Die finnischen Melodic Metaller von „Evil Drive“ haben ihr mittlerweile drittes Album am Start. „Demons Within“ heißt das Teil und kommt mit zehn Tracks über Reaper Entertainment Europe und wird von der Universal Music Group vertrieben. Die beiden Vorgänger “The Land of The Dead” (2016) und “Ragemaker” (2018) wurden von Presse und Fans gleichermaßen abgefeiert. Auch ein Besatzungswechsel gab es in der Formation. Die beiden neuen Zuwächse sind Antti Tani an den Drums und am Bass Matti Sorsa.
Ville – Evil Drive
Tobi – Metal and Me
Hello Ville from Evil Drive. My name is Tobi. I run a Facebook page and a webblog. On this page I post reviews of current albums, interviews, band presentations and reports about concerts that I visit with my wheelchair. On the one hand, to tell other wheelchair users how the venue is equipped in terms of accessibility and on the other hand, how to best proceed to get tickets, which is usually not possible with conventional ticket portals.
In the future I will also write about hygiene measures, as this is important for me as a high-risk patient and for my readers too. Of course, I also write about the bands‘ performance. Today I have a few questions for you about your new Album „Demons Within“.
First of all, I want to ask you, how are you and your Bandmates doing right now?
Hi we are fine! just write material for 4th album
How do you explain „Evil Drive“ to somebody that doesn´t know you? Wich Genre would you tell him?
There is much of different styles of metal music but if i must choose something, i say its melodic metal mixed thrash metal.
And how are you when you think about April the 2nd, 2021?
It was our releasing day, all go fine and we get really positive feedback of our album.
„Rising From The Revenge“ and „We Are One“ were the first singles to release from your new Studioalbum. Why this two songs?
Demons Within is single song too, it was such a difficult to choose single songs befause that album is full of good songs. Rising was first bacause it was Fast and melodic, We are one was more like middle tempo and melodic and Demons Within was title of the album and maybe one of the strongest songs there at my opinion.
What can we expect from your new album? What is the main difference between „Demons Within“ and your last Realease?
Demons Within is better in every area, songs are better, album sounds better and covers looks better. Last album Ragemaker was good album too but Demons Within sounds much like grown up.
The new tracks are full of Energy, Agression and Power. How long did you write to them and how long did it take for them to be ready for our Ears?
We start write songs with JP after Ragemaker era, i think it was early 2019 and all was ready end of 2019.There was lots of things at that period,we have couple of line up changes and like this but its not slow down our writing progress. We was at time table but then comes Corona and it make us new time tables.
Do you have a song that you particularly like on „Demons Within“?
Difficult to say, i think i was listening these songs too much LOL
Where do you get the inspiration for your songs from?
Good music is good inspiration. Slayer, Sepultura, Iron Maiden, COB, old Metallica…
The Cover-Artwork is fucking awesome. From who was the Idea?
It was Viktorias idea and then she say it to our Art master Jarkko Vanhalakka and Jarkko make absolutely great work. Really talented man.
How are you all actually after a show with all your tracks? How long do you need to regenerate?
Not long at all.
A few words to the fans who definitely can’t wait to hear you live. Are there any plans about a streaming Event?
I miss live concerts, im not like streams, I dont even want look these at internet. I’m not get any feels play to camera.
How is it to you to stay in contact with your fans via social media in these pandemic times and to find out what the mood is like in the fans‘ camp?
Yes we talk much with our fans at Facebook and Instagram but we miss really much talks after concerts when we can meet them face to face.
How did you as deal with the restrictions in the meantime? How much does it restricted you in your working life?
Everything have at good balance.
How have you spent your Free time under Covid 19 so far?
We not have free time, we write songs to our next studio album, we must use this time when world is stop, its big mistake if band stop too. Must bush more metal to the world.
If you could privately go to a concert in this, sorry for the expression, shitty corona pandemic, which one would it be?
All is good, we just want go to play gigs soon as possible.
Is Heavy Metal and the Subgenres also a means for you to switch off everything in this hectic world, to Pause and just listen?
No, People needs music. music gives power to the people.
Wich Subgenres do you listen to?
Actually im not listen now much music because im at writing procress. When i write music i start listen my favorite bands and try to get there some big inspiration, mostly Iron Maiden.
Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies?
I think my hobby is music too
Do you have a “guilty pleasure, something that you hide from others because they don’t believe it anyway? For example, I like to watch Trash TV every now and then, just to switch off my mind and relax.
I play Playstation.
A few words to your Fans out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?
Stay safe and remember listen our latest album Demons Within.
Thanks for the interview, Ville. Many greetings to all from the Band. Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and Heavy.
Viktoria Viren | Vocals
J-P Pusa | Guitar
Ville Viren | Guitar
Matti Sorsa | Bass
Antti Tani | Drums
So Leute, das war Ville von “Evil Drive”. Album kam am 02.04.21, meine Review gibts auch schon -> KLICK.