British thrashers EVILE will release their fourth full length release and follow-up to 2011's Five Serpent's Teeth called Skull on May 27th in Europe on Earache Records and in North America via Century Media/Earache Records. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED).
Skull features the following tracklisting:
'The Naked Sun'
'Head of the Demon'
'Words Of The Dead'
'What You Become'
'New Truths Old Lies'
A new lyric video, for the track 'Underworld', is now available.
Frontman Matt Drake comments: "We are proud to release the first full track from our upcoming album Skull for you to wrap your ears around. Hopefully this gives you a good idea of what's in store for you all come May 27th. 'Underworld' is a title I've wanted to use for a very long time but hadn't found the right song for it; it's named after the venue in London of the same name as it's been one of my favourite places to play for years now. The song itself isn't directly about the venue but it's definitely dedicated to it. The song is inspired by a short sci-fi story I read about the earth's surface becoming uninhabitable and people being forced to live deep underground. It ties in to one of the overall themes of the album which is about things being hidden, be it thoughts, feelings, motivations or truths. At the same time it's about something else but I don't want to give everything away all at once; it's better if you make up your own mind! Hope you enjoy what you hear and we will see you in a few days time with the mighty KREATOR where we will be playing new songs for the first time. See you there!!"
Watch the official lyric video for 'Underworld' below:
Check out an album teaser below:
Skull was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England.
Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments: "Skull is not what you think. Skull is not where you think. Skull is a mythical void in the deep fathoms of space."
Evile are due to kick off a mini-tour with Kreator this Friday, April 26th in Dublin, Ireland. Tour dates follow:
26 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy (with Kreator)
27 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz (with Kreator)
28 - London, UK - HMV Forum (with Kreator)
14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
28 - Lesmahagow, UK - Les Fest
24 - Werrington, UK - Scar Fest