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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 Announces "Great Is Our Sin"

Revocation's new album "Great Is Our Sin" is coming July 22nd via Metal Blade Records, with the label boasting this is the band's "most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty release to date."

The first song from the album entitled "Communion" is available for streaming below, and you can also pre-order at this location. Frontman Dave Davidson commented on the first track: "'Communion' is the fastest song we've recorded to date and while it's blistering in terms of speed there are also some proggy elements present to add contrast to the aggression."

Reuniting with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Bleeding Through), who also helmed "Deathless" and 2012's "Teratogenesis" EP, the record packs the requisite punch, yet retains the organic feel with which it was conceived.

While the songs come together to make for a cohesive record that is engaging from front to back, they are further united by the lyrical concept penned by Davidson. The title itself appropriated from Charles Darwin's quote: "If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin," Davidson went about building a theme that was not only fittingly expansive, but also had real resonance with regard to contemporary society. "The concept revolves around the folly of man throughout the ages. Some themes come from historical references that are hundreds of years old, yet sadly these themes are still very relevant today due to mankind's refusal to learn from the lessons history has taught us, time and time again." More...

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Revocation Posts Live Clip "Alliance And Tyranny"

Revocation premieres a live video performing "Alliance And Tyranny". The track will be also on the re-mixed and remastered version of the band's debut album "Empire Of The Obscene", out in stores November 13th via Metal Blade.

Check out now "Alliance And Tyranny" below.

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Revocation Posts Remixed "Summon The Spawn"

Revocation will reissue the band's debut album "Empire of the Obscene" on November 13 via Metal Blade Records and today a newly remixed and remastered version of the song "Summon the Spawn" comes online.

Founding member and frontman Dave Davidson comments on the re-release: "Back in 2008 we self released our debut record 'Empire of The Obscene' only pressing 1,000 copies at the time, now thanks to the good folks at Metal Blade and the demand of our fans it will be available worldwide!

"We are very excited to finally give this record a proper release and can't wait for everyone to hear the newly remixed and remastered tunes courtesy of Pete Rutcho. We're also including the elusive 'Summon The Spawn' demo from 2006 as well as newly revamped cover art to make this release extra special." More...

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Revocation Premieres Remastered "Summon The Spawn"

Revocation premieres a newly remixed and remastered version of the opening and title track of the band's debut EP "Summon The Spawn", which was originally self-released in 2006.

You can now check out the new version of "Summon The Spawn" below.

Explains Revocation's Dave Davidson: More...

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Revocation Posts Drum Video

Revocation recently recruited Ash Pearson as the band's new full time drummer. To showcase Pearson's talents behind the kit, a new video has been released for "Bound By Desire" from the "Teratogenesis" EP. The video will give fans an close look at Pearson's technique and precision - watch below.

Pearson also comments: "Bound By Desire is one of my favorite Revocation songs to play on drums. There are lots of great grooves, solid double bass runs and excellent guitar solos. Here's a look at the song from a few different angles. Enjoy!"

Last week, Revocation announced the reissue of debut album "Empire of the Obscene." The album will be released November 13 via Metal Blade Records. More...

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Revocation Re-Issuing "Empire Of The Obscene"

Revocation has been busy touring in support of 2014's "Deathless" album that was released on Metal Blade Records.

Today Revocation also announces the reissue of debut album "Empire of the Obscene," coming out November 13, 2015. The title track is available below, while pre-orders are up now here. Founding member and frontman Dave Davidson comments on the re-release:

"Back in 2008 we self released our debut record 'Empire of The Obscene' only pressing 1,000 copies at the time, now thanks to the good folks at Metal Blade and the demand of our fans it will be available worldwide! We are very excited to finally give this record a proper release and can't wait for everyone to hear the newly remixed and remastered tunes courtesy of Pete Rutcho. We're also including the elusive 'Summon The Spawn' demo from 2006 as well as newly revamped cover art to make this release extra special."

Revocation is out now on a headline tour of North America with support coming from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast. The tour stops tonight in Cleveland, OH and runs through October 3 wrapping up with a hometown show in Boston. More...

