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Rev Theory Biography

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Birth Place: New York City, New York
Years Active: 2002 - present
Genres: Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-grunge

Rev Theory (formerly known as Revelation Theory) is an American rock band formed in 2002 in New York City. Revelation Theory's members Rich Luzzi, Dave Agoglia and Julien Jorgensen first met in 1997 at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, and all moved to Long Island, NY in 2002 hoping for a career in music. A year later, bassist Matt McCloskey, who was a student at New York University joined the band, completing the quartet.

They recorded a demo EP and began touring and in 2005 were tapped for the Girls Gone Wild Rocks America tour. The group then signed with EMI subsidiary Element Records, and released the album “Truth Is Currency” in 2005. A single from “Truth Is Currency,” "Slowburn," hit #27 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 2005.

In 2007 the band signed a major label deal with Interscope Records, and began writing their second album “Light It Up” as well as simplifying the band name to Rev Theory. They began to reach a wider fan base when World Wrestling Entertainment started using their music for pay-per-view events.

Interscope, Geffen, A&M Records and Microsoft, have joined together to premiere the band's new music video exclusively on the Xbox LIVE Video Store. This made Rev Theory’s single "Hell Yeah" the first ever video premiere on Xbox LIVE.

In February 2010, the band started writing new material, for their third studio album. The title track and first single off of the album, "Justice," was released in October 2010. The band's song "Hangman" from their album “Justice” is being featured as an alternate theme song for "WWE SmackDown." The album “Justice” was released in February 2011 and debuted on the Billboard 200 Albums chart at #75.