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Venom Inc.

Formed: 2015
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Venom Inc. News

Below is our complete Venom Inc. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Venom Inc. Guitarist Suffers Heart Attack

Venom founder and current guitarist of Venom Inc. Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has posted a message online in which he revealed that while in Portugal last month, he suffered a near fatal heart attack. His message reads as follows :
Jeff Dunn - Mantas

"April 30th 2018

" A day like any other, sun is shining and myself and Anita leave the house to drive to our next village.
Anita needs a new inhaler so we call into the pharmacy to collect one . . that is when everything changes.

"I start to experience what I can only describe as indigestion, but then the pain gets worse.
I decide to go back to the car and wait but by this time the pain is unbearable. The staff of the pharmacy help me out of the car and take me back inside. An ambulance is called. On its arrival I am taken into the ambulance to be monitored and assessed. The pain is not subsiding in any way and so the the paramedics call for a doctor.
When the doctor arrives with a nurse I am immediately hooked up to an ECG and given the news that it appears that 2 valves in my heart are blocked.

"What happened next ranks easily as the most terrifying experience of my life.
I can remember calling Anita's name and then hearing my own voice saying 'fucking fight!' . . 'dont you dare give up!' . . 'FIGHT IT!' . . . and then, nothing. More...

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Venom Inc. Brings Black Metal To Bristol

As is the case with oh so many metal bands these days, there now exists two incarnations of Venom. There's Venom, led by frontman Chronos and now there's Venom Inc., featuring the other two famous members of the influential trio, Mantas and Abaddon (guitar and drums respectively,) as well as vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, who replaced Chronos in Venom for a period of time in the eighties and nineties. The latter group released their superb debut album, "Ave," last year through Nuclear Blast Records and last week began a headlining run of Europe in support of the record, as part of a stellar lineup which also included death metal legends Suffocation and Brazilian thrash metal favourites, Nervosa.

Opening the bill was a band named Survive. Quite honestly, I don't even know if they played. A few young lads took to the stage and performed the same riff a few times at sporadic moments, then that seemed to be it. Rumour was that the group were using a stand in drummer and so I sincerely hope that things have improved for them. Unfortunately, an important call meant that I wasn't able to see Canadian support act Aeternam, however the rest of the night more than made up for what I'd missed out on. More...

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Venom Inc. Premiere Lyric Video For 'War'

The official lyric video for the song "War" from Venom Inc., the group featuring original Venom members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-Venom bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, can be streamed below. The track is taken from Venom Inc.'s debut effort, "Avé", which was released past August via Nuclear Blast.


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At The Gates Confirmed For Bloodstock 2018

The organisers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced some more names, including Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, as well as groove metal originators Exhorder, who will play the Ronnie James Dio stage and Sophie Lancaster stage respectively, while joining Exhorder on the Sophie stage will be sludge metal outfit Weight Of The Tide and death metal group Sangre. The festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire and will be held from August 9th - 12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Judas Priest (Headliner)
Gojira (Headliner)
Nightwish (Headliner)
Emperor
At The Gates
Suicidal Tendencies
Devildriver
Kamelot
Combichrist
Mr. Big
Jasta
Bloodbath
Venom Inc.
Septicflesh
Wednesday 13
Fozzy
Orden Ogan
Memoriam More...

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Venom Inc. And Suffocation Announce European Tour

VENOM INC., the originators of black metal, and US death metal squad SUFFOCATION are about to join forces! After both bands having released new material in the form of ‘Avé’ and ‘...Of The Dark Light’ respectively this year, they'll embark on a UK/EU co-headline run in March-April 2018. Support will come from Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA as well as Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers AETERNAM. The whole tour itinerary can be found below.

Venom Inc. frontman Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan stated: "It is with immense pleasure I can finally announce a European tour as the continuation of our ‘Blood Stained Earth Tour’ in support of our new album ‘Avé’ out on Nuclear Blast. Starting in the USA and through Canada, we continue through Europe. We have the great pleasure of joining forces with the incredible Suffocation who I have admired and consider myself a great fan. This will be the show of shows, do not miss it! And as if they weren't enough, I have invited the incredible Nervosa from Brazil to also be a part of this. I promise you the bleeding we all do will be 100% METAL! See you soon and hold onto your fucking seats! AVÉ!"

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Venom Inc. Talks Band History

Black metal originators Venom Inc. will release upcoming full-length album "Avé" on August 11th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, you can watch the fifth installment of the band's one-on-one video interview series describing behind-the-scenes details on "Avé." This video discusses the band's history and evolution through time - the dark and twisted roots of Venom Inc.

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Venom Inc. Discusses Recording Process

Venom Inc. will release upcoming full-length album, "Avé," on August 11th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, you can watch the fourth installment of the band's one-on-one video interview series describing behind-the-scenes details on "Avé."

