As we approach the September 9th release of Revocation’s new album, Netherheaventhe death metal trio have unveiled another stunning new song, “Re-Crucified,” which features guest appearances by the late The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.
“Normally we tend to close our albums with a more epic song style, but with this record I wanted to go in the opposite direction and end with a full ripper. Inspired by ‘Dante’s Inferno’, this song is meant to give the felt like a journey through hell, and due to the narrative nature of the lyrics, I enlisted the vocal talents of Trevor Strnad and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher to help us on our journey into the abyss,” comments the guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson.
He continued, “Tragically, I learned of Trevor’s passing immediately after we finished filming the clips for ‘Netherheaven’, and I was completely devastated by the news. Trevor was a close and personal friend, and his passing was a terrible loss, not only to myself, but to the entire metal community, and I’m proud to be able to be a part of Trevor’s immense and rich legacy in some way. His performance along with George’s are two of the highlights of the record for Rest in Power Trevor, you will be sorely missed but your legacy will never die.”
It’s the all-out death metal onslaught you’d be right to expect, especially with these esteemed guests. Strnad takes the lead on the second verse, leaving his distinct mark on the song and Corpsegrinder comes right after with a slow, breathless part ideal for his deep breath.
Listen to “Re-Crucified” further down the page and pre-order your copy of Netherheaven, which will be released on Metal Blade, here. Catch Revocation on their headlining tour with Krisiun, Alluvial and Inoculation this fall – see all the stops and get tickets there.
Just over a month after Strnad’s tragic passing, The Black Dahlia Murder has launched a charity memorial t-shirt, the proceeds of which help the singer’s family cover expenses incurred following his death. Additionally, proceeds will benefit the Common Ground Resource and Crisis Center. Learn more about the shirt and where you can buy it here.
Revocation, “Re-Crucified” Lyrics
Denied at the gates banished to hell
My only crime? A denial of Christ
Descending into this fiery pit of thriving chaos
Through arcane portals I enter pandemonium
Surrounded by corpses of souls and ashes of angels
My igneous guide leads me through hell
The burning stench of tainted flesh fills the acrid air
As we travel through the circles of hell
This lamentable forest groans as the branches snap like necks under our feet
A brood of harpies nesting in these rotten trees
Their talons scratch and claw the spirits of the oak
Beyond the wood we travel further on planes of blood and smoke
Inverted crosses litter the horizon
Sinners whipped with devilish whips and pierced by their side
Demonic hammers driving hellish nails into the souls of the re-crucified
Vile wings beat these icy winds
Locked in ice
Prisoners of the 9th Chasm
Here are the 3 faces of the inverted trinity
Me, the abyssal god
The Black Infinity Beast
Revocation, “Re-Crucified” (feat. Trevor Strnad + George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher)
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