Live Dates With Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Ramming Speed Confirmed
Massachusetts metallers REVOCATION have entered the studio to begin work on the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 Relapse Records release Chaos of Forms. This will be the first full length album with bass player Brett Bamberger who joined the band in 2012 and was featured on the band's last EP Teratogenesis which was released by Scion AV.
Frontman Dave Davidson commented on the start of the recording process:
"What's up guys, today we've entered the studio to record our upcoming full length with long time producer and drinking buddy Pete Rutcho. We'll be recording the drums at The Brick Hithouse Studio and then finish up the rest of the tracking at Damage Studios. This is shaping up to be some of our most aggressive material to date and will be the next logical step forward from our last EP. The songs on this upcoming record have a great deal of diversity to them and employ a variety of different techniques, tunings and tempos. We are incredibly stoked to begin this process and can't wait for our fans to hear the finished product. More details as they develop..."
The band will take a quick break from working on their new album this Spring when they hit the road with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, and Ramming Speed. REVOCATION joins the tour in Bucksport, ME on April 28th and will play six shows winding things down in Toronto on May 3rd. A complete list of dates is below.
Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, & the REVOCATION Facebook page.
REVOCATION with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Ramming Speed 4/28: Bucksport, ME @ The Kave 4/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus 4/30: Burlington, VT @ Nectar's 5/1: Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum 5/2: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar 5/3: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Tickets are extremely low, so check ahead if you slacked off and didn't get yours yet. ChiIL Live Shows will be there shooting stills and we'll be bringing you a video interview with lead singer, Chrigel along with our show shots.
We dig a good metal mash up....metal with strings and traditional folk instruments or a sax playing frontman like Chicago's own Yakuza. So we can not wait to hear Eluveitie LIVE.
While Eluveitie always belonged to the fastly growing European folk metal scene, they always brought some fresh wind into it: Eluveities sound is authentic, traditional Celtic folk music combined in a unique way with modern styled melodic death metal. With their new Album “Everything Remains (as it never was)” they have managed to deepen every aspect of their already inimitable style and maybe more than ever can only be described by their own description “The New Wave Of Folk Metal”.
Originally formed by mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann in Winter 2002/2003 as a mere studio project, the first MCD “Vên” was recorded in spring 2003 – already unique in it’s way of having folkmusic on an equal footing with the metal sound. . The self-financed MCD was ardently received by scene and press and sold out within a few months. In 2004 Eluveitie signed to the Dutch label Fear Dark Records, which released a re-mastered (and partly re-recorded) version of “Vên”, and continued as a “real” band, playing gigs together with bands such as Finntroll, Amon Amarth, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum and many others while touring Europe and playing many festivals & openairs.
Although some line-up changes still had to happen, Eluveitie grew into being a band and developed their very own style. In late 2005 Eluveitie was finally ready to enter the studio again and record their first full-lenght album “Spirit”, which was again released through Fear Dark Records. Furthermore a videoclip for the Song “Of Fire, Wind & Wisdom” was produced in Summer 2006, directed by Martin Schäppi, Merlin Sutter & Chrigel Glanzmann / Eluveitie. With “Spirit” Eluveitie went a big step forward, presenting a completely new style of Folk Metal to the scene – starting a new wave of Folk Metal! While the album was turning out to be a huge success, the band toured their asses off again.
Yet whilst touring and playing many festivals like the Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) or Summerbreeze Open Air (Germany), Eluveitie already began to work on new material for the succesive album. Finally in Fall 2007 the new album “Slania” was recorded in different studios in Sweden, Switzerland & Liechtenstein, produced, mixed & mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth & more) at the Fascination Street Studios in Orebrö/SE (www.fascinationstreet.se). Having recorded nothing less than the perfection of their very own style, Eluveitie now was in the lucky Situation to receive many offers from almost every known label in metal music & ended up signing with the well-known German record company Nuclear Blast Records, where a new home was found under perfect conditions….
After some talks & the production of a new videoclip (again produced & directed by Merlin Sutter & Martin Schäppi) a release date was set for february 2008. “Slania” turned out to become a breakthrough (chart entries in Switzerland: #35 and Germany: #72) and the band was getting busy taking over the world in 2008 – with appearances at most of the bigger european summer festivals as well as two USA/Canada tours and three European tours within only 12 (!) months.
But never being lazy, Eluveitie worked out new material while touring and was ready to enter the studio again in December 2008! Their follow-up album to “Slania” should become something special – for it is the bands first purely acoustic album (and part I of a two-pieced acoustic concept). “Evocation I – the arcane dominion” was released in April 2009 and turned out to become a real gem of folkmusic and again became a huge success (#20 in the swiss album charts). More tours all over Europe & North America followed as well as their first show in Russia.
Now, after three full length albums and over 250 shows in over 30 countries, Eluvetie is ready to conquer the rest of the world & unleash their latest Masterpiece: When the first ten years of the new millenium have passed, Chrigel and his gang will present the perfect ELUVEITIE album. It has everything their fans and not-yet-fans are asking for: fascinating ancient melodies and stories, bonebreaking, heavy but still danceable death metal and huge choruses that will appeal to all kind of metalheads. „
"Everything Remains“ simply continues where "Slania“ left off taking the bands fresh and unique sound to the next higher level. And this album of course demanded the best treatment there is, so the band hired an army of legends to put the finishing touches to this masterpiece of folk metal: Tommy Vetterli (Kreator, Coroner, a.o.) to engineer and co-produce the album, Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Behemoth, Trivium, a.o.) to mix it and John Davis (U2, Led Zeppelin, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, a.o.) for mastering duties. …and the new wave of folk metal goes on…
The last time Eluveitie came through Chi-Town and played Bottom Lounge, we shot their openers, Revocation (another of our favs), but had another show to shoot and had to split out and miss Eluveitie. I made sure that wouldn't happen again!