This video discusses the album's recording process and can be seen below. If you missed it, new song "Avé Satanas" can also be heard at this location. The full track listing is as follows:

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
09. War
10. I Kneel To No God
11. Black N Roll

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Venom Inc. Debuts New Song "Avé Satanas"

Venom Inc. debuts a new song entitled "Avé Satanas", taken from the upcoming new album "Avé", which will arrive in stores August 11th through Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Avé Satanas" below.

Comments the band’s vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan: More...

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Venom Inc. Posts "Avé Satanas" Lyric Video

The revitalized 1989-1992 Venom line-up of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray - known now as Venom Inc. - released a lyric video for the new single "Avé Satanas." Get crushed in the player below.

After months of anticipation, Venom Inc. will release the upcoming full-length opus, entitled "Avé," on August 11th via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Ave Satanas
2. Forged In Hell
3. Metal We Bleed
4. Dein Fleisch (see music video here)
5. Blood Stained
6. Time To Die
7. The Evil Dead
8. Preacher Man
9. War
10. I Kneel To No God
11. Black N Roll

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

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Venom Inc. Announces New Album "Avé"

Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, the band is the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after the 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 the upcoming full-length opus, entitled "Avé," on August 11th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders for the new album are available now at this location. The first video/single "Dein Fleisch" can be streamed in the player below.

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.

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. Vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan says, "We tried to shape 'Avé' so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Ave Satanas
2. Forged In Hell
3. Metal We Bleed
4. Dein Fleisch
5. Blood Stained
6. Time To Die
7. The Evil Dead
8. Preacher Man
9. War
10. I Kneel To No God
11. Black N Roll More...

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Venom Inc Announces Tour With Goatwhore

Venom Inc just finished up a huge performance at this past weekend's Blackest Of The Black festival in Silverado, CA. Now, you have more chances to witness the band's live onslaught on the upcoming "Blood Stained Earth" tour, featuring support from extreme metal giants Goatwhore and Toxic Holocaust, as well as fast-rising death metal group The Convalescence.

The tour will kick off in Philadelphia, PA on September 1st and visit several major cities in both the U.S. and Canada, coming to a close in Baltimore, MD on October 2nd. Tickets for the tour go on sale this coming Friday, June 2nd at 10:00am local time.

Venom Inc front man Tony Dolan says, "It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce our 2017 North American Blood Stained Earth tour! With a brand new set, we cannot wait to see our North American fans - old, loyal and new. With our brothers Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, we give you a package that will leave you full of the best metal any tour can produce! Don't miss it, I promise you'll regret it. ALL HAIL NORTH AMERICA. AVE!"

In addition to the tour, Venom Inc is set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. See below for all current performance dates: More...

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Venom Inc Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

In mid-2015, former Venom member Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, together with original members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and Tony "Abaddon" Bray, formed a second incarnation of Britain's seminal black metal band. After coming together under the flag Venom Inc, history began to write itself once again. Now, after proving their lasting prowess on the road and at festivals internationally throughout the past year, the band is pleased to announce the signing to premier international heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records' roster. The band is scheduled to release a new album this year - more details coming soon!

Nuclear Blast A&R Manager Jaap Wagemaker states, "Nuclear Blast is very stoked to welcome Mantas, Abaddon and the Demolition Man as new members of the Nuclear Family! We grew up with the first three albums that Mantas and Abaddon recorded and made them legendary, and that led the foundations to black metal! I've also been a big fan of Atomkraft with the Demolition Man as well! I've already had the pleasure of working with Mantas and Abaddon early 90's when there was a tribute released, In The Name Of Satan, and when they did the reunion show at Dynamo Open Air! A couple of years ago I saw them perform with Venom Inc - their first ever concert at Keep it True and ever since then the band have proven to be road warriors and have played around the globe answering to the calls of their legions!

"This year I received the first demos and they proved that they are still built of iron and steel and that they have returned at full force! The band is ready to write another chapter to their legendary status! It is with great pride that we welcome Venom Inc to Nuclear Blast!" More...

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Venom Inc. Touring Europe October 2016

Venom Inc. are hitting Europe in October with support from death metal legends Vital Remains and Italian underground cult black metallers Mortuary Drape, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with an absolute classic set.

They will be joined by Brazilian old school death metal outfit Nervochaos and Australian thrashers Desecrator. States Venom Inc.'s press-release:

"After more than 20 years and for reasons that will become apparent, along with repeated fan requests, we introduce ...VENOM.INC - IRON & STEEL!

"Following on from the much acclaimed Prime Evil album era and in the great tradition of VENOM, the three protagonists continue to brew the cauldron......

"MANTAS - THE DEMOLITION MAN – ABADDON Are BACK! With a FULL and CLASSIC VENOM set plus NEW album tracks! It is time to set the record straight and give back what was lost. Welcome to the beginning of the end!"

