July 18th 2011
Photos by Michelle Murphy
After our interview with the band, Evile make their way to the stage to play a short set of new songs and a stone cold classic!
Evile start their set with the ferocious Eternal Empire; A great opening track , which to me sounded even faster than it did on record!
The crowd go mad, even though it’s not the biggest area in the world to hold a gig it’s got a very intimate atmosphere to it.
They career on into another new song; The Cult, the third track off the new album.
Cult is a brilliant song and a great live number too, followed by Xaraya; which is a great sludger of a track, reminding me of how heavy a band can be even when the tempo’s are slow, this is a very well written track and well executed live containing a very thrashy middle section.
After Xaraya comes Long Live the New Flesh, the album closer from Five Serpents Teeth, and it’s a crusher!
Flying through and completely knocking you for six it’s a smashing piece of music and perfectly closes the album and the set. But wait…there’s more!
After a brief round of Thank You’s and dedications to the late Mike Alexander, they play us out with one of Mike’s favourites, Killer from the Deep; which apparently about an ex and sharks!?
A fantastic night & a great performance from the Evile guys!