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Latest Venia News

Below is our complete Venia 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.

Stand Together Fest Details Announced

The first annual Stand Together Fest, presented by Blood & Ink Records and F!GHT Clothing, will be held on April 13th and 14th, 2012 at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee. Scheduled to perform are Zao, Saints Never Surrender (reunion), Flatfoot 56, Venia, As Hell Retreats, Debtor, and more (full line-up below). The following press release was issued about the festival:

"STAND TOGETHER FEST was launched with the hopes of bringing fans of Spirit-filled hardcore and metal together for one awesome, weekend-long event... without needing to break the bank in order to attend. Featuring bands from a number of notable labels, including Ferret Music, Paper + Plastick, Ain't No Grave Records, Facedown Records, Mediaskare Records, Red Cord Records, and of course Blood & Ink Records, the line-up offers a diverse glimpse into this scene's best current offerings. Tickets for STAND TOGETHER FEST are $45 for a two day pass and can be purchased online via the festival website at this location."

The complete lineup is as follows: More...

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Venia Posts "Crux" Video

Venia has premiered a new music video online via MetalSucks.net. The video, for the song "Crux" from the "I've Lost All Faith In Myself" EP, was shot live in Greenville, SC and Tampa, FL with additional 8mm footage compiled from the band's adventures on the road. Head over here to check out the clip.

Venia will be embarking on two tour runs this Fall, including an East Coast/Midwest stint to join Advent and a string of dates in Canada alongside No Bragging Rights and The Greenery. Details are as follows:

08/30 Milwaukee, WI @ The Litter Box*
08/31 Louisville, KY @ Keswicks*
09/01 Chattanooga, TN @ The Warehouse*
09/02 Greenville, SC @ The Channel
w/ Advent, Jawbone
09/03 Greensboro, NC @ Legit Biz
w/ Advent (last show), Reign Supreme, Jawbone
09/04 Balitmore, MD @ The Talking Head
w/ Gideon, Debtor, Carrying The Fire
09/05 Wilmington, DE @ Mogo 13
09/06 Williamsport, PA @ The Hive
09/07 Zanesville, OH @ The Shot Shot
09/09 Rockford, IL @ TBA
10/12 Gatineau, QC @ The Warehouse**
10/13 Montreal, QC @ TBA**
10/14 Brampton, ON @ All Stars**
10/15 Mississauga, ON @ Rehearsal Pro**
10/16 London, ON @ London Music Hall Lounge**
10/17 New Market, ON @ The Jam Spot**
10/19 Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates**
10/20 Winkler, MB @ The Bunker**
10/21 Regina, SK @ The Club**
10/22 Edmonton, AB @ GFCBS**
10/23 Calgary, AB @ TBA**
10/24 Lethbridge, AB @ Loyal Order Of The Moose**
10/25 Saskatoon, SK @ Le Relais**
10/26 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction**

* w/ Relentless
** w/ No Bragging Rights, The Greenery

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Deliverance Tribute Album In The Works

Roxx Records and the Christian Metal Realm recently announced the details on their long in the works tribute album celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Southern California Christian Thrash legends Deliverance.

"Temporary Insanity – A Salute to Deliverance" is set for release this August and hosts a variety of artists paying tribute to the band, some current, some past and even some special reunions all came together to lay down tracks for the disc! Including current and former members of bands such as The Crucified, Vengeance Rising, Deliverance and Hirax just to name a few; and special reunions from Oil and Eternal Decision all coming together just to contribute tracks for this project.

Arttie Parker owner of the Christian Metal Realm says “This CD started out in our online forum well over a year ago when some of the bands that frequent the board wanted to do a few tribute songs to ‘D’, then I started talking with Bill over at Roxx Records about it and it morphed in to a full on tribute CD with tons of artists in the mainstream Thrash and Christian Metal scenes all wanting to contribute to this project and give props to Deliverance as you can easily see by looking at the list of bands and artists we have lined up!”

