OL DRAKE, lead guitarist for British thrashers EVILE, has been nominated for a Metal Hammer Golden God award in the "Dimebag Darrell Shredder" category.

According to Metal Hammer, the Dimebag Darrell Shredder award is given to those talented players who have been recognised as melting our faces off with their incredible technical prowess and ruthless talent.  OL DRAKE is nominated alongside ADAM DUTKIEWICZ (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), DEVIN TOWNSEND (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), DINO CAZARES (FEAR FACTORY) and SATCHEL (STEEL PANTHER).

This isn't the first time that OL DRAKE has been recognised for his contributions to metal, as EVILE won the prestigious "Metal As Fuck" award at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden God awards.

OL DRAKE comments:
"I just woke up to find out I've been nominated for a Metal Hammer Golden God award named after one of my biggest guitar influences.  I'm flabbergasted.  I just used the word flabbergasted, that's how honoured I am by this.  I spent many years listening to and learning Dime's mastery of the axe and still do to this day.  We covered Pantera's 'Cemetery Gates' for Metal Hammer back in 2009 which was also a huge honour.  To conclude, if you can't tell, I feel incredibly honoured.  A vote for me in this would be amazing.  Please get voting!"

Vote for OL DRAKE in the Dimebag Darrell Shredder award now at

EVILE are due to rock the UK in just over a week, with a performance at Hammerfest in Prestatyn, Wales on Friday, March 16th.  For tickets and more information, go to
EVILE's new album, FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH, is out now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl, and is also available from the Earache Webstore in a range of exclusive "Serpent Cult" fan packs.
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