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EVIL DRIVE – sign with Reaper Entertainment and announces new album

December 23rd, 2017


REAPER ENTERTAINMENT proudly announces the signing of the Finnish female-fronted metal band Evil Drive. The group was formed in January 2013 and the debut album THE LAND OF THE DEAD was released in 2016.

The band states:
“After lengthy negotiations, Evil Drive is today proud to announce the signing of a record deal with German Reaper Entertainment Europe -label. Reaper Entertainment was chosen because of the best deal and shared interests considering the longevity of the co-operation and the best possible future for the band. We believe that with the help of the Reaper people, Evil Drive will reach a whole new level as a band and the future looks very bright for us. However, we want to thank everyone who has supported us over five years already. We are also eager to meet new Evil Drive fans and supporters all around the world.
We hope to see you all soon!”

Greg from REAPER adds:
“We are absolutely proud we get the chance to sign such a brilliant band as Evil Drive. It’s an honor to welcome them to our young and fast-growing REAPER-family. To get the chance to work with such talented and promising artists is always amazing. We are really looking forward to this new signing and Evil Drive’s upcoming release, so should you!”

The sold-out debut album THE LAND OF THE DEAD was released in January 2016. Later on, Evil Drive has become one of the most talked of bands in the underground. Their unique blend of melodic death metal with thrash metal elements and strong female vocals have quickly made them a favorite for fans and critics alike.

Check out the latest music videos:
Land Of The Dead:

The new album, titled RAGEMAKER, will be released in March of 2018. More info is coming soon – stay tuned!

Viktoria Viren – Vocals
Ville Wiren – Guitar
Juha Beck – Drums
Marko Syrjala- Bass
J-P Pusa -Guitar

EVIL DRIVE online:

Reaper Entertainment online: 

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Evil Drive returns to studio to record new album

February 1st, 2017


Finnish metallers Evil Drive have begun working on their sophomore album. Several demos have already been made and the band are about to head to the studio in February to record the follow-up to 2016’s THE LAND OF THE DEAD. The new, still unnamed, studio album is likely to get released in summer of 2017.  The band is playing its first show of 2017 on 3’rd of February in Pakkahuone, Tampere with Battle Beast and Arion.

A list of confirmed Evil Drive shows:

03.02 Pakkahuone, Tampere
17.03 Dog’s Home, Tampere
18.03 Bar 15, Seinäjoki
23.03 On The Rocks, Helsinki
01.04 Bar Loose, Helsinki
14.04 Gong 2, Turku
05.08 Saarihelvetti Festival, Tampere

More dates to follow soon!!!

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Evil Drive releases new single / video “Anti-Genocide” through Mighty Music

October 12th, 2016

Anti-Genocide (single/video)
Mighty Music
12 October 2016

Finnish female fronted metal group, Evil Drive, have released a video for the new single of their, still untitled upcoming, second album to be released via Mighty Music worldwide on early 2017. The new video can be found below. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Äänilaitos studio in Kotka with Juuso Elminen (Domination Black) “Anti-Genocide” presents Evil Drive’s melodic metal reinforced by Viktoria Viren’s over-the-top growling with one of the tightest guitar sections in the scene. The video was shoot and filmed by the bands long time trusted man Tino-Viljami Vanhala . Viktoria Viren comments “Anti-Genocide has a totally different theme and feeling compared to our debut album THE LAND OF THE DEAD, which was all about the current world politics and war. The new track is about the history of the American Indians and about the fate they had to face when the white men came and took over their land”.

“Anti-Genocide” also presents the bands updated line-up which now features guitarist Juha-Pekka “J-P” Pusa who recently replaced the band’s original guitarist Niko Huusari. Ville Wiren comments “The new line-up makes the band sound better than ever. J-P definitely brings us a lot of new energy and ideas and helps the band to find a completely new level. We’ve finally found ourselves, our musical style and finally have access to all the musical tools we’ve ever wanted: strong growling vocals, two great guitarists, and a great rhythm section. We trust that our upcoming album will be a turning point for Evil Drive, and we are excited to be with Mighty Music for this new chapter”.

Anti-Genocide edoldcd

Evil Drive is a melodic metal band, founded 2013 in Kotka, Finland. The band was originally formed because the aim was to set up a band which has not previously been heard. All the musicians in the band, have a history in a number of different bands and different genres. The band has incorporated many different musical styles, leading press and fans to label them as melodic death metal with a twist of 80’s style thrash metal. But in fact Evil Drive’s sound is therefore the combination of all of its member’s musical history.



Viktoria Viren – Vocals
Ville Wiren – Guitar
Juha-Pekka Pusa – Guitar
Juha Beck – Drums
Marko Syrjala- Bass

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