Former Evile guitarist Ol Drake has released a new song out titled “Han Valen”. He comments:

“Welcome to the first track on my solo album thing. It is entitled ‘Han Valen‘ for absolutely no reason and isn’t implying anything at all.

The intro which goes on for 7 years was written when I was about 16 while showing a friend of mine online (Hammy) how to tap on the guitar. When it came to doing this album I thought it would make a cool addition. With drums from Mike Heller (Malignancy, Fear Factory) and orchestration on the intro by Zino Von Hamersveld, it’s definitely a song for guitarists to dig their teeth into. If you want to learn how to play it, there is a guitar and bass tab and notation book available, notated by that me person.

Hope you all enjoy! If you like what you hear, please support the project and get an order in!”

The song is the opening track off Drake’s upcoming debut Old Rake. The album will be out June 22nd through Earache Records. Physical bundles can be pre-ordered from the label’s webstore here, while digital copies are available on iTunes.

Old Rake track listing:

1. Han Valen
2. Onions
3. Spaceship Janitor
4. Emperor
5. I’ll Be Bach (Get It?)
6. Guitarists Playing Guitars
7. Karma
8. The Rake Waltz
9. An Absence

Ol Drake 1

[via Metal Hammer]

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