||As previously reported, UK thrashers Evile will be headlining the HMV Next Big Thing festival alongside Savage Messiah and Cerebral Bore, taking place today. Canadian metallers Woods Of Ypres, however, will not be participating due to the death of the late David Gold. Now Evile plan to play the ballad "In Memoriam", off their latest album Five Serpent's Teeth, in memory of Gold.
Lead guitarist Ol Drake commented: "We were all deeply saddened to hear the news of Woods Of Ypres' mastermind David Gold passing away. Their obvious cancellation of the Manchester show left a big hole in the lineup I was so looking forward to seeing and being a part of. We've been thinking of airing 'In Memoriam' live for a while, so we'd like to not only play the song for our own reasons, but to also play it at the upcoming Manchester show in memory of David."