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Below is our complete Revocation news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Revocation Posts Third In-Studio Clip

Revocation today releases the third in a series of video clips covering the recording of new album "Deathless" (be sure to also check out Part 1 and Part 2).

"Deathless" was recorded with producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts and is due out October 14th via Metal Blade Records. The label comments:

"The album is ten tracks of ambitious, catchy, and undeniably heavy material. Musically, cuts like 'Madness Opus' showcase a more deliberate Revocation - restrained, if even moderately so, to deliver a slow, near-dirge like track. Alternatively, the title track highlights the diversity of Davidson's vocals with a catchy chorus. It's an earworm the likes of which the band had only previously hinted. The rest of the album offers a refreshing variety of music and truly feels like an 'album,' rather than a collection of similar tracks. This is a refinement, achieved only through years of focusing on their craft."

The new album's track listing is: More...

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Havok Vocalist Breaks His Wrist

Havok vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez has broken his wrist and the band will be forced to miss several dates on the current tour with Crowbar, Revocation, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed for Apocalypse.

The band will rejoin the tour in California in early October with Revocation's Dan Gargiulo will be filling on guitar while Sanchez returns on vocals.

Here's more in Sanchez's own words:

While hiking in Boulder, Colorado, I took a pretty nasty fall and ended up shattering my left wrist. Since I'm currently unable to play guitar, our friend Dan Gargiulo from Revocation has offered his 6-string services and will be laying down the riffage for the rest of our stint in the USA. I will still be doing vocals on the remainder of the upcoming shows and I cannot wait to get back on the road!

I'd like to apologize to anyone that was looking forward to seeing HAVOK in these coming days. We will definitely make it up to you. In times like these, one must remember the ancient American proverb, "Shit happens." See you on the road!!

One last thing! Here is some good news for a change. Pete's mom is making a full recovery from her recent accident and that means Pete Webber will be back behind the kit rejoining the tour in California. We want to thank Marshall Wieczorek from Wretched for stepping in on drums and doing an awesome job on such short notice.

The latest Havok tour dates are as follows:

"Symmetry in Black" tour dates feat. HAVOK w/ CROWBAR, REVOCATION, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE
Oct. 2 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
Oct. 3 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
Oct. 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
Oct. 5 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Oct. 6 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Oct. 8 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
Oct. 9 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Oct. 10 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's

HAVOK live in Mexico
Oct. 11 - Ciudad Juarez - Hysteria Bar
Oct. 12 - Chihuahua - Club Bolivar
Oct. 16 - Durango - Fir
Oct. 17 - Monterrey - Morfos Bar
Oct. 18 - Mexico DF - Eyescream Metal Festival
Oct. 19 - San Luis Potosi - Bunker Bar
Oct. 23 - Queretaro - Black Flag
Oct. 24 - Aguascalientes - Seven Sins
Oct. 25 - Mexico DF - Hell & Heaven

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Revocation Posts Second Studio Clip

Revocation just gave us an epic Pit Story about a biffed stage dive yesterday (read it here!) and now the band has released the second in a series of video clips documenting work on new album "Deathless."

"Deathless" is set for an October 14th, 2014 release through Metal Blade Records.

The full album's track listing will be as follows:

1. A Debt Owed to the Grave
2. Deathless (streaming here)
3. Labyrinth of Eyes
4. Madness Opus
5. Scorched Earth Policy
6. The Blackest Reaches
7. The Fix
8. United in Helotry
9. Apex
10. Witch Trials More...

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Pit Stories: Friends Don't Let Friends Stage Dive

Gather around metal heads: it's Pit Story time again!

This week Dave Davidson from Revocation shares a tale of trying to get a fellow musician to stage dive, who wisely turns the offer down.

Undeterred, Dave decides to show the fans in the mosh pit how it's done, with some unfortunate consequences. He tells the story thusly:

We were playing Cleveland at Peabody’s on the Darkest Hour Legacy tour and I was drinking at the bar with Misha from Periphery. The subject of mosh pits and stage diving came up and he said that he had never stage dived before. I was pretty drunk at that point so I was kind of teasing him about not doing it and challenging him to stage dive. He wasn’t into it so I went up and stage dove during Darkest Hour’s set and came out unscathed.

