Origin: Huddersfield, England  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Page online: February 22, 2008
Last update/review: January 20, 2015

Evile

Retro thrash is indeed alive and well in the new millennium, and here we have England's entry in the field, Evile, who actually debuted with an EP in 2004 before signing to Earache for their 2007 full-length album, Enter The Grave. Evile went straight to the source for inspiration, as their sound borrows from the masters such as Exodus and Metallica in their heyday, but most of all Slayer, especially given Matt Drake's Araya-inspired vocals. Unlike some of the other new retro-thrash albums, Enter The Grave benefits from a sterling production courtesy of Flemming Rasmussen, who produced Metallica back in their thrash days. Sure, this isn't the most original band out there, but they've done well by being at the forefront of the recent thrash revival.

Current Members

Matt Drake

vocals/rhythm guitar

Ol Drake

lead guitar

Joel Graham

bass (ex-Devolved)

Ben Carter

drums

Former Members/Guests

Piers Donno Fuller

guitars

Mike Alexander

bass RIP: October 5, 2009, pulmonary embolism, age 32



Discography


All Hallows Eve  EP
2004 self-released
  1. Killer From The Deep
  2. Dawn Of Destruction
  3. Prophecy
  4. The Living Dead
  5. All Hallows Eve
  6. Torment
  • Matt Drake
  • Ol Drake
  • Mike Alexander
  • Ben Carter



Enter The Grave  
2007 Earache
  1. Enter the Grave
  2. Thrasher
  3. First Blood
  4. Man Against Machine
  5. Burned Alive
  6. Killer from the Deep
  7. We Who Are About to Die
  8. Schizophrenia
  9. Bathe in Blood
  10. Armoured Assault
  • Matt Drake
  • Ol Drake
  • Mike Alexander
  • Ben Carter
2007 Readers' Album #54




Infected Nations  
2009 Earache
  1. Infected Nation
  2. Now Demolition
  3. Nosophoros
  4. Genocide
  5. Plague To End All Plagues
  6. Devoid Of Thought
  7. Time No More
  8. Metamorphosis
  9. Hundred Wrathful Deities
  • Matt Drake
  • Ol Drake
  • Mike Alexander
  • Ben Carter
2009 Readers' Album #42




Five Serpents' Teeth  
2011 Earache
  1. Five Serpents' Teeth
  2. In Dreams of Terror
  3. Cult
  4. Eternal Empire
  5. Xaraya
  6. Origin of Oblivion
  7. Centurion
  8. In Memoriam
  9. Descent Into Madness
  10. Long Live New Flesh
  • Matt Drake
  • Ol Drake
  • Joel Graham
  • Ben Carter
2011 Readers' Album #50





Skull  
2013 Earache
  1. Underworld
  2. Skull
  3. The Naked Sun
  4. Head of the Demon
  5. Tomb
  6. Words of the Dead
  7. Outsider
  8. What You Become
  9. New Truths Old Lies
  • Matt Drake
  • Ol Drake
  • Joel Graham
  • Ben Carter
2013 Readers' Album #34





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