GetYourRockOut.com conducted an interview with British thrashers EVILE and their producer Russ Russell at this year’s Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
EVILE‘s third full-length album, “Five Serpent’s Teeth”, sold around 680 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 35 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
EVILE‘s previous CD, “Infected Nations”, opened with around 460 units to debut at No. 132 on the Heatseekers chart.
“Five Serpent’s Teeth” was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K. and was released in Europe on September 26 via Earache Records.
EVILE‘s “In Memoriam” video can be seen below. The clip was shot on April 29 in the North of England with director Ben Thornley of Sitcom Soldiers (THRICE, THE BLACKOUT, DEAF HAVANA).
“In Memoriam”, which is inspired by the group’s late bassist Mike Alexander, who died in 2009 following a blot clot on his lungs, is available now as a digital single on iTunes, including an acoustic version of the track, a radio edit, and the official music video.
Commented EVILE drummer Ben Carter: “We are really excited for our fans, both new and old, to see our video for ‘In Memoriam’. It’s a different sound and approach for us, definitely, but we hope our fans appreciate the sentiment and reason this song exists. There’s a lot of context in the song that everyone will at one time or another relate to, and we hope we have captured that essence in the video.
“We didn’t want to rush this video and get it wrong at all; we didn’t want there to be any falseness, so what we have created is something which we are all very proud of, which perfectly captures everything we felt after losing Mike, and moving forward with [new bassist] Joel [Graham]. We hope this becomes a mainstay of our live set in the future, and we also hope that everyone who watches takes something positive from the video. Live life, and enjoy!”
EVILE played “In Memoriam” live for the first time ever on February 11 at the HMV Ritz in Manchester, U.K. in memory of WOODS OF YPRES frontman David Gold, who tragically passed away on December 21.
“In Memoriam” video: