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Evile Announce Lineup Changes, Finish Writing New Album


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Evile have announced some new lineup changes. Guitarist Ol Drake, who rejoined the band in 2018, has taken on the lead vocal duties, replacing his brother Matt. Furthermore, RipTide‘s Adam Smith has also joined the band as their new rhythm guitarist.

A fifth studio album has also been written with the group commenting earlier today, August 12th:

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“It’s been 7 years since Evile‘s last release (Skull, 2013) but they are back with a brand new line-up and a fully-written 5th album.

Vocalist and lead guitarist, OL Drake had the following to say: “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!”

OL continues: “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 are currently negotiating a record deal and aim for a late 2020/early 2021 release.”

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