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' and in 2017 returned to the same studio to cut an additional 3 songs that were released on all online platforms in May of 2018. In 2019, they switched gears and joined forces with Producer Jamie King out of Winston Salem, NC. They released the first single, 'Tale of Two Tales', in February which will be added to a full length album projected to drop by the end of the year.
Shun the Raven has shared the stage with many national acts including, Smile Empty Soul, Austin Winkler (formerly with Hinder), October Rage, and even had an acoustic evening with Saliva. In September of 2017 the band 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. STR 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. Later in 2018, they added the stellar bands Tremonti, Veer Union, Powerman 5000 and Warrant to the shared stage list.
Aaron Monk - vocals / guitar
Jairus Combs - bass
Cody Pike - guitar
Chad Hough - drums