• Michael Wallick

22 OCTOBER: EVIL SPELL “Padre Vostro” CD Release

PADRE VOSTRO” will be released on October , 22th and will be distributed by Sleaszy Rider Records (USA and Mexico), Code 7 (Europe), Egea Music (Italy) and digitally on all digital music stores. The promotion will be entrusted to Metal Devastation USA, Grand Sounds (Europe) and Mazzarella Press Office (Italy).

Evil Spell's story begins in the spring of 2006. At the time, Filo (guitar), Igor (drums) and

Fra (bass) play in the Templars, but after finding themselves performing without the

vocalist and the second guitarist when these decide not to show up at a concert at the last

minute, that night on stage EvilSpell is born.

At first they manage as a threesome,

composing and holding some concerts. After finding a guitarist and singer in Salvo, in the

winter of the same year they record their first demo. After a few months and only one

concert together, and just before the next live show, Salvo suddenly leaves the band.

Soon after, as if by fate, Filo meets Paul on the train and offers him to rehearse with them,

revealing himself to be a perfect fit. In a short time, Paul earns himself the part of full-

fledged second guitarist, and thus begins a period of great development for the band. In

September 2007 they record the second demo, First Attack: five pieces characterized by

more extreme sounds and themes, which take EvilSpell onto the path that will lead them to

forge their unmistakable style. With this demo EvilSpell begin to get noticed, the

increasingly tight line-up spends two full years regularly performing throughout northern

Italy and continues to compose, until it decides to take another step forward. Between

September and November 2009 they enter the studio to give life to their first album,

AntiSocial Satan: Nine very old school speed/thrash songs, influenced by the sound of

bands such as early Slayer and Cranium. The album, released in March 2010, meets with

considerable success in the Italian underground, earning the band a series of headlining


Suddenly, the tragedy: in the night between 30 and 31st October, Fra commits suicide

without explanation, leaving only a message of thanks to his brothers-in-arms and the

recommendation to always keep going. At the concert on November 6th, held to say

goodbye to their brother and bandmate, a lot of people show up revealing the immense

respect and following that supports the band. It's really tough but EvilSpell don't give up,

paying homage to Fra even in refusing to replace him.

In 2013 they sign for Black Side

Records, under which they release, in December, the second full-length, Necrology.

Written partly before and partly after Fra's passing, the bass lines recorded by Paul and

Filo, it features angry and fast tracks, a mix of thrash, speed and black. Around the same


AntiSocial Satan is reissued on CD by L.A Riot Survivor Records. Many live dates

await this explosive trio, during which they vulcanise their style and their network of

supporters and admirers. In March 2014 three raw songs recorded live in the rehearsal

room end up on the first split of the band, together with friends Gemini from Turin. In the

autumn of 2015 the Hungarian Thrash Zone Records reissues the two full-lengths on

cassette: 150 tapes are printed of each, in limited hand numbered edition.

After seven years without a bass player, in June 2017 the trio decide, amidst criticism and

compliments, to recruit a brother, friend, companion of a thousand adventures as well as

supporter and... bearer of ours truly. This is how Gigi Corinto completes the lineup, and the

EvilSpell sound takes on all of the frequencies, leading to a 360 degree completeness of

sonority. After two self-organized summer festivals, the first in Brianza and the second in

Valsassina, the band once again fully integrates the bass into their repertoire.

The years pass and the concerts scattered throughout Italy and Europe see them perform

alongside bands of a certain weight, such as Possessed, Venom Inc., and many others.

The band continues to spread their uneasiness around, and harbours the thought of

recording a third album. Unfortunately, the project is undermined by several vicissitudes...

more or less pleasant (children, injuries, divorces, pandemics ...), and only towards the

end of 2020 do they manage to enter Toxic Basement studio to record. Now, after two long

years of gestation, Evilspell are ready to unleash their third feat: Padre Vostro encloses in

speed/black anger the last years, spent behind the instruments and alongside a life full of

obstacles... yet that which does not kill you, only makes you stronger. Thanks to

Blasphemous Records, which will release the album in both physical and digital format, the

malignant quartet is preparing to spread their irreverent message to the darkest corners of

the world. Abandon all hope, you who listen - to posterity the arduous sentence!

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