Fans of progressive death metal rejoice! Revocation are back to take heads and souls with their new album, Netherheaven, out September 9th on Metal Blade Records. Get a taste for the epic violence the record holds with the video for its first single, "Diabolical Majesty," which was inspired by the Satanic Temple's struggle with the religious right and their attempt to erect a statue of Baphomet. Watch and listen above via YouTube.
While this track keeps things in-house, the final song on Netherheaven features guest vocals from two of death-metal's most iconic voices — Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpesgrinder" Fisher and the late Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad, the latter of whom Revocation have dedicated the entire album to. "Revocation would like to dedicate Netherheaven to the memory of Trevor Scott Strnad, May 3rd, 1981 - May 11th, 2022. Rest in Power, Trevor."
"We're leaning into really dark themes on Netherheaven," lead singer Dave Davidson said of the new track. "This is our crack at Satanic, diabolical death metal. Each track is a great representation of the album as a whole. 'Diabolical Majesty' is a ripper of a song-classic, in-your-face death metal.
"It's got an energetic chorus, a groove laden bridge, and the solo showcases our progressive side. It's a great opening song, I think. 'Godforsaken' is more of a mid-tempo bruiser. It's got a Dying Fetus vibe with its slammy verse riff, but the bridge takes a left turn into this epic, looping melody that's quite hypnotic and haunting. Sort of reminds me of something off of …And Justice for All with the dual harmonized leads that swell right before the band kicks in. 'Re-Crucified' is another banger that doesn't let up! We got Trevor and 'Corpsegrinder' to sing on that track, and they're just incredible."
You can pre-order this album for Satan with your demonic dollar right here. See the cover art and track listing below.
1. Diabolical Majesty
2. Lessons in Occult Theft
3. Nihilistic Violence
4. Strange and Eternal
5. Galleries of Morbid Artistry
6. The 9th Chasm
8. The Intervening Abyss of Untold Aeons
9. Re-Crucified [feat. Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) and George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)]