New York underground thrash metal band PRIME EVIL (not to be confused with PRIMEVIL, the new band featuring former VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, Antony "Antton" Lant and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan) has reunited with all original members and will take part in "some epic showcase packages" in the Northeast U.S. by late summer/early fall. Vocalist Andy Eichhorn, guitarists Mike Usifer and Gary Day, drummer Todd Gukelberger and bassist Mary Ciullo have been hard at work on rehearsing the classic material as well as writing "absolutely crushing" new songs, according to a press release. PRIME EVIL has plans to record and release these songs in late 2011 or early 2012.
In a recent interview with Glorious Times, Eichhorn was asked about PRIME EVIL's decision to reform 18 years after the band's breakup.
"We have been getting asked to reunite at different times over the last 10 years or so," he said. "The timing or interest never seemed right, and to be honest, a lot of us have been through our fair share of surgeries, accidents, etc., and only recently have all five original members been physically able to participate. I think it's incredible we have all original members on board after 20 years!
"We have been rehearsing I can honestly say there is a spark there that hasn't been since the early days and it's absolutely electric. Going over the classic material quickly expanded into writing new songs and making recording plans.
"We will have a future announcement regarding the studio and producer we will be working with.
"So, to answer your question, this is the REAL-DEAL full-blown reunion and we plan to unleash some nasty old-school-tinged thrash! I can't fucking wait!"
PRIME EVIL was formed in New York in 1986 and was a major player in the early days of the underground death/thrash metal scene. The band plans to explode back on the scene with increased focus and determination.