Rev Theory Biography
Based in New York City, New York USA, Rev Theory initially comprised lead singer Rich Luzzi, guitarist Julien Jorgensen, bassist Matty McCloskey and drummer Dave Agoglia. Luzzi, Jorgensen and Agoglia first met while experimenting with music during their college days in Massachusetts in 2002. Their sound originates from Hard-Rock, early Grunge and the excitement of Nu-Metal; the project was completed with the hiring of Matty who also assumed the role vocalist.
Initially adopting the name of Revelation Theory and releasing an independently distributed 6-track EP to wide and commercial success, the quartet hit the road and built their fan base through extensive touring playing with established acts such as Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Theory Of A Deadman, Collective Soul and more. They eventually signed with Element Records for their debut full-length album, "Truth Is Currency", which was released in September 2005; it included the Mainstream Rock top 30 hit single "Slowburn".
In early 2007 they shortened their name to the current Rev Theory. Their second album, "Light It Up", debuted in the top 100 of The Billboard 200 upon its June 2008 release and the first official single, "Hell Yeah" made its way into the top 20 of the Active Rock chart; around this time the band expanded to a five-piece with the addition of guitarist Rikki Lixx. The disc delivered three more Mainstream Rock radio top 40 hits: the title-cut, "Broken Bones" and "Far From Over", the latter of which inched up the chart, arriving at #15.
Rev Theory issued their next record, "Justice", in February 2011; it reached the #75 position on The Billboard Top 200 Albums listing while the lead single, the title-track, bulleted into the top 20 of the Active Rock chart and was followed by the minor hit "The Fire".
After the departure of Rikki Lixx the New York City rockers projected the release of an EP entitled "Take Em Out" which was released to digital outlets in November 2012. The opening song, "Something New", eventually received some airplay on Rock radio.
On July 16, 2013, Rev Theory put out a new single, "Alpha King", on digital platforms. The track will likely be featured on the band's next album, due out sometime in 2013.