Former EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake has been announced for this year’s Bloodstock festival, which takes place from August 6th – 9th at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK.
The six-string shredder will be performing on Sunday, August 9th on the Sophie stage in support of his upcoming solo album, ‘Old Rake’. Other bands already confirmed for the festival include OPETH, OVERKILL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH and more.
Ol Drake comments:
“I’m very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we’re rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I’ll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!”
For tickets and more information about Bloodstock, go to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com
Ol Drake’s debut solo album, ‘Old Rake’, features instrumental guitar encompassing a myriad of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic. The album is due to be released on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd in the USA.
The first single from the album is available now and features guest appearances from the likes of Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) and Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS). Also featured is sticksman Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY, MALIGNANCY), who performs drums on the entire album.
Listen to “Guitarists Playing Guitars” now on Spotify at http://spoti.fi/1Gat3W9
‘Old Rake’ is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition signed CD. For anyone brave enough, there is also a deluxe 242-page tab book, featuring full tablature for the entire album for both guitar and bass, transcribed by Ol Drake himself.
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track as well as an instant download of “Guitarists Playing Guitars”, at http://bit.ly/oldrake-itunes