Cronos Anthology Due Next Month
A two-CD anthology of the CRONOS back-catalog recordings, featuring members of VENOM, is being set for release by Sanctuary Records next month. Entitled "Hell to the Unknown", the CRONOS anthology will feature tracks from the three original CRONOS album releases, ("Dancing in the Fire", "Rock 'n' Roll Disease" and "Venom") plus never-before-heard rehearsal recordings of the band from America in 1989. The band played songs from the VENOM album "Calm before the Storm" as part of their live set.
"I wanted CRONOS to include these recordings on the anthology," said VENOM / ex-CRONOS guitarist Mykvs (a.k.a. Mike Hickey). "Even though this is a rehearsal that was recorded with only a couple of microphones, I think people should hear these songs played with real energy, I felt the album got a raw deal from the press, but I think people will judge the songs differently when they hear them played live and with a proper kick up the ass."
VENOM earlier in the month cancelled its appearance at this year's Thrash Domination Fest 2006 (September 16-17) in Kanagawa, Japan after frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant was "taken ill" and was ordered by his doctor to rest.
VENOM recently completed a short North American tour, dubbed the "American 10 Commandments Tour", in support of its latest CD, "Metal Black". The album was released in North America on April 4 via Sanctuary. The CD was mixed at the Townhouse Studios in London and contains 14 new songs.
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