EVILE have been chosen as Rock Band Network's February 2011 Artist of the Month. The thrilling UK thrashers have been waving the flag for the multi-million selling Rock Band video game series ever since their signature song, "Thrasher" was included as DLC for the original game. Now several iterations later, EVILE's link to the Rock Band series has intensified thanks to the work of Ol Drake and Rock Band Network.
Rock Band Network allows users to author, upload and then sell tracks through their exhaustive community-driven online storefront, as well as through all major gaming consoles. Ol, EVILE's talented guitarist, took full advantage of everything Rock Band Network had to offer by embracing the community and fully authoring the entirety of the band's INFECTED NATIONS album (plus the bonus track, "My Parasite") onto the platform. It's EVILE's unending support and Ol's and major presence within the Rock Band Network community that helped elevate the band to be spotlighted as the February 2011 Artist of The Month.
Go to http://www.rockband.com/blog/rbn-aotm-feb-evile to read an exclusive interview with EVILE guitarist Ol Drake as he talks about the challenge of authoring tracks for Rock Band Network and why he chose to do it himself. Ol also gives away a small tidbit about the next album which EVILE will record this year:
"All I'd like to say is that I love what we're writing. It's so fun to play and hear, for me. There may be a few new things we'll try; maybe a few different directions, but it will always be rooted in the same heavy metal we've always played, because that's in our blood. Sure, some people didn't and may not like any new ideas we have, but without us giving ourselves that freedom to experiment it wouldn't give us a chance to grow, and we'd just get bored musically. I can tell you it'll be recorded in March at Parlour Studios with Russ Russell again, as he is completely the right producer for us. He's a friend, he knows what we want and how to get it, and we also consider him a band member when it comes to making an album."
In addition to the interview, fans can download a FREE MP3 of the track, "Infected Nation" and much more here: http://www.rockband.com/blog/rbn-aotm-feb-evile
Purchase the entire INFECTED NATIONS album, plus the bonus track "My Parasite" from Rock Band Network here: http://earache.com/rockband/
See EVILE on tour in the UK with these bands plus ELIMINATION and MUTANT at the following shows:
09 February 2011 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
10 February 2011 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
11 February 2011 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
12 February 2011 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
13 February 2011 - London, UK - Underworld
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/evile_tourfeb11_pn.jpg
Both of EVILE's albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, are available now worldwide. Get them in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41
For more EVILE news and info, head to:
Official website - http://www.evile.co.uk
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
Twitter - http://twitter.com/evileuk
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