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 noecho.net.
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Early Titles for World Won't Miss you were "Lone or Lonely Soul".
What does the album cover mean?? The hat represents a drug dealer and the tombstones are for all his
customers that have died.
Demo tape is out there, yet to be found.
Reverend did tour with Panic and Annihilator, however the tour was cut short, band ran out of money
before thanks giving and they had to eat thanksgiving dinner in a bowling alley.
Lots of Video of Annihilator are available from this tour, none has surfaced from Reverend though.
Scattered Wits is a true story. Dennis O'hara wrote the lyrics & it's about ex-metal church bass player
The Video cost $6,000 & mtv only played it twice, they did not like the subject matter. The snakes name
is "Koa" and was Daves. This was filmed in a church.
Favorite show openers were "Gunpoint and "Remission"
Chris Goss, Rocky George, and Damien Circle make up the "The Demonic Tabernacle Choir" (backing
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