Evile unveil new lead guitarist

Evile, the Huddersfield-based Thrash quartet today revealed the identity of their new lead guitarist on their Facebook page today.

The band, made up of Matt Drake (rhythm guitar/vocals), Joel Graham (bass) and Ben Carter (drums) have been looking for a new six-stringer since Piers Donno Fuller announced his departure in March.

In a statement on social media, the band said:

We’ve been sat on this picture for a few weeks now, so we thought it was time to announce that we have a new lead guitarist….

We are beyond thrilled to be able to welcome Ol back!

Make sure to come and see us headline Manor Fest in Keighley on 12 May as it’s likely to be our only show this year. The link to tickets is on our events section.

After that we will be fully focusing on album number five for a planned release next year. We know that will make it five years between albums but the wait will be worth it.


Ol’s return to the line-up came as something of a surprise, especially in light of his repeated statements (including an interview that was part of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show‘s coverage of Bloodstock some years ago) showing a dislike of touring.

Then again, when the image below appeared on Evile’s Facebook page a week ago, it was a very big hint!

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