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Glasgow, Cathouse
21st October 2011

Johnny Main

daryl soar

I was going to describe Evile's gig in Glasgow tonight as 'simply awesome', but I've been told that I'm not allowed to do that and should expand on the statement a wee bit.

To be truthful, although having enjoyed Evile's three albums ('Enter The Grave', 'Infected Nations' and the newly released 'Five Serpent's Teeth'), this was the first opportunity that I had to see the band in a live situation.

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We all know that Glasgow's always a good city for a gig, especially on a Friday night, but I was genuinely surprised about how packed The Cathouse was for this gig. I've mentioned Evile to a few people over the last year and not many folk seem to have seen them live, but the bar was doing a roaring trade. Even drummer Ben Carter was spotted pressing the flesh with eager fans before going on.

As Evile hit the stage, first out was the title track from the new album (one of five new offerings in their current setlist), along with a couple of tracks from each of their previous two albums. The frantic crowd loved every minute of the good but short set. The only thing I found was that Matt Drake's vocals seemed to get lost in the mix somewhere, but it still didn't take anything away from the awesome display put on by the band. All in all, an excellent set from a band that are sure to go far in the future.

Special mention must be made of Circle Of Tyrants, a local band who won a competition to support Evile at this particular show. A very good young band with a lot of potential.


Five Serpent's Teeth
Killer From the Deep
Eternal Empire
We Who Are About to Die
Cult (Renamed 'C**t' for tonight only by Matt Drake)
Descent Into Madness
Infected Nation
Enter the Grave

Band Members:

Matt Drake (lead vocals/rhythm guitar)
Ol Drake (lead guitar)
Joel Graham (bass guitar)
Ben Carter (drums)




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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