The project started in August 2008, near Milan, from the encounter between guitarist Paul Raimondi (ex-drummer Hyperion) Fagio on bass and Simon Carminati behind the drums, joined shortly thereafter by guitarist Mauro Paganelli. A month and several hearings after the four musicians are captured by the voice of Giulia Stefani, talented vocalists come from Rome who joined the project. Giulia fits perfectly the idea of Ravenscry: a voice full of intensity and heat, capable of many shades. Added value for the band's music, which was able to double the range of accessible emotions, intertwining granitic 8 strings-guitar riffs with the pleasing melodies drawn by the voice. Deliberately modern style, incorporating the influences of very diverse components (primarily attributable to all of rock and metal) and at the same time leaves room for new influences, such as electronics. Numerous and strong are the themes in the lyrics: the base is a cry of protest against a system where meritocracy does not exist and the sacrifice has a purpose often illusory; difficult relationships between parents and children, but also finding themselves , physical pleasure and alienation. Nothing is left out, because music is life and tells every aspect of it.
Once completed the line-up Ravenscry got back to work, composing 12 original songs in a few months. In March 2009 the band recorded the entire repertoire at Fear Studio in Ravenna (Italy); an informed choice, consistent with the intent to seek the utmost professionalism. The competence of Simone Mularoni (Empyrios, DGM) and Simone Bertozzi (Empyrios, The Modern Age Slavery), combined with the quality of the studio will give songs that sound that Ravenscry were searching for. Then registrations were completed with the vocal parts recorded at Suonovivo (Bergamo, Italy), with the expert Dario Ravelli.
All material is assigned for the mixing process to Fabrizio Grossi of Sounds Of Pisces (Los Angeles, CA), a producer whose collaborations are difficult to balance in both quantity and quality (among others: Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Slash, Laura Pausini, Cypress Hill, Alice Cooper as well as labels like EMI and Warner).
Met months before at a clinic, Grossi is the link to Tom Baker of Precision Mastering (Judas Priest, Sevendust, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth and many others), who takes care of the mastering.
In summer 2009, Ravenscry are engaged in several live dates in the meantime are published site (www.ravenscryband.com) official myspace (www.myspace.com/ravenscryband) and pages on Facebook and Twitter, in addition to its Street Team (Scandinavia, U.S. and Russia the most active). Photos and graphics were edited by Diego Di Guardo and Beatrice Di Stefano (Irene Grandi).
All the way done it embodies the December 1, 2009 with the release of their self-titled EP, sold through the official website, iTunes and Amazon. This release is an extract from a forthcoming full-length and contains 5 tracks: Nobody, Calliope and the suite of three pieces entitled Redemption.
Following the publication of the Ep excerpts are broadcast on various independent radio stations and university. The work received the first reviews, the most important stands to Rock Hard Italy in April, where the band receives the mark of 8.5/10, complete with interview.
Spring 2010 is full of commitments for Ravenscry, starting from the video - and a photoshooting - of Nobody, directed by Salvatore Perrone, former director for bands like Exilia, From Autumn to Ashes, August Burns Red, Sick Of It All to name few.
The video has been presented in Milan during a concert in May 2010.
For the occasion, the band got the endorsement of EMP-Italy, the largest distributor of rock/metal/alternative clothing and accessories in Europe.
Ravenscry received a very good review (8.5/10) on Rock Hard Italy, published with an interview of Mauro.
Ravenscry signs for Wormholedeath/Dreamcell11 on October 1st 2010 for the publishing and distribution of the first full length entitled “One Way Out” which will be available on April 15th 2011.
In November 2010 Ravenscry went on a 7 gigs tour across UK and Belgium, playing in 7 different cities: Antwerp (Belgium), Bristol, Carlisle, Wakefield, Stockport, Barnsley and London.