Genre: Technical Death/Thrash Metal
Origin: United States
The band was formed in the summer of 2000 in Boston, MA under the name Cryptic Warning. It is an old-school thrash metal band with a love for brutal, technical death metal.
2005 marked the release of Cryptic Warning's debut full-length CD Sanity's Aberration. Combining shredding solos, lightning-fast riffs and unrelenting intensity, Sanity's Aberration is the best representation of what Cryptic Warning was all about.
In June of 2006, the band decided to change it's name from Cryptic Warning to Revocation. During an interview with Davidson, when asked about the name change, he commented: "I think, looking a little deeper into it, we made a lot of mistakes with Cryptic Warning. We were younger and didn't really know what we were doing, so Revocation was us starting fresh with a clean slate and revoking our past mistakes."
With a direction change, Revocation promptly recorded a three-song demo titled Summon the Spawn, and in 2008 they went back into the studio to record their first full length album, Empire of the Obscene. The full length was self-released, and the band financed its own tour, attracting the interest of several record labels. Revocation subsequently signed to Relapse Records.
The band did a number of regional shows before recording their second full-length album, Existence Is Futile, released on September 29, 2009. The album was described by Allmusic as "one of the best pure metal albums of 2009", while Spin magazine named Revocation as one of the ten artists to watch in 2010. In 2010 the band decided to add a second guitarist to ehteir line-up so they brought in Dan Gargiulo.
On August 16, 2011, the band released their third full length album, Chaos Of Forms.
In 2012 long time bassist Anthony Buda decided to leave the band and was replaced by Brett Bamberger. Also in 2012 the band decided to write and record a new EP, entitled Teratogenesis, which was released in September 2012.
The band decided to write and record their latest effort, simply titled Revocation, for a late summer 2013 release.
- Empire of the Obscene (2008)
- Existence Is Futile (2009)
- Chaos of Forms (2011)
- Revocation (2013)
- Deathless (2014)
- Great Is Our Sin (2016)
- Summon the Spawn (2006)
- Teratogenesis (2012)
- Pull the Plug (2011)
- The Hive (2013)
- Label Showcase - Relapse Records (2012)
David Davidson - Guitars, Vocals (2006-present)
Dan Gargiulo - Guitars, Vocals (2010-present)
Brett Bamberger - Bass (2012-present)
Ash Pearson - Drums (2015-present)
Anthony Buda - Bass, Vocals (2006-2012)
Phil Dubois-Coyne - Drums (2006-2015)