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Revocation Parts With Drummer Phil Dubois

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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.

"I look back on my time with Revocation with nothing but fond memories, and feel incredibly lucky to have been part of something so special. I would like to thank the enormous amount of people who have helped us over the years: from everyone we've worked with at Relapse and Metal Blade, to our manager Shawn Carrano and our booking agent Dan Rozenblum, to all the amazing bands we've toured with over the years, and to our very supportive families who have been with us all the way through this incredible journey. Most of all I would like to thank all of our amazing fans that have made our career in music possible.

"To everyone who has ever picked up a record, come out to a show, bought a t-shirt, and even taken us into their homes when we didn't have a place to stay, thank you all so much for helping us turn our dreams into a reality. I'm humbled and moved beyond words knowing that what we started in my parents dining room when we were 14 years old has resonated with so many people and allowed us to travel the world sharing our passion. I look forward to continuing my career in music and can't wait to get back out playing shows, see you all on the road with whatever comes next!"

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

This was a surprise! Wish both Phil and the guys in Revocation the best. Phil is a beast.

# Jun 16, 2015 @ 8:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

NOooooooooooo! Absolutely love his drumming and I think his style was perfect for the band. It's hard to imagine him in a different band or Revocation without him.

I guess we will find out what both of those things sound like. Either way, Revocation has their work cut out for them finding a suitable replacement.

# Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

I hear Tim Yeung is available. lol

Seriously though, they may tap Alex Rudinger at least for a bit since he already filled in for Phil on tour.

Alex has got the chops and seems to have some diversity within his style.

# Jun 16, 2015 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. coldiem writes:

I hadn't heard of Alex Rudinger before, nor that he filled in (if I read about that, I buried it way too deep in my memory banks). After watching a couple of his videos, he seems like the obvious choice.

I'd also never paid attention to Conquering Dystopia before, which was clearly a mistake.

# Jun 16, 2015 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Drum_Junkie writes:

Oh yeah. Conquering Dystopia is pretty bad@ss! I fyou like the Loomis and Morrow guitar work on Conquering Dystopia, check out Keith Merrow's solo stuff as well.

# Jun 16, 2015 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

Shame he's leaving. He was awesome. I was wearing my British Steel shirt, at Summer Slaughter, the year they played, and he yell at me as he pointed to the Priest cross tattooed on his leg. Needless to say, hardcore high fiving ensued lol. Wish him all the best.

# Jun 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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