Extreme Metal pioneers Venom Inc. are proud to unleash Don’t Feed Me Your Lies – the 2nd single from their upcoming their sophomore album There’s Only Black, which will be released on September 23rd 2022.
Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 Venom line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and the new addition of drummer Jeramie ‘Warmachine’ Kling have returned with one hell of a follow-up to their acclaimed debut, Avé, and show no signs of slowing down.
There’s Only Black
- How Many Can Die
- Come To Me
- There’s Only Black
- Don’t Feed Me Your Lies
- Man As God
- Burn Liar Burn
- The Dance
- CD Digipak
- 2LP Gatefold (Black, Clear Transparent w/ Black Splatter/Clear Transparent w Black Yolk + Gold Splatter
- Digital Album
VENOM INC. LIVE 2022
04-06 Aug – Villena, ES – Leyendas Del Rock Festival
14 Aug – Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Festival
02 Oct – Würzburg, DE – Keep It True Rising II Festival
As 2015 swept in it brought with it a solid revival of traditional metal bands. A chance encounter and request brought an offer to Tony Dolan (vocalist and bassist) to reform the line-up of Venom that had recorded the classic ‘Prime Evil‘ album, and solid follow-up albums that kept the band very much alive during the onslaught of grunge and Brit pop that destroyed all but the most hardy in the early 1990’s. Metal had suffered at the hands of the new trend but Venom (with this line-up) refused to alter or die and so continued the legacy that had begun when Jeff Dunn (aka Mantas – guitar) formed the original band in 1979 and brought the world extreme metal in the form of the Welcome To Hell and ‘Black Metal’ albums.
The albums penned mostly by Dunn, exposed the world to a new way of music taken to the extremes, and with a pinch of darkness and controversial odor, they raised their heads from the grave as if they had always been lying in wait and brought chaos to a neatly formed music industry.
Topped off with the voice of Clive ‘Jesus Christ’ Archer and later by Cronos and The Demolition Man, the band was and still is a force of nature. While others attempt to take credit for all things Venom the truth is not a hidden mystery but rather written on tablets like the ten commandments but unlike religion you do not need faith to follow Venom or their ideas and music but simply ears to hear.
‘Somewhere In Time, We Were Born ..’ they sing and it has become their mantra. Today’s scenes are full of examples taken from this classic band. Images and themes and even a whole genre taking it’s name from the seminal Black Metal album. The characters were and still are larger than life to fans but it is the music that carries the flame. The true inspiration for all is the dark heavy vibes tinged with a Black and Roll touch.
Venom Inc. began again in 2015 by accident almost, and the name was not a choice but given by fans, agents, promoters etc .On reflection it is just matter and fact that this band is true and real, and carries the true spirit which began in 1979. Venom Inc. had been touring without a pause since their first appearance at Keep It True Festival in Germany in 2015, and have taken their brand of energy and performance across the globe on many tours across Europe, Asia, the US, all over South and Central America. Encompassing festivals like Hellfest, Bloodstock, Alcatrazz, Wacken, plus a special invitation to tour with Glenn Danzig and a special appearance at the Original Misfits show at Chicago’s ‘All State Arena’, and as special guests to The Metal Allegiance in New York City – and the list goes on. Live is where the band truly live, but now it is time for a new album.
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