Christophe Corroyez conducted an interview with MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — on December 15 in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below.
"Crucified", the new album from MPIRE OF EVIL, will contain re-recorded versions of VENOM tracks from Dolan's time with the group.
"Crucified" track listing:
01. Temples Of Ice
03. Kissing The Beast
04. Blackened Are The Priests
06. Black Legions
07. Need To Kill
The song "Demone" can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
After completing a successful U.S. tour with drummer Marc Jackson (who replaced Antony "Antton" Lant earlier this year), MPIRE OF EVIL in May announced that Marc had joined the group on a permanent basis.
MPIRE OF EVIL released its full-length debut, "Hell To The Holy", on March 26 via Scarlet Records. The CD boasts 10 brand-new tracks displaying the band's infectious and groovy heavy metal assault, conveying Mantas' thunderous riffs, a huge rhythm section and Dolan's abrasive vocals into a monstrous musical holocaust which will appeal to both old-school and modern metal fans.
Produced by Mantas himself and featuring stunning cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER), "Hell To The Holy" is without any doubts a "must have" album for 2012.
MPIRE OF EVIL earlier in the year completed a North American tour with fellow British thrashers ONSLAUGHT.
"Demone" audio stream:
"Crucified" audio samples: