This interview is a repost from my time with Soundslave (previously SoundOn), which can be found at the following link:


We were lucky enough to be able to ask David Davidson of technical death/thrash metal warlords Revocation a few questions.


Okay first question, how did the band get started?

Revocation was formed in 2006 after we decided to change the name of our old band. We recorded our ‘Summon The Spawn’ demo shortly afterwards and began gigging more and more to make a name for ourselves.


How did you choose your band name?

There’s a black metal band called ‘The Legion’ who put out a record called ‘Revocation’ that I really dug. After thinking about the meaning of that word for a bit, I thought it would be a cool name for a band. I’ve always liked one word band titles since they really feel like a statement to me, so I brought it up in practise and it just sort of stuck.


How would you describe your sound?

We blend a lot of different elements into our music, but the core of our sound is death/thrash.


Who or what has been your biggest influence(s)?

Martyr, Gorguts, Pantera, Megadeth and Exhorder.


What has been your biggest challenge to overcome?

I would say that just starting out as a touring band was a big challenge to overcome because we weren’t making any money at all in the beginning since no one knew about our band. Touring can be so expensive with gas money and van repairs, so when you’re only making $50 a night it can be really tough to make things work financially.


What has been your favourite show to play over the years?

Probably when we played in Tokyo with Behemoth and Job For A Cowboy, that was such a trip going over there.


Any crazy tour stories you’d be willing to share with us?

I stage dove in Cleveland when we were on tour with Darkest Hour and the crowd dropped me on my head. The club had concrete floors so I busted my head wide open and had to get eight staples in the back of my head at the local ER. Luckily I was okay though and managed to play the show the next day totally fine.



Messages from the band


Revocation will be on tour across Europe with Cannibal Corpse and Aeon this October/November (starting in Finland on October 14th and wrapping up in Holland on November 30th) and their fifth studio album ‘Deathless’ will be available from October 14th.



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