Venomous Concept members Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth), and John Cooke (Napalm Death, Corrupt Moral Altar) have all launched a new band called Visceral Collapse. The band is streaming a crushing, 20+ minute single called “Knowle Road” that is essentially intended to be an extension of Venomous Concept.
Here’s the long explanation from Sharp. You can stream “Knowle Road” below and download the single here:
“Shane and I got to talking of records we wanted to do… I guess the older you get, the more curious you become… records we only talked of doing but never got around to it… Covid came and gave us two things … crisis and time on our hands… I sort of feel I have created deconstructed music in multitudes of methodology and melody might be an unexplored extreme…
“So Shane wrote some songs for the next Venomous Concept album – more up tempo high paced rock and roll punk mixed in with a Husker du melodic 80’s hardcore punk feel… it goes this way then that way and an album forms…anyways you will hear more about that album next year
“The idea was to fly into Birmingham/Cambridge and record for my birthday back in September… I arrived 3 days early to work on last minute ideas for the record we had written… us not being capable of following a plan went in and immediately recorded an emotional avalanche titled Knowle Rd. extreme and harsh vodka stuff… This may not be for everyone… that said – this record was Johnny, Shane and myself… So in an effort to direct the ear, we are using a different acronym for this VC record – this part of our hard drive will be called Visceral Collapse… which if you think about it… defines 2020. If in the future “Venomous Concepts” exceed perceived content, we will probably come up with another acronym… but Ook will always be VC!