UK metal frontrunners Evile have released a music video for their heavy-as-hell single ‘Monolith’, taken from their new album The Unknown, out now via Napalm Records.
Watch the lyric video here:

Purchase The Unknown here:

“Our 4th single fromThe Unknown is the juggernaut called ‘Monolith’,”Evile frontman OL Drake comments. “This song started after Adam sent over the main riff and we got to work on building on it. Our aim was for something menacing and dark, and this might be a contender for my favourite track on the album. The song itself is based on a recurring nightmare I used to have when I was young. I had it for months on end and it always featured this monolith presence with eyes at its base. I would be terrified to go to sleep in case I have it again. Enjoy the chug!”

With their sixth studio album, the band ultimately prove that they are more than just a thrash band, churning out slower tempos with a heavier approach. In addition, melodic vocals meet serious, in-depth lyrical topics. The UnknownseesEvile more profound, personal and deep, while also proving heavier, stronger and more raucous than ever. Tracks such as previously-released singles ‘The Unknown’ showcase the band’s haunting elements, balancing a dark, melodic and almost mesmerising vibe with colossal, heavy riffage and thundering drums. While ‘When Mortal Coils Shed’ doubles down on the stirring, “new” side of Evile, explosive songs such as ‘Reap What You Sow’ and premiering today, ‘Monolith’, leave nothing but a hammering world of sound building up to a stomping thrash manifesto. The Unknownunchains the rampant songwriting talent of these British thrash metal frontrunners, proving that thrash does not always have to be fast-paced. It can also be in-your-face with outstanding musical skill, without fear of showing a still unknown facet of lyrical depth and an enthralling, versatile, brave modern metal sound. 

On the new album direction, OL Drake recently revealled: “We’ve taken a completely different approach on this album and I looked inward for inspiration; I’ve opened myself up like I never thought I would. We’ve always been at 500mph, like on the previous album (Hell Unleashed) and this time around we felt we wanted to try the polar opposite – some slower-than-we’ve-ever-done tempos with more melodic vocal hooks, and give Adam some freedom on the leads/writing. I’ve been working on my vocals since diving in the deep end in 2021, and we’ve worked hard for 2 years on this, so I’m excited for everyone to hear the fruits of our labour. We’re really proud of what we’ve all accomplished with this album.

The Unknown was recorded by Tim Vincent at Longwave Studios in Cardiff, UK, and was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Clancy at the same Longwave Studios. 

Watch the videos to previous singles:
‘The Unknown’:
‘Reep What You Sow’:

The Unknown will be available in the following formats:
– 1CD Digipak             
– 1-LP Gatefold Black Vinyl                 
– Digipak + Shirt                      
– 1-LP Gatefold Crystal Clear             
– 1-LP Gatefold Solid Red (UK only)
– Digital Album

Evile have also announced a headline UK tour, dates are as follows:

Oct 13: The Arch, Brighton
Oct 14: Arts Centre, Colchester 
Nov 11: The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Nov 10: The Bread Shed, Manchester 
Nov 11: Devils Dog, Birmingham
Nov 17: La Belle Angele, Edinburgh 
Nov 18: Corporation, Sheffield
Nov 12: The Hairy Dog, Derby
Nov 12: The Bunkhouse, Swansea
Nov 12: Suburbia, Southampton
Nov 12: New Cross Inn, London

Evile are
OL Drake – Vocals & Lead Guitar
Adam Smith – Guitar
Ben Carter – Drums
Joel Graham – Bass    

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