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Venom

A seminal influence on the evolution of thrash and black metal, Venom formed during the late '70s in Newcastle, England. Originally a five-piece group called Oberon, they eventually trimmed their lineup to a trio comprising singer/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant, guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, and drummer Tony "Abaddon" Bray. Influenced by the heavy intensity of Motörhead and the visual flash of Kiss, the newly rechristened Venom developed a dark, blistering sound which paved the way for the subsequent rise of thrash music; similarly, their macabre, proudly satanic image proved a major inspiration for the legions of black metal bands to appear in their wake, even lending the genre its name with the release of their 1982 sophomore LP, Black Metal. (Their debut, Welcome to Hell, preceded it by a year.)

Venom's third album, At War with Satan, followed in 1983, and two years later they released Possessed. Lineup changes plagued the group in the years to follow, with Mantas exiting in the wake of 1985's live Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; guitarists Matt Hickey and Jimmy Clare were tapped as his replacements, making their debut on 1987's Calm Before the Storm. Cronos then quit as well, however, mounting a solo career and taking both Hickey and Clare with him as he left; at that point Mantas rejoined Abaddon to form a new edition of Venom with onetime Atomkraft vocalist/bassist Tony "The Demolition Risk" Dolan and guitarist Al Barnes. The new lineup made its bow on 1989's Prime Evil; Tear Your Soul Apart appeared a year later.

After 1991's Temples of Ice, Barnes quit Venom; his absence was filled by guitarist Steve "War Maniac" White, who along with keyboardist V.X.S. was recruited in time for 1992's The Waste Lands before both quickly exited. The trio of Mantas, Abaddon, and Dolan continued touring throughout the middle years of the decade, although no more new studio recordings were forthcoming; finally, in 1996 Cronos returned to the Venom fold, making way for Dolan's departure. The original lineup's return to action was heralded by the release of the mini-album Venom '96, followed in 1997 by the full-length Made in Stone. After a world tour, Venom issued the two-disc New, Live & Rare in mid-1998. Buried Alive appeared a year later, and in the spring of 2000 the group returned with The Court of Death and Beauty and the Beast. In 2006 they celebrated their 25th anniversary with Metal Black, followed two years later by Hell. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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nightmare live
Lady Lust
seven gates of hell
countess bathory live
from the very depths of hell, VENOM
the riddle of steel n**gers
dead of night
schizoid
nightmare
the power and the glory
In nomine satanas
live like an angel, die like a devil
sons of satan
power drive
1,000 days in sodom again
1,000 days in sodom
warhead
great guitars
witching hour ImI
buried alive
Dead of the knight
Countess Bathory
One of the best joke bands ever. Grinded nig is better.
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HELL YES !!!! \M/
Yes!!! I was going to fall asleep but I can't stop headbanging
the excellent mix of black metal and thrash metal, always makes it fun to listen to
SO F'N GOOD !!!!
Venom f**king rules.
ricardoporra s 1 3 2 3
F**k all u possers ....b**ches ...u dont know what black metal is all about ....Demonic Demon MLS 13 Sur ELA
EXCELLENT FOR SURE !!!!!
tallmadge78
Welcome to hell evil album love venom.
F**king love this band!
growling is cool
Grrrrrrrrrrr r
He's just growling I'd rather understand what he's saying metallica you understand what hetfield is singing
Venom was the first band Metallica toured with they were just teenage punks then ,their parents had money and were smart they learned from a killer band love Venoms music true European sick mother f**kers,like the Europeans that brought their Bible bullshit over to America 500 years ago sick f**ks good music love it grew up on it early 80s.
I never ever trolled on this band (about 9 months ago I got bored and tolled a whole bunch of metal bands and received death threats, I actually liked the bands I trolled on though) It's a good band, I'm glad I'm not finding my own idiot comments on this page.
Venom, the only band that sucks so much a** yet is so good.
Ave satanas!
nybo_9... that is the stupidest thing ive f**king heard all day. you realize that venom have been around almost as long as sabbath right?
nybo_9
The black sabbath of the new generation spread the word!
nybo_9
Still waiting for a nuclear war!
Towards Valadez: Yeah, the cold war sure was fun, right?
ddm3671
venom is the begining of all the great metal 2 come
I think you have the wrong artist profile Pandora. The song I'm listening to os Drum n Bass
Check out my stations.
Agh aaaaahhhhh Black metal !!!!(growl!! )
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