Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Metalobit: Michael Alexander

The bassist with Evile, Michael Alexander, has died.

It's believed he died from the effects of a blood clot.

Alexander had joined the Huddersfield-based metal act in 2000, shortly after they formed. At that time, they were trading as Metal Militia and performing covers, but after four years they decided to knock that on the head. Evile was the new shape of the band, making their own music - and with enough success to land a deal with Earache records.

Having spent most of 2008 promoting debut album Enter The Grave, the band went back into the studio this February to work on a new collection, Infected Nations. It was while promoting this record in Sweden that Alexander fell ill.

Michael Alexander was 32.