Finnish melodic death metal-band EVIL DRIVE with the amazing Viktoria in front, presents ‘The Land Of The Dead’!
Evil Drive is a melodic metal band, founded 2013 in Kotka, Finland. The band was originally formed because the aim was to set up a band which has not previously been heard. All the musicians in the band, have a history in a number of different bands and different genres. The band has incorporated many different musical styles, leading press and fans to label them as melodic death metal with a twist of 80’s style thrash metal. But in fact Evil Drive’s sound is therefore the combination of all of its member’s musical history.
Evil Drive was originally started by vocalist Viktoria Viren, her husband and guitarist Ville Wiren and drummer Juha Beck. Guitarist Niko Huusari joined bands ranks soon later with the original bassist Jussi Mäkinen who was replaced by Marko Syrjälä in June of 2014. Speaking about personal history, Viktoria started singing at the age of 14. Before Evil Drive she sang years in a band called Soulcrypt. Wiren and Beck have played over a decade in a band called Domination Black. They also have a KISS tribute band called Paul Stanley Boozing Society which also features Syrjälä on bass. Huusari has another band called Soulwound. All band members are huge metal fans and they share the same taste in music. Some common favorites are Iron Maiden, Metallica and Slayer.”
In November 2013, they released their self-titled debut EP, which got a lot of attention in Finnish media. At the same time they released their first official music video “Bullet”, which soon became a hit in YouTube. Another video “The Land of the Dead” was filmed in the summer of 2014. In August of 2015 it was announced that Evil Drive signed a worldwide record deal with Danish label Mighty Music.
Viktoria Viren – Vocals
Ville Wiren – Guitar
Juha-Pekka Pusa – Guitar
Juha Beck – Drums
Marko Syrjala- Bass
“The Land Of The Dead” – Album, 2016