Huddersfield thrashers, Evile have had a mad 2008 and so we caught up with master shredder, Ol Drake and singer/guitarist, Matt Drake to chat about touring with Megadave and getting a Subway sandwich endorsement.
What was your highlight of 2008?
M: Having a whisky with Dave Mustaine.
O: It’s a mixture of two. Touring Europe with Megadeth was a dream come true – great guys and great band – but also the tour with Exodus. We’ve had so much fun in 2008.
What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
M: Having to drop off the Satyricon tour due to my brothers jaw trying to have sex with a concrete floor.
O: In Rotterdam, I collapsed and fractured my jaw and split my chin open, forcing us to cancel the Satyricon tour. SHIT. You win again, Gravity. For the band, it was missing Hellfest. We were so unbelievably gutted we couldn’t make it due to problems at the ferry port. We seriously hope they’ll have us back to make up for it.
Funniest tour story of 2008?
O: One would be on the Exodus tour. Our trailer on the back of the bus was hit by a big van, pushing the bus along the road. It was the middle of the night and it woke me up. I personally fell back asleep, because unless I’m 100 per cent going to die, I’m not sacrificing sleep time. Mike and Lee Altus were still up drinking, and their only complaint was that their drinks got spilt. Also our driver, Bjorn, was running down the road in his boxers ready to kill.
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
O: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. (Indiana Jones).
M: My bloody brother for not looking after his health properly and causing his jaw to try and have sex with a concrete floor!
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
O: Metallica, by far. The first time I heard the new tracks I hated them. It’s now grown a hell of a lot on me. Great album, still a great band to me.
M: None of them, I was disappointed with each one.
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
O: I want it to be awful; absolutely horrid. I hope we become very unpopular and hated by all, and we cut our hair into Papa Roach-esque styles. I’m joking of course. We just hope we can get our music to more people and gig constantly!
M: James Cameron’s Avatar.
What do you want for Christmas?
O: Gears of War 2, a Subway endorsement and every South Park on DVD.
M: A Stormtrooper costume. And some Skittles.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
O: Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager. Not Jeri Ryan… Seven of Nine.
M: Mistletoe is a parasitic plant and also quite poisonous. But Cheryl Tweedy. [Cole – Ed]
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
O: I like to tell children Santa isn’t real. Also that the New Year bunny isn’t real.
M: At home, watching another ’50 best somethings’ rundown thing on TV.
Evile’s second album will be released via Earache Records in 2009.