return Of The Gods Festival

18th – Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi *

20th – Murcia, Estadio Enrique Roca *

22nd – Bilbao, Bizkaia Arena Bec! *

25th – Dortmund, Westfalenhalle *

29th – Frankfurt, Festhalle *

31st – Munich, Olympiahalle


1st – Lake Velenje, Metal Days Festival

2-5th – Wacken Open Air Festival

*supporting Iron Maiden



12th – Krakow, Kamienna 12

15th – Helsinki, On The Rocks Club

17th – Stockholm, Nalen Klubb

18th – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

20th – Berlin, Badehaus

22nd – Prague, Futurum

24th – Hannover, Musikzentrum

25th – Uden, Del Pul

27th – Paris, La Maroquinerie

29th – Milan, The Legend Club

30th – Zurich, The Plaza

31st – Munich, Strom


2nd – Dortmund, FZW

3rd – Antwerp, Kavka

5th – London, Lafyette

7th – Manchester, Academy 3

8th – Glasgow, Attic

10th – Dublin, Academy 2

11th – Belfast, Limelight 2

13th – Birmingham, Asylum

15th – Bristol, Exchange

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