British thrashers EVILE are preparing for the release of their new album, FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH, and have dedicated one of the new songs to the UK's Bloodstock festival.
Fans attending the festival next weekend will be among the first people to hear the brand new track, titled "Centurion", as it will be played through the PA system between bands on the main stage throughout the festival.
EVILE frontman MATT DRAKE spoke to Bloodstock to explain the meaning behind the new track and why it was dedicated to the UK's favourite all-metal festival.
Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2EID-StuI
MATT DRAKE comments:
"Bloodstock festival has always been good to our little band Evile and we can't thank them enough for the chance they gave us way back in 2006 to headline the unsigned stage, which ultimately put us on course to being able to have a go at some of the things we've done. So when we had recorded the song called 'Centurion', it made us think about Bloodstock - there's just something about that track that made us feel 'Bloodstocky'. It might be the epicness, or the subject matter, or just the sheer 'taking it seriously while not taking it seriously' shamelessness of the song. Maybe all those things! But it made us think about Bloodstock all the same, so we would like to dedicate the song to Bloodstock festival as a thank you for being so good with our rock quartet over the years! Bloodstock is an amazing place; long may it continue!"
Bloodstock's VICKY GREGORY has issued the following statement:
"Nothing gives us more excitement and pleasure to see the success of EVILE; the band stormed through our unsigned competition at Bloodstock and have never looked back! We expect great things from them and, having heard tracks from the new album, they won't disappoint!"
FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH is due to be released on September 26th in Europe and on October 18th in North America.
UK fans can pre-order the new album now with free bonus collectible items:
HMV (with free signed band photo) - http://bit.ly/evile-hmv-preorder
Play.com (with free patch) - http://bit.ly/evile-play-preorder
Amazon.co.uk (with free keyring) - http://amzn.to/evile-amazon-preorder
FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH is also available to pre-order worldwide on iTunes at http://bit.ly/qzfHjc
Listen to a 15-minute preview of the entire album, featuring one-and-a-hal minutes of each song, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np5HFxA3U4s
EVILE have confirmed a UK tour in support of the new album. See them at the following shows:
Sep. 29 - London, UK - The Garage
Sep. 30 - Birmingham, UK - The Asylum
Oct. 02 - Special show to be announced soon
Oct. 13 - Southampton, UK - Talking Heads
Oct. 14 - Brighton, UK - The Hydrant
Oct. 15 - Weymouth, UK - Kings Club
Oct. 16 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Oct. 17 - Exeter, UK - The Cavern
Oct. 18 - Leicester, UK - Sub 91
Oct. 19 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
Oct. 20 - Durham, UK - Live Lounge
Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Oct. 22 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 23 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Oct. 25 - Stoke, UK - The Sugar Mill
Oct. 26 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe
Oct. 27 - Reading, UK - Sub 89
Oct. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Get tickets for the shows now at http://bit.ly/evile-tour
View the UK tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/evile_tour_oct11.jpg
Get EVILE's first two albums, ENTER THE GRAVE and INFECTED NATIONS, in Europe at http://j.mp/c7wbbN or in North America at http://j.mp/9aOHhw
Get more EVILE news and info at:
Official website - http://www.evile.co.uk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Twitter - http://twitter.com/evileuk
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