The band's first reviews included a hail by Kerrang! as "Carrying the genre's whole 'revival' on their shoulders."
The band still reside in Huddersfield, England. It has been confirmed Flemming Rasmussen will work on their second release, and the band are 'heavily into writing' new material.
The band recently announced that the new album has been slated for a mid-2009 release.
At the band's first live show, at the Ukranian Club in Halifax, an audience member had a brick thrown at their face by area locals.
In 2007, Evile recorded their debut album, Enter the Grave, at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen with producer Flemming Rasmussen and assistant engineer Anders H Mortensen. The album reached #33 on the UK rock album charts, and Kerrang! magazine awarded the album 4 out of 5 stars while dubbing Evile as "Carrying the genre's whole 'revival' on their shoulders". Generally, the album was received positively and received some highly rated reviews, including those from Terrorizer Magazine (9/10), Metal Revolution (100/100) and Classic Rock (magazine) (the 38th best album of 2007).
On December 11, 2007, Evile participated in and won Metal Hammer's Get in the Ring 2, at the Kentish Town Forum, London. Four bands (Evile, Engel, Viking Skull and Goat the Head) performed thirty-minute sets inside a boxing ring and the public selected their favorite via SMS texts. The show was compered by Oderus Urungus of Gwar and the judges included Ville Valo of HIM. Valo commented that Evile were "really tight and rhythmic" but they weren't his "cup of tea." The competition was rebroadcast on Rockworld TV on SKY Channel 368 throughout January and February 2008 and included an hour-long supplement dedicated to Evile's GITR2 set.
In February and March 2008, Evile supported Megadeth on the European leg of their Tour of Duty and the UK leg of their Gigantour, opening for American deathcore band Job for a Cowboy. The band was received warmly throughout the respective tours, and on the final date, they briefly joined Megadeth on stage at the Hugennottenhalle in Frankfurt to sing the classic Peace Sells.
In March 2008, Evile's track "Thrasher" was featured on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 video game Rock Band as downloadable content (part of the "Earache Thrash Pack"). The song is considered one of the most difficult for guitar and bass guitar in any rhythm game.
In April 2008, the band embarked on a European tour alongside thrash band Exodus. During the tour, they allowed a 14-year-old fan to join them on stage to perform "Enter the Grave", and on a few occasions they joined Exodus in backing vocals on "The Toxic Waltz," which was followed by the members of Exodus handing their instruments over to Evile to close the set..
In May 2008, the band invited fans to design their own 'Evile Shirt'. A competition that allowed fans to submit as many entries as they desire. The rules also comically included entrants must 'Live on Earth'. The winner (Gary Hall from Liverpool) would win Evile memorabilia, signed items and a shirt including their own design. The shirt would also be sold on an upcoming Evile tour.
October 08 saw the release of Evile's first official Music Video. The video was for their track "Thrasher" and was directed by Dan Fernbach (who directed bands such as Bullet For My Valentine).
October 08 will also see the re-release of Evile's Enter the Grave via Earache Records. Included in the package will be a lengthy DVD, Evile guitar pick (with 3 alternate designs), A woven patch and 3 bonus tracks.
Tickets for the band's shows at the Ulster Hall (Mon) and the Olympia (Wed) are [pounds sterling]27.50 (Belfast) and '25.90/ 29.90 (Dublin) -- available from Ticketmaster. Support comes from Dead Label and Evile.
May 27, 2012; Tickets for the band's shows at the Ulster Hall (Mon) and the Olympia (Wed) are [pounds sterling]27.50 (Belfast) and '25.90/29.90...