Revocation’s reputation and popularity have continued to increase since the release of their first album for Relapse, Existence is Futile. However, that wasn’t their first actual album. That was Empire of the Obscene, released in February of 2008. Haven’t heard it? You’re not alone. While that EP got them enough buzz for Relapse to pick them up, the independently-released album only had 1,000 copies ever pressed. Thanks to Metal Blade, however, the technical thrash band’s debut album has been remastered and will be getting a proper release on November 13th. Decibel is giving you first crack at how the remastered version sounds via “Summon the Spawn,” which is streaming below. If you’re a fan of the band, you can hear that their sound hasn’t changed much, even though they were only a three-piece at the time. Here’s what Dave Davidson says about the reissue:
Back in 2008 we self-released our debut record Empire of The Obscene only pressing 1,000 copies at the time, now thanks to the good folks at Metal Blade and the demand of our fans it will be available worldwide!” continues Davidson. “We are very excited to finally give this record a proper release and can’t wait for everyone to hear the newly remixed and remastered tunes courtesy of Pete Rutcho. We’re also including the elusive Summon The Spawn demo from 2006 as well as newly revamped cover art to make this release extra special.
Empire of the Obscene will be released on November 13th on Metal Blade Records. You can preorder it here.