British thrashers EVILE have recorded a special cover version of NIRVANA's song "Lounge Act" from their legendary 1991 album NEVERMIND, as part of Kerrang! magazine's special anniversary issue to commemorate 20 years since the release of the album.
EVILE were among fourteen bands who were asked to record a cover version of one of the tracks from NEVERMIND, and the band were more than pleased to leave their mark on "Lounge Act".
EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:
"So the cat is out of the bag; Evile have covered 'Lounge Act' by Nirvana for Kerrang's upcoming anniversary issue of the 'Nevermind' album. When we got the offer all I could see was fun to be had, and what an honour it was to be included. I was a big fan of Nirvana when I was a young teen, so it's an extra honour in that way for me.
"I wondered what we could do to the track to make it our own, so we approached it like we would one of our own songs. That bass riff is brilliant and I wanted to make it more a core element of the track guitar-wise and just metal it up in general. I wanted to respect the approach of the song but also alter Kurt's chord approach to a style more suited to Evile, and that's a chug-athon! Hope you all enjoy it; we definitely do. Cheers to James McMahon and all at Kerrang!"
The commemorative NEVERMIND covers album is included free with this week's Kerrang! magazine in the UK, which is available in shops now.
EVILE's new album, FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH, is due to be released on September 26th in Europe and October 18th in North America. The album is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition vinyl LP, and is also available from the Earache Webstore in a range of exclusive "Serpent Cult" pre-order packs with extra merchandise.
Pre-order your copy of FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH now at:
Play.com (with free patch) - http://bit.ly/evile-play-preorder
Amazon.co.uk (with free keyring) - http://amzn.to/evile-amazon-preorder
Earache Webstore - http://j.mp/c7wbbN
Earache Webstore - http://j.mp/9aOHhw
FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH is also available to pre-order on iTunes at http://bit.ly/evile-itunes
See EVILE live on tour at the following shows:
Sep. 29 - London, UK - The Garage
Sep. 30 - Birmingham, UK - The Asylum
Oct. 02 - Holmfirth, UK - Picturedrome (special album release show)
Oct. 13 - Southampton, UK - Talking Heads
Oct. 14 - Brighton, UK - The Hydrant
Oct. 15 - Weymouth, UK - Kings Club
Oct. 16 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Oct. 17 - Exeter, UK - The Cavern
Oct. 18 - Leicester, UK - Sub 91
Oct. 19 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
Oct. 20 - Durham, UK - Live Lounge
Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Oct. 22 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 23 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Oct. 25 - Stoke, UK - The Sugar Mill
Oct. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Bogiez Rock Bar
Oct. 27 - Reading, UK - Sub 89
Oct. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Tickets for the shows are available now at http://bit.ly/evile-tour
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/evile_tour_oct11.jpg
Get more EVILE news and information at:
Official website - http://www.evile.co.uk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/evileuk
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/evileuk
Twitter - http://twitter.com/evileuk
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