ABOUT THE UNKNOWN
Huddersfield, England's Evile are one of many new millennium bands attempting to revitalize the art of thrash metal without straying too far from its original early-'80s template. Formed in 2002, the quartet is comprised Ol Drake (vocals & lead guitar, Joel Graham (bass), Ben Carter (drums), and Adam Smith (rhythm guitar), and recorded a self-produced EP entitled All Hallows Eve that same year. Several demos followed, and after being voted the U.K.'s best unsigned act by readers of Terrorizer magazine, Evile were quickly snapped up by Earache Records, releasing their debut long-player, Enter the Grave, in the fall of 2007. They followed this by supporting the legendary Megadeth on their European leg of their tour in 2008. The band went from strength to strength during this year, with their track "Thrasher" being included on the video game Rock Band, they were about to support Satyricon on their European tour until guitarist Ol Drake collapsed and fractured his jaw. The band had to cancel further live commitments. The band released their 2nd album Infected Nations in September 2009 but tragedy struck when founding bassist Mike Alexander sadly passed away while on tour in Sweden. OL Drake left the band in 2013 and the band were relatively quiet until he rejoined in 2018. Matt Drake (vocals & rhythm guitar) left the band in 2020, with his brother, OL then taking over the vocal duties on the 2021 album "Hell Unleashed." Their 6th album is due for release in mid 2023.