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EVILE Guitarist OL' DRAKE Quits

Posted by on August 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Wait, what? Ol' Drake just quit Evile? Why do bad things keep happening to good bands! Come on in and read all the details…

According to the man himself:

"Over the past year, I've, unfortunately, found myself becoming more and more detached from the touring/band lifestyle. In my opinion, the music business for a band of our genre and 'level' determines a very unrealistic way of life to me, and I personally find it difficult to make a living and have a 'normal' life. This is not a plea for sympathy, I'm simply being honest. I've reached a point where I want a family/kids, a house, a steady and definite income and everything in between, and in regard to my personal preferences, a touring band's income and uncertainties, in the state that I feel they would continue to be in, has become incompatible with how I feel and what I want/need. There is no animosity between the rest of the band and I. This is purely a personal and financial decision I've been mulling over for a while and I wish them all the best for the future."

Damn… Ol' Drake is one of the founding members of Evile too, starting back in 2004 with the band. Drake also says that he isn't quitting music or recording, just the touring aspect of things. He also says that he will play the upcoming Evile festivals shows, but nothing after that. So best of luck, Drake! You'll be missed in Evile… and more importantly now, what happens to the band?

[via Blabbermouth]

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