Revocation is a band that changes dramatically with each album. This is a band that’s relatively new in their careers, yet has created a legacy behind their ever fluctuating sound. Whether it’s with talent or force, Revocation is the band that stands out the most in modern day metal.
Being such a dynamic force, it only makes sense that Revocation is once again a part of the Summer Slaughter tour. Their fan base is strong in Tampa, as the crowd gathered around The Ritz to headbang along to the thrash-induced sounds of Revocation. But even the prevalent old-school crowd, who were there for the Cannibal Corpse headliner, still admitted that they were impressed by such a young band. Revocation had just released their newest album Great is Our Sin this week, but they still played new material such as Arbiters of the Apocalypse.
I’ve seen Revocation multiple times, and their set continues to impress me. Their energy is unmatched, and they perform every song flawlessly. This only makes me anxious to continue watching their set in the future, such as at 70000 Tons of Metal in 2017.
At Summer Slaughter I bought Great is Our Sin, and for their first concept album, I can say Revocation is really maturing their sound by going to greater lengths than what we expected. It’s pretty obvious that Revocation is the band that will define this generation of metal. Out of all of the bands today, this is the band that pushes barriers only to rise above them. With this perseverance and force, I’m only waiting to see what all Revocation will do in the future.
The Age of Metal was able to speak to Revocation mastermind, David Davidson. In the interview we discuss the Summer Slaughter tour, Great is Our Sin and why they’re a unique extreme metal band.
Summer Slaughter tour 2016
Cannibal Corpse/Nile/After The Burial/Suffocation/Carnifex/Revocation
Krisiun/Slaughter To Prevail/Ingested
7/28 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/30 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/31 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/2 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
8/5 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/8 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
8/11 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
8/13 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/15 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
8/16 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
8/17 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/19 Richmond, VA @ The National
8/20 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
8/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade