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14 Year-Old Evile Fan Performs Onstage With Band

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A 14-year-old EVILE fan had his dream come true on Saturday night (April 12th) when he was given the chance to perform onstage with the fast-rising UK thrashers.

The band were approached by 14-year-old Jake Priestley, who had sent the band clips of himself playing EVILE songs online. The band were highly impressed and gave Jake the chance to show his skills at the Corporation in Sheffield, UK, on their current tour with EXODUS. Jake took over guitar duties from singer/rhythm guitarist MATT DRAKE to play the entirety of the track "Enter the Grave" to rapturous applause.

Footage of the performance can be watched here.

EVILE is currently on a European tour with EXODUS. The following tour dates remain:

15 April Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
16 April Hannover, Germany - Muzikzentrum
18 April Essen, Germany - Turock
19 April Saarbrucken, Germany - Roxy
20 April Munchen, Germany - Backstage
20 June Clisson, France - Hellfest 2008
15 August Catton Hall, Derby - Bloodstock Open Air

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1. DeathInEye writes:

Fvckin' awesome of them to let him play! That's a dream come true. I can't even begin recounting how many I've fantasized about getting up on stage with my favorite bands!

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2. Stocker writes:

Dude, that would be f***ing awesome, rock out with your c*** out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. Terminator writes:

that's badass! the kid nailed it too.

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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

Is it any surprize that Evile are touring with another ledgendary band that takes care of their fans? I think not! Kuddos to the kid! I would be so proud if that was my kid!

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5. Wow writes:

That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen, big props to this band.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. inhatredofme writes:

i'd be nervous as hell to be onstage with a band i looked up to. kid did a damn good job though

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7. BoltThrower writes:

I bet this kid sucks at Guitar Hero.

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8. Txmetalhead writes:

Very cool indeed! What a nice thing to do for that little fan.
To post above - I love it - LOL

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9. texlonghorn10 writes:

wow! it dont get much better than that for a young metalhead!

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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am coureouse to know what his parents thought and what they told their coworkers? "Um... yeah, my kid totally kicked a$$ and took names playing on stage with Evile last night!" Atleast that is what I would do, I would brag my a$$ off. Both if I were the kid and the parent.

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11. Public Execution writes:

That's pretty impressive. Glad Evile gave him the chance to play.

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