British thrashers EVILE are currently being honoured as February's "Artist of the Month" on the Rock Band Network - the online home of the multi-million selling hit video game Rock Band.
The band's lead guitarist, OL DRAKE, was also the latest artist to be spotlighted in the Xbox LIVE "Game with Fame" program, challenging fans from all over the world to jump on Rock Band 3 and tear through the latest tracks with him online.
OL DRAKE comments:
"Last night I sat down on my Xbox to play 3 hours of Rock Band 3 with fans of Evile and the game alike. I had an awesome time chatting to people and rocking out to songs on the game. The main songs I seemed to be playing were "Thrasher" by Evile (argh, my wrist), "Caught in a Mosh" by Anthrax, "Crazy Train" by Ozzy, "Ride the Lightning" by Metallica and more. Many people were playing on Expert, which was amazing to see (when I had time to glance over to the other side of the screen), as I can only play on Hard. I found myself saying "wow, you're a bit good at this" more than a few times.
"I want to say sorry to the people I wasn't able to get around to playing; there's only so many game invites I can accept/give out within 3 hours and 100+ people trying to play. But I also want to say thank you to all the people I did get to play. Thank you for being so cool with me and making it a fun experience. Cheers to Microsoft and Harmonix!"
You can get EVILE's anthemic track, "Thrasher", along with all of the songs from the band's latest album, INFECTED NATIONS, by heading to EVILE's official page on the Rock Band Network at http://www.rockband.com/songs/artists/Evile
Both of EVILE's albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, are available now worldwide. Get them in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or 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
UK AND EUROPEAN PRESS MANAGER - TALITA
London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002
USA PRESS MANAGER - ANTHONY
NYC office phone: +1(718)786 1707