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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Discovering the Underground - Dave Davidson (Revocation)

Revocation should need no introduction to our visitors. Their album Chaos of Forms was one of the most enjoyable riff-fests of last year and we are honored to have Dave Davidson (guitars,vocals) giving us some insight into the stuff he likes! Here we go:

1. Can you give a quick update about what you guys are up to these days?

We are about to embark on a short headlining tour in April followed by a U.S. tour in June with Six Feet under and Dying Fetus. That's all I can disclose for now.

2. Please name a few underground/unknown bands which have impressed you lately.

Vektor: One of my favorite newer underground thrash bands at the moment. They're from Arizona and sound like a mix between Kreator and Voivod with black metal vocals. Sick riffs!
Gigan: Chaotic death metal featuring an ex member of Diabolic. The music is really interesting because it's quite experimental yet still heavy as fuck.
Ramming Speed: Metal, punk and grind all blended together into a frothy concoction of pure headbangibility!

3. Can you name a few recent albums which you think everyone should check out ?

Spawn of Possession - Incurso: One of the most intense death metal records I've heard in a long time. You can always count on SOP to deliver some crazy death metal songs and the ones on this record are fucking brain melting!
Aura Noir - Out To Die: The triumphant return of these blackened thrash masters! I love the guitar tone on this record, it sounds pissed!
Sulaco - Build and Burn: A killer record from front to back. Erik Burke writes some of the quirkiest riffs in the biz. Highly recommended!
Napalm Death - Utilitarian: Napalm Death can do no wrong. Utilitarian is an amazing grind record with a few surprises to keep things interesting. John Zorn's freaked out sax solo on Everyday Pox sounds like a cross between free jazz and grind all in one song. Can't get much more abrasive than that haha...

4. Some old albums which u have been listening to lately?

Voivod - Nothingface: Such an incredible album, the music is so unique. It's awesome to listen to a band that totally has their own sound.
Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying: This record never get's old, so many classic songs and awesome solos.
His Hero Is Gone - The Plot Sickens: Great band, great album, wish they were still around.
Martyr - Warp Zone: One of my favorite technical death metal CDs of all time. Warp Zone was and still is a great source of inspiration for me as a musician in general. It's one of those "life changing" albums.

5. Any bands which have impressed you tremendously with their live performances?

Havok are a great live band, they fucking bring it every time. I was also super impressed when I saw Gorod live at the Neurotic Deathfest. They were tight as shit!

6. Do you have any advice for new bands who are keen to make a good name for themselves? How important is playing live shows these days while compared with the need to take a break and compose new material?

You have to work on your craft as a songwriter otherwise no one will want to pay to come see you live in the first place, but once you've gotten some good songs written it's very important to go out and hit the road. The more noise you make the more attention you gather and that's a good first step to getting signed. Labels want to see that you're willing to tour.

7. Any other message for DMI readers? What is your opinion of the DMI site?

Thanks to everyone at DMI! Hope this interview was informative, horns up!!!

Websites: www.myspace.com/revocation

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