Revocation are “Deathless” – Listen to a New Song

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Revocation have announced their upcoming fifth album Deathless, their first for Metal Blade Records. Listen to the track “Deathless” below.

There’s some seriously catchy songwriting on display here in addition to a fantastic widdly-widdly throwback guitar solo. My only complaint is the lack of banjo.

Notes Dave Davison:
Collectively, we feel that “Deathless” is our finest offering yet. The songs are incredibly varied and each one showcases a different element of the band. Technically, everyone is in top form on this record, as well, and we really pushed ourselves to deliver the best performances possible on all fronts. This is a new chapter and a new beginning for the band; we can’t wait for this record to be unleashed in October!

Deathless was produced by ZEUSS and will drop October 14th. Preorder that ish.

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  • Fuck fighting these terrorists. Time to run around the room moshing!

    • Death

      This will give me sweet time to plant some bombs.

      • You think I can’t mosh and destroy you at the same time?

        • Death

          But you promised.

          • I lied.

          • Death

            Immanuel Kant would not be happy.

          • Rule #1: The Doctor lies….wait….

    • Howard Dean

      How exactly does one “fuck fight” a terrorist? Sounds messy.

  • Death

    To be honest, I’ve never really cared for this band.

    • I guess their fanbase will have to remain Deathless.

      • 10/10 would pun again.

      • GET IT?

      • Death

        DAMN YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuu!

      • Bözlinger©

        Winner

        • FuzzyWookie

          What, is this Toilet-Gold?

      • Occams_Razor_Ramon

        Well, I see why you have earned the title Masterlord

    • Howard Dean

      I actually agree. They’ve never done much for me. Maybe one day I’ll revisit their discography and think differently.

      • Death

        I hear their music, but I don’t really feel it.

        • I feel it in my loins.

          • Death

            I don’t even feel my loins anymore.

          • Tyree

            Death don’t feel.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Well fucking put.

          • I’ll feel your loins, if you want me to.

            P.S. I’m talking about sexual thangles.

          • Death

            That would be nice, but there is a problem. I don’t have them anymore.

        • Tyree

          Well put, that’s exactly how I feel about their music.

        • Mother Shabubu III

          Plastic metal meant for consumption. The “Happy Meal” metal Mikael Akerfeldt has talked about.

      • Negrodamus

        I gave them a recent listen (their newest album) and I was enjoying it. Also, as we have recently discussed (I know, I know) one of these dudes is also in Artificial Brain which counts for a lot of cred in NegroD’s little black book.

        • W.

          Am I in your little black book?

          • Death

            You’re in my little red book.

          • why’s it gotta be black?

          • W.

            Hey man, it’s okay. A lot of my friends have black books.

          • Negrodamus

            Obvi lol.

        • Death

          My cred level is -27

          • Negrodamus

            That’s awfully specific.

          • Death

            I know. I think that it has gone down to -29,7

        • Howard Dean

          Artificial Brain rips, and Labyrinth Constellation is one of the best albums released this year (I’ve gushed over it before, on a different article). However, I just can’t get into Revocation–even with “metal-cred-by-extension-of-other-projects” factored in.

          • NefariousDude

            ARTIFICIAL BRAIN IS GUD 4 ME. It’s also one of the only bands I can tolerate slam vox in

          • Howard Dean

            The absurdly deep slam gutturals work really well with the music. Most techy/skronky/dissonant death metal bands don’t utilize these types of vocals, which I think is too bad. I’ll take inhuman gutturals over the typical quasi-metalcore shouts mixed with a weakass growl.

          • NefariousDude

            The fact that the album is kinda space themed helps me get into the vocals. I’d like to think some exotic alien arthropod is crooning to me

          • Howard Dean

            Do you like Wormed? Similar spacy vibe to AB, but with more slam and less tech in the sound.

          • W.

            I like Wormed, but AB just tickled me in ways no one else has tickled me in a long time.

          • NefariousDude

            I’ve checked them out before but I will give them another try. I’m just not a slam kinda guy.

          • Howard Dean

            Wormed definitely aren’t a typical slam band in that they have a lot of techy and grindy parts to their music. They utilize slams tastefully. Think Defeated Sanity or newer Katalepsy.

          • NefariousDude

            BYAHHHHHH

          • Negrodamus

            #byahsanity

          • W.

            It works so well. AOTY for me.

          • NefariousDude

            I have not really settled on an AOTY for metal yet, most likely it will be lord mantis. My indie album of the year is most likely Atlas by Real Estate. Let the good times roll, most likely…

          • Byahcore

          • Howard Dean

            Primal screams and crushed dreams. Blackened Dean Metal. m/

          • Negrodamus

            I respect that.

            Artificial Brain is likely in my top five for this year including all other genres and albums that are heavy but not quite metal.

        • Stockhausen

          Whoa, dude. Racist.

          • Death

            Dude, you can’t use that word.

