Shun the Raven

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Shun The Raven is an independent, original, four piece band that blends progressive rock and heavy metal.  The band is based out of High Point, NC and was formed in April of 2015.  The guys spent some time writing some quality songs before heading into Overdub Lane Studios to work with Producer John Plymale.  In 2016, STR released a 3 song ‘Untitled Demo.’  They returned to the same studio to cut an additional 3 songs one year later that were released on all online platforms as well.  Later in 2017,   They performed at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Virginia which included performances by Saving Abel, Tantric, Drowning Pool, Everlast, P.O.D., Flaw, Sick Puppies, Scott Stapp, and many more.  They then followed that up by winning the 105.7 Battle of the Bands contest, earning them the coveted spot of opening for Saliva and Trapt at the White Oak Amphitheater in Greensboro, NC.  Shun the Raven has shared the stage with many other national acts including, Smile Empty Soul, Austin Winkler (formerly with Hinder), October Rage, Powerman 5000, Tremonti, Warrant, COLD and even had an acoustic evening with Saliva as well.

In 2019, they switched gears and joined forces with Producer Jamie King out of Winston Salem, NC.  From The Basement, they have released 2 singles so far, ‘Tale of Two Tales’ and ‘Clockwork.’  Shun The Raven looks forward to getting back to work with Mr. King in 2020.

STR is: Aaron Monk – vocals / guitar, Jairus Combs – bass, Cody Pike – guitar and Chad Hough – drums

By Michael Macsuga

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