British thrash outfit Evile have a new album coming out tomorrow and the final single they’re showcasing takes a bit of a turn from their previous offerings, as “When Mortal Coils Shed” showcases the band’s ballad writing chops.
Throughout the entire promotional effort behind The Unknown, the band has seemingly tried to show the world that they’re more than the old school-sounding thrash they burst onto the scene with back in 2004.
With this being the band’s first ballad in roughly a decade, frontman OL Drake said this track was important to the band because it tells a very personal story through the use of clean guitar.
“The third single from The Unknown is ‘When Mortal Coils Shed’. We haven’t done a ballad since ‘Tomb’ on the 2013 album Skull, and I only like to do them when it feels right; and this one felt very right. The song grew from the main clean riff and I felt the need to make something out of it.
“Once the lyrics needed writing, it became apparent that a subject close to me and the band would fit. This song is for everyone who has lost someone close to them and the struggles that come with the acceptance of losing them. Even years after they’ve left us, they’re still missed, and the longing to be back at a time when they were still with us or for them to be back with us now is prevalent in our everyday lives. Enjoy.”
The Unknown will be out tomorrow, July 14 via Napalm Records, but you can preorder your copy right now.
The Unknown track listing:
1. The Unknown
2. The Mask We Wear
4. When Mortal Coils Shed
5. Sleepless Eyes
6. Out of Sight
7. At Mirror’s Speech
8. Reap What You Sow
9. Beginning of the End
10. Balance of Time
The Unknown will be available in the following formats:
– 1CD Digipak
– 1-LP Gatefold Black Vinyl
– Digipak + Shirt
– 1-LP Gatefold Crystal Clear
– 1-LP Gatefold Solid Red (UK only)
– Digital Album
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