Founded by old school friends Matt Drake and Ben Carter then after playing with different guitarists and bass players for a year or so, Matt's brother Ol was asked to join as lead guitarist. After a short search for a bass player, Mike Alexander contacted the trio via an ad in a local guitar shop, and so Evile was formed.
With every member contributing to every aspect of the band they have a uniqueness and strength which gives them a cutting edge, influenced by bands such as Sepultura, Exodus, Metallica, Annihilator and Slayer to name but a few, Evile have created something that the metal world is crying out for. Despite being un-signed at the time, Evile were handpicked to headline the second stage of Bloodstock Open Air 06, and also to open the main stage of Manchester's own Damnation Festival.
"Infected Nations” went into the top 100 album chart in the UK after its release on Sept 21 2009. Evile played a release show on 25th Sept ‘09 at Islington’s Bar Academy and then embarked on a 2 month long European tour supporting Amon Amarth with Entombed. After playing 2 headline shows in Germany they reached Scandinavia and disaster struck when Mike Alexander (1977-2009) bassist of Evile collapsed in Lulea, Sweden and tragically died on his way to hospital from a pulmonary embolism. He was 32 years old.
The band later announced they intended to continue as Evile. Auditions were held and after a time they welcomed new member Joel Graham into the fold to permanently take on the bass duties.
Evile played at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards alongside Steel Panther, Airbourne, Five Finger Death Punch and Skindred. Evile were awarded the prestigious 'Metal as Fuck' award marking another triumphant milestone in the band's short history, and they still show no sign of slowing down.
Another summer of shows alongside the likes of Chthonic and Mutant, plus storming sets at festivals such as Download 2011, saw the band fired up for the autumn release of “Five Serpent’s Teeth”. The album received glowing reviews globally with Terrorizer describing it as a “watershed album” and Q magazine saying “This is thrash of real poise: precise, inventive and recklessly fast when necessary”.