Revenge (Canadian band)

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Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Black metal,[1] death metal, goregrind
Years active 2000-present
Labels Dark Horizon, Osmose, War Hammer, Nuclear War Now!, Season of Mist
Associated acts Angelcorpse, Arkhon Infaustus, Axis of Advance, Blasphemy, Order from Chaos
Members James Read (session vocals, drums)
Vermin (session guitars, live vocals)
Hassiophis (bass guitar, live vocals)
Past members Pete Helmkamp (live vocals, bass)
Ryan Förster (additional guitars)
Attacker (bass)
Dehumanizer (guitars)

Revenge is a Canadian blackened death metal band formed in 2000 by James Read following the collapse of his previous outfit Conqueror. Revenge's chaotic black metal sound represents a direct continuation of Read's previous band's direction. They have released five full-length albums to date.


Following the demise of Canadian blackened death metal band Conqueror, James Read formed Revenge in 2000 in Edmonton, Alberta, with the help of fellow scene veterans Ryan Förster (of Conqueror, Blasphemy and Domini Inferi) and Vermin (of Sacramentary Abolishment and Axis of Advance).[1] Utilising the session musicians Attacker and Dehumanizer, the band recorded the Attack.Blood.Revenge 10" EP. The EP, which featured a cover of Bathory's "War", was released through Dark Horizon Records in 2001. The same year, Read joined French band Arkhon Infaustus for European touring, whilst also contributing session drums for fellow Canadians Axis of Advance.

In June 2002, Revenge was joined by Pete Helmkamp, of Order from Chaos and Angelcorpse notoriety, on bass and backing vocals. The band signed to the French label Osmose, who released Revenge's first full-length album, Triumph.Genocide.Antichrist, in 2003. Revenge also contributed the track "Deathless Will" to a split 7" single with Arkhon Infaustus, also released through Osmose. Two further albums emerged through Osmose, in 2004 and 2008 respectively, in much the same vein as previous Revenge and Conqueror releases. In 2011 Helmkamp left the band and was replaced with session member Haasiophis.

In January, 2015, Revenge played together with Mayhem and Watain as part of the "Black Metal Warfare" tour in the United States.[2]


Current members[edit]

  • James Read (drums, studio vocals)
  • Vermin (session guitars, live vocals)
  • Haasiophis (live session bass)

Former members[edit]

  • Pete Helmkamp (bass, live vocals)
  • Ryan Förster (additional guitars)
  • Attacker (session bass for Attack.Blood.Revenge)
  • Dehumanizer (session guitar for Attack.Blood.Revenge)


Full-length albums[edit]

  • Triumph.Genocide.Antichrist (Osmose, 2003)
  • Victory.Intolerance.Mastery (Osmose, 2004)
  • Infiltration.Downfall.Death (Osmose, 2008)
  • Scum.Collapse.Eradication (Nuclear War Now!, 2012)
  • Behold.Total.Rejection (Season of Mist, 2015)


  • Attack.Blood.Revenge (Dark Horizon, 2001)
  • Superion.Command.Destroy (War Hammer, 2002)
  • Split 7" with Arkhon Infaustus (Osmose, 2003)
  • Split 7" with Black Witchery (Nuclear War Now!, 2015)


  1. ^ a b Revenge biography @ Rockdetector
  2. ^ "Watain, Mayhem & Revenge North American Tour Officially Announced (NYC Beware)".[1]

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