Evile Sign With Napalm Records

Evile have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band’s new album will be released through the label in 2021.

Ol Drake commented:

“We’re extremely excited to announce our signing to Napalm Records! We’d heard a lot of great things about Napalm over the years and it’s an honor to join the ranks of some excellent bands. Evile haven’t released any music since 2013 so we promise to deliver a crushing thrash metal classic which I believe will surprise everyone; even the die-hard “Grave” fans.

As previously announced, Matt is unfortunately no longer a part of the band, so I’ve taken over on vocal duties while remaining on lead guitar too. Also, please welcome our newest member, Adam Smith of RipTide, on rhythm guitar. We begin recording with producer and engineer Chris Clancy on September 17 at Andy Sneap‘s Backstage Studios. We can’t wait for you to hear what we have in store!”

Sebastian Münch, A&R and Product Manager Napalm Records, added:

“I am super excited to work with Ol Drake and my favorite British Thrash Metal band Evile. I’ve been a fan since “Enter The Grave”, and the new demos I’ve already listened to sound simply amazing! Expect a monster of an album in 2021! Welcome to the Napalm family!”

Evile Announce New Lineup, Finish Writing New Album

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.

Evile Reunite With Guitarist Ol Drake

Evile have officially reunited with guitaridst Ol Drake. The band commented:

“We’ve been sat on this picture for a few weeks now, so we thought it was time to announce that we have a new lead guitarist…. We are beyond thrilled to be able to welcome Ol back! Make sure to come and see us headline Manor Fest in Keighley on 12 May as it’s likely to be our only show this year. The link to tickets is on our events section. After that we will be fully focusing on album number five for a planned release next year. We know that will make it five years between albums but the wait will be worth it. \m/”