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ShadowKingdom Comments On Signing Venomous Maximus

After a brief announcement from the band the other day, Shadow Kingdom Records has now issued the following official statement about inking a deal with Venomous Maximus:

"We have been waiting so long to tell you this great news and now is finally the time to reveal what's been happening in the SKR camp...

"Shadow Kingdom Records is extremely proud and honored to announce the signing of Houston, Texas’ Venomous Maximus!

"The name of the band reminds us of the classic Gladiator film where Russell Crowe (aka 'Maximus') was nothing short of a complete madman who would die for his family and country without fear or worry of what might happen to him in the process. Venomous Maximus is very much like that in their attitude and approach to playing music with conviction and without any genre barriers. In Venomous Maximus, we have a band that is interested in writing GREAT, memorable songs that vary in length, tempo, and emotion.

"Those whom are familiar with Venomous Maximus’ 2012 Napalm Records release, 'Beg Upon the Light,' know what kind of a treat you’re in for. The band’s upcoming new album 'Firewalker' is a great continuation of their talents. It’s really rare to find bands that have no barriers and just focus on quality songs. More...

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Venomous Maximus Signs Record Deal

Texas outfit Venmous Maximus has issued the following brief announcement about inking a new record deal:

"We are very excited to announce that we have signed with Shadow Kingdom Records!!! New record will be out in the spring. Details to come soon."

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Venomous Maximus Announces U.S. Shows

Texas heavy metal band Venomous Maximus has announced a string of east coast U.S. tour dates set to kick off on August 7th in New Orleans, LA.

As part of the jaunt, the band will perform at the 2014 GWAR-B-Q on August 15th in Richmond, VA, which is also set to feature Ice-T's Body Count, Hatebreed, and more. The upcoming live dates are as follows:

August 7 New Orleans, LA Siberia
August 8 Birmingham, AL Upside Down Plaza (w/ Stoned Cobra)
August 9 Atlanta, GA The Basement
August 10 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway
August 12 Baltimore, MD TBA
August 13 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
August 14 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (Late Show)
August 15 Richmond, VA Broadberry (Gwar B4BQ w/ Black Dahlia Murder) More...

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Pentagram On The 4th of July in Austin, Texas

Held at the Mohawk on the historic Red River Street in Austin, Texas, American Icon Records (AIR) produced two stages featuring some of the best hard rock and heavy metal bands not only in Austin, but in the state of Texas. Both nights (I only attended day one) included a headliner that played on the open-air stage. Seminal doom faction, Pentagram headed up Independence Day, while The Sword--a local act with a international following--played day two. More...

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Venomous Maximus Posts Photo Video

The Texan dark heavy metal outfit Venomous Maximus released debut album "Beg Upon The Light" earlier this year via Napalm Records. Today the band has released a "photo-video." Check out the clip of "Dream Again (Hellenbach)" in the player below, courtesy of The Obelisk.

What exactly is a "photo-video?" Photographer and artist Ray Traboulay who is responsible for the project explains: "Venomous Maximus is an 'experience' or 'state of mind' as opposed to a band. Photographing them proved to be an extremely fluid process as our collective energies aligned with ease.

"Capturing their Spiritual energy and inserting it aesthetically into the photograph was achieved through multiple exposure and shutter drag photographic techniques as well as sensing their Kinetic energy seep into my pores. My initial thoughts and emotions after viewing them for the first time were hard to categorize.

"After recently photographing Carnival in Trinidad and having an appreciation and respect for the pagan past, I was naturally drawn to them where their lyrical subject matter touch on these occult topics in their own manner. More...

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Venomous Maximus Releases "Moonchild" Video

Houston stoner/doom metal act Venomous Maximus, who recently signed with Napalm Records, posted a new music video for the song "Moonchild." The song appears on the 2012 debut release "Beg Upon the Light," originally issued via Occulture, which will see a worldwide release through Napalm on July 3rd (ESP/SWE/NOR), July 5th (G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), July 8th (Rest of Europe & UK) and July 9th (USA/CAN).

Check out "Moonchild" here:

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Pit Stories: Pissing Off Danzig

Each week we check in with metal musicians to get their best stories from live shows.

While these tales usually center on the mayhem of the mosh pit, today guitarist Christian Larson from Venomous Maximus shares a story that takes place backstage during a Q&A with the infamous Glenn Danzig.

Christian had this story to share about an ill-advised question to Danzig regarding the Samhain box set that took years to finally see release:

In the late 90's in San Antonio at a metal fest, SOD headlined and saw some of my 1st Swedish metal bands. I sold my Peavy amp to get a ticket to the show. As we rolled up into the parking lot, a local Houston band asked us if we wanted to buy backstage passes for the whole fest. So we got to roll around back stage and further enticed me to get into playing music more.

