REVELATION (USA/MD)


Friends since childhood, the members Revelation began exploring their vision in May of 1986. Originally comprised of John Brenner (guitar and vocals), Andy Kremer (bass), and Steve Branagan (drums), they released the demo "Face Reality" in January, 1987. Shortly afterward, Andy left the band and John began recording bass guitar temporarily. Revelation's doom metal sound and style became more defined and the demos "Terminal Destiny" and "Images of Darkness" were released, in the summer and winter, respectively, of 1987. In February of 1988, Bert Hall Jr., who had played with John in bands since the early 80s, joined as bassist and made the line-up complete. After recording and scrapping a self-financed record, Revelation recorded their fourth demo, "The Illusion of Progress." This new music with Bert saw them adding a progressive, Rush-influenced aspect to their style and gained them label interest. Revelation appeared on the Doom Metal sampler "Dark Passages" in 1990 with the song "Blessed Realm," which led to a recording deal with Rise Above Records (owned by Lee Dorrian, of Cathedral and Napalm Death). "Salvations Answer," their first full-length recording, was recorded in June of 1990 and released on Rise Above Records in early 1991. Shortly after their first release, and without a recording contract, instead of sitting idle, the band decided to record their fifth demo, "The Unbearable Vision." Bert Hall left Revelation shortly afterward to pursue his personal music vision. Josh Hart joined the band on bass in late 1991, and soon afterward, Revelation signed a recording contract with Germany's Hellhound Records. The band recorded "Never Comes Silence," which was released in 1992. Shortly after Never Comes Silence was released, John Brenner decided to leave the group. Faithful friend and fan of the group, Dennis Cornelius, joined as John's replacement. Josh Hart also left the group, but Dennis and Steve vowed to keep REVELATION alive. The two recorded a promotional demo in February of 1994 titled "Mourning Son," which continued interest in the band from their fans and record label. Another demo was recorded in 1996



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FACE REALITY 1987 DEMO

Xeroxed covers, regular tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
-  Strange Phenomenon
- Fatal Blow
- Gnarled Remains
- Salvation's Answer
- Confusion

 

TERMINAL DESTINY 1987 DEMO

Xeroxed covers, regular tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Something's Wrong
- Lost Innocence
- Empty Existence

 

IMAGES OF DARKNESS 1987 DEMO

Xeroxed covers, regular tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Lamentation
- Images of Darkness
- Salvation's Answer
- Paradox
- Waiting for... The End
- Confusion

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