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Evile is a BritishThrash Metal band credited with kick-starting the second wave of thrash metal alongside Municipal Waste. They recorded their first album, Enter the Grave, in 2007 with Flemming Rasmussen, the Record Producer who produced Metallica's second, third and fourth albums. With a well-received first album and a song released on Rock Band, they hit a surge of popularity and released a more progressive second album, Infected Nations, in 2009. Tragedy struck when bassist Mike Alexander died on tour, leaving a girlfriend and kids alone. They've continued touring with a new bassist, and released a third album, Five Serpent's Teeth, in 2011.Their fourth album Skull dropped in late May of 2013. In August, Ol Drake left the band and the band moved on with a replacement.
Vocals and rhythm guitar: Matt Drake (2004-present)
Lead guitar: Piers Donno-Fuller (2014-present)
Bass: Joel Graham (2009-present)
Drums: Ben Carter (2004-present)
Lead guitar: Ol Drake (2004-2014)
Bass: Mike Alexander (2004-2009)
Enter the Grave (2007)
Infected Nations (2009)
Five Serpent's Teeth (2011)
Evile presents examples of the following tropes:
Adorkable: Both of the Drake brothers, especially Matt.
Berserk Button: The general consensus for the fans of Evile is that they DO NOT like it when the band is being compared to either Metallica or Slayer. With that being said, it's an aversion with the band, more specifically with Matt Drake: they don't mind being compared to Metallica or Slayer, they're proud people make the comparison.
Ex-guitarist Ol Drake has even done heavy metal renditions of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" and "The Edge of Glory".
Dual Meaning Chorus: "In Memoriam" but it's more of a dual meaning song; justified that half of the band says that it was written in memory of Mike Alexander, the other half say its more a song about missing your loved ones.
One of Us: Most of the band, but mainly Matt and Ol Drake.
As an example, the two have briefly argued on which is better, the SNES or the Megadrive.
Admitted by Matt Drake in an interview, Ben Carter (drummer) is a fan of wrestling/WWE, Joel Graham (bassist) is a fan of Star Wars, Matt is a fan of science fiction in general and computer games, and Ol (lead guitarist) is a music nerd and an avid fan of South Park.
Put on a Bus: Joel Graham. Admitted by Matt Drake in an interview, Evile had played a gig with his old band Ninedenine, and Graham himself used to be a drinking buddy with Mike Alexander. Come 2009, when Evile needed a bassist...
Religion Rant Song: "Cult", Type 2, sung from the perspective of someone recruiting the listener.