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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. Unveils New Lyric Video

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. More...

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Ribspreader Premiere New Song

Ribspreader premiere a new song entitled “Into the Morbid Pits”, taken from their upcoming new album "Crypt World". The record comes out on May 31st on the Xtreem Music label.

Drummer Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc., Inhuman Condition, ex-Massacre) and guitarist Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition, ex-Massacre) joined Rogga Johansson on this new effort from the Swedish death metal outfit.

Check out now "Into the Morbid Pits" streaming via YouTube for you below.


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Venom Inc. To Release New Album In September

Extreme Metal pioneers Venom Inc. are proud to announce their sophomore album "There’s Only Black," which will be released on September 23rd 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. 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. You can check out a lyric video for the album's first single, "How Many Can Die" below.

Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan comments:
"Following Wacken in 2019, our live season closed giving us time where I could have my hip replacement surgery and the band could use the recovery time to work on a new album...Little did anyone know we’d be hit by a pandemic that would pause the whole world.

"We began our work at a pace, then being locked down with no prospect of live shows, we decided there was no need to rush it but instead utilise the time to create without the pressure of live work looming.

"So we began recording our songs and after producing twice the amount required, we began editing, touching up, improving and polishing until we finally had what we felt was THE correct album to finally present to you: a pure ball of furious Venom Inc. power that left us feeling proud and excited at the same time. THIS album will soon be yours!!! And as the world runs through its evolution of colours remember: when the sun goes out...THERE’S ONLY BLACK! AVE!"

Tracklisting:

1 How Many Can Die
2. Infinitum
3. Come To Me
4. There's Only Black
5. Tyrant
6. Don't Feed Me Your Lies
7. Man As God
8. Burn Liar Burn
9. Nine
10. Rampant
11. The Dance
12. Inferno More...

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Venom Inc. Reveals New Album Title?

Venom Inc., the band comprised of former Venom members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, as well as drummer Jeramie "War Machine" Kling (The Absence, Inhuman Condition, Ex Deo,) appears to be teasing a new album, which will once again feature Mantas as producer.

The band's message states: "This monster black hole is THE MOST POWERFUL in the UNIVERSE! This supermassive Black Hole known as Cygnus X-1 (or in reference to its strength - VENOM INC and their NEW Album!) is the Heaviest Stellar Black Hole ever observed! Being about 21 times the mass of our sun. This Black Hole produces the strongest energy waves ever discovered. It is about 5million years old and It lies approximately 6000 light years away but is on its way to us on Earth in 2022 you will feel it’s immense energy!"

This will be the band's second album and first since their debut "Ave," was released in 2017. The record is expected to be released through Nuclear Blast.

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European Metal Festival Alliance Kicks Off Friday

Summer 2020 is a very different landscape from the usual metal festival-packed few months in Europe. To maintain a sense of community, 13 of the best independent metal festivals in Europe have joined forces to create a unique online event for both bands and fans!

More than 35 exclusive concerts will take place from Friday through Sunday. Can't watch them stream live? No worries as you'll have 48 hours after the original airing to watch any of the streams. There will also be live chat with music fans from all over the world to get the festival feeling at home.

There will also be other unreleased material and interviews with the bands involved.

Proceeds go to the bands, and you can choose which festival(s) receive part of your payment.

Festivals include:
Art Mania (Romania)
Bloodstock (England)
Brutal Assault (Czech Republic)
Dynamo Metalfest (The Netherlands)
Alcatraz (Belgium)
Into The Grave (The Netherlands)
Leyendas DEL Rock (Spain)
Metal Days (Slovenia)
Midgardsblot (Norway)
Motocultor (France)
Party.San (Germany)
Resurrection (Spain)
Summer Breeze (Germany)

Alien Weaponry

Bands include:
Kampfar
Alien Weaponry
Rotting Christ
Venom Inc.
Avatar
Primordial
Orange Goblin
and more...

Tickets are just €6.66. Merch is available for low prices as well.

More information: https://www.metalfestivalalliance.com

Demolition Man of Venom Inc.

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Smoke & Mirrors (Allegaeon Etc.) Premiere New Song

Members of Allegaeon, Soilwork, Venom Inc. and Warbringer joined forces in a one-day song-writing challenge channelling Floridian oldschool death metal bands. The track features the below musicians:

Vocals: Riley McShane (Allegaeon)
Guitars: Taylor Nordberg (Soilwork)
Bass: Chase Bryant (Warbringer)
Drums: Jeramine Kling (Venom Inc.)


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Venom Inc. Enters The Studio

Veteran heavy metal band Venom Inc. has entered the studio to record their new album. The follow up to their 2017 debut release "Avé" will once more be released on Nuclear Blast Records. The recording is being done between, England, Portugal and America and it will have Jeff “Mantas” Dunn at the helm as producer once again..

