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Former Evile guitarist Ol Drake signs worldwide deal with Earache Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 12th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

British guitar wizard, Ol Drake, who is best known for his work with Yorkshire thrash lords Evile, recently inked a worldwide, mutli-album recording deal with Earache Records. Ol Drake is currently working on his debut solo album, which is due to be released in 2014 under the project name of Old Rake and is set to include a number of guest musicians. Ol Drake comments:

Very excited to announce signing a solo deal with Earache Records.  I established a great friendship with the guys at Earache over the years while I was with Evile and I was happy to hear they wanted to work with me in a solo capacity.  This will be a studio project entitled Old Rake.  I won’t be touring, and I’m thankful to Earache for being understanding of this and for giving me this opportunity; I wouldn’t rule out doing a few clinics here and there though.

I’ve always been inspired by Steve Vai, and I’ve always wanted to do something in a similar approach orientated around metal with injections of other styles and ideas which interest me.  After recently seeing the film Not Dead Yet about the amazing and inspiring genius, Jason Becker, it really kicked me into gear to do something with my playing; music is all I can really do, so I’m thankful for the opportunity and ability to still create music for people to hear.  Looking forward to getting the music out there.

Ol Drake made his name as lead guitarist for Huddersfield thrashers Evile, during which time the band released four critically-acclaimed albums, scored a top 10 album in the UK Rock charts, toured around the world with such high-profile bands as Megadeth, and won numerous accolades including a prestigious Metal Hammer Golden God award.

In 2010, Ol Drake was asked to join Australian comedian/musician Tim Minchin on stage at the UK’s Sonisphere Festival to help perform his track, Rock N Roll Nerd, and in 2012 was nominated in the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, alongside the likes of Devin Townsend and Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares.

Old Rake online:

http://www.oldrake.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/theoldrake
http://twitter.com/old_rake

 

Evile ready to play Luarca Metal Festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 19th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Evile are gearing up for their appearance at Luarca Metal Fest tomorrow – Friday, July 20th – in Luarca, Spain.

The band are set to perform at 23:10 this Friday night.  The line-up for the two day festival also includes the likes of Mnemic, We Are The Damned, Crisix, Clockwork and more.

Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments: “Can’t wait to travel back to sunny Spain to play some metal for some of the craziest metalheads in the world.  We always have great shows in Spain and Basque, so I expect Luarca will be no different.  See you all there!  De Puta Madre!”

Evile are also  set to perform at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air festival in August, followed by a UK headlining tour in October with Wolf.  The UK tour will finish off with a special hometown show on November 3rd with label mates Savage Messiah.

See Evile on tour at the following shows:

EVILE
Jul. 20 – Luarca, Spain – Luarca Metal Fest
Aug. 12 – Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 24 – Wörrstadt, Germany – Neuborn Open Air Festival

EVILE w/ WOLF
Oct. 18 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC 2
Oct. 19 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
Oct. 20 – Belfast, UK – The Limelight
Oct. 21 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Oct. 23 – Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
Oct. 24 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Oct. 25 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 3
Oct. 26 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
Oct. 27 – Norwich, UK – Open
Oct. 28 – London, UK – Garage
Oct. 29 – Southampton, UK – The Cellar

EVILE w/ SAVAGE MESSIAH
Nov. 03 – Holmfirth, UK – Picturedrome

Evile announce free charity gig in London

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 22nd June 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Evile have announced a one-off London show on July 3rd to celebrate the recent release of the ‘In Memoriam’ single. Joining Evile at the Old Blue Last, Shoreditch will be label mates Savage Messiah.

The show on July 3rd will be free entry, with donations being taken for the British Lung Foundation.

Guitarist Ol Drake comments: “With the release of the “In Memoriam” video & single, we’re pleased to announce a FREE show for you all at the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, London to celebrate it’s release. It’s no secret why the song exists, and who it’s for, so as well as the show being free entry we’ll also be taking optional donations on the door for the British Lung Foundation in memory of Mike Alexander, so give as much as you can to support them in their tireless efforts. Come one, come all! I guarantee it will be a great night! see you all there!”

See EVILE on tour at the following shows:

Jul. 3 – London, UK – Old Blue Last
Jul. 20 – Luarca, Spain – Luarca Metal Fest
Aug. 12 – Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 24 – Wörrstadt, Germany – Neuborn Open Air Festival

Oct. 18 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC 2
Oct. 19 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
Oct. 20 – Belfast, UK – The Limelight
Oct. 21 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Oct. 23 – Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
Oct. 24 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Oct. 25 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 3
Oct. 26 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
Oct. 27 – Norwich, UK – Open
Oct. 28 – London, UK – Garage
Nov. 03 – Holmfirth, UK – Picturedrome