Black metal originators VENOM INC. will unleash their upcoming full-length opus, Avé, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. After setting the metal world ablaze with their latest music video for Dein Fleish, the band is following up with a second new track from Avé - the sinister crusher “Avé Satanas“.
VENOM INC.‘s Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan says: “This is the salute to you all… from our dark hearts to your good black souls… the earth is ours and Lucifer walks with us. We hail our master, we hail our Lord! We present ourselves to you… AVE SATANAS! Welcome to hell you sons (and daughters) of SATAN!”
VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming Blood Stained Earth headline tour, featuring support from Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, on September 1. Tickets for each date of the Blood Stained Earth tour, in addition to exclusive, limited VENOM INC.meet & greet packages, are available now via www.venom-inc.com.
In addition to the tour, VENOM INC. are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets and new tracks. See below for all current performance dates:
VENOM INC. Summer Dates:
7/24 - Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival
7/29 - Thiesi, Sardinia, Italy @ Bardaneris
8/5 - Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air
VENOM INC.’s Blood Stained Earth Tour w/ Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence:
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.
Going into 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.
While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists.
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