Ex Evile guitarist Ol Drakes solo album “Old Rake” is a shredoholics dream with guest solos from Gary Holt (EXODUS/SLAYER) James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) and Josh Middleton (SYLOSIS) and even Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY, MALIGNANCY) on drums.
I had the pleasure of organising the full production, layout design for the CD, tab book and adverts and promo as well as organising the photo shoot with one of my favourite music photographers James Sharrock. Fantastic fun all round. And I got to recreate the iconic Earache logo for the release as Ear-Rake as well as a more interesting design for the barcode.
Former EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake has released the first single from his upcoming debut solo album, ‘Old Rake’, which 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 track, “Guitarists Playing Guitars” – which made its debut on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter – showcases the six-string shredder’s phenomenal fretwork and features special 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.
1 Han Valen
3 Spaceship Janitor
5 I’ll Be Bach (Get It?)
6 Guitarists Playing Guitars
8 The Rake Waltz
9 An Absence
CD, Guitar and bass tablature book and press folder
CD and tablature book
Amended Earache – Ear Rake logo and rake shape barcode
Guitar and bass tab book interview layout