Revocation launches”Nihilistic Violence”

Revocation songwriter/front-man Dave Davidson comments: “‘Nihilistic Violence’ is probably the meanest song we’ve ever recorded. It’s got a dark and menacing quality to it that the MyGoodEye production team perfectly captured for our latest music video. Bring your hardhats to the pit for this one because shit’s gonna get rowdy.”

For a preview of the album, the previous single, “Re-Crucified” – featuring Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) – can be heard now at: https://youtu.be/f9ljnukL26A

Watch the “Diabolical Majesty” (directed by David Brodsky // http://www.mgenyc.com), can be viewed at: www.metalblade.com/revocation

Surf over to www.metalblade.com/revocation where Netherheaven is available for pre-order in the following formats:

– digipak-CD
– “Elysium” – baby blue vinyl (US exclusive)
– “Hellfire” – fuego marbled vinyl (US exclusive) *SOLD OUT*
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– white / blue marbled vinyl (limited to 1000 copies)
– sunset orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– red w/ black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
– clear w/ black and red splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
– white w/ blue splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 250 copies)

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Four years in the making, the Billboard-charting trio that is Revocation – Dave Davidson (vocals/guitars), Ash Pearson (drums), and Brett Bamberger (bass) – meticulously explore the allegorical and literal aspects of Hell as they dig deeper into the darker, more diabolical side of death metal. In short, where the previous album, The Outer Ones (2018), jettison Revocation into the horrific maw of the cosmos, Netherheaven bores deftly through the nine rings of Hell to directly confront Lucifer and his multitudinous faces. “We’re definitely in more of a death metal mindset than on earlier albums in our catalog,” asserts Davidson. “We’re focusing on how we can write the best death metal-centric album that we possibly can while still pushing our boundaries. The new songs on ‘Netherheaven’ are evil and sinister but also have a progressive element to them to keep things interesting. It’s got our stamp on it, no question.”

Netherheaven was written during downtime after the album cycle for The Outer Ones was complete. The album’s nine tracks were written solely by Davidson, who spent his time between genuflecting at the altars of Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Chuck Schuldiner (Death), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), and celebrated jazz guitarists Wes Montgomery and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Between writing killer riffs and absolutely wild solos, the seven-stringer also practiced (technique), studied (theory), and taught guitar. Revocation truly changed gears when Davidson picked up audio engineering (with Apple’s Logic Pro) to use the pandemic-era lockdowns effectively. It made perfect sense for him to helm the engineer and producer’s chair at his newly-built HeatWave Studios for Netherheaven. Revocation then sourced Swedish studio ace Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator) to mix and master at Fascination Street Studios.

“We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into the album,” says Davidson. “We want people to be inspired. It’s brutal. We brought our A-game on ‘Netherheaven’.”

Netherheaven track-listing
1. Diabolical Majesty
2. Lessons in Occult Theft
3. Nihilistic Violence
4. Strange and Eternal
5. Galleries of Morbid Artistry
6. The 9th Chasm
7. Godforsaken
8. The Intervening Abyss of Untold Aeons
9. Re-Crucified [feat. Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)

“…’Netherheaven’ is Revocation’s best record in a decade. Expanding the dark romanticism of ‘Deathless’, Davidson, Bamberger and Pearson crank out the darkest, heaviest songs of their career together, never missing a beat.” – Angry Metal Guy

“‘Netherheaven’ is a winning addition to the Revocation catalog. A masterful amalgamation of every single element that Revocation has crafted over the last several albums, sharpened into a cohesive, thoughtful, and punishing package of solid technical death/thrash metal. If there was ever a thinking man’s death metal, Revocation would be the band and ‘Netherheaven’ would be the record!” – Metal Wani

“In a genre where every band wants to tease their newest album as their ‘most heavy,’ ‘Netherheaven’ finds Revocation doubling down on their most ferocious elements. The band achieved impressive levels of power after recording as a three-piece for the first time in 13 years, while maintaining their tech-metal prestige.” – Metal Injection

“…’Netherheaven’ is easily on par with the band’s very best, and might even be the new standard by which all their work will be judged going forwards…this is one album that does not miss.” – No Clean Singing