We were allowed to sit in on a press conference with an interview with the singer of Morbid Angel and Glenn Danzig. Some magazine was asking Danzig when the Samhain box set was coming out. He was very annoyed by the questions and gave very smart ass answers back, obviously not wanting to talk about it.

So I guess my buddy Willow wasn't paying attention as he was gazing into Danzig's eyes (keep in mind this room is packed wall to wall with press and fans). So my buddy gets the last question and he asked the same question about the box set and all the press and attention is on him. No one could believe he asked it and Glenn didn't respond and just walked out the conference.

The Venomous Maximus album "Beg Upon The Light" is due out in North America on July 2nd via Napalm Records. For more info on the band and upcoming tour dates, head over to the Venomous Maximus Facebook profile here, and be sure to check back in next week for more heavy metal Pit Stories. More...

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Venomous Maximus Streaming "Moonchild"

The Texan occult metal outfit Venomous Maximus will unleashed "Beg Upon The Light" in North America on July 2nd via Napalm Records.

The band is also currently working on a video for the song "Moonchild." The clip should be wrapped up soon and will be premiering in the next few weeks. In the meantime, Venomous Maximus has provided Bloody Disgusting with exclusive still photos from the video shoot as well as stream of "Moonchild."

Check it out here, or give the song a listen below.

In support of the new release, the band will be hitting the road this June. A complete list of dates can be found below. The new album's track listing is:

1. Funeral Queen
2. Path of Doom
3. Give Up The Witch
4. Father Time
5. Dream Again
6. Moon Child
7. Battle for the Cross
8. Venomous Maximus
9. Mother Milk
10. Hell's Heroes
11. The Mission (Bonus Track)
12. The Rider (Bonus Track)
13. The Gift (Bonus Track) More...

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Venomous Maximus Reveals Album Details, Tour Dates

The Texan dark occult metal outfit Venomous Maximus is ready to finally unleash album debut "Beg Upon The Light." The album will be released in North America on July 2nd via Napalm Records. Today the band has unveiled the track listing, which includes three bonus tracks.

In support of the new release, Venomous Maximus will be hitting the road this May and June. The tour sees the band playing select shows with Royal Thunder, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Valient Thorr amongst others. A complete list of dates can be found below. Singer Gregg Higgins has a message for fans coming out to the shows: "Hide your daughters and bring a crucifix!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Funeral Queen
2. Path of Doom
3. Give Up The Witch
4. Father Time
5. Dream Again
6. Moon Child
7. Battle for the Cross
8. Venomous Maximus
9. Mother Milk
10. Hell's Heroes
11. The Mission (Bonus Track)
12. The Rider (Bonus Track)
13. The Gift (Bonus Track)

Venomous Maximus Live:

5/18 - College Station - Stanford Center - Loudfest!
5/24 - Austin, TX - Mohawk - w/ Dillinger Escape Plan, Royal Thunder, Ancient VVisdom
5/25 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgeralds w/ deadhorse
6/18 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
6/19 - Nashville, TN - The End w/ Windhand
6/20 - Indianapolis, IN - Indy Jukebox w/ Devil To Pay
6/21 - Milwaukee, WI - Blue Pig Bar - Days of Doomed Fest
6/22 - Chicago, IL - Reggies w/ Valient Thorr
6/24 - Cincinnati, OH - The Comet

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Venomous Maximus Signs With Napalm Records

Houston stoner/doom metal act Venomous Maximus has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. It's latest release "Beg Upon the Light" was issued through Occulture Records last October, but will see a worldwide reissue through Napalm this summer. The band is writing a new album for release in 2014.

Vocalist/guitarist Gregg Higgins commented: "We are pleased to announce that we've signed with Napalm Records. They are going to release 'Beg Upon the Light' this summer and another new full length we are working on in 2014. All of this comes to a surprise, because this project was meant to be something that no one would ever hear about. So as time went on and we started to be successful, we always agreed to do everything our selves. To keep it our way. The only way we were ever going to work with anyone was if we knew they were dedicated to worship the past as we were. Now that we are here with Napalm, we will continue to create this hidden message. But with their help they will be revealing this to the masses and we are ok with that now. Because of the records we first created only for ourselves will be released with everything we dreamed from the beginning. Destiny has come for us to work with Napalm Records. Our Hearts are in Texas but our souls comes from Europe. Now having a family in Europe that takes car e of the land where we arised, our spirits fly, where we are able to focus on the beautiful." More...

