Outlaws of Ravenhurst

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This article is an altered version from Outlaws of Ravenhurst's Wikipedia Entry, August 27, 2014.

Outlaws of Ravenhurst
File:Outlaws of Ravenhurst b&w.jpg
Dan D'Agostino, Gabe Antal, and Ken Murdoch
photo courtesy of Arif Ansari, 2011
Background information
Origin Calgary, AB, Canada / Oberlin, OH, United States
Genres Nerd Metal
Years active 2005–present
Labels Powerfriends Records
Website outlaws.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Gabe Antal
  • Dan D'Agostino
  • Ken Murdoch
Social media

Outlaws of Ravenhurst are a Canadian/American rock band first formed in August 2005, in Cologne, Germany. The band is composed of bassist Dan D'Agostino, guitarist and vocalist Ken Murdoch Jr., and drummer Gabe Antal. The band was first conceived by D'Agostino and Murdoch as a concept loosely based on a book of the same title by Sister M. Imelda Wallace.[1][2]

The band first released their debut album, "Book I," in November 2011.[3] The album was paid for by crowd funding through the website Kickstarter.[4] It is a concept album that explores medieval themes of fantasy.[5] The album reached the #1 spot of CJSW's "Loud" chart in 2012.[6]

They were commissioned to write two songs for the soundtrack to the film Lloyd the Conqueror, featuring Brian Posehn, Mike Smith and Harland Williams, along with fellow Canadian bands 3 Inches of Blood, Bison B.C. and Miesha and the Spanks.[7][8] The soundtrack is being released on Century Media Records, however, the band self-released a single of both songs on January 3, 2013.[9] It peaked at spot #8 of CJSW's "Top 30" chart.[10]

Outlaws have been compared to "Triumph, Rush, Iron Maiden and Slough Feg."[11]

They have performed at Sled Island music festival in 2009, 2012 and will be performing at Sled Island 2013.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. "Episode 37 – Outlaws of Ravenhurst – Calgary Sound Rentals – Behind the Scene Podcast". Calgary Sound Rentals. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  2. "Outlaws of Ravenhurst; (Book, 1950)". [WorldCat.org]. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  3. Duncan, Zoey (2012-02-16). "Entrepreneurial crowdfunding website needs kickstart in Calgary | OpenFile". Openfile.ca. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  4. Cassie Marketos · June 13, 2011 · Leave a comment (2011-06-13). "New Projects Are Outlaws » The Kickstarter Blog — Kickstarter". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  5. "Metal Rules". Metal Rules. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  6. "!earshot : charts : CJSW 90.9 MHz - Calgary AB : Loud : Jan 10, 2012". Earshot-online.com. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  7. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675439/soundtrack
  8. "LLOYD THE CONQUEROR Gets a Theatrical Release & TRAILER | Canadian Film NEWS". Pressplus1.com. 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  9. "Wizards Night Single | Outlaws of Ravenhurst". Outlaws.bandcamp.com. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  10. "!earshot : charts : CJSW 90.9 MHz - Calgary AB : Top 30 : Jan 22, 2013". Earshot-online.com. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  11. natas. "EAR CANDY mag music reviews APRIL 2012". Earcandymag.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  12. Structured Abstraction Inc. "Outlaws of Ravenhurst". Sled Island. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  13. Structured Abstraction Inc. "Outlaws of Ravenhurst". Sled Island. Retrieved 2013-05-01.