'Ol' Drake and Mike Alexander of Evile Interview -- ''Creep Show'
The title of this week's show, 'Evile Has No Boundaries' is fashioned after a 1983 song by Slayer. That's because our guest artists are guitarist 'Ol' Drake and bassist Mike Alexander of Evile, whose 2007 debut, 'Enter the Grave,' was the best Slayer-inspired offering we've heard since Demiricous' 2006 record 'One.' Evile have since expanded their thrash boundaries and are ready to attack us with their second album, 'Infected Nations,' which comes out Sept. 22. During our conversation with Evile, the guys talked about why they don't want to sound exactly like early Slayer, why ex-Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen didn't join them in the studio this time, how Drake broke his jaw last year and why Drake and his brother, vocalist Matt, don't fight like the guys in Chevelle.
During the show, we also addressed this week's top news headlines, including Cradle of Filth getting pelted onstage with gobstoppers, the continuation of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis' Arnold Schwarzenegger spoof band Austrian Death Machine, rumors about a North American Faith No More tour and the untrue -- but totally plausible -- Black-Dahlia-ass-kicking exploits of Marilyn Manson.
In addition, we discussed the latest CD releases, including the jawdropping swansong from Burnt by the Sun, the top-selling new record by Otep, and albums by Emmure and Gwar.
Panelists for this week's ''Creep Show' were Noisecreep editor Seth Werkheiser, Revolver senior writer and Noisecreep regular Jon Wiederhorn, Noisecreep lead writer Amy Sciarretto, Noisecreep news reporter Chris Harris and MetalSucks.com co-founder Vince Neilstein. And when our panelists weren't totally kissing ass, they were as vicious as hungry pit bulls.