The Skinny: Multinational heavy metal band Raven Lord have revealed the cover art for their debut album, Descent to the Underworld. A brand new song “Black Friar”, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band’s new album, Descent to the Underworld, which will be released due in December 2012.

The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Nightrage, In Flames, Dream Evil, Opeth) and mastered by US mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angra, Dokken). The cover artwork for the effort (see below) was made by Caio Caldas “CadiesArt”, who has previously worked with Doro, Paul D’Ianno, Seven Kingdoms, Dominanz and Violet Sun, among others.

Raven Lord also just recently added Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Reign Of Terror) as their lead guitarist to their ranks. Unashamedly wearing their heavy metal roots on their leather-studded sleeves, Raven Lord combine the classic metal feel of the past with the fresh aggression of the present. Thunderous bass lines, pounding drums and explosive riffs blend with distinct heavy, melodic vocals to create driving and memorable songs.

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