British thrashers EVILE have set “Skull” as the title of their fourth album, due on May 27 in Europe on Earache Records and in North America via Century Media/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2011′s “Five Serpent’s Teeth” was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED).
Commented EVILE drummer Ben Carter: “We’d like to extend our thanks to Eliran Kantor for his amazing artistic representation of our original concept, which we’ll reveal further details of in the coming weeks.
“Our fans can expect this album to be a return to our thrashier roots, as well as exploring new ground in typical EVILE form.
“We’ve always said we want to progress and move forward in everything we do, and this album is no exception.
“We’re so amazed with everything Russ Russell and ourselves have produced, and can’t wait for it to be released upon the masses!”
Added EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake: “‘Skull’ is not what you think. ‘Skull’ is not where you think. ‘Skull’ is a mythical void in the deep fathoms of space.”
As previously reported, EVILE will celebrate this year’s Record Store Day by releasing a split seven-inch picture disc vinyl with Swedish death metal legends ENTOMBED.
The limited-edition release will feature ENTOMBED‘s classic 1990 track, “Drowned”, along with EVILE‘s 2012 cover version, available on vinyl for the first time. The seven-inch will be available in independent record stores on Saturday, April 20 in strictly limited quantities.
EVILE will perform a special show for fans at Crash Records in Leeds, U.K. on April 20 at 4 p.m. Space is limited, but fans who buy the seven-inch vinyl from Crash Records on the day will get free entry to the show (space permitting).