Reissue of this classic album from the British punk legends. The Raven is the fourth studio album by The Stranglers. It was released in September 1979, through record label United Artists. The first two songs, much of the artwork and the album title refer to Norse mythology. The album deals with a variety of issues including Japanese ritual suicide ("Ice"), heroin use ("(Don't Bring) Harry"), the Iranian Revolution ("Shah Shah a Go Go") and Genetic engineering ("Genetix").