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Alberta Black Metal band REVENGE was founded by erstwhile CONQUEROR man James Read with scene contributors including guitarists R. Förster of CONQUEROR, BLASPHEMY and DOMINI INFERI repute and Vermin of SACRAMENTARY ABOLISHMENT and AXIS OF ADVANCE. The 2001 EP 'Attack.Blood.Revenge', recorded by Read with session musicians and released through Dark Horizon Records, included a cover version of BATHORY's 'War'. That same year Read hooked up with French Black Metal band ARKHON INFAUSTUS for European touring. Read also performed with AXIS OF ADVANCE.

In June of 2002 the band would be joined by the esteemed figure of former ORDER FROM CHAOS, ANGEL CORPSE and TERROR ORGAN man Pete Helmkamp. REVENGE's first full length product, 'Triumph.Genocide.Antichrist', emerged on French label Osmose Productions in January 2003. Osmose also issued a limited edition split 7" single, 'Deathless Will', in collaboration with ARKHON INFAUSTUS in October 2003.

In early 2004 Nuclear War Now Productions re-issued 'Triumph. Genocide. Antichrist' as a limited edition vinyl picture disc. A second album, 'Victory.Intolerance.Mastery', followed in 2004. REVENGE united with Australian act DESTRȪYER 666 for the March / April 2006 "Genocide And Wrath" European tour.

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