John Gallagher of Raven: “To a degree we’re in the business of selling t-shirts, not selling CDs.”

“We’re in a position now where we can actually make more money with what we do then when we were ‘really’ making money.” That is one of the first things John Gallagher, singer and bass player for legendary metal band Raven, told us in an interview we did with him for the From Hero To Zero webshow.

John and his bandmates co-pioneered the «New Wave of British Heavy Metal» in the 70s and 80s and they are still able to show off their athletic rock style on-stage, which I can attest from seeing them perform during their last European tour. In this interview, we talked about the crowdfunding campaign Raven did for their new album ExtermiNation, artistic freedom, and how the new music business model affected the band.

Interview produced by Simon Kurt & Sebastiano Mereu for | Videography by Digitale Massarbeit

Sebastiano Mereu

YouTuber + host of the #FHTZ online music show with co-producer @simonkurt + marketing & digital content producer + university lecturer