“…Revocation’s ‘Netherheaven’ represents the next stage in their sonic evolution: from primordial metallic neophytes back on albums like ‘Empire of the Obscene’ and (my first taste) ‘Existence Is Futile’ to more full-fledged tech-death beasts such as ‘Deathless’, ‘Great Is Our Sin’, and ‘The Outer Ones’. ‘Netherheaven’ continues the progression in quality you have come to expect from the greater part of the last decade.” – Invisible Oranges

Photo credit: Alex Morgan
Starting today, Revocation will hit the road for a North American headlining tour with Krisiun, Alluvial, and Inoculation as support, before heading to Europe for another headliner in early 2023, this time featuring special guests Goatwhore, Alluvial, and Creeping Death. See below for all dates!

Revocation tour dates
w/ Krisiun, Alluvial, Inoculation
Sept. 9, 2022 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Sept. 10, 2022 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Sept. 11, 2022 – La Source de la Martinière – Québec City, QC
Sept. 13, 2022 – Elsewhere Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 14, 2022 – Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub – Cambridge, MA
Sept. 15, 2022 – Lovedraft’s Brewing CO – Mechanicsburg, PA
Sept. 16, 2022 – The Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
Sept. 17, 2022 – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA
Sept. 18, 2022 – The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
Sept. 19, 2022 – The Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 20, 2022 – Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
Sept. 21, 2022 – Respectable Street – West Palm Beach, FL
Sept. 23, 2022 – Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
Sept. 24, 2022 – Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
Sept. 25, 2022 – Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
Sept. 27, 2022 – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Sept. 28, 2022 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Sept. 29, 2022 – 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 30, 2022 – Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
Oct. 1, 2022 – Santa Cruz Vets Hall – Santa Cruz, CA
Oct. 3, 2022 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
Oct. 4, 2022 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct. 6, 2022 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 7, 2022 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Oct. 8, 2022 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
Oct. 9, 2022 – Bigs Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
Oct. 11, 2022 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
Oct. 12, 2022 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Oct. 13, 2022 – The Sanctuary 2 – Hamtramck, MI
Oct. 14, 2022 – No Class – Cleveland, OH
Oct. 15, 2022 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Oct. 16, 2022 – Enclave – Pittsburgh, PA

Revocation tour dates
w/ Goatwhore, Alluvial, Creeping Death
Jan. 19, 2023 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
Jan. 20, 2023 – Matrix – Bochum, DE
Jan. 21, 2023 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
Jan. 22, 2023 – Logo – Hamburg, DE
Jan. 23, 2023 – Valand – Gothenburg, SE
Jan. 24, 2023 – John Dee – Oslo, NO
Jan. 25, 2023 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
Jan. 27, 2023 – SO36 – Berlin, DE
Jan. 28, 2023 – AJZ – Chemnitz, DE
Jan. 29, 2023 – Hirsch – Nürnberg, DE
Jan. 30, 2023 – Futurum – Prague, CZ
Jan. 31, 2023 – Akvárium Klub – Budapest, HU
Feb. 1, 2023 – Viper Room – Vienna, AT
Feb. 2, 2023 – Backstage – Munich, DE
Feb. 3, 2023 – Kofmehl – Solothurn, CH
Feb. 4, 2023 – Alchemica Music Club – Bologna, IT
Feb. 5, 2023 – Le Rex – Toulouse, FR
Feb. 6, 2023 – Bóveda – Barcelona, ES
Feb. 7, 2023 – Copernico – Madrid, ES
Feb. 8, 2023 – Stage Live – Bilbao, ES
Feb. 10, 2023 – Trabendo – Paris, FR
Feb. 11, 2023 – The Black Lab – Lille / Wasquehal, FR
Feb. 12, 2023 – Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
Feb. 13, 2023 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
Feb. 14, 2023 – Whelans – Dublin, IE
Feb. 15, 2023 – Mama Roux – Birmingham, UK
Feb. 16, 2023 – The Fleece – Bristol, UK
Feb. 17, 2023 – Zappa – Antwerp, BE
Feb. 18, 2023 – Faust – Hannover, DE

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.metalblade.com/revocation
http://www.revocationband.com
http://www.facebook.com/revocation
http://www.twitter.com/revocation
http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation 

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