Here's the tribute's lineup and tracklisting: More...

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Venia and Grave Maker Tour Dates Announced

Venia will be touring this April alongside Grave Maker, Donnybrook, and MDK.

Here are the latest tour dates:

04/12 Waterloo, IA @ Amvets Post 19
04/13 Buffalo, MN @ The Vault
04/14 Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep Cafe
04/15 Indianapolis, IN @ The Dogo
04/16 Corbin, KY @ TBA
04/17 Dayton, OH @ TBA

The boys also have some other awesome tours in the works, so stay tuned for more dates to be announced soon!

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Venia Begins Work on New 7"

Minneapolis metal band Venia has issued the following updates:

"1. We are working hard on a new 7" ... Details on that effort sometime soon.
2. We have a new record out now if you didn't know. Grab "Frozen Hands."
3. We have tour left over merch up on our page now.
4. New EXCLUSIVE b&i records venia long sleeve available now.
5. New tour dates coming soon!"

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Venia Posts New Song, "Seeker," Online

Minneapolis, Minnesota's VENIA have posted a new song from their forthcoming album, "Frozen Hands," due out in July. Entitled "Seeker," the song captures the ferocity of the band's new material perfectly. The album was recorded at Studiotte (Comeback Kid, La Dispute) in early 2009. The song can be heard here.

VENIA are currently on tour alongside For Today and will also be making appearances at the Cornerstone and Sonshine Festivals in the coming weeks.

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The Red Baron and Take It Back! To Tour

THE RED BARON has announced plans to tour this Spring alongside Facedown Records' TAKE IT BACK! Kicking off with THE RED BARON's CD release show on March 20th, the tour will see the bands venturing coast-to-coast and being joined for stints by labelmates VENIA, THICK AS BLOOD (Eulogy), and BISHOP (Dead Truth/Ferret).

In related news, THE RED BARON's first proper full-length, "My First Love," will be in stores and available on iTunes on April 7th (although the band will have copies for sale during the tour).

Here are the latest The Red Baron tour dates: More...

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Venia Posts Studio Blogs Online

VENIA is currently in the studio recording their forthcoming album for Blood & Ink Records, due out this summer. The band has been documenting this experience on the newly relaunched AMP Magazine website via a studio blog. Check it out to keep tabs on their daily progress working on their new album.

As previously reported, VENIA will be on tour in February tour alongside A PLEA FOR PURGING.

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A Plea For Purging Posts New Song Online

Tennessee metallers, A Plea For Purging, have uploaded a new song, entitled "Malevolence," to their MySpace page. The song comes from upcoming album "Depravity," which will be released on March 3rd. More...

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Venia, A Plea For Purging Announce Tour Dates

The first batch of dates has been announced for the February tour featuring Blood & Ink Records' VENIA alongside A PLEA FOR PURGING and THE GREAT COMMISSION. Tour dates are listed after the jump.

Here are the latest Venia tour dates: More...

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Saints Never Surrender, Venia On Sonshine Fest

SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER and VENIA have been confirmed among the first batch of announced bands for the Sonshine Festival 2009. Held during July in Willmar, Minnesota, the festival has always been heralded by fans and bands alike as one of the best events of the year.

Some other decent heavy bands confirmed for the festival include Destroy the Runner, The Showdown, Once Nothing and War Of Ages among many other bands.

For a complete list of announced bands and to buy tickets, visit the Sonshine Festival website.

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Venia Signs To Blood and Ink Records

Blood and Ink Records has announced the signing of Christian hardcore band VENIA. The label comments: "Hailing from Minnesota, this hardcore powerhouse caught our attention with their intense music and thought-provoking lyrics."

Venia recently self-released their debut album, "Convictions," which is currently available from the label's web store.

VENIA will be on the road throughout the rest of 2008. Here are the latest tour dates from the band's MySpace page: More...

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