Ol Drake (Ex-Evile) Taps Guitarists From Slayer, Sylosis & More For “Guitarists Playing Guitars”


Ex-Evile guitarist Ol Drake has dropped his new single “Guitarists Playing Guitars” below. Consider the title a spoiler as Drake recruited numerous peers to guest on the track, including Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), James Murphy (Ex-Testament/Death, etc.), Josh Middleton (Sylosis) and Amit Sharma. Their cameos aren’t the only guest appearance to be found on the album as Fear Factory drummer Mike Heller performed the drum tracks for the entire effort. The aforementioned song will appear on Drake‘s upcoming solo debut, “Old Rake“, out, June 23rd on Earache. Drake himself said of it:

“Behold the first single from the already-rusty ‘Old Rake’. This song was written by trying to write the cheesiest riff possible and going from there.

I was speaking to Gary Holt and he said he’d like to solo on the album, and it just happened that when he’d said that I’d reached the main ‘solo section’ in its writing process. Then I Thought ‘I might as well go all out’. James got involved and I couldn’t believe it; to have two of my idols from growing up on one of MY songs was mind-blowing. I then asked my friend, Josh, from Sylosis, who is a ridiculous shredder, and my other friend, Amit. I met Amit through his working at a metal magazine publication, but mainly from at festivals involving alcohol; ridiculous shredder, too!

Do not take a full impression of the whole album from this song; every track is different. Hope you enjoy my cheese-fest of ‘Guitarists Playing Guitars‘!”

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