The new album marks the second recording under the name Venom Inc., while guitarist Mantas and frontman Demolition Man have a long history as recording artists together in Venom, M:Pire Of Evil and Mantas solo projects. It also marks the recording debut on a major label for multi-instrumentalist, Venom Inc. drummer Jeramie "War Machine" Kling (also of Massacre) who joined the band in 2018.

Venom Inc. singer/bassist Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan states:
"I am a firm believer that you try to better yourself in life, not by comparison to anyone else but to yourself..

"Making a new album, proudly under a label like Nuclear Blast, gives me that opportunity again..
If ‘Avé’ was a great album, then this new one needs to be even greater… if the performances on ‘AVÉ’ were the best we could be then, it will follow that we will outdo ourselves and be better than we were… We don’t care how good or bad ANYONE else is… we are here to challenge ourselves. With the 3 of us in total synchronisation and firing every cylinder we each have, expect something, intense, powerful, dark, spitting, visceral, foreboding, and no holds barred… HEAVY AS A FUCKING WORLD MADE FROM LEAD! Feel the Fire, Hear us Roar… for WE ARE VENOM INC!"

Guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn fills in:
"I have always maintained that I am a man of few words, I let the music do the talking and this motherfucker is speaking volumes and has not stopped to draw breath. Furious, aggressive, relentless, vicious, culled from experience and hatred and with the personnel to deliver it, this makes no excuses for what it is... HEAVY FUCKING METAL!"

Drummer Jeramie "The WarMachine" Kling:
"For the new Venom Inc. album I have tried a new technique. I have started by completely dismantling my drums and replacing the usual drum kit with rockets bought in hell.... and the rest of the kit you ask ?!? Well, that’s been replaced by flame throwers, gun powder and a tank gun!!! And I’m driving it all like a fucking WARMACHINE straight at you! Nothing is safe and nothing will survive!!"

Venom Inc. reunites the former ‘Prime Evil’ era of Venom bandmates Demolition Man and Mantas and is complemented by The Absence and Massacre drummer Jeramie "War Machine" Kling, who joined the fold early 2018. Since the release of "Avé" the band has intensively toured through Europe, Asia, America, Australia, New Zealand and South-America, both on big festivals and club venues.

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Exmortus May North American Tour Announced

Exmortus announce a spring U.S. headlining tour with Silver Talon and Cultural Warfare joining them as support acts on select dates.

05/06 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewing Co.
05/08 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
05/09 Odessa, TX – The Club Odessa Texas
05/10 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/11 Mesa, AZ – Club Red Mesa
05/23 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse (feat. Cultural Warfare)
05/24 Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s Pub (feat. Silver Talon)
05/25 Bend, OR – ThirdStreet Bend (feat. Silver Talon)
05/26 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (‘Modified Ghost Fest‘)
05/27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks Seattle (feat. Silver Talon)
05/28 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. Silver Talon)
05/29 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s (feat. Cultural Warfare)

That trek will follow their already revealed run with Venom Inc. and Homewrecker, dates for which can be found here: More...

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Venom Inc Announces North American Tour

Venom Inc. - the trio featuring the legendary Mantas and Demolition Man - will return once again to headline a strategic raid on North America. In addition to performing tracks from their debut album "Avé," Venom Inc. will also perform several Venom classics.

"It is with great pleasure that the triumvirate returns to North America In Nomine Satanas, with our great friends Exmortus and Homewrecker for some exclusive limited dates," commented Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan. "We are proud to also feature in this 2019 part 1 our show with the original almighty Misfits at the Chicago Allstate Arena. The Heavens are most certainly on fire!!! AVE!"

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Bloodstock 2018: Day Two

Following a highly entertaining opening day which featured standout performances from Judas Priest, Suicidal Tendencies and Doro, Bloodstock Open Air had much to offer for the middle of the weekend, from death metal legends to up and comers to elaborate stage shows.

Having missed out on main stage openers, Nailed To Obscurity, my Saturday began at the Ronnie James Dio stage with one of the most talked about young bands going today, Texan thrashers, Power Trip. Thrash metal, being comprised in part by hardcore punk, can often be a gamble when translated to a large, outdoor stage during the day, with some bands not always able to make it work. It's safe to say however, that Power Trip don't have this problem.

Promoting their latest album, "Nightmare Logic," which was released last year, the group tore apart the main stage and attacked the waking audience with a tenacity that couldn't have been more confrontational unless they continuously shouted, "WAKE UP DICKHEADS, IT'S TIME FOR POWER TRIP!" It may have been morning but the energy that the band transferred to the crowd already resulted in mosh pits and crowd surfing, as vocalist Riley Gale spurred on the madness with his performance alone. A great way to start the day thanks to a band who will only get bigger and badder with time. More...

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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!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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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

Check out the song here: More...

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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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