Evile have undergone some lineup changes. Guitarist Ol Drake will now be handling lead vocals following the departure of his brother Matt Drake. On top of that, Adam Smith (RipTide) has since joined the band as their new rhythm guitarist. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they have finished writing a new album.
Ol Drake commented:
“You may notice one large difference in the new Evile lineup, and that is that my brother, Matt, unfortunately left the band a while ago. He will release a statement shortly. We’re sad to see him go, but we’re excited about the new road ahead of us.
As you can probably guess, this is why there hasn’t been a 5th Evile album yet, and for that we apologise. The new album is fully written, we’re ready to hit the studio, and we are currently working on a record deal. I will be taking over as the band’s frontman/vocalist while also staying on lead guitar. We’re also happy to announce our new member and rhythm guitarist is Adam Smith from RipTide; a band and friends local to us. Please give him a warm welcome!
The new material is in a much more aggressive vein as it feels like the natural progression for Evile; my vocal style is a much less melodic approach. We have the song titles, album title, and art confirmed and there will be an announcement soon!”
The band went on to say that they are working on getting record deal for the album and that it is tentatively set to be released in late 2020/early 2021.