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From: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Evile news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
UK thrashers Evile have been forced to cancel their appearance at Lorca Rock festival in Murcia, Spain, this weekend. Vocalist/guitarist Matt Drake was diagnosed with flu and with a throat infection yesterday afternoon.
Commented Matt: "I'm so desperately sorry that we have to cancel our show at Lorca Rock. As the entire world knows, there's a big thing about flu going around and I have come down with some of the symptoms. There is no way I would be able to give a vocal performance this weekend anywhere near what you would expect - I'm simply not physically capable of doing so. I would like to take this chance to apologize to everyone for letting you all down especially the promoter of the festival and our Spanish fans as well the rest of the band."
MATT DRAKE, frontman for British thrashers EVILE, recently took the time to discuss some of the lyrical themes from the band's upcoming new album, "INFECTED NATIONS."
With a wider variety of topics such as modern society and classic science-fiction, "INFECTED NATIONS" sees EVILE taking the blueprints from their debut album, "ENTER THE GRAVE," and refining them into a more modern and ferocious beast.
Check out the first video featuring MATT DRAKE discussing the lyrics at this location.
Ol Drake comments on the cover, "Final Fantasy 7 took up a lot of my life when it came out, and one thing I loved was the music, so i've been wanting to cover this since forever. Please bare in mind I can't mix very well, and there were 29 guitars to mix." More...
British thrashers EVILE have released a brand new track, called "Infected Nation," which is available now for streaming and download.
The new track, which is the first song off the band's highly anticipated upcoming new album, INFECTED NATIONS - due on September 21st in Europe and September 22nd in the USA - is available for streaming at EVILE's official MySpace page.
You can download a DRM-free copy of the track to keep and blast as often as you like. Get "Infected Nation", available to download as an MP3 as well as a high quality WAV file, at this location. More...
British thrashers EVILE are preparing to release their new studio album, "INFECTED NATIONS" on September 21st in Europe and September 22nd in the USA.
The band recorded INFECTED NATIONS with producer RUSS RUSSELL (NAPALM DEATH), and EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE talks about what it was like working with RUSS:
"We met Russ a year or two ago at a gig in London. He expressed his fondness for the band and said he'd like to work with us. Years later when it came to picking a producer, Russ instantly came to mind."
"After many e-mails, I was really chuffed we were going with Russ. He really puts his heart into his projects. He'll stay up into the middle of the night if he wants to, if it'll get a result he wants." More...
Amon Amarth has announced the following string of European tour dates alongside Evile:
10/6 Gamla Tingshuset - Östersund, Sweden
10/7 Kulturhuset - Örebro, Sweden
10/8 Union Scene - Drammen, Norway
10/9 Byscenen - Haugesund, Norway
10/10 USF Verftet - Bergen, Norway
10/11 John Dee - Oslo, Norway
10/13 Trädgårn - Goteborg, Sweden
10/14 Train - Århus, Denmark
10/15 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/16 KB - Malmo, Sweden
10/17 Arenan - Stockholm, Sweden
10/22 Solus - Cardiff, UK
10/23 Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Ireland
10/24 Academy - Dublin, Ireland
10/26 Rock City - Nottingham, UK
10/27 Waterfront - Norwich, UK
10/28 Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
10/29 Northumbria University - Newcastle, UK
10/30 Garage - Glasgow, UK
10/31 Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
11/1 Koko - London, UK
11/12 Melkweg - Amasterdam, Netherlands
11/13 Hof Ter Lo - Antwerp, Belgium
11/14 L'Autre Canal - Nancy, France
11/15 Ninaksi Kao - Lyon, France
11/17 Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
11/18 Alpheus - Roma, Italy
11/19 New Age - Treviso, Italy
11/22 Volkshaus - Zurich, Switzerland
British thrash masters EVILE are ready to reveal to the world their brand new album, "INFECTED NATIONS," which is due to be released on September 21st in Europe and on September 22nd in the USA.
Following EVILE's 2007 debut, "ENTER THE GRAVE" - an homage to the thrash of past - the band are now hitting out and marking a new milestone of their own with "INFECTED NATIONS." More...
UK thrashers EVILE have been holed up in the studio for a while, recording their brand new, as-yet-untitled album.
If you've been wondering what life is like in a recording studio, follow EVILE drummer BEN CARTER as he takes you on a tour of the studio where they're recording the follow-up to their 2007 debut, "ENTER THE GRAVE." Check out the video - and look out for some song titles from the new album here.
Sheffield, England based thrash metal outfit Evile has posted the third in a series of video reports regarding the making of their second studio album. You can check it out below. The album is currently expected to be released in September through Earache Records. More...
U.K. thrashers Evile have issued the following recording update:
"New album FINISHED!!! (almost) Today is our last day in the studio so we're having a final check through of all the mixes to make sure everything rocks as hard as it can before we journey back up north. And bon jovi it really does rock hard....
"We've had an excellent time down here with Russ and Jimmy Frankles, and the new stuff sounds just as excellent, we're proud of what we've done and we can't wait for everyone to hear the final product.
"Feel free to keep throwing questions at us via the blog whenever you want, anything you want to know just ask, and we promise to try and answer at least half unsarcastically.
"Cheers, keep your eyes open for track listing/artwork/audio samples/nude photos in the run up to release!!"