I came back to the bar and Misha was still not having it so I went for round two to prove my point… but then things didn’t go quite as planned. I dove off the stage backwards but I kind of over shot my jump so instead of catching my whole body the crowd only caught my legs which flipped my body around so that my head came crashing to the concrete floor.

I stood up in a daze after basically “piledriving” myself in the middle of the pit and felt a wetness on the back of my head. I soon realized that wet feeling was actually blood and one of the dudes who worked at the club was nice enough to take me to the ER. 8 staples later I was sent on my way. Misha got the aftermath of the stage dive gone awry on video for your viewing pleasure.

Revocation's forthcoming fifth album "Deathless" will drop on October 14th via Metal Blade. Get a taste of the release by hearing "Madness Opus" here or check out the title track at this location. Check out the end result of Dave's mistimed stage leap in the player below: More...

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Revocation Streaming New Single

Revocation's fifth album "Deathless" - the band's debut for Metal Blade - is set for an October 14th release.

Today another track from the album has been made available. Listen to "Madness Opus" below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

Revocation singer/guitarist Dave Davidson comments on the track:

"Madness Opus is based on H.P. Lovecraft's short story 'The Music Of Erich Zann' and is probably the heaviest song off the new album. We've been playing this new tune for a few months now and it's been crushing live so we're stoked to finally premiere the studio version of it."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. A Debt Owed to the Grave
2. Deathless (streaming here)
3. Labyrinth of Eyes
4. Madness Opus
5. Scorched Earth Policy
6. The Blackest Reaches
7. The Fix
8. United in Helotry
9. Apex
10. Witch Trials More...

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Revocation Releases Studio Footage

Revocation's upcoming fifth album, "Deathless," is a fitting debut for Metal Blade Records and a definitive statement of intent from the band, due out October 14th.

"Deathless" was recorded with producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. During the recording process, the band shot a series of videos documenting work on "Deathless." Today the first video from the sessions is available for streaming below.

Front man Dave Davidson comments on the video series: "This is the first of 3 video interviews that document the recording process for our upcoming record. We've put a lot into making this album so we wanted to give fans some insight into how it was created. Stay tuned for more episodes coming soon." More...

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Revocation Reveals Details On New LP "Deathless"

Boston death thrashers Revocation revealed details of the upcoming fifth full length studio release, and first with Metal Blade Records, "Deathless." The album is set for an October 14th release and the artwork and track list have bee unveiled. "Deathless" will be available in CD, 2LP and digital formats. The title track can be heard streaming in the player below and pre-orders can be made at this location.

"Deathless" was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. The album is ten tracks of "ambitious, catchy, and undeniably heavy material." Musically, cuts like "Madness Opus" showcase a more deliberate REVOCATION - restrained, if even moderately so, to deliver a slow, near-dirge like track. Alternatively, the title track highlights the diversity of Davidson's vocals with a catchy chorus. It's an earworm the likes of which the band had only previously hinted. The rest of the album offers a refreshing variety of music and truly feels like an "album", rather than a collection of similar tracks. This is a refinement, achieved only through years of focusing on their craft.

Davidson adds, "Collectively, we feel that "Deathless" is our finest offering yet. The songs are incredibly varied and each one showcases a different element of the band. Technically, everyone is in top form on this record, as well, and we really pushed ourselves to deliver the best performances possible on all fronts. This is a new chapter and a new beginning for the band; we can't wait for this record to be unleashed in October!"

Lyrically, "Deathless" addresses life on the road and the band's commitment to touring, followed by even more touring. Davidson discusses the track "Madness Opus," which debuted on the recent tour with DevilDriver: "The crowd response for that tune has been overwhelmingly positive. It's one of the heaviest songs we've ever written, hands down, and has been a blast to play live. Lyrically, it's about one of my favorite HP Lovecraft stories, 'The Music Of Erich Zann.' Fans of unnamable cosmic horror and punishing death metal will not be disappointed!"

Revocation begins touring in support of "Deathless" in September with Crowbar in North America, followed by a full European tour with new label mates Cannibal Corpse and Aeon. Dates and venues can be found below.

The track listing for the album is:

1. A Debt Owed to the Grave
2. Deathless
3. Labyrinth of Eyes
4. Madness Opus
5. Scorched Earth Policy
6. The Blackest Reaches
7. The Fix
8. United in Helotry
9. Apex
10. Witch Trials More...