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Revocation Posts "The Blackest Reaches" Clip

Revocation continues a series of lyric videos with fellow guitarist and director/animator Nick Hipa. The latest, "The Blackest Reaches," is live now and can be seen below. If you missed it, check out the previous clip for "Scorched Earth Policy" over here.

Revocation will embark on a headlining tour in just about a month. The tour, which is being presented by Gear Gods, features support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast.

This is Revocation's first headlining tour following the release of latest album, "Deathless." The tour is scheduled to kick off on September 3rd in Providence, RI, with the opening acts joining the package the following day in New York, NY at the Studio at Webster Hall. Full dates available after the jump. More...

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Revocation Reveals Its "Scorched Earth Policy"

Revocation continues a series of lyric videos with fellow guitarist and director/animator Nick Hipa. The latest, "Scorched Earth Policy," is live now and can be seen below.

If you missed 'em, check out the previously released lyric videos for "Madness Opus" as well as "Labyrinth of Eyes."

Revocation will hit the road for a headlining tour this September and October. The tour features support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast. Dates are available after the clip below. More...

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Black Fast Comments On Upcoming Touring

Black Fast will support Revocation this fall on a new run of tour dates also featuring Cannabis Corpse and Archspire.

Black Fast's all new LP "Terms Of Surrender" is due out August 7th, just a month prior to the tour's start.

"This gang that I'm in, Black Fast, is so grateful to Revocation for this opportunity," says vocalist Aaron Akin. "I think of them as the premier band at what they do. They work so hard and shred their asses completely off and their fans recognize this and are rabid with passion. We can't wait to go out there every night and give it everything we have. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. We look forward to meeting all you maniacs on the road!"

The upcoming dates are as follows: More...

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Cannabis Corpse Announces Fall Tour

Death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has announced a new North American tour.

The trek, featuring Revocation, label-mates Archspire, and Black Fast, begins on September 3rd in Providence, RI and sees the band trekking across the U.S. and Canada before concluding a month later in Boston, MA.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

9/3/2015 Providence, RI @ Dusk*
9/4/2015 New York, NY @ Studio @ Webster
9/5/2015 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
9/6/2015 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9/8/2015 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
9/9/2015 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
9/10/2015 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
9/11/2015 Cave in Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault Fest**
9/12/2015 Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
9/13/2015 Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
9/14/2015 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
9/16/2015 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/17/2015 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/18/2015 Los Angeles, CA @ Mystery Box
9/19/2015 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
9/20/2015 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
9/21/2015 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/22/2015 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
9/24/2015 Edmonton, CA @ Starlite
9/25/2015 Regina, SK @ Riddell Center
9/26/2015 Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel
9/27/2015 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater Studio B
9/29/2015 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
9/30/2015 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck***
10/1/2015 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's***
10/2/2015 Quebec City, QC @ La Source***
10/3/2015 Boston, MA @ Great Scott*** More...

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Revocation Recruits New Drummer

Revocation is happy to officially confirm drummer Ash Pearson as the band's new full time drummer after the departure of Phil Dubois.

Pearson is most well known for his work in 3 Inches of Blood, and is a welcome addition to the line up. Front man Dave Davidson offered the following on the announcement:

"We're very stoked to announce that Ash Pearson is our new drummer! Many of you might already be familiar with his drum skills in 3 Inches Of Blood but for those of you who are unaware of his talents let us assure you that he absolutely KILLS behind the kit! We're looking forward to starting this new chapter of Revocation with Ash on board and can't wait for everyone to see him in action."

Here's what Ash has to say about our newly forged alliance: "I am very honoured to be joining Revocation. Phil is a good friend of mine and I feel privileged to have his blessing and to be his successor. I take seriously the challenge to keep the caliber of this band high and look forward to continuing the legacy of Revocation." More...

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Revocation Parts With Drummer

Revocation released this message online via Facebook about parting ways with drummer Phil Dubois:

"Hey everyone, as some of you may have heard, Phil has decided to pursue other projects and is stepping down as drummer of Revocation. We've had a great nine years together and are sad to see him go. We wish him nothing but the best with his future endeavors and we're all sure that he will continue to kill it behind the kit. Be on the lookout for Phil's new project and stay tuned for more info regarding his replacement."

