Revocation have a new album that will be released next month titled Netherheaven. Last month, the band released the first single off that album, being “Diabolical Majesty“; today, they have released the second single, “Re-Crucified,” and this track comes with an air of melancholy.
Not regarding the music itself – this track is pure thrashing death metal – but because it features posthumous vocal contributions from the late Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad. Trevor was one of the most generous, kind-hearted, and passionate people in the metal community – he did so much to champion so many voices within the genre. In a press release pertaining to this new song, band frontman Dave Davidson shared the following regarding the song and working with Trevor:
“Normally we tend to close our albums with a more epic style of song, but with this record, I wanted to go in the opposite direction and end with a complete ripper. Inspired by ‘Dante’s Inferno’, this song is meant to feel like a journey through hell, and due to the story-like nature of the lyrics, I enlisted the vocal talents of Trevor Strnad and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher to aid in our journey into the abyss. Tragically, I received word of Trevor’s passing immediately after we had finished filming the music videos for ‘Netherheaven’, and I was completely devastated by the news. Trevor was a close, personal friend of mine, and his passing was a terrible loss, not only for myself, but for the entire metal community. I’m proud that I could be a part of Trevor’s immense and storied legacy in some small way. His performance along with George’s are two of the highlights of the record for me. Rest in power Trevor, you will be sorely missed but your legacy will never die.”
We love and miss you every day Trevor <3 Thank you for your art and all you did to help this community.