Revocation guitarist Dave Davidson just lately sat down with Loudwire’s Gear Factor to play his favourite riffs. Check out the clip beneath.
Revocation, have launched their eighth full-length, Netherheaven, by way of Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, a video for the brand new single, “Nihilistic Violence” (directed by David Brodsky // mgenyc.com), could be considered beneath.
Davidson feedback: “‘Nihilistic Violence’ is probably the meanest song we’ve ever recorded. It’s got a dark and menacing quality to it that the MyGoodEye production team perfectly captured for our latest music video. Bring your hardhats to the pit for this one because shit’s gonna get rowdy.”
Four years within the making, the Billboard-charting trio that’s Revocation – Dave Davidson (vocals/guitars), Ash Pearson (drums), and Brett Bamberger (bass) – meticulously discover the allegorical and literal points of Hell as they dig deeper into the darker, extra diabolical facet of loss of life steel. In brief, the place the earlier album, The Outer Ones (2018), jettison Revocation into the horrific maw of the cosmos, Netherheaven bores deftly by the 9 rings of Hell to immediately confront Lucifer and his multitudinous faces. “We’re definitely in more of a death metal mindset than on earlier albums in our catalog,” asserts Davidson. “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.”
Netherheaven was written throughout downtime after the album cycle for The Outer Ones was full. The album’s 9 tracks have been written solely by Davidson, who spent his time between genuflecting on the altars of Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Chuck Schuldiner (Death), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), and celebrated jazz guitarists Wes Montgomery and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Between writing killer riffs and completely wild solos, the seven-stringer additionally practiced (method), studied (concept), and taught guitar. Revocation actually modified gears when Davidson picked up audio engineering (with Apple’s Logic Pro) to make use of the pandemic-era lockdowns successfully. It made good sense for him to helm the engineer and producer’s chair at his newly-built HeatWave Studios for Netherheaven. Revocation then sourced Swedish studio ace Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator) to combine and grasp at Fascination Street Studios.
“We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into the album,” says Davidson. “We want people to be inspired. It’s brutal. We brought our A-game on Netherheaven.”
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“Lessons In Occult Theft”
“Strange And Eternal”
“Galleries Of Morbid Artistry”
“The 9th Chasm”
“The Intervening Abyss Of Untold Aeons”
“Re-Crucified” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher of Cannibal Corpse)
“Diabolical Majesty” video:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums