Which Metal Bands Should Reunite?: Revocation Tells Us

The music industry has lit up with some pretty high-profile reunions in the past few months. At The Drive-In and Refused both announced comeback shows within days of one another, and even Black Sabbath decided to reconvene for a new album and a world tour, though that one is in peril with Tony Iommi fighting cancer and drummer Bill Ward still unhappy with his contract. It looks like it will only be a one-off reunion after all.

Word came last week that maybe, just maybe, the classic Guns N' Roses lineup, may play a few notes together at April's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, though it could end in tears and fisticuffs.

Rocks Off rattled off the indie bands from the '90s and '00s that should take another swing, with April Brem Patrick campaigning for Discount and Jawbreaker, and John Seaborn Gray vouching for the screamy Blood Brothers.

But it's been the harder acts, the metal bands, who have been silent when it comes to massive reunions, save Sabbath of course. That's why we asked Boston bruisers Revocation, who are opening for Children of Bodom Wednesday at Warehouse Live, who they want to see gracing stages once again. And their list is a good one.

Discordance Axis

Cacophonous ear-raping grindcore. Who wouldn't want more of that in their life?


Black metal legends that put out compelling music with every release. I'm glad Ihsahn is doing his solo project but it would be rad as fuck to hear some new Emperor.


Hypnosia had a very Kreator-esque vibe to them. It's too bad they disbanded, their first record rips.

Mr. Bungle

I'm a sucker for all things Mike Patton, and Mr. Bungle is definitely one of my favorite bands he's been in. Each release was totally unique and had its own sound. I'd be really interested to see what they would come out with if they ever did another record.

  Random Acts of Violence

A killer thrash band from Boston featuring none other than Phil Dubois-Coyne on drums. They broke up before they ever got to record a proper second record. Get back together, you assholes.

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