Evile pay tribute to late bassist on new album ‘Five Serpent’s Teeth’

Band write 'In Memoriam' for Mike Alexander - video

Evile have announced they will release their new album ‘Five Serpents’ Teeth’ in August.

The third studio album from the British thrash band was recorded at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell. Speaking exclusively to NME.com the band’s guitarist Ol Drake reveals that the new effort will feature a song inspired by their late bassist Mike Alexander, who died in 2009 following a blot clot on his lungs.

“It goes without saying that there would be some element of the new album which was for Mike alone,” Drake said. “We had a few ideas floating around which were out of the ordinary for Evile, and when Mike passed away those ideas just started to make more and more sense.”

He added: “”In Memoriam’‘s initial intention was for Mike and Mike alone. All of us in the band have different views and thoughts on what the song means and who it is for, but it was born out of a want to include something special for Mike, his family and ourselves.

“As the song grew it started to take on a life of it’s own, so to speak. It is for anyone who’s lost anyone close to them. There is a lot of meaning behind this song, and I expect a few people will question Evile doing such a song, but if the sentiment isn’t understood, I couldn’t care less. As our producer, Russ Russell said: ‘It’s a brilliant song for a brilliant guy’.”

Evile vocalist/guitarist Matt Drake has posted a video update about the album – watch it by clicking below.

‘Five Serpent’s Teeth’ will be released through Earache Records on August 29. The band will play the UK’s Download Festival in June.