20 October, 2013

Revocation: Fracked – new video & Revocation – full album stream

Unfaltering Massachusetts (“Battlestar Galactica” fans) metallers , REVOCATION, have released a new Madeline Quinn-directed video for ‘Fracked’, off the band's fourth, self-titled album which was released in August 2013 on Relapse Records. Recorded with producer Pete Rutcho at The Brick Hithouse Studio and at Damage Studios in Southbridge, Massachusetts, ‘Revocation’ cracked the Billboard Top 200 chart (a first for the band) at number 158, selling just over 2,600 copies in its first week. The album has also entered the Heatseekers Chart at number 4, the Hard Music Chart at number 15 and the Independent Album Chart (all U.S. charts) at number 42. The first full-length album recorded with new bassist Brett Bamberger, who joined the band in 2012 and was featured on the band's EP ‘Teratogenesis’ (released by Scion AV and given away for free here), is available as a deluxe CD and standard CD, as double LP and digitally here (Relapse Records' online store), on BandCamp, iTunes and Amazon. The album's art was created by Orion Landau:

Formed in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts by guitarist and vocalist David Davidson, drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne and bassist Anthony Buda, REVOCATION released a couple of demos before they recorded their debut studio album, ‘Sanity's Aberration’, which they released under the moniker “Cryptic Warning”. Unhappy with the band's name, they became REVOCATION and as such, they proceeded to record a three-song demo entitled ‘Summon The Spawn’, followed by self-released full-length in 2008, entitled ‘Empire Of The Obscene’. Bandmembers' incredible dexterity at their chosen instruments as well as their ability to write memorable songs while still maintaining complexity and aggression, would eventually brought about a contract with Relapse Records. REVOCATION's second full-length 2009's (cheerfully named) ‘Existence Is Futile’ was reviewed by Phil Freeman, AllMusic:
“Every few years, a young metal band comes along and, without cutting ties to the genre's storied past, totally rips up the landscape and rebuilds the music in its own image.” [Read the rest here:]

REVOCATION returned in 2011 with their third album, ‘Chaos Of Forms’, which made venerable Eduardo Rivadavia, AllMusic, wonder if the “next big thing” potential written all over the band was actually helping or harming them:
“Indeed, the Boston outfit's uncanny knack for welding wanton fury to blistering technique was nothing short of dazzling, but then, similar prophecies have been made about bands as diverse as MASTODON and TRIVIUM, and look at the backlash unleashed, for reasons both obvious and mysterious, toward the latter. … ‘Chaos Of Forms’ sees REVOCATION generally moving forward with power and precision, and perhaps a little too much self-awareness, but no fear…no, there’s too much risk involved in creating material like this for fear to be a factor, and that's to be commended.” [More here:]

REVOCATION features: David Davidson - guitars and vocals, Dan Gargiulo – guitar and vocals, Brett Bamberger – bass and vocals and Phil Dubois – drums


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