Ex-Evile Guitarist Ol Drake Announces Bloodstock Warm-Up Show

Ol Drake

Former EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake has announced a warm-up show prior to his appearance at this year’s Bloodstock festival in Derbyshire, UK.

The six-string shredder will be performing a headlining solo set on Saturday, 1st August at The Parish in his hometown of Huddersfield, a week before he rocks the Sophie Stage at Bloodstock in support of his debut solo album.


Ol Drake comments:

“A week before setting off to Bloodstock, I will be popping by my old local, The Parish in Huddersfield, to promote my debut solo album ‘Old Rake’, where I spent many a pound coin on their whiskey and fell down a lot.

“My friend, Mikey Baird is putting the show on, who recently won ‘Promoter of the Year’ at the Pure Rawk Awards, and they have a great new venue so I can’t wait to widdle my widdles in my hometown.  On drums will be my friend Rob Harris from the grind band Foetal Juice (check out their music video of ‘Albert Grindstein’, you won’t be disappointed).

“Come along and hear/see a guitar being played with some music!”


Get your tickets for the show now at http://bit.ly/1FumAGV

Ol Drake’s debut solo album, ‘Old Rake’, features instrumental guitar encompassing a myriad of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.  The album is due to be released on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd in the USA.

The first single from the album is available now and features guest appearances from the likes of Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) and Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS).  Also featured is sticksman Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY, MALIGNANCY), who performs drums on the entire album.


Listen to “Guitarists Playing Guitars” now on Spotify at http://spoti.fi/1Gat3W9 or on YouTube


‘Old Rake’ is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition signed CD.  For anyone brave enough, there is also a deluxe 242-page tab book, featuring full tablature for the entire album for both guitar and bass, transcribed by Ol Drake himself.

Pre-order the CD, signed CD and official tab book now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/ol-drake or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/ol-drake

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track as well as an instant download of “Guitarists Playing Guitars”, at http://bit.ly/oldrake-itunes


Get more Ol Drake news and info:

Official site – http://www.oldrake.co.uk

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/theoldrake

Twitter – http://twitter.com/old_rake

About Linda Heron

London Photographer and News Editor for Planet Mosh.