Matt Drake performing live in 2008
|Birth name||Matthew Spencer Drake|
6 May 1981 |
|Website||Official Evile Website|
Drake was born on 6 May 1981. He received classical guitar lessons.
In 2000, Drake and Ben Carter got together to form a covers band. After acquiring Mike Alexander (bass) through an ad in a local guitar store, plus asking Matt's brother Ol Drake to join as lead guitarist, they played shows together over the next few years.
In 2004, they formed Evile. They recorded an EP All Hallows Eve in 2004 and a demo Hell Demo in 2006. Soon after, the band signed to Earache Records, and released their Flemming Rasmussen produced debut, Enter the Grave worldwide.
Drake's biography cites his favourite vocal artists as James Hetfield, Tom Araya, Warrel Dane and Freddie Mercury. He also states his favourite guitarists to be James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Slash, Brian May and Alex Skolnick.
- All Hallows Eve EP (Self Released) 2004
- Hell Demo (Self Released) 2006
- Enter the Grave (Earache Records) 2007
- Infected Nations (Earache Records) 2009
- Five Serpent's Teeth (Earache Records) 2011
- Skull (Earache Records) 2013
- Peavey 6505+ Amplifier
- ISP Decimator