REVOCATION to release the album Netherheaven in September; Broadcast of “Diabolical Majesty” music videos; North American Tour Announcement

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On September 9, progressive death metal band Revocation will release their eighth album, Netherheaven, via Metal Blade Records. For a first look at the album, a video for the new single “Diabolical Majesty” (directed by David Brodsky //mgenyc.com) can be viewed below.

Revocation songwriter and frontman Dave Davidson comments, “It’s always hard to pick the first single off a new album, but we felt ‘Diabolical Majesty’ really captures the vibe of ‘Netherheaven’. It’s a thrash death metal ripper that has a little something for everyone, whether you’re the first to activate a circular pit at a show or you just like banging your head. clip was filmed by our good friends Dave Brodsky and Allison Woest, and they once again outdid themselves on this one!Special thanks to the team at Sk8 Liborius for letting us rage in their space for a few days. Lyrically, “Diabolical Majesty” was inspired by the Satanic Temple’s ongoing struggle with the religious right and their battle to display the Baphomet statue in the face of censorship and legal action. American Chris Hedges,” The merger of the corporatists with the Christian right is Godzilla’s marriage to Frankenstein.” Those words ring even truer now that hardline Christian politicians have begun imposing their authoritarian rule as they seek to completely undo the separation of the Church. and the state.”

Brett Bamberger (bass) adds, “Filming ‘Diabolical Majesty’ got me excited on every level! You can’t do better than ripping a video with the crew WHILE having a session and multiple Busch Waters. The skating at Liborius reminded me of my first time I visited SPOT and Asbury Park as a kid I don’t think I’ve seen a green ramp since those days since I’ve always been a tech dawg! was really special to be able to combine all my beloved passions in the session and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!”

Four years in the making, the Billboard 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 deep into the darker and more evil side of death metal. In short, where the previous album, The Outer Ones (2018), dropped Revocation into the horrible jaws of the cosmos, Netherheaven skilfully pierces the nine rings of Hell to directly confront Lucifer and his countless faces. “We’re definitely more in a death metal mood than on previous albums in our catalog,” Davidson says. “We’re focused on how we can write the best death metal-centric album possible while pushing our limits. The new songs on ‘Netherheaven’ are devilish and sinister, but also have a progressive element to keep things interesting. . It has our brand on it, no doubt.”

Netherheaven was written during downtime after The Outer Ones album cycle ended. All nine tracks on the album were written solely by Davidson, who spent his time kneeling before the altars of Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Chuck Schuldiner (Death), Marty Friedman (Megadeth) and famed jazz guitarists West Montgomery and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Between writing killer riffs and absolutely unleashed solos, the seven-string also practiced (technique), studied (theory) and taught guitar. Revocation really shifted gears when Davidson took over audio engineering (with Apple’s Logic Pro) to effectively use pandemic-era lockdowns. It made perfect sense for him to lead the engineer and producer chair of his new HeatWave studios for Netherheaven. Revocation then recruited 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,” Davidson says. “We want people to be inspired. It’s brutal. We brought our A-game to Netherheaven.”

Netherheaven is available for pre-order in the following formats:

– digipak-CD
– “Elysium” – baby blue vinyl (US exclusive)
– “Hellfire” – fuego marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– white/blue marbled vinyl (limited to 1000 copies)
– sunset orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– red vinyl with black splashes (EU exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
– transparent vinyl with black and red splashes (EU exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
– white vinyl with blue splashes (EU exclusive – limited to 250 copies)

Pre-order here.

List of Netherheaven tracks:

“Diabolic Majesty”
“Lessons in Occult Flight”
“Nihilistic violence”
“Strange and Eternal”
“Morbid Art Galleries”
“The 9th Chasm”
“Palm”
“The Intervening Abyss of Unspeakable Aeons”
“Re-Crucified” (featuring Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher of Cannibal Corpse)

Video “Diabolic Majesty”:

As soon as the disc is released, Revocation will launch a headlining North American tour with Krisiun, Alluvial and Inoculation as support. “We can’t wait to play a bunch of new songs on our first headlining tour since the pandemic,” Davidson enthused. “We’ll be joined alongside Brazilian berserkers Krisiun, progressive death metal wizards Alluvial, and newcomer Inoculation who combine an OSDM aesthetic with a more modern technical approach. Don’t miss the killer lineup, get out there and shop around. Satan!”

Tour dates:

September
9 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
10 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11 – La Source de la Martinière – Quebec City, QC
13 – Elsewhere Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
14 – Middle Eastern Restaurant and Nightclub – Cambridge, MA
15 – Lovedraft’s Brewing CO – Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
16 – The Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
17 – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 – The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, North Carolina
19 – The Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
20 – Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
21 – Respectable Street – West Palm Beach, Florida
23 – Come Take It Live – Austin, TX
24 – Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
25 – Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
27 – Nile Theater – Mesa, Arizona
28 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
29 – 1720 – Los Angeles, California
30 – Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA

October
1 – Santa Cruz Vet Hall – Santa Cruz, CA
3 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
4 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
7 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, Colorado
8 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
9 – Bigs Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
11 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
12 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
13 – The Sanctuary 2 – Hamtramck, MI
14 – No Class – Cleveland, OH
15 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
16 – Enclave – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Line up:

David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

(Picture – Alex Morgan)

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