British thrashers EVILE have been honoured with the “Metal As Fuck” award at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods.
EVILE have been making tracks since their 2007 debut album, ENTER THE GRAVE. Since then, the band has been through a lot, including the release of their critically acclaimed second album, INFECTED NATIONS, tours with the likes of MEGADETH, EXODUS, KREATOR and OVERKILL, and the tragic death of the band’s late bassist, MIKE ALEXANDER.
Through all of the ups and downs, EVILE continue to impress with their dedication and sheer passion for what they do. Winning the “Metal As Fuck” Golden God award marks another triumphant milestone in the band’s short history, and they show no sign of slowing down.
EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:
“The other night we took a trip down to London to take part in Metal Hammer’s Kawasaki Golden Gods awards show. They’d been kind enough to ask us to play the show, which we were chuffed about. We’d also been nominated for ‘Best UK Band’. We played our set and had a great time.
“Whilst in our dressing room our manager, Julie Weir (Wiseblood Management), and a few Earache guys came in to tell us we’d won an award. We were honoured with the prestigious ‘Metal as Fuck’ award. We couldn’t feel more privileged and honoured to receive such an award, and as far as I remember it’s the only thing we’ve won (other than me winning £50 from Walkers Crisps when I was a child).
“Like Matt said, we’d like to thank everyone for this, everyone at Metal Hammer, Dig and Earache, all our fans. We’d also like to dedicate it to our late bassist, Mike Alexander, because he’s more metal than all of us put together… in a scrap yard, listening to Judas Priest, eating metal.”
Catch EVILE live on tour this Summer at the following festivals:
18.06.10 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
31.07.10 – Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere
06.08.10 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
07.08.10 – Deinze, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
14.08.10 – Derby, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
26.08.10 – Bergen, Norway – Hole In The Sky Festival
EVILE’s latest album, INFECTED NATIONS, is available now worldwide. Get your copy in Europe at earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in North America at earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41
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