EVILE have selected thrash band Shrapnel, above, as the winners of their support act competition.
The Huddersfield thrashers invited unsigned metal acts to apply to open their massive homecoming show at Holmfirth Picturedrome tomorrow.
After personally listening to dozens of entrants the band have chosen the Norwich five piece.
Drummer Ben Carter, said:
“After careful consideration, and much banging of heads, we are pleased to announce the mighty Shrapnel as our opening band for the Holmfirth Picturedrome show!
“Shrapnel stood out as being amazing musicians, great guys and are sure to whip up a frenzy ready for Savage Messiah and ourselves, so we can’t wait to get to our hometown end-of-tour gig!
“We’d also like to extend a HUGE thanks to every band that entered; we had some fantastic responses from some amazingly talented bands, but unfortunately (just like in Highlander) there can be only one!
“To the bands that weren’t chosen this time, I’m sure our paths will cross sooner rather than later.
“Cheers, and see you in the pit!”
Shrapnel guitarist Chris Martin, said: “A massive thank you to the guys for giving us the opportunity.
“It’s an exciting show to be a part of and with our album recording wrapping up on Halloween we will have lots to celebrate!”
Fans attending the gig will get a chance to buy a rare piece of merchandise as a special Holmfirth only T-shirt has been produced.