Revenant or better know as RVNT is a metal core band from Virginal Beach. An area known for the longest beach is also the brewing grounds for bands where hotels and restaurant abound with opportunities for musicians to develop their skills. RVNT is one of those bands that has come to the surface with the right formula for metal core and exceptionally excelled performances.
RVNT got started from the former members of other metalcore VA based bands called Under City Skylines and STILL, I RISE. After multiple member changes and a push for some creative contrast, they decided that the new band wouldn’t be the same as Under City Skylines, so they went with a re-brand image to match their new direction. The word ”revenant” in definitive terms was said to be a ghost that came back from the dead to seek revenge on the people who had caused them wrongdoing. The band let that overall concept become instilled in all the aspects of the band itself, thus giving it that edginess. The band is made up of 6 members: Ricky Gillis – Vocals, Jeremy Anderson - Guitar/Vocals, Matt Madariaga – Guitar, Fabian Castaneda – Drums, and Christian Gordon - Bass
They have been putting in the work in the VA area, waiting their turn to get their shots at the bigger national shows/acts, etc. Their favorite venues are Shakas at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach and The Canal Club in Richmond. Other great local venues are Charlie’s American Café (Norfolk , VA) , and Hook Up Café VB.
They recently completed a 10 day tour with A Scent Like Wolves and Softspoken. The tour allowed RVNT to see that they are ready for the road and could do long stretches and still be a great performance driven band and all get along. The band is embracing the grind and working as hard as ever to let the band grow and get bigger.
RVNT is currently tracking the final parts their sophomore release, a full length, which should be finished very soon. Expect a single out shortly to keep the listeners intrigued. RVNT is slated to play out some more, including 2 festivals to play at! One of the festivals is the Park Rock Fest.
Coming to headline the Park Rock Fest 2017 is the band Palisades. The band was formed in 2011 as a 6 member band out of Iselin, New Jersey. Presently the band members are:
They call their music post hardcore; which is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression. They truly have pushed the limits of a greater degree of creative expression with the 3 albums they have release and the songs they perform. Their sound is innovative and heavy, with their third record: their songs are now appealing to a broader audience, and not only to fans of classic alternative rock. Palisades describe their sound as a mixture of hip hop, EDM and rock and strive for shows that resemble “an electric high energy party”. Influenced by new member Graves, the band combines heavy bass and guitar lines with a wide electronic range and excellent vocals performed by Louis Miceli.