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Mike Alexander (musician)

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Michael "Mike" Alexander 22 June 1977 – 5 October 2009 was a Jamaican-British musician who served as the bassist of English thrash metal group Evile On 5 October 2009, Alexander died while on tour in Luleå, Sweden, due to a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs Evile unveiled a memorial site to Alexander on 25 October 2009

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Death
  • 3 Influences
  • 4 Discography
  • 5 Equipment
    • 51 Basses
    • 52 Amplifiers
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Biography

Alexander was born in London, England In 2000, after Matt Drake and Ben Carter formed a Metallica 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 Luleå, Sweden on 5 October 2009, during a European tour in support of their new album, from a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot on the lungs He was replaced two months later by former Rise to Addiction bassist Joel Graham On Evile's third album and first without Alexander, Five Serpent's Teeth, the song "In Memoriam" pays tribute to the late bassist, using a bass riff Alexander used to play during sound checks He also was given credit for co-writing "Long Live New Flesh"

Influences

Alexander stated his favourite bassists were Jason Newsted and Sean Yseult

Discography

  • All Hallows Eve EP self released 2004
  • Hell Demo self released 2006
  • Enter the Grave Earache Records 2007
  • Infected Nations Earache Records 2009
  • Songwriting credit on Five Serpent's Teeth Earache Records 2011 - on "In Memoriam" and "Long Live New Flesh"

Equipment

Basses

  • 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. ^ "EARACHE NEWS" Official Earache News Retrieved 2009-10-05 
  2. ^ "Mike Alexander Biography" Official Evile Website Archived from the original on 2008-06-08 Retrieved 2008-07-03 
  3. ^ Earachenewsblogspotcom
  4. ^ "Michael Alexander, 1977-2009" Daily Music Guide Retrieved 2009-10-06 
  5. ^ "220677 - 051009 - RIP" Mike Alexander Retrieved 2011-07-01 

External links

  • Mike Alexander on Myspace

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