Revocation is an American thrash and death metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The group was formed in 2000 under the name of Cryptic Warning, name under which they will release only one album, Sanity's Aberration, in 2005. The following year, the formation is renamed Revocation. The band plays a very technical thrash metal plus multiple influences from all genres of metal (death metal, deathcore, hard rock, black metal), which has earned them an international reputation.
The band is currently composed of David Davidson (guitar and vocals), Dan Gargiulo (guitar and backing vocals) Brett Bamberger (bass and backing vocals), and Ash Pearson (drums) who joined the group in 2015. Previous band members include Anthony Buda on bass and chorus and Phil Dubois-Coyne on drums. Revocation, signed to Metal Blade Records, released a demo, two EPs and seven studio albums, the most recent being Great Is Our Sin (2016)>.
In 2000, David Davidson (guitar and vocals), Anthony Buda (bass and backing vocals), and Phil Dubois-Coyne (drums), childhood friends influenced by the Guns N 'Roses and Metallica, formed Cryptic Warning. The Boston-based trio quickly began shooting in New England, and recorded a first demo at the end of 2002, soberly titled First Demo . A second demo, Internally Reviled , was recorded in 2004.
The trio is opening Dimmu Borgir, Suicide Silence and 3 Inches of Blood's tour of the year before joining Damage Studios in early 2008 with engineer Peter Rutcho to record their first album, Empire of the Obscene . Dave Davidson declares that " Empire of the Obscene was nothing short of a breathtaking beginning; merging modern high energy music with elements of thrash death metal technique ". The band self-produced the album>, and visited much of the eastern United States to promote it.