Venom about to release “100 miles to hell” EP

VENOM – the legendary, hugely influential British heavy metal trio notorious for causing outrage and panic, and molding the history of darker music – will see a new, three-track EP, titled 100 Miles to Hