Video Premiere: Ravenous – “Astral Elixir”

Posted by on September 8, 2021


Canadian power thrashers Ravenous are gearing up for their sophomore full-length effort, Hubris, scheduled to arrive on October 22nd via Feast Beast Records. Today (8th), the group has teamed up with Metal Insider to premiere a video for their second single, “Astral Elixir.” The album was produced by the group with mixing and mastering by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Opeth, Firewind), and features guest musicians Aether Realm’s Vincent ‘Jake’ Jones and Heinrich Yoshio, Falconer’s Mathias Blad, A Sound of Thunder’s Nina Osegueda, and The Dead Crew of Oddwood.      


The band comments on the new song:

“Astral Elixir” was the first song that Jake wrote specifically for the “Hubris” album. It was a dedicated effort to move Ravenous towards a more technical direction while maintaining the genre-blending influences of power, thrash, and speed metal. The title of “Astral Elixir” is a homage to some of Jake’s favourite songs: Astral Body (Between the Buried and Me) and Celestial Elixir (Haken), and the choice to make the lyrics spacey and psychedelic with themes of astral projection and ego death was a deliberate juxtaposition to the shreddy, dense music. Take a sip of the Astral Elixir and get lost in the soaring vocals, machine-gun drumming, and bombastic sweep arpeggios”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here



Track List:
01) Carnage in Carthage (4:37)
02) Astral Elixir (5:16)
03) Son of Storms (4:33)
04) Die 1000 Deaths (5:24) (3rd Guitar Solo by Heinrich Yoshio of Aether Realm)
05) Bridgeburner (6:10)
06) The Alder Queen (3:17) (ft. Lead Vocals by Nina Osegueda of A Sound of Thunder)
07) March of Hunger (4:47)
08) Claw is the Law (5:24) (ft. Lead Vocals, Accordion, Mandolin, and Gang Vocals by The Dread Crew of Oddwood)
09) Onwards & Upwards (4:09) (ft. Lead Vocals by Mathias Blad of Falconer)
10) …Of Beasts and Faust (10:21) (ft. Lead Vocals by Vincent Jones of Aether Realm)
Total Length 53:57





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