This September/October, Boston tech thrash act Revocation will head out on the road for the first North American headlining tour in several years, with Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja as support.
The band will be touring in support of the upcoming album "The Outer Ones," which is due for release on September 28th via Metal Blade Records. "The Outer Ones" sees the band pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. "I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date," states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. "Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries."
Moving away from the societal and historical themes which informed 2016's "Great is Our Sin," this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre. "The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created. Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is of course some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well." For a first preview of The Outer Ones, a short clip from the album can be heard in the player above!
The tour dates are as follows: Sept. 17 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery Sept. 18 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter Sept. 19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Sept. 21 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Sept. 22 - Austin, TX - Come & Take It Live Sept. 23 - Ft. Worth, TX - Rail Club Sept. 24 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard Sept. 26 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad Sept. 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red Sept. 28 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Sept. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Union Sept. 30 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theatre Oct. 1 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver Oct. 3 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria* Oct. 4 - Spokane, WA - The Pin Oct. 5 - Seattle, WA - Highline Oct. 6 - Portland, OR - Analog Oct. 7 - Boise, ID - Shredder Oct. 9 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater Oct. 10 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room Oct. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Oct. 13 - Kent, OH - The Outpost Oct. 14 - Detroit, MI - Loving Touch Oct. 15 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck* Oct. 16 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks* Oct. 17 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques* Oct. 18 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge Oct. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge Oct. 20 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *= No Exhumed