Ex-EVILE Guitarist OL DRAKE Releases First Single, Feat. Gary Holt, James Murphy And More

Greetings thrashers, shredders, moshers and rockers!

Former Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake has released the first single from his upcoming debut solo album, Old Rake, and it is an absolute ripper!!! The track features guest appearances from the likes of Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer), James Murphy (Death/Testament/Obituary) and Josh Middleton (Sylosis) and is – somewhat suitably – called “Guitarists Playing Guitars”!

Check out the blistering track now in the YouTube video below.

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 album is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition signed CD, and for anyone brave enough to want to try playing the songs for themselves, there’s also a deluxe 242-page tab book featuring full tabulature for both guitar and bass, transcribed by Ol himself!

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 https://music.apple.com/album/old-rake/983829653

We’ll leave you with a sneak peek of the official tab book, and for those of you crazy brave enough, here’s the “Guitarists Playing Guitars” tab for you to try!



  • Kristian Singh-Nergård

    Kristian is one of the partners at Metal Express Radio. He is Metal Express Radio's Marketing and Communications Manager, and on occasions also reviewer and photographer. Based out of Oslo, Norway, Kristian is a bass player and owner of the independent record label Pug-Nose Records. He has been a proud member of the Metal Express Radio crew since 2006.

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