THEY’VE risen to the top after years of hard work and touring.

With top festival slots, worldwide tours and three critically acclaimed albums under their belts, it’s fair to say Huddersfield thrashers Evile have “made it”.

As their careers surge ahead, the four piece are now turning their attention to their rock understudies in a bid to give promising new talent a leg-up.

The band has today launched a nationwide search for an unsigned metal group to support them at their special homecoming gig with label mates Savage Messiah.

The gig at Holmfirth’s Picturedrome on November 3 is set to be one of their best as it is the culmination of their headline UK tour with Wolf.

Drummer, Ben Carter, said: “We’re excited to be on the hunt for a band to open for us at what will no doubt be another great night of metal at the Holmfirth Picturedrome.

“We have always been aware of how much talent there is around the Huddersfield area, and will always champion up and coming bands, so this is a great opportunity to get your band seen and heard on the last date of our UK tour.

“We’re going to be looking for bands with passion, dedication and most importantly, some killer riffs!

“We will have some tricks up our sleeves too, seeing as it’s the last night of the tour, so tell your friends, parents, grandparents and your pets, and we’ll see you at the bar!”

To be in with a chance of supporting Evile at the Holmfirth show, all you need to do is send a paragraph of no more than 100 words, telling the band why it should be your band that supports them, along with a link to where they can hear your music, such as Facebook, Soundcloud or Bandcamp.

Evile will check out each entry and ultimately pick a winner.

One entry per band is allowed, and the winner is responsible for all travel costs and expenses incurred to play the gig.

Please DO NOT attach MP3s to your e-mail.

Send entries to

Deadline is October 1.

August 12 - Walton-On-Trent, UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival EVILE with WOLF

October 18 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC 2

October 19 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3

October 20 - Belfast, UK - The Limelight

October 21 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint

October 23 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2

October 24 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation

October 25 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 3

October 26 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy 2

October 27 - Norwich, UK - Open

October 28 - London, UK - Garage

October 29 - Southampton, UK - The Cellar

November 03 - EVILE with SAVAGE MESSIAH - Holmfirth Picturedrome