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Venomous Maximus Releases New Video

Texas dark heavy metal band Venomous Maximus recently released new album "Beg Upon the Light," and now the group has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a video for "Path of Doom." Check out the clip below or over at at Metalhammer.co.uk here.

Additionally, Venomous Maximus has been hand-picked by New Orleans metal titans Down to support the band for a string of live dates on its upcoming U.S. tour. The just-announced dates are as follows:

January 26 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
January 28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
January 29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
January 30 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
February 1 Chattanooga, TN Track 29 More...

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Venomous Maximus Streaming Full New Album

Texas occult metal band Venomous Maximus will release its new album "Beg Upon the Light" on October 30th via Occulture Records. The award winning group recorded at Origin Sound in Houston with a head space described as "somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den."

Beginning today, Decibel gives metal fans a full dose of Venomouis Maximus' onslaught, streaming "Beg Upon the Light" in full, including track by track commentary from the band. Check out the full album stream right here.

The "Beg Upon the Light" cover art was designed by artist Dann Miller and builds on the band's ever-evolving thematic that involves, among other things, magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception and astrology. More...

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Venomous Maximus Reveals New Album Details

Texas occult metal band Venomous Maximus will release its new album "Beg Upon the Light" on October 30th via Occulture Records. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The award winning group recorded at Origin Sound in Houston with a head space described as 'somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den.' Beg Upon the Light's striking cover art was designed by artist Dann Miller and builds on the band's ever-evolving thematic that involves, among other things, magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception and astrology; wide-eyed themes that lay 'on the outermost fringe of accepted forms of knowledge and discourse.' This is some heavy shit, people."

The track listing is:

1. Funeral Queen
2. Path Of Doom
3. Give Up The Witch
4. Father Time
5. Dream Again (Hellenbach)
6. Moonchild
7. Battle for the Cross
8. Venomous Maximus
9. Mothers Milk
10. Hell's Heroes More...

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Venomous Maximus Releases "The Mission" Clip

Houston metal band Venomous Maximus has announced summer U.S. tour dates set to kick off tonight in Dallas, TX. In celebration of the tour kick off, AOL's Noisecreep presents the premiere of the new Venomous Maximus music video "The Mission." Check out the clip here or in the player below.

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Venomous Maximus Announces Summer Shows

Houston metal band Venomous Maximus has announced summer U.S. tour dates set to kick off on July 13th in Dallas, TX. The group will hit twelve cities over the course of the two week "Hell Heroes Tour," and the following press release was issued about the band:

"Since its formation in 2010, Venomous Maximus has shared the stage with like-minded bands such as Mastodon, The Sword, Graveyard, Red Fang, Torche and Priestess and was named Houston's 'Best Metal Band' at the 2011 Houston Press Music Awards. Venomous Maximus gurgles with the sounds of proto-metal gods Pentagram and Blue Cheer as well as new-school leaders like High on Fire while the head space of the band falls somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den. The buzz in Texas for VENOMOUS MAXIMUS exists for a reason - this band is not to be missed live!"

July 13 Dallas, TX 406 ARTS (Formerly the Phoenix Project, w/ Maleveller)
July 14 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music (w/ Iron Tongue) / $5 - All Ages
July 15 Nashville, TN Springwater w/ Stallion / $6 - 21+
July 17 Indianapolis, IN Indy Jukebox / $6 - 21+
July 18 Chicago, IL Reggies (w/ The Gates of Slumber and Hammers of Misfortune)
July 19 Cleveland, OH Tower 2012 / $6 - All Ages
July 20 New York, NY Santos Party House / $10 - 21+
July 21 Philadelphia, PA Barbary - (Early show) / $6- All Ages
July 22 Richmond, VA Wonderland (w/ Fire Faithful) / $5 - 21+
July 25 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn / $6 - 21+
July 26 Birmingham, AL The Nick (w/ Stoned Cobra) / $6 - 21+
July 27 New Orleans, LA Siberia (w/ Earthen Grave) / $6 - all ages

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Venomous Maximus Posts Tour Dates

Houston doom band Venomous Maximus has announced a few tour dates in its home state of Texas. The band has been streaming its recent EP "The Mission," which was put out by Cutthroat Records, over on MySpace. You can also hear music there from the band's recent second pressing of the "Give Up the Witch" 7". Stream the track "The Living Dead" from the EP, or listen to the title track after the jump.

2/24 - Houston, TX - Rudyards - w/ Graven Rite
2/25 - San Antonio, TX - Nightrocker Live - w/ Maneaters of Tsavo, DJ Smoak
3/25 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live - w/ Helstar
4/15 - Dallas, TX - w/ Garuda

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