EVILE Guitarist Talks About Working With Producer RUSS RUSSELL On 'Infected Nations'

Video footage of producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH) talking about his work on "Infected Nations", the forthcoming sophomore album from British thrashers EVILE, can be viewed below.

"Infected Nations" is scheduled for release on September 22 (one day earlier internationally) via Earache Records. The CD's cover art was created by Michael Whelan, famous for his sci-fi artworks along with classic album covers from such bands as SEPULTURA and OBITUARY.

Commented EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake: "We met Russ a year or two ago at a gig in London. He expressed his fondness for the band and said he'd like to work with us. Years later when it came to picking a producer, Russ instantly came to mind.

"After many e-mails, I was really chuffed we were going with Russ. He really puts his heart into his projects. He'll stay up into the middle of the night if he wants to, if it'll get a result he wants.

"Russ was basically a fifth member of the band for the album; he had a lot of input in the structures and arrangements, but that's not to say we didn't write it as EVILE. Russ is such an underrated and overlooked metal producer and is such a nice guy to work with. I don't see how anyone could not get on with him! It was such a pleasure to work with him on this."

"Infected Nations" track listing:

01. Infected Nation
02. Now Demolition
03. Nosophoros
04. Genocide
05. Plague To End All Plagues
06. Devoid Of Thought
07. Time No More
08. Metamorphosis
09. Hundred Wrathful Deities

EVILE frontman Matt Drake previously stated about the new CD: "When we did [2007's] 'Enter the Grave' two years ago, it was made up of songs we had been playing for a few years and some written in the excitement of actually getting to record an album. We were happy to just be making noise, but since then, we've learnt a few things and we're more interested in making music.

"EVILE fans can expect to hear a more mature offering, an album that concentrates on all aspects of what each member can do; it's a heck of a lot more focused, more satisfying and we're really proud of what we've achieved with it. Russ Russell has helped us to push ourselves to the next level and pull us out of the '80s. The whole retro thing has been cool but we feel it's time for us to leave that behind and stand up for ourselves and show people what we can really do, but fear not, it IS a thrash metal album, it is a 2009 thrash metal album, and we're dying to blow your minds with it."


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