While live shows have still not managed to return as soon as we would like, 2021 still has plenty of brand spanking new metal waiting to be unleashed. Evile have become a true thrash titan in the industry since their 2004 debut. Fans have been waiting for some new tunes from the group since their 2013 release, Skull. Fortunately the wait is almost at an end, the band’s fifth album, Hell Unleashed will be released on 30 April 2021 via Napalm Records.
Vocalist and Lead Guitarist Ol Drake had the following to say about the upcoming release: “After a long eight years, Evile is finally coming back with our fifth studio album, Hell Unleashed in April; a nine-track onslaught of unrelenting thrash metal. I have no qualms in saying that this is the best thrash metal album in at least the last 20 years. Those who haven’t been keeping up with Evile may notice a change in vocals and vocalist. Matt left the band last year for health and personal reasons, and we decided it would be best to keep the new vocalist a familiar face within the band, so I stepped into the vocalist shoes, while remaining on lead guitar, and I’m very happy and excited to do it – one of my heroes is Chuck Schuldiner, so it made sense to me. Evile needs to sound evil and vile, and we’ve achieved that more this time with a much more aggressive approach on Hell Unleashed.”
Check out Evile’s new sound and Drake’s vocals on their first single and title track, Hell Unleashed.
Ol Drake adds: “The title track ‘Hell Unleashed‘ is the first single/video we’re releasing, directed by James Mansell, who I previously worked with on some short films of his. We spoke for a while about maybe doing a music video for Evile and I’m so glad we did, as we’re so happy with the result. We chose the title track as the first single as we wanted the first track you hear from us in so long to be a straight-to-the-point smack in the face and this definitely delivers.”
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