Suffocation With Special Guests, Revocation: Australia and New Zealand Tour April 2024


Whats better than watching the universe get torn apart by a brutal death metal band? Watching it get absolutely ripped to shreds by two death metal bands!

Thats right, grab your helmet and start training now as New York death metal legends Suffocation and their very special guests, Boston progressive death metal masters Revocation team up for the ultimate night of destruction.

With nine albums under their belts and widely regarded as one of the founding pioneers of the entire death metal genre, Suffocation have been laying down the blueprint since ’88. When their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, came bursting out of speakers in 1991, the game was forever changed. Crushing riffs, blasting drums and those inhumanly deep vocals influenced every single band that was to follow in their footsteps. Their balancing of brutality with technical mastery is often imitated but never replicated and as we know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

To date, Suffocation have played over 2,000 shows, giving audiences all over the world massive doses of unforgettable blasts and trademark slams. Truly, the group’s global influence is unmistakable and undeniable. Their forthcoming new album, Hymns from the Apocrypha, out on November 3, isn’t merely another album but a statement of savage intent. Suffocation always have been and are here to slay!

Band bassist Derek Boyer says of ‘Hymns..’ “We will always be pushing for an extreme edge. After decades of this, we’re not just going add a violin or feature a spoon man or some other bullshit. Suffocation is raw, aggressive, fast, heavy, brutal death metal. Just as it has always been and will always be.”

Nuff said!

Adding to the crushing weight of Suffocation, Revocation bring their technically-charged, high-energy extreme metal to the country once again.

These virtuosos may have a “progressive” edge, but make no mistake, they are 100% pure, face-melting death metal. A relentless barrage of aggression, precision, and brutality, taken to insane levels of technicality.  Slammy riffs, groove laden bridges and epic solos that are often hypnotic and haunting is what you get when this three piece take the stage.

Revocation have delivered six albums across two decades. Their latest, 2022’s Netherheaven explores the allegorical and literal aspects of Hell as the band dig deeper into the darker, more diabolical side of death metal.

Frontman Dave Davidson succinctly says, “The new songs on Netherheaven are evil and sinister but also have a progressive element to them to keep things interesting. It’s got our stamp on it, no question.”

Revocation’s music is heavy, aggressive, clever, and ruthlessly crafted.

Thursday, April 18: The Brightside, Brisbane
Friday, April 19: Factory Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, April 20: The Basement, Canberra
Sunday, April 21: Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tuesday, April 23: Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

NZ Dates – Suffocation Only
Thursday, April 25: Valhalla, Wellington
Friday, April 26: Loons – Christchurch
Saturday, April 27: Galatos, Auckland

Early Bird Pre Sale: Wednesday, November 8 @  9.00am AEDT
General Public Tickets On Sale: Friday, November 10 @  9.00am AEDT

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