British thrashers EVILE have revealed that the official title for their upcoming new album is Skull. The band's fourth full length release and follow-up to 2011's Five Serpent's Teeth was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED).
Evile drummer Ben Carter comments: "Evile are proud as hell to reveal the title and artwork for our fourth studio album on Earache Records, which is to be entitled Skull. We'd like to extend our thanks to Eliran Kantor for his amazing artistic representation of our original concept, which we'll reveal further details of in the coming weeks. Our fans can expect this album to be a return to our thrashier roots, as well as exploring new ground in typical Evile form. We've always said we want to progress and move forward in everything we do, and this album is no exception. We're so amazed with everything Russ Russell and ourselves have produced, and can't wait for it to be released upon the masses! Watch this space for more updates and album details. Skull is coming... Skull awaits your soul!"
Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake adds: "Skull is not what you think. Skull is not where you think. Skull is a mythical void in the deep fathoms of space."
Skull will be available in a variety of formats on May 27th. The album will be released in Europe on Earache Records and in North America via Century Media/Earache Records.
Evile will be celebrating this year's Record Store Day by releasing a split 7" picture disc vinyl with Swedish death metal legends ENTOMBED. The limited edition release will feature Entombed's classic 1990 track, 'Drowned', along with Evile's 2012 cover version, available on vinyl for the first time. The 7" will be available in independent record stores on Saturday, April 20th in strictly limited quantities.
Evile will also be performing a special show for fans at Crash Records in Leeds, UK on April 20th at 4 PM. Space is limited, but fans who buy the 7" vinyl from Crash Records on the day will get free entry to the show (space permitting).
Evile drummer Ben Carter comments: "Evile are looking forward to making some stupidly heavy noise at Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday, 20th April in support of Record Store Day! We're going to start destroying ears at 4 PM, so make sure to get in early as space will be VERY limited! We guarantee this show will be utter carnage and something very different than the norm. We can't wait to see how a circle pit will work in a record store and need our fans there to show us!!! To mark the occasion, we'll be selling our new exclusive 7" split of our cover of Entombed's 'Drowned', with Entombed's original on the flipside. All this is to show support to indie retailers, so get yer asses down to Crash and show your support for the old school!!!"
Founded in 2007 and officially kicked off in 2008 by METALLICA, Record Store Day takes place on the third Saturday of every April and brings together artists and independently-owned record stores around the world to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores.
For more information about Record Store Day and to see the list of participating UK stores, go to this location