Official statement from the band is as follows.
“We have decided to change our name.
It was brought to our attention that a band who named themselves after our 6th Venom album, Prime Evil had decided to get back together after we had announced our intentions. We had already signed our deal with Scarlet and had appearances booked but we have decide to cancel those shows as our belief is that EVERY band should have a chance and we do not wish to exclude anyone so we have made this change. We apologise to the Venom Legions and fans who chose our name but we hope you support this/our decision…… and so….Welcome to the MPIRE of EVIL!”
Mpire of Evil features Tony Dolan – former bassist and vocalist of Atomkraft and Venom.