Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers VENOM, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray have returned with a monster of an album.
After months of anticipation, VENOM INC. will release their upcoming full-length opus, entitled»Avé«, on August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders for the new album are available now at:http://nblast.de/VenomIncAveNB.
The first single from »Avé«, entitled ‘Dein Fleisch’, can be streamed now via the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:
VENOM INC. was born during an impromptu live set at 2015’s Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst VENOM fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for VENOM INC. from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate VENOM’s legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. The rest is history.
»Avé« – Track Listing:
01. Ave Satanas
02. Forged In Hell
03. Metal We Bleed
04. Dein Fleisch
05. Blood Stained
06. Time To Die
07. The Evil Dead
08. Preacher Man
10. I Kneel To No God
11. Black N Roll
Going in to writing »Avé«, VENOM INC. realized their live performance was the key to creating an album that would be a metal classic. It was clear that any songs the trio came up with had to have the intensity, the honesty and the aggression that was happening for VENOM INC. in a live situation. Simply put, they needed to translate what they do on stage onto a record. Not once did they look back on the VENOM catalogue and think, “We have to write another ‘Black Metal’ or another ‘Schizo’…” The focus is on VENOM INC. and everything the rejuvenated three-piece do in the here and now.
VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming »Blood Stained Earth« headline tour, featuring support from GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and THE CONVALESCENCE, on September 1.
In addition to the tour, VENOM INC. are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Metaldays, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic VENOM sets and new tracks.