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Venom Reveals New Drummer, Start On New Album

British extreme metal legends Venom has announced a replacement for former drummer Antton with a man known simply as "Dante."

"We had a fantastic response", explained Cronos, "there were many great players to choose from, but at the end of the day I wasn't looking for someone who could just play the songs, I wanted somebody who was really hungry to be in the band for all the right reasons, and Danté also has all the right qualifications".

Venom and their management would like to thank all of the drummers who came to the auditions, plus all of the others who sent their CVs and CDs etc. The band are now in rehearsals with Danté and will be recording new demos for the next album over the coming weeks, as well as planning future shows. News of upcoming concerts coming soon.

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Jenny's avatar

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1. Jenny writes:

Keep making that sweet music and it's all good. I wish the boys a great start. Congrats to Dante for meeting the qualifications...whatever they may be....*grins*...

# May 25, 2009 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

Diamond, you might want to change that to "British black metal ledgends". Watch Bill Zebub's "Black metal a documentry" and you will see why...

Congrats indeed to Dante! Glad that new Venom is on the way!

# May 25, 2009 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Terminator writes:

I'm going out on a lim here, but my guess is that the new album will be titled 'Hell Metal: Re-Blacked'.

# May 25, 2009 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

I thought about Kali. But I'm a huge Venom fan and I just can't see what's black metal about them. I always credit them as a thrash metal band and the group that launched that movement. They coined the term black metal but other than that, I can't see a connection between Venom and bands like Mayhem and Gororoth.

Now playing: Fugees - Family Business

# May 25, 2009 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RTB writes:

OZ agreed...i like venom as well but the black metal link is a reach, as well as that np fugees...how bout idk....ummmmmmmmm
Cradle of filth ....their not considered black but close enough....luv their new lp..how bout shout outta hell...saw them live this year,...they are solid

# May 25, 2009 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. pooop writes:

omg the guy from devil may cry joined venom!!!! sweet

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm going to have to side with Oz on this one as well. Venom jsut invented the Black Metaaaaaallll *in the evil Venom voice* monniker.

NP: Never Surrender - Saxon

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathfreak writes:

Venom kicks ass. I belive they are liked to black metal because of their satanic and ocult related lyrics. Im not really sure but thats my guess.

NP Gorerotted Fvck your arse with broken glass

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