ChiIL Live Shows--Revocation opening for Eluveitie at Bottom Lounge February 2012.
4-23-12 Revocation Headlines Ultra Lounge, Cannabis Corpse opens
Revocation...kickin' ass and makin' faces at Ultra Lounge, Chicago
We caught up with Revocation at tiny but mighty Ultra Lounge in Chicago in April of 2012. They bring it on stage with a vengeance, and leave the fans loudly chanting "One more song!" These boys are ones to watch. We saw them open for Eluveitie at Bottom Lounge a couple months before that, in February, and it was great to catch them playing a longer set as headliners. Cannabis Corpse provided support.
After the show, ChiIL Live Shows got an exclusive video interview with the guys. They're unpretentious, friendly, and quick with the come backs. If metal doesn't pan out, these guys are a shoe in for the comedy circuit. It's one of the most amusing interviews we've done recently. I seriously wanna throw these guys on a tour bus with Red Fang and shoot a reality show!
For the time being, they're traveling the country in a van that keeps trying to kill them. So far this year, when they've come through Chi-Town, they've rocked Bottom Lounge, Ultra Lounge, Reggie's Rock Club, and Cobra Lounge so who knows where they might show up next!
Come on back to ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often, and you'll be one of the first to know where they're heading. If metal's your medicine, check 'em out. Highly recommended!
released their video for the track "No Funeral" from their brand new
album Chaos of Forms. The clip was lensed with acclaimed director David
Brodsky of MyGoodEye NYC (Municipal Waste, The Black Dahlia Murder, All
That Remains, Devin Townsend Project).
Upcoming Tour Dates:
REVOCATION North American Headline Tour
Support to Come From Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed
Massachusetts shredders REVOCATION are on the road on their first North American headlining tour.Fresh off their recent tour with Children of Bodom, the band will start their trek Allston, MA and run through April 29th in Trenton, NJ. Support on the tour will come from Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Front man Dave Davidson spoke about kicking off the headline tour:
"What's up guys, just wanted to let everyone know that our headlining tour is here, so make sure to come check us out if we're rolling through your area. We can't wait to play a longer set filled with songs spanning all of our records. We're also very pleased to bring out Ramming Speed and Cannabis Corpse on this run, it's going to be a rager every night for sure. Looking forward to getting ripshit in a city near you!"
In more REVOCATION tour news, the band will be hitting the road with DYING FETUS and Six Feet Under and Six Feet Under on the "18 Nights of Blood Tour". The tour starts June 8th in Atlanta, GA and will wrap up June 29th in Tampa, FL. Dates are listed below. The band will be keeping everyone up to date on all the mayhem on the road with their new tour blog on Metal Underground. REVOCATION on Tour With Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed 4/23: Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
4/25: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
4/26: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
4/27: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast
4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
4/29: Trenton, NJ @ The Backstage at Championship Bar
REVOCATION Tour With Dying Fetus and Six Feet Under
6/8: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/9: West Springfield, VA @ Empire
6/10: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
6/11: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
6/12: Columbus, OH @ AlRosa Villa 6/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
6/14: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/15: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
6/16: Des Moines, IA @ People Court
6/18: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
6/20: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/21: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/22: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
6/24: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
6/26: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
6/27: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/29: Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
Fresh off their North American tour with Children of Bodom, Boston's REVOCATION are pleased to announce their North American Headline tour through April 29th. Support on the tour will come from Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. Bassist Anthony Buda commented on the Children of Bodom tour and REVOCATION's headline run:
"Hey all thanks so much for coming out and raging with us for the past 5 weeks on the Children of Bodom, Eluveitie and Threat Signal tour! It was a wild ride, and we're sad to see it pass. But we are beyond psyched to now announce our headlining run in April with Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. Expect a longer set with some new tracks and some old classics. These shows are gonna kill, see you there!!"
ChiIL Live Shows original shots--Revocation at Bottom Lounge 2/2012 opening for Eluveitie.
REVOCATION's Dave Davidson also recently posted an exclusive guitar lesson for Chaos of Forms track "Cradle Robber" online at JamPlay.com. Davidson is one of the newest teachers at JamPlay. A 5-minute demo of his new lesson can be viewed now at YouTube.
Grab their latest release, "Chaos of Forms", if you haven't already. Revocation says "It's rippin' metal...about 45 minutes long. There's like 12 songs on it. The cover's got a redish hue. The logo's hard to read on the front. It's pointy too. And no one likes it." Oh yeah.
Biography on iTunes
MA trio Revocation is comprised of vocalist/guitarist David Davidson,
vocalist/bassist Anthony Buda, and drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne — all of
whom showcase incredible dexterity at their chosen instruments, even by
heavy metal standards, and came together as a group in 2005. Armed with a
super-technical thrash/death metal style prizing virtuosity as much as
heaviness and aggression, the group soon began attracting A&R men
from numerous labels with their self-released Summon the Spawn EP (2006)
and Empire of the Obscene album (2008). They eventually decided to sign
with Relapse Records, and delivered their second full-length, Existence
Is Futile, in September 2009, also to very positive reviews. Buy/Download Chaos of Forms and Revocation's past 2 CDs here.