REVOCATION will release its new album, "The Outer Ones", on September 28 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Great Is Our Sin" sees the band pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of its signature sound harder than ever.
"I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date," states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson.
"Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route, they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries."
Moving away from the societal and historical themes that informed "Great Is Our Sin", this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre.
"The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created," Davidson says. "Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections, it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is, of course, some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well."
A first preview of "The Outer Ones" is available below.
This September/October, REVOCATION will head out on the road for its first North American headlining tour in several years, with EXHUMED, RIVERS OF NIHIL and YAUTJA as support.
Sep. 17 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Sep. 18 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Sep. 19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep. 21 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Sep. 22 - Austin, TX - Come & Take It Live
Sep. 23 - Ft. Worth, TX - Rail Club
Sep. 24 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
Sep. 26 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Sep. 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Sep. 28 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Sep. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Union
Sep. 30 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theatre
Oct. 01 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
Oct. 03 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria*
Oct. 04 - Spokane, WA - The Pin
Oct. 05 - Seattle, WA - Highline
Oct. 06 - Portland, OR - Analog
Oct. 07 - Boise, ID - Shredder
Oct. 09 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Oct. 10 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Oct. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill
Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
Oct. 13 - Kent, OH - The Outpost
Oct. 14 - Detroit, MI - Loving Touch
Oct. 15 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck*
Oct. 16 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks*
Oct. 17 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques*
Oct. 18 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge
Oct. 20 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
* No EXHUMED
David Davidson - Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo - Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger - Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson - Drums
9/28/2018Posted by Revocation on Tuesday, May 15, 2018