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Artist Icon Play God (1991)
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Despite traditional heavy metal falling out of favor in their hometown of Los Angeles, REVEREND never compromised their musical vision to try and fit in like many of their counterparts awkwardly did. Album tracks like “Another Form of Greed” and “Butcher of Baghdad” found REVEREND mining from their classic metal roots and infusing the material with a modern thrash bite. It was a perfect marriage of both the song craft of early ‘80s metal with the muscular guitar tones of the day.

Their debut EP surfaced in 1989, but it wasn't until REVEREND delivered two classic thrash tinged heavy metal albums that people took serious notice. 1990’s World Won’t Miss You and 1991’s Play God brought the group critical acclaim, and helped grow their fan base throughout the globe.

World Won’t Miss You and Play God, both long out of print, are now getting the Deluxe Edition treatment from Divebomb Records. The new discs both include brand new mastering, bonus tracks and new essays culled from a conversation between former REVEREND guitarist Brian Korban and music journalist Carlos Ramirez of
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Jason Ian still has the Reverend backdrop from this tour in storage.
No bootleg recordings have surfaced from this tour.
Brian had to do most the writing on this one alone, Dave was gone most the time doing his own thing.
Several demos were done, the tapes are lost or destroyed.The Beatles "Revolution", Thin Lizzy - Thunder
and LIghtning, and the record company tried to force them to cover Isaac Hayes - Shaft. Reverend tried
and could not come up with a metal version.
David did tell me the inspiration for Far away, it was for someone he knew. "It's dedicated for **** who
lay up on the hill. Once I find the name I will update this section.
"I wrote first verse and chorus , he finished the last verse in the studio" - Brian Korba

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