          • Negrodamus

            OUT COMES THE RACE CARD

          • Stockhausen

            WAY TO GEAUX, BREAUX.

        • NefariousDude

          I’ve lurked metal sucks since 2010 and I’ve always admired you 4rm afar <3 death grips is the shit. May they rest in peace eternally. I don't want those fuckers to have a reunion or anything. Live on as legends. IM BOUNCIN, WOOP WOOP

          • W.

            The game is mine. I deal the cards.

          • NefariousDude

            I make the money, I roll the nickels! (All of them)

          • Negrodamus

            I got a sleeping bag, and ten or fifteen girls, what do I want to go work for?

          • Negrodamus

            Ha, thanks. I appreciate that. I bet the DG dudes will end up doing a bunch of other weird awesome music.

            TRIPLE SIX FIVE FORKED TONGUE

          • NefariousDude

            You Might Think I Love You For Your Comments But I Know What I Really Love You For It’s Your Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Me too. Just boring blah.

    • Scrimm

      Agreed.

      • Death

        Thank you for agreeing with me baby.

        • Scrimm

          I almost always agree with death. We have a similar agenda.

          • Death

            Wanna play chess?

          • Scrimm

            Only if we can use my set.

          • Death

            But remember, you die if you lose.

          • Scrimm

            Sounds good.

    • Dental_Damnation

      Tbh, I just skip to the solo. It’s always worth a visit with these guys.

  • RustyShackleford

    I fucking LOVE these guys. Guitar playing is fucking bitchin’ good. Yep!

    • I’m seriously jelly of their guitar skillz.

      • RustyShackleford

        I always dig the bluesy/jazzier stuff he sometimes throws into the solos. Also, if I could somehow get the same tone, I would not complain one bit.

      • W.

        I’m pretty sure he (David Davidson) went to school for music.

        • RustyShackleford

          they’re from Massachusetts, so Berklee perhaps?

          • W.

            That sounds right.

          • W.

            Just looked at wiki. Yep, Berklee.

          • RustyShackleford

            He must be intense cause I hear that place is like relentless. I had a buddy who could play anything across tons of genres and only lasted one semester there, he said it made him hate music haha not for everyone i guess

          • W.

            Some of the members of Dream Theater went there too.

          • Once you make a commitment to study or work full-time at something you love it all kinda changes.

          • RustyShackleford

            That’s a good point. Hmm, might reconsider my dreams of becoming a porn star…

      • It’s ok I wasn’t gonna be able to afford learning guitar anyway……

        • Stockhausen

          You have a world to save, can’t get distracted.

    • Guacamole Jim

      I’d never listened to them before this, but I’m digging it!

      • RustyShackleford

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUV0IrfMC0w

        First song I heard from them and i was like GODDANG IT BOYS ARE TEARIN IT UP solo starts around like 3:00 and is dang good

        • though i go against the grain in saying this… i am not in love with Existence Is Futile. the drums just … Phil has improved SO MUCH over the years. and the drum tone is too robotic.

          still a good album, but it’s not my favorite.

    • Stockhausen

      I’m not huge into them, but I love listening to the clarity and precision of their guitar playing. Nuts.

  • 5 albums in 5 years. These guys love making music.

    • Death

      Cirlce released three studio albums and three live albums in one year.

      • Mr. Bojangles

        The difference being no one gives a fuck about circle jerk

        -Mr. Bojangles

        • Matt Damon

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Circle Jerk

          • Vacuum.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Perfect for circle jerks?

            -Mr. Bojangles

          • Archspire?

          • the lucid collective – album of the forever

          • Death

            We’re gonna play chess and when you lose, you’ll die.

        • Death

          I give a fuck about Circle, you silly cat.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            I laugh in the face of death.
            MUAHAHAHA!

            -Mr. Bojangles

          • unless of course that death is brought to you by hoover.

          • Death

            You are mean. I gonna tell mommy.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Wait…who is Death’s mommy?

          • Rosie O’donnel

          • Death

            She’s my aunt. I don’t like her.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            I think that’s right.

          • Stockhausen

            This man is right.

          • Death

            I don’t fucking know. I’m gonna tell your mommy.

          • W.
          • Mr. Bojangles

            purrfect.

          • Death

            Dude, you’re embarrassing me!

    • buckethead has released five albums since you posted this comment.

      • Howard Dean

        And three dozen 20-something neckbeards stuck in 2006 have played Jordan on expert in that same amount of time.

  • Mr. Bojangles

    I love these guys and they’re from MA.
    So much good metal in MA.
    Fuck all the hat3rz.

    -Mr. Bojangles

    • Stockhausen

      Buck the sk8ers.

      • Death

        Buck Angel?

  • Pass. I am more into slamming beats and brutal gutturals. Eiffel 65 homes.

    GL

    BTW: I accidentally sent an email at work with the initial GL yesterday – oops!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc

    • There used to be all out battles in grade school over whether they were saying daba dee dabba dai or if i was green i would die.