The third edition of the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales has added some more bands to the current bill. The event will now feature performances from British thrash metal legends Onslaught as well as Evile, Toxic Holocaust and Susperia. The festival will be held between December 4th - 6th in Prestatyn in North Wales.
The lineup is now as follows:
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British thrash masters EVILE have entered the studio to begin recording their new, as-yet-untitled new album, which is slated for a September 2009 release.
Following a few days of pre-production in March, the band took a break to hit the road on their first headlining UK tour, and have now returned with producer RUSS RUSSELL to record the follow-up to 2007's modern thrash masterpiece, ENTER THE GRAVE. More...
Young British thrash metal group Evile has posted a video update regarding work on their second album. You can check it out below. The record is being produced by Russ Russell who has previously worked with the likes of Napalm Death and Dimmu Borgir. The band are also asking for fans to send in their questions about all things Evile, you can do so by leaving a comment on their Myspace blog. More...
Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about Evile and Gama Bomb appearing on a radio show:
"English thrashers Evile and Irish label-mates and fellow thrashers Gama Bomb featured in the notorious BBC Radio 1 Rock Show presented by Daniel P. Carter on Tuesday. The two bands were pitted against each other in a contest of wits called ‘Hammer's Hammer’ (of no relation to Timmy Mallet's ‘Mallet's Mallet’) recorded at the recent Hammerfest festival in Prestatyn, Wales. It was a closely fought contest between Philly Byrne (GAMA BOMB) and Ol Drake(EVILE) which actually took place in a children's playground ball pit.
"Listen back to the show and see who won here. Evile recently entered the studio to record the yet-to-be-titled follow-up album to their 2007 debut, Enter the Grave. The new album is being produced
by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) and is set for release later this year." More...
UK thrashers, EVILE, have entered the studio to record the yet-to-be-titled follow up album to their 2007 debut, “ENTER THE GRAVE.” Produced by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) and set for release later this year, EVILE's new album promises to be a pure ass kicker according to guitarist, Ol Drake: "Today is the day we start recording our second album with Mr Russ Russell. The non-stop writing and improving upon already written material has been constant and grueling, but I absolutely can't wait to get all this down and let everyone blast it out at 11." More...
British thrashers EVILE are currently on their first full headlining UK tour with support from TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED and MUTANT.
EVILE frontman MATT DRAKE reports from the road:
"Hello all, Matt here with a quick update from halfway through our UK headlining tour. So far no major accidents, we've made it to all the gigs and it's going pretty smoooooth. Mutant and Trigger the Bloodshed are excellent guys to be sharing a tour bus with, good company and it's a pleasure having them along to blow peoples faces off. The shows have been way beyond my expectations so far, I honestly never expected the amount of people that have been showing up so thank you to everyone for coming along and showing your support for Evile." More...
Guitarist, Ol Drake, of UK thrash metal band, Evile, has issued the following update regarding the replacement for Warpath on their upcoming tour with Mutant:
"On Sun 12th Apr Warpath let us know they have to pull out of our tour (which starts Wed 15th Apr) due to their lead guitarist being 'indirectly involved in a motorcycle accident' on the 8th. We wish them all the best and hope he has a speedy recovery."
"We only had 2/3 days to find a replacement band." More...
UK thrash metal band, Warpath, has issued the following update regarding their decision to pull out of their UK tour with Evile
"We have terrible news, Pete (our lead guitarist) has been indirectly involved with a motorbike accident, burning his left hand, which has forced us to pull out of the up-coming Evile/Mutant tour."
"To all our fans who were coming to watch us, we're extremely sorry that we won't be playing and will make up for it when Pete's hand has healed. We hope Evile and Mutant have a great tour, go support them!"
Evile are currently sorting a replacement band for the main support slot. More...
British thrashers, EVILE, have been hard at work on their as-yet-untitled new album, due to be released later in 2009 by Earache Records. The band has have posted a series of photos from their pre-production sessions for their second album at this location
EVILE front-man MATT DRAKE comments on the band's progress so far:
"We've just finished up two long days of pre-production on our upcoming album with Russ Russell in a dark basement in our home town where we've done a lot of writing, re-writing, tweaking, re-tweaking, arguing and un-tweaking and we've come away extremely happy with this bunch of new songs we've been kicking around since last year." More...
Sheffield, England based young thrash metal band Evile are currently working on the follow up to their 2007 debut album, "Enter The Grave." Evile guitarist Ol Drake has checked in with the following update:
"We're very glad to announce we'll be working with the brilliant Russ Russell on the next release at Parlour Studios, UK. Russ has produced excellent work with bands such as NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, THE EXPLOITED and many more. We've known Russ for a few years now. We first met him in London at one of our shows where he expressed how much he'd like to work with us sometime, and that time has come. I believe Russ can bring us a very interesting sound and approach to the new material which we're writing. Expect a very crushing and interesting album! The cover art will also be very crushing and interesting! Definitely one for vinyl!
"We've been working non-stop on the new Evile material since before the MEGADETH tour last February. We're even into the demo process of the new album. Just last weekend we recorded the first 3 demo tracks we completed first. Looking back on what we've been writing, it's surprising how diverse and different the material has got since starting on the first "album 2" song. Don't worry, it's thrash, we're just trying to use our brains more than our 'ripped jeans'."