Former Evile man is back. And he’s brought loads of mates along.

Ex-Evile guitarist Ol Drake has been hard at work on his very own solo project since leaving the UK thrashers in2013, and the culmination of his work – the mind-blowing debut album ‘Old Rake’ – is out now in Europe!

The six-string shredder’s undeniable talent oozes from every one of the nine instrumental tracks on the album, showcasing a whole myriad of styles along the way, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.

The album was recorded with producer and former Death/Testament/Obituary guitarist James Murphy and features unmissable guest appearances fromMurphy, Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer) and Josh Middleton (Sylosis).  Fear Factory sticksman Mike Heller also provides drums for the entire album.

‘Old Rake’ is out now on CD, and we have a number of limited edition signed copies left, so get yours now while you still can!  For any budding musicians brave/crazy enough, there’s also a 242-page tab book transcribed by Ol Drake himself and featuring full tablature for the entire album for both guitar and bass!

Get the ‘Old Rake’ CD and official tab book now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/ol-drake

The album’s also available now on iTunes in Europe, including an exclusive bonus track not available anywhere else!  Download it now athttp://bit.ly/oldrake-itunes

If you’re heading to Bloodstock festival this year (or happen to be in Huddersfield the week before), make sure you don’t miss Ol Drake performing live at his only scheduled solo shows:

Aug. 01 – Huddersfield, UK – The Parish
Aug. 09 – Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival