Not so Mini, Mini Tour 2

Way back in 2016, we first loaded up our cars and took to the road for our first official tour. Despite it only being two days and us getting totally screwed over but the person who set it up, we have been longing to get back out there with some more dates and some more stuff to show to the UK. Well, we did it again....for two more days, but we got to experience so much more. 

 

On first going out there and getting our teeth into somewhere other than Essex/London, we knew no one and had the opportunity to build some bridges. Some have fallen and washed down the rivers of history and some have become stronger than ever but with this time around, we had experience and more energy, playing our first gig outside of England.

 

A key point to take from this time around; we need a van to fit us all in and circulate who drives. The 800 miles or so for this one was not good on any of the three of us who drove and really gave even the youngest car in the fleet a kicking. 

 

Countless pints of coffee, juice and (when not driving) beers. Some of the best food motorway service stations, vending machines and a Travelodge had to offer and priceless memories, adventures, stories with some of the greatest people I have ever worked with who I am proud to call band mates and family and some very dedicated fans.


It’s not easy; it’s stressful, hellish, mentally and physically taxing, nauseating and dripping with adrenaline. We wouldnt change any of that for the world, it would be nice to get some more money for it but We spend every other waking moment making money to fuel this and even if it would be the biggest dream to make money from this so we can focus soully on this, that will come and right now it’s to remain some of our greatest works, journeys and tales and that is what matters overall.


This is what life should and is about; the people you meet, stand along side, love for, scream for, cry and endure for.


This is what makes things worth carrying on for. 😁

New Music

WE’RE GETTING BACK TO THE STUDIO

We've made it no secret at all that we’ve been busy working on some new music. 
If you’ve been to one of our gigs in the last few months or so, chances are you’ve heard it live before anyone else.

 
 

For those of you that have listened to us explain the entire concept behind our first instalment of the RTV conceptual narrative, you’ll know that our EP Obsolescence is the first chapter of an eventual Album chronicling the sterilisation of all civilisation as we know it and it’s eventual painful rebirth to endlessly repeat itself into forever

It has taken many talks, much discussing with some sprinklings of segueing but we have dates to start the first stage of recording the full debut album, we have a name for it and talks have began into the artwork.

Over many pints in a pub garden in Luton we came up with the game plan to split recording into two parts; locking in tracks to original EP to continue the whole story and the final part will round everything off and complete the story, rounding it off to its circular conclusion.

We have made time in July to kick all of this off and get hand to fret board, feet to kick drums and face to microphone which we are all unquestionably excited and for some slightly nervous about.

The question we’ve been asked a lot is why? Why put it down into two parts and the answer is very simple; time, money, geographically differences, money and getting organised to return with the almost endless knowledge and skills of Dan Kerr of Avenue Studios....oh and money, didn’t know if we mentioned that?

We’ve also chosen to stay with the artistic styles and incredible talents of Caelan Stokkermans who did Obsolescence, who’s work speaks for itself really.

The ball is rolling and it keeps getting bigger!!

Tasty, Tasty, Lyrics.

There have been a number of people from Reddit (and a few from other social media sites) have asked for help regarding lyrics to ‘Obsolescence’ and how to read and obtain copies, as the digital download versions of the EP don't come with any, unlike the physical CD.

Well, wonder no more! as we have uploaded all the lyrics to the three EP songs to Musixmatch; one of the biggest lyric databases on the internet with the world’s largest lyrical catalogue. 

 
 

Simply search us on Musixmatch (you probably guessed that anyway) and feast your eyeballs and the oddity and density that is my writing.

Happy reading and happy listening. The support is loved and appreciated! 😄🤟🏼 

Aspirations for 2018

A new year. With it comes new opportunities.

 
 

2017 was a blinder of a year for us as a band, the highlight of which was rather obviously playing Bloodstock. We’re determined to grab 2018 by the bollocks and take all we can from it.

The original plans for the year were to finish writing the rest of the concept album and subsequently record it, ending the first chapter of the dystopian narrative.

To be fair this is still going to happen, everything will get finished off - we’ve just changed our minds about some things and mixed stuff up. 

Playing live is our lifeblood - our bread and butter - and we’re expanding our horizons a bit. We’ve got a calendar full of Gig dates at some amazing venues, some of which we have never played before.

Alongside gigging, we’ve decided to get involved in another Battle-Of-The-Bands style contest to get onboard with another festival. Why? Because why the fuck not? M2TM Hitchin was an incredible experience and it’s opened up some amazing new avenues for us as a band. Why not try do the same with a different crowd?

The plan is simple:  Spread the RTV love, play tons of gigs, and keep writing.

On the topic of the Album itself - there’s a fair bit of work still to be done before we start recording. The organisation of the album itself and the creation and introduction of new sounds (that may or may not have something vaguely to do with obscure tribal instrumentation) are still in the discussion phase. It’s incredibly important for us that the album’s story and lyrical vision align with Obsolescence and more importantly, the main narrative concept.

We’re planning on enhancing and diversifying our live performances also.

RJ is contemplating introducing some Effects Pedals to “fancify the whole vocal experience” - bringing some of the effects used in recording the EP to the live stage.

Joe is researching a replacement Cab, and Alex’s preoccupation with kit acquisition syndrome is ongoing. 

There’s plenty planned for RTV in 2018 and it’s only January. As I write this, we already have six tour dates confirmed, and several scheduled writing sessions booked. Watch this space.

New Website.

To mark the 2-year anniversary of Raze The Void, we bring to you our new website.

Featuring the RTV Bio, brand new Imagery, Upcoming dates for shows, and a selection of Reviews - the website also features our brand new blog, where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest news and thoughts.


- A brief bit of History -

7TH JANUARY 2016
Raze The Void Launches on social media.
First tour dates announced.

26TH FEBRUARY 2016
The First showing of Raze The Void at The Fenton, Leeds.
The start of a three-venue tour across the country.

1ST MAY 2016
Raze The Void releases the debut EP Obsolescence.

12TH MARCH 2017
Raze The Void take part in the Metal 2 The Masses competition in Hitchin.

30TH JUNE 2017
Raze The Void announced winners of the 2017 Metal 2 the Masses competition in Hitchin.

11TH AUGUST 2017
Raze The Void play the 15:00 set on the Hobgoblin New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2017.


We have achieved so much in the last two years, and it's all thanks to the amazing support from our followers and friends.

We couldn't have achieved it without you.
Thank you.