Evile guitarist and Metal Hammer editor to bungee jump for charity in London

Ol Drake, lead guitarist for British thrashers Evile, is preparing to bungee jump next to London’s famous Tower Bridge this Saturday, 25th September along with Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas.

Ol Drake and Alexander Milas will be jumping from Pottersfield Park, next to Tower Bridge, at 10:30am on Saturday whilst dressed as cowboys.  Fans are encouraged to head down and watch the brave metalheads throwing themselves off the 160ft crane.

Ol Drake will be jumping in memory of late Evile bassist Mike Alexander and in aid of the British Lung Foundation, while Alexander Milas will be jumping in aid of the Ronnie James Dio ‘Stand Up and Shout’ Cancer Fund.

With just days left until the jump, Ol Drake offers his final thoughts:

“I think I am more nervous of having to walk through London to get to the jump while dressed as a cowboy.  If anyone gives me any abuse, I will spray them with the two water pistols I have.  I will no doubt be shouting ‘SLAYER’ on the way down in honour of Mike.  Looking forward to it!  Hope to see some people at the bottom shouting things at us.  In the name of Mike and Dio, we shall jump off a big crane (never thought I’d be saying that, in so many ways).

“Right after I’m back down to earth safely I’m gonna have a pint of cider and then get back up to Huddersfield to leave on our 3-month US tour.  Back down to earth, and back on the road.”

Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas adds:

“I watch the clock nervously as the moment of truth approaches and my mind is awash with self-doubt.  Will the cord be strong enough?  And more importantly: will I look sexy in a cape?

“Deep, resounding thanks to all who’ve generously contributed to this victory of foolhardiness over common sense – it’s for a very good cause.  In the name of Mike Alexander, Ronnie James Dio and heavy metal, we’ll be making gravity our bitch.  Onward!”

To sponsor Ol Drake, go to http://www.justgiving.com/Ol-Jump4metal

To sponsor Alexander Milas, go to http://www.ronniejamesdio.com and donate using PayPal, making sure to click “Add special instructions to the seller” and then putting “JUMP4METAL” in the comments box.

Just three days after the bungee jump, Evile will be kicking off a huge North American tour.  Catch them live at the following shows:

Evile W/ Bonded By Blood, Early Man
28.09.10 Tuscon, AZ – The Rock
30.09.10 Tulsa, OK – Marquee
01.10.10 Houston, TX – Walter’s
02.10.10 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
03.10.10 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04.10.10 Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
05.10.10 Nashville, TN – The Muse
06.10.10 Newport News, VA – Budda’s Place
07.10.10 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
08.10.10 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill
09.10.10 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s Rock Club
10.10.10 Brooklyn, NY – Europa
12.10.10 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
13.10.10 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
14.10.10 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
15.10.10 Detroit, MI – Blondies
16.10.10 Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
17.10.10 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
18.10.10 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
19.10.10 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
20.10.10 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
22.10.10 Portland, OR – Dante’s
23.10.10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Evile W/ Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
24.10.10 Vancouver, BC – Red Room
25.10.10 Prince George, BC – Third
26.10.10 Edmonton, AL – The Mead Hall
27.10.10 Regina, SK – Exchange
28.10.10 Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms
29.10.10 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
30.10.10 St. Cloud, MN – The Rox Tavern
31.10.10 Indianapolis, IN – The Dojo
01.11.10 London, ON – Music Hall
02.11.10 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
03.11.10 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill

Evile W/ Forbidden, Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
04.11.10 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx

Evile W/ Overkill, Forbidden, Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
05.11.10 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
06.11.10 Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
07.11.10 Providence, RI – Club Hell
08.11.10 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
09.11.10 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10.11.10 Charlotte, NC – Amos
11.11.10 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
12.11.10 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan
13.11.10 Orlando, FL – Club Firestone
14.11.10 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
15.11.10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
16.11.10 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
17.11.10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
18.11.10 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Nightclub
19.11.10 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s Rock Club
20.11.10 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Evile W/ Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
21.11.10 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

Evile W/ Forbidden, Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
22.11.10 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
23.11.10 Toronto, ON – MOD Club
24.11.10 Detroit, MI – Blondies

Evile W/ Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
25.11.10 Nashville, TN – The Muse

Evile W/ Forbidden, Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
26.11.10 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
27.11.10 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
28.11.10 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
29.11.10 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
01.12.10 San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
02.12.10 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03.12.10 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
04.12.10 Fort Worth, TX – Trees

Evile W/ Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
05.12.10 Amarillo, TX – The War Legion Underground

Evile W/ Forbidden, Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
06.12.10 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
07.12.10 Mesa, AZ – UB’s
08.12.10 West Hollyood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
09.12.10 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
10.12.10 Sparks, NV – New Oasis
11.12.10 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge

Evile W/ Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb
12.12.10 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
13.12.10 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon

Evile W/ Dri, Gama Bomb
15.12.10 Farmington, NM – Gator’s
16.12.10 Pueblo, CO – Club 21
17.12.10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
18.12.10 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/evile_northamerica2010.jpg

Evile’s 2009 album, Infected Nations, is due to be re-released on October 11th as a limited edition redux version.  This special version of the album includes a bonus disc with fifteen extra tracks, including the band’s popular cover of Pantera’s “Cemetery Gates”, as well as eight songs recorded live in the studio with new bassist Joel Graham and six songs recorded live at Hammerfest in 2009.  Also included are a free Infected Nations album cover woven patch and a sticker sheet.

Pre-order the Infected Nations limited edition redux version now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41

For more Evile news and info, head to http://www.evile.co.uk or check out the band on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/evileuk


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