Phil himself had this to say: "It is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing I will be leaving Revocation. This was by far the most difficult decision I've ever made in my life, but after much soul searching I've decided that it is no longer the right path for me, so I will be moving forward to pursue new musical projects.

"I remain close friends with my brothers in the band, and support them 100% in all their future endeavors. I know such a talented group of guys will have a long and prosperous career, and I look forward to watching Revocation continue to grow and evolve. More...

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Revocation Releases "Madness Opus" Lyric Clip

Revocation is back on the road right now supporting Veil of Maya - The tour began in Detroit, MI, and will wind its way through the east coast, the south, and up into western Canada for a final show on June 14th in Winnipeg.

In celebration of the tour dates, Revocation prepared a series of lyric videos with fellow guitarist and director/animator Nick Hipa. The first, "Labyrinth of Eyes," launched last week. Now, "Madness Opus" has been unveiled and is streaming below. See the band live on these dates:

w/ Veil of Maya, Oceano, Gift Giver, Entheos
05/27 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
05/28 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
05/29 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
05/30 Tampa, FL State Theater
06/02 El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall
06/03 Tucson, AZ The Rock
06/04 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock
06/06 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
06/07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
06/08 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
06/11 Calgary, AB The Republik
06/12 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
06/13 Regina, SK The Exchange
06/14 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret More...

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Revocation Posts New Lyric Video

Revocation is back on the road this month supporting Veil of Maya - "The Matriarch Tour" begins on May 20th in Detroit, MI, and winds its way through the east coast, the south, and up into western Canada for a final show on June 14th in Winnipeg.

In celebration of the tour dates, Revocation has prepared a series of lyric videos with fellow guitarist and director/animator Nick Hipa. The first, "Labyrinth of Eyes," is streaming below.

Revocation's "Deathless" debuted on the Billboard charts last month, beating all previous album by more than 30 spots to land at #124 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. "Deathless" also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #114 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. More...

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Revocation Posts New Drum-Cam Playthrough

Revocation is streaming a new multi-cam filmed drum playthrough showing Alex Rudinger blasting through the song "No Funeral" during their live show in Tampa, FL on February 14.

Check out the drum-cam playthrough below.

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Revocation's David Davidson Posts New Lesson Clip

Revocation's David Davidson teamed up once again with Guitarworld for an instructional video titled "How I Employ Dissonance In 'Labyrinth of Eyes'".

Check out the new lesson below.

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Revocation's David Davidson Posts New Lesson Clip

Revocation's David Davidson teamed up once again with Guitarworld for an instructional video titled "More Melodic Options For Combining Sweeping And Tapping Techniques".

Two techniques most metal lead guitarists are familiar with are sweep picking and fretboard tapping, both of which are often employed to perform arpeggios. In this column, David Davidson demonstrates ways to combine the two techniques to create great sounding licks that can easily be moved around the fretboard.

Check out the new lesson below.

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Phil Dubois Interviews His Parents

It must be awesome to have supportive metal parents, and Revocation drummer Phil Dubois is one such lucky son.

In the video below, courtesy of Metal Injection, he interviews his parents about his band, other metal acts they enjoy, and advice for fellow parents of metal heads.

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Just For Fun

Nick Schendzielo Gives You Nightmare Fuel

In recent months we've been subjected to fart metal and Jewish metal, and now it's time for baby metal (nope, not the Japanese school girl one).

An absolutely nightmare-inducing video is now online from Job For A Cowboy bassist Nick Schendzielo's YouTube channel Bassfordays. This time, Revocation's Dave Davidson lends his guitar talent for "Newborns." Experience a jazzy, avant-garde hell below.

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Revocation Posts Picking and Tapping Lesson Clip

Revocation's David Davidson teamed up with Guitarworld for an instructional video titled "How to Combine Sweep Picking and Tapping".

Two techniques most metal lead guitarists are familiar with are sweep picking and fretboard tapping, both of which are often employed to perform arpeggios. In this column, David Davidson demonstrates ways to combine the two techniques to create great sounding licks that can easily be moved around the fretboard.

You can now stream the lesson below.

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