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Orange Goblin And Winterfylleth To Play Damnation

English stoner rock band Orange Goblin is the latest name to be added to the 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill.

Orange Gobline will be joined by black metal quartet Winterfylleth and post-punk outfit October File, with both bands airing material from new albums at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 1st.

The trio of new additions bolster an impressively eclectic line-up which already boasts Bolt Thrower's only U.K. appearance, a Cannibal Corpse headline set and St. Vitus performing "Born Too Late" in full.

Orange Goblin said: "Over the last few years, Damnation has cemented itself into one of the UK's leading metal festivals, so it is a great honour to be asked back to play for a second time.
"It is already a great line up of bands, and we can't wait to be part of it."

Winterfylleth added: "We are proud to announce we will be playing Damnation Festival once again in 2014. The response we had in 2012 was mind blowing and we hope to see you all there once again. Damnation is a festival we always attend as fans regardless of playing and a must for all serious metal fans. We have a new album out a few weeks before the festival, so will be playing some exclusive new material for the first time on the day.”

October File also comments: "We are over the moon to be playing what is becoming one of the most important and special events in the UK. Damnation has worked hard to forge a name that is a must for fans and underground talent."

The line-up for Damnation Festival so far includes: Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Saint Vitus, Raging Speedhorn, Orange Goblin, Anaal Nathrakh, Ahab, Revocation, Solstafir, Winterfylleth, H A R K, October File, Bast, Atlantis and Corrupt Moral Altar, with many more bands to be announced across four stages. More...

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Revocation Announces New Album Title

Revocation completed work earlier this year on a fifth album with producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios. The new album will be called "Deathless" and will be released worldwide this Fall on Metal Blade Records. The art for "Deathless" was painted by Tom Strom.

New music, as well as pre-order bundles, will be officially launched later this Summer. As previously announced, Revocation will be on tour throughout the Fall with label mates Cannibal Corpse and Aeon in Europe. North American tour dates will follow.

Revocation is also proud to join Crowbar on tour in September-October. The tour also features Havok, Fit For An Autopsy, and Armed For Apocalypse. Full details are available below. More...

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"Project Rogue" Crowd Funding Campaign Announced

Project Rogue is a new crowd funding project featuring existing Rogue Records America artists teaming up with 16 cross-genre metal titans to create a new studio and video project.

You can find the perks for donating and make your own contribution to the project at this location. All the Project Rogue artists will collaborate together, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Raymond Herrera - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Shavo Odadjian - System Of A Down
Chris Adler - Lamb Of God
Rob Barrett - Cannibal Corpse
John Boecklin - Devildriver
Paul Masvidal - Death/Cynic
David Davidson - Revocation
Sean Reinert - Death/Cynic
Jon Howard - Threat Signal/Arkaea
Mitch Harris - Napalm Death
Jed Simon - Scar The Martyr/Strapping Young Lad
Frank Watkins - Obituary/Gorgoroth
Wayne Static - Static X
Christian Olde Wolbers - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Pat Lachman - Damageplan
Logan Mader - Machine Head/Soulfly
JD Schmidt - Nociceptor
Robert Luciani - Means End
Vincent Zylstra - Synthetic Breed
Andrew Zink - Akeldama
Connor Reibling - Akeldama

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Revocation Signs To Metal Blade

During the last eight years, the Boston, Massachusetts-based metal act Revocation has released full-length albums (one self-released, three on Relapse Records), and a free EP with Scion A/V. As the band prepares album number five, Revocation begins a brand new chapter of its career by signing a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records.

Revocation's Dave Davidson comments: "We are very stoked to announce that we have signed with Metal Blade! We are all extremely proud to be a part of a label with such a long history and legendary roster. Currently, we're in the studio recording our 5th full length album with Zeuss at the helm. This is the start of a new chapter for us and we are so thankful for all the support that we've received from the underground that has gotten us to this point in our career."

Metal Blade Records president Mike Faley adds: "We are excited to be working with Revocation. Their tireless work ethic combined with world class musicianship and extreme technical metal has Revocation at the forefront of the scene. Metal Blade looks forward to being a part of their team and helping Revocation achieve future success."

In 2014, Revocation will be on the road with DevilDriver, Carnifex, Fit for an Autopsy, and their new label mates, Whitechapel and Rivers of Nihil. Catch the band live: More...

