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Butchered and maimed! Enter the grave!
—Title Track, Enter the Grave

Evile is a British Thrash 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, Piers Donno-Fuller. After a few years of relative inactivity, Ol rejoined the band in the spring of 2018. Matt quietly left at some point in 2020, and Ol took his spot on vocals and welcomed in Adam Smith as the new rhythm guitarist. The band released their long-awaited fifth album Hell Unleashed in April 2021.


Current members:

  • Lead guitar and vocals: Ol Drake (2004-2013, 2018-present, 2020-present as a vocalist)
  • Rhythm guitar: Adam Smith (2020-present)
  • Bass: Joel Graham (2009-present)
  • Drums: Ben Carter (2004-present)

Past members:

  • Vocals and rhythm guitar: Matt Drake (2004-2020)
  • Lead guitar: Piers Donno-Fuller (2014-2018)
  • Bass: Mike Alexander (2004-2009)


  • Enter the Grave (2007)
  • Infected Nations (2009)
  • Five Serpent's Teeth (2011)
  • Skull (2013)
  • Hell Unleashed (2021)


Evile presents examples of the following tropes:

  • Answer Song: "Five Serpent's Teeth" is this to "Now Demolition", both making reference to The Demolished Man.
  • 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.


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