Gig Of The Week: Evile
WHERE: London Relentless Garage
WHEN: Thursday, September 29
The Huddersfield thrashers return to the road, as acclaimed third album Five Serpent’s Teeth is released by Earache.
This sees Matt Drake (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ol Drake (lead guitar), Joel Graham (bass) and Ben Carter (drums) taking their style and sound to a new level. Now, the aim is to make sure this is reflected in the live performance.
“We’re aiming to play as many songs from the new album as possible, without sacrificing the older material people will want to hear,” says Ol Drake. “We do want a good portion of the new one in there though, because we love playing the new stuff so much. Get yourself a copy ordered and learn the lyrics! Ha, ha.”
The band are fully aware that a lot is now expected of them, and to many they have become the great new hope for the thrash genre. But Ol, for one, isn’t letting that become a burden.
“I don’t think that’s something I’d personally dwell on. We’re going to do our best, regardless of expectation. I guess there is a sense of us having to bring more to the table, but we can. We wouldn’t have done this album like it is if we couldn’t pull it off live.”
And in order to ensure that every night is a special experience. Evile are aiming to vary the set.
“Yes, hopefully. I always love it when a band does that. We won’t know until we get there and make our last minute decisions. Whatever songs we feel like playing on the night will come out.
As for the support acts…
“We have fellow Earache Records group Savage Messiah as main support, then whoever wants to open the shows in each local area! We like giving local unsigned bands a chance.”
After London, Evile go on to play:
Fri. 30: Birmingham Asylum
Thu. 13: Southampton Talking Heads
Fri. 14: Brighton Hydrant
Sat. 15: Weymouth King’s Club
Sun. 16: Plymouth White Rabbit
Mon. 17: Exeter Cavern
Tue. 18: Leicester Sub 91
Wed. 19: Wrexham Central Station
Thu. 20: Durham Live Lounge
Fri. 21: Glasgow Cathouse
Sat. 22: Manchester Club Academy
Sun. 23: Dublin Pint
Tue. 25: Stoke Sugarmill
Wed. 26: Cardiff Bogiez Rock Bar
Thu. 27: Reading Sub 89
Fri. 28: Sheffield Corporation
Find out more at www.evile.co.uk