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DevilDriver To Embark On North American Tour

The California groove machine known as Devildriver has confirmed it will be touring North America this summer, alongside co-headliners Whitechapel. Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy. These dates follow April shows in Europe.

Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait for this tour start: "You all thought winter was over? Well Winter Kills continues. We are pumped to tour the USA in further support of Winter Kills. It's an insane line up of great bands and great friends. Come on out."

Devildriver released sixth studio album "Winter Kills" in August 2013 via Napalm Records. Catch the band live on these dates: More...

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Revocation Releases "Fracked" Video

Massachusetts metallers Revocation recently completed work on a video for the song "Fracked," which comes from the band's recently released self-titled 4th album via Relapse Records.

The video was put together by Madeline Quinn and is a visual representation of the song's lyrics, which highlight the environmental effects of fracking.

Today the video is receiving its premiere courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting and can be viewed below.

Frontman Dave Davidson commented on the video and the band's upcoming tour: "Greetings heavy metal warriors! We are pleased to present to you our video for 'Fracked.' Lyrically this song is about the rape and destruction of our environment at the hands of profit driven sociopaths, in other words a real feel good hit to brighten up your day. We'll be jamming this new tune on our upcoming tour, see you in the pit!"

Revocation will hit the road tomorrow in North America alongside Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Diamond Plate. The first show is in San Francisco, CA and the tour runs through November 10th in Santa Ana, CA. More...

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Revocation Posts Playthrough Videos

During the recording process for the band's self-titled album, Revocation created a series of exclusive play through videos for the song "Spastic."

Today these videos can be viewed below, courtesy of GuitarWorld.com.

Revocation is currently on tour in Europe in support of the band's self-titled fourth studio album, which was released this past August on Relapse Records. Upcoming tour dates can be found after the jump. More...

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Revocation To Miss Tonight's Show

Revocation is currently on the road touring in support of the band's newly released, self-titled album. Unfortunately for Des Moines fans, the band has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's show:

"We regret to inform you that we will not be able to make it to our gig tonight in Des Moines. We blew a leaf spring on our trailer and are still in Cheyenne waiting for it to be repaired. We'll make it up to you guys next time!"

For more info on the album, check out our recent interview with Revocation right here, or watch the music video for "Invidious" below. More...

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Revocation Posts "Invidious" Video

Boston metallers Revocation are stoked to premiere the video for their song "Invidious." The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show and can be found below.

Revocation's fourth album was released two weeks ago and can be streamed in its entirety right here. You can also read our recent interview with the band at this location. More...

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Battlecross To Tour With Death Angel

Battlecross is about to return home from a summer of touring as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, but won't be idle for long. The Michigan-based upstarts will be performing at the GWAR-BQ next weekend, then will head out on a short tour in September-October with Hatebreed.

To cap off 2013, Battlecross has announced the band will be supporting Death Angel this fall. Battlecross will join the tour's other supporting acts 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, and Diamond Plate for a tour that begins on October 18th in San Francisco and wraps on November 10th in Santa Ana, CA.

Death Angel will be touring in support of new album "The Dream Calls For Blood." Get full info on the coming release right here. More...

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Revocation Posts Metallica Cover

Today, the self-titled 4th full-length album from Boston metallers Revocation has been released via Relapse Records. This is the first release to feature new bassist Brett Bamberger.

The deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic "Dyer's Eve."

Today RevolverMag.com is hosting an exclusive premiere of Revocation's ripping rendition of this Metallica track. Check it out below.

Revocation's new album is also streaming in full at this location. The band recently completed work on a video for "Invidious." The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show. The clip will receive its premiere in the coming weeks. More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest III Announces Lineup

The Indianapolis Metal Fest III will take place September 20-21, 2013 at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among the acts features is the reformed Byzantine, as well as, Temple of Brutality, which features Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.). Tickets can be purchased over at this location.

The full slate of acts to appear:

Incantation
Acheron
Revocation
Byzantine
Funerus
Leatherwolf
Rivers of Nihil
Seven Witches
Vicious Rumors
Angel Vivaldi More...

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Revocation Streaming Full New Album

The wait is almost over, in exactly one week from today, the self-titled 4th full-length album from Boston metallers Revocation will be released on Relapse Records.

This is the first release to feature new bassist Brett Bamberger, and the album's artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Today, Revocation has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com for an exclusive stream of the new album. Check it out below. More...

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