Matt Drake

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Matt Drake
Matt Drake 2008.08.15.jpg
Matt Drake performing live in 2008
Background information
Birth name Matthew Spencer Drake
Born (1981-05-06) 6 May 1981 (age 35)
Huddersfield, UK
Genres Thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2000 – present
Labels Earache Records
Associated acts Evile
Website Official Evile Website
Notable instruments
Jackson KV2

Matthew Spencer "Matt" Drake is the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist in the English thrash metal group Evile.


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 plays and endorses Jackson Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Ernie Ball Strings and Seymour Duncan pickups.[1]


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.






  • Peavey 6505+ Amplifier


  • ISP Decimator


  1. ^ "Matt Drake Biography". Official Evile Website. Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 

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