      • Guacamole Jim

        That, and “I’m in need of a guide”

        • haha yea that one too.

          • Jöhnny Crünch™

            I do, I would beat off a guy?

    • Death

      That song gave me haemorrhoids when I was alive.

    • Bözlinger©

      Awwwe, this reminds me of getting an awkward handjob from some gangly chick backstage at a highschool play…oh, the times

      • Death

        I never lost my virginity. Now I’m dead and it’s too late.

        • Bözlinger©

          NEVER TOO LATE! touch of death with a side of touch with dick

          • Death

            But I don’t have that thing anymore.

      • Was her name Ann Coulter?

        GL

        • Death

          Maybe it was her flaccid penis?

        • Bözlinger©

          fits the look I guess. jobs a job, know what i’m sayin’?

        • The Prophet Mohammed

          I would love to hate fuck Ann Coulter.

      • TrickleDownTacoRiff

        Ha!! Casting couch? Sounds like she “auditioned well” for sure.

    • Stockhausen

      Psssh, right. “Accidentally.”

    • NefariousDude

      PLEASE GOD NO LET ME SEE THE FULL COLOR SPECTRUM AGAIN

  • Cock of Steele

    Never liked the vocals, but the solos are always carefully laid out and designed to strike you in the “hooky happy” spot.

    • Randall Thor

      Pretty much 100% how I feel about Revocation

    • NefariousDude

      I look forward to the solos in every revocation song and that’s about it haha. I really enjoyed their tetrogenesis (??) ep though. I NEED MORE SCI FI RIFFAGE THATS NOT NOODLY TECH DEATH AT 500 BPM

      • Cock of Steele

        IKR, HURRY THE FUCK UP VEKTOR

  • W.

    David Davidson is a hunk, but he’s no SMOHLG.

    • Death

      SMOHLG? I can’t afford google.

      • W.

        SMOHLG, our resident beefcake.

        • Death

          Ohhhhh. I’m not doing good today.

          • Stockhausen

            WAKE UP, DEATH.

          • Death

            I think my heart just stopped. Oh wait…

  • I love Revocation, but that bassist needs to trim those mo’fuckin strings. That shit has always irritated me. I’ve almost had my eye poked out from a guitarist with untrimmed strings, but I was luckily wearing glasses.

    • Death

      My friend said the same about my sideburns.

      • Death has sideburns? I’m jelly.

        • Death

          They look a little bit like Schopenhauer’s sideburns. One day I’ll have the moustache of my idol.

  • TechDeathMurder

    Exited for this and the new Obituary album.

    • Howard Dean

      What did you exit? Your car? Walmart?

      • Scrimm

        BYAH!

      • buffalo wild wings?

      • Kevin Nash and Friends

        Did you exit a Japanese wrestling show? They take death matches seriously and are insane.

        • TechDeathMurder

          I’m assuming you guys aren’t fans of Obituary?

          • W.

            They were having a little laugh at your typo, mate. Obituary slay.

          • TechDeathMurder

            Oooooh okay. I just noticed the typo. Everything makes sense now. Huge derp

          • Howard Dean

            No worries (about the typo or the derp). And yes, Obituary is the shit. John Tardy vocal time!

            “ERGH… CHAAAARPPPPED IN HAAAAAAAAALFFFFRRR”

          • Kevin Nash and Friends

            We are fans of Obituary.

  • Xan

    I’ve never particularly cared for Revocation. This song is alright to me but doesn’t inspire me to purchase it. On the other hand, I got the new Pallbearer album about a week early. Huzzah!

  • NefariousDude

    I want to like revocation but most times I indulge I am underwhelmed. Tricking my brain into believing they are a jazz band first and a metal band second helps, if that makes any fucking sense lol

  • Sikk lixx begin at 3:20.

    I like this tune as a whole though. Good stuff.

  • Occams_Razor_Ramon

    I’m a little lukewarm on it, and I say that as a total Revo fanboy. Will require several more listens, I think

  • Owlswald

    The drumming of Phil Dubois-Coyne makes my insides go widdly-widdly.

  • Occams_Razor_Ramon

    Dudes, I want that Cattle Decap shirt.

  • Its always good to have new Revocation material to listen to. However, the “clean” vox at the chorus are sound strange for a Revocation song. I liked Daves cleans on the Sociopaths song with Marty Friedman but I don’t know if they fit with Revocation.

  • crazytaco_12

    I liked Existence is Futile and really liked Chaos of Forms, but the last album only had a few good tracks; their future doesn’t seem much more promising after hearing this song.

  • Anthrallica

    Fucking lazy-ass bass player. One of my biggest pet peaves when playing onstage is getting poked by untrimmed/wild string ends. Seriously dude, I like my eyes…a lot. End rant.

  • Lacertilian

    Cannot fucking wait for this!

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Certainly got me humming along.