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Revocation Detail New Album “Netherheaven”, Reveal “Diabolical Majesty” Music Video & North American Tour


Technical death metal outfit Revocation will launch their eighth studio album “Netherheaven” on September 09th via Metal Blade Records. You can get your first proper sampling of it now via a music video directed by David Brodsky for the first single “Diabolical Majesty“.

Vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson weighed in on that new track, offering:

“It’s always hard choosing the first single off of a new album, but we felt that ‘Diabolical Majesty‘ really captures the mood of ‘Netherheaven‘ overall. It’s a thrashing, death metal ripper that’s got a little something for everyone, whether you’re the first one to activate a circle pit at a show or if you just like to bang your fucking head. The music video was filmed by our good friends Dave Brodsky and Allison Woest, and they’ve once again outdone themselves on this one! Special thanks to the Sk8 Liborius crew for letting us rage in their space for a couple days.

Lyrically, ‘Diabolical Majesty‘ was inspired by the Satanic Temple’s ongoing struggle with the religious right and their battle to display the statue of the Baphomet in the face of censorship and legal action. To quote American author Chris Hedges, ‘The merger of the corporatists with the Christian right is the marrying of Godzilla to Frankenstein.’ These words ring even truer now that extremist Christian politicians have begun imposing their authoritarian rule as they seek to completely undo the separation of church and state.”

Bassist Brett Bamberger added:

“Filming for ‘Diabolical Majesty‘ hyped me up on every level! You can’t beat ripping a video with the crew WHILE having a session and several Busch Waters. Skating at Liborius reminded me of my first time checking out SPOT & Asbury Park when I was a kid. I don’t think I’ve even seen a vert ramp since those days since I’ve always been a tech dawg! It was really special to be able to combine all my beloved passions in the sesh & hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!”

Davidson solely oversaw the writing process for the album himself and also took on the production and engineering duties at his own HeatWave Studios. Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator) was tasked with mixing and mastering the effort. Fans of heavier fare should find much to celebrate on “Netherheaven“, as Davidson stated:

“We’re definitely in more of a death metal mindset than on earlier albums in our catalog. 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.”

Notable among the album’s nine included songs is the closing track “Re-Crucified“, which will feature guest spots from Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and Trevor Strnad, the late frontman of The Black Dahlia Murder.

Netherheaven” track listing:

01 – “Diabolical Majesty
02 – “Lessons In Occult Theft
03 – “Nihilistic Violence
04 – “Strange And Eternal
05 – “Galleries Of Morbid Artistry
06. – “The 9th Chasm
07 – “Godforsaken
08 – “The Intervening Abyss Of Untold Aeons
09 – “Re-Crucified” (feat. Trevor Strnad & George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher)

Pre-orders are available here. The group will be ringing in that new outing with a North American headlining tour that will find them out with Krisiun, Alluvial and Inoculation. Davidson has the following to say about that bill:

“We cannot wait to play a bunch of new songs on our first headlining tour back since the pandemic. We’ll be joined alongside the Brazilian berserkers in Krisiun, progressive death metal wizards Alluvial and newcomers Inoculation who combine an OSDM aesthetic with a more modern, technical approach. Don’t miss the killer lineup, come out and circle pit for Satan!”

09/09 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09/10 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
09/11 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martiniere
09/13 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
09/14 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
09/15 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s Brewing Co.
09/16 Baltimore, MD – The Metro Gallery
09/17 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
09/18 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
09/19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
09/20 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
09/21 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
09/23 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/24 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
09/25 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
09/27 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/29 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
09/30 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
10/01 Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Vets Hall
10/03 Portland, OR – Dante’s
10/04 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/07 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/08 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
10/09 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
10/11 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
10/12 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
10/13 Hamtramck, MI – The Sanctuary 2
10/14 Cleveland, OH – No Class
10/15 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Enclave

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