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Michael "Mike" Alexander (22 June 1977 – 5 October 2009) was the bassist of English thrash metal group Evile.

On 5 October 2009, Alexander died while on tour in Luleåmarker, Swedenmarker due to a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot on the lungs.

Evile unveiled a memorial site to Alexander on 25 October 2009.

Biography

Alexander was born in Londonmarker, Englandmarker.

In 2000, after Matt Drake and Ben Carter formed a cover band, Alexander saw an advertisement in a local guitar store for a 'metal bassist'. After calling Drake and rehearsing with the group, the band (then including Drake's brother Ol Drake) asked Alexander to join.

In 2004, they formed Evile. They recorded an EP All Hallows Eve in 2004 and a demo Hell Demo in 2006. Soon after, the band signed to Earache Records, and released their Flemming Rasmussen produced debut album, Enter the Grave, in 2007. Their second album, Infected Nations, was released in 2009.

Alexander performed with BC Rich bass guitars. He also endorsed Kustom and Hartke amplifiers and cabinets and Dunlop bass strings.

Death

Evile released a statement on 6 October 2009 through the band's label Earache, which paid tribute to Alexander and announced his death. He died in Luleåmarker, Swedenmarker on 5 October 2009, during a European tour in support of their new album, from a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot on the lungs.

Influences

Alexander stated his favourite bassists were Jason Newsted and Sean Yseult.

Discography



Equipment

Guitars

  • BC Rich Warbeast bass
  • BC Rich Warlock bass
  • Silvertone Paul Stanley V Bass


Amplifiers

  • Hartke Cabinets
  • Hartke Amp heads
  • Kustom Cabinets
  • Kustom Amp Heads


References

  1. Earachenews.blogspot.com
  2. [1]


External link




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