July 3, 2017 |

Raised By Raptors take on the A-Z challenge!

Raised By Raptors take on the A-Z challenge!

July 3, 2017 |

Kent metallers Raised By Raptors cite influence from the likes of While She Sleeps, Architects and Pantera and are set to release a new EP in the Autumn! Following the reveal of new video Release, we asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge:

A song that made you want to make music?

Joe: Chop SueySystem of a Down
Craig: Second HeartbeatAvenged Sevenfold
Alex: Detroit Rock CityKiss
Sam: WonderwallOasis
Ben: DualitySlipknot

Best rider you’ve ever had?

Beer and biscuits

Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?

Playing Face Down

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“I wish the dead would tell me what it’s like”

Easiest song you wrote?

Breathe Out

Favourite song in your set?

Past These Gates

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Loz Taylor – While She Sleeps

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Sam and Craig – the ultimate wind up merchants

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Ben’s friend from an old band is the son of the bassist of The Cure

Jokes you have in the band?

Alex’s hair, Ben’s impressions of everyone, Craig in general.

Key to writing a song?

Be persistent and patient.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Victoria Inn, Derby

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Joe: Misha Mansoor
Craig: Jimi Hendrix
Alex: Bruce Dickinson
Sam: Andrew Tkaczyk
Ben: Ilan Rubin

New band you’d recommend?

Snakes UK

Opening for this band would be ideal?

While She Sleeps

Place you’d most like to tour?

Mainland Europe

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?


Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming 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.

See us live at?

July 1st – The Fighting Cocks, Kingston
August 19th – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Today’s music wins that one. There are so many varieties of bands and genres. Some people prefer the simpler times, but we have to side with these days.

Unusual merchandise?

We have the usual merchandise of EPs, tees and stickers. Although we have thought about getting bottle openers.

Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?

Oxygen in acapella

What do your fans mean to you?

Without fans we would be nowhere. They give us the drive to keep on writing and playing gigs.

Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?

Sam had to get his knee looked at after he sprained it jumping off stage at Crowndale, London.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Probably Joe. He’s always going missing.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

An enraged baboon