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Metal Bands React To Florida Shooting

Much like after the terrorist attack in Paris at Bataclan, metal bands from around the globe have issued statements in support of the victims of the recent mass shooting in Florida, as well as releasing rainbow-themed merch with profits going towards charities to help the survivors.

The Demoliton Man Tony Dolan, frontman for Venom Inc., has issued the following statement regarding the tragic attack in Orlando at the Pulse night club this weekend:

"Currently we are touring North America again. The diversity of people makes me feel proud to be a citizen of the world in the most amazing countries that have a real pride in who they are and what they stand for! Yet still this terror over religious affiliations exist. We get stopped from playing a shown 'cause we are satanic, but now a murderous spree happens in Florida where innocent people are killed for doing nothing more than being in a land that holds true value on freedom.

"It could be despairing and my heart goes to those dead and their families. Humans create such atrocities but we cannot and must not give in to terror...fear is hiding away....let them feel the wrath of our strength! An eye for an eye...but innocents must not be the target. That would serve to make us like them and WE are more than that." More...

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Control The Devastator To Support Venom Inc.

U.S. blackened death metal horde Control The Devastator is now confirmed to share the stage with Venom Inc. on two dates at the end of that band's current tour. Direct support comes from Necrophagia.

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Control The Devastator was formed in 2011 and is based out of Snellville, GA. The band released a single in 2014, titled “Lacerations,” and is currently in the studio recording a full-length debut album, titled “Multilayered Dimensions” and produced by Wade Audio. More...

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Venom Inc. Forced To Switch Venues

Venom Inc. was forced to relocate last night's show in Kentucky at the last minute, due to the original venue being uncomfortable with the band's dark image. The show instead took place at Madison Live in Covington, Ky.

"As we were there, the owner refused to host a 'Satanic band,'" said frontman/bassist The Demolition Man Tony Dolan. "But we refuse to be closed down in the land of the free!"

Comprised of the founding members and main songwriter from the legendary Venom, Venom Inc. is carrying the name forward with the integrity and merciless aural assault that made Venom the forefathers of an entire genre. Mantas, Abaddon and The Demolition Man kicked off their second North American tour this year last week with two shows in New York City.

"What a way to kick off a tour," Dolan said. "From start to end, every word was sung by the crowd right back at me. We are humbled, honored and ready for WAR!" More...

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Tony Dolan Featured On The Mugshots Album

Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan from Venom Inc. is featured on upcoming album "Something Weird" from The Mughshots, which is set to be released in September of 2016 via Black Widow Records, celebrating The Mugshots' XV anniversary.

Comments The Mugshots' frontman Mickey Evil: "Back when I was 14, I first got my nickname 'evil' because of Venom's 'Prime Evil,' an album that means the world to me. Thus, the Demolition Man's presence on The Mugshots' forthcoming album gives an incredible meaning to my musical activity!" More...

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Venom Inc. Gears Up For North American Tour

On the heels of a North American tour earlier this year, Venom Inc. - featuring Mantas, Abaddon and The Demolition Man - will cross the pond again for a headlining tour beginning May 31st.

Comprised of the founding members and main songwriter from the legendary Venom, Venom Inc. carries the name forward with the integrity and merciless aural assault that made Venom the forefathers of an entire genre.

"North America is an amazing place to travel," said The Demolition Man, Tony Dolan. "The people, the food, the beauty, the diversity, the warmth....but for us the best of all...our fans, the legions!!! ALL HAIL and this one is just for you!"

The seeds of Venom Inc. were planted when guitarist Mantas - the man who unknowingly coined name of a future genre when "Black Metal" was released in the early 1980s - and bassist/frontman The Demolition Man, dusted off some Venom classics while playing with their band M:pire of Evil. Drummer Abaddon soon began joining the pair for a full-on reunion, and Venom Inc. was born.

"It's an honor to be invited to play anywhere," The Demolition Man said, "but to be fortunate to play a month-long tour and then be invited back to play another whole month is humbling!" More...

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Necrophagia Announces Shows With Venom Inc.

The cult death metal pioneers from Necrophagia are kicking off a second leg of their North American tour with Venom Inc. The tour will begin on May 31st in New York, and runs throughout June before concluding in South Carolina.

May 31 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
June 1 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
June 2 Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
June 3 Montreal, QC @ Piranha
June 4 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
June 5 Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood
June 6 London, ON @ Call The Office
June 7 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
June 8 Detroit, MI @ Smalls
June 9 Newport, KY @ Thompson House
June 10 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
June 11 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
June 12 Lombard, IL @ Brauerhaus
June 13 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
June 15 Denver, CO @ 3 Kings
June 16 Missoula, MT @ Palace
June 17 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
June 18 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
June 20 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
June 21 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera
June 22 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
June 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky
June 24 Los Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
June 25 San Diegeo, CA @ Brick by Brick
June 26 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Club'
June 27 Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
June 28 Dallas, TX @ Trees
June 29 Houston, TX @ Walters
June 30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
July 1 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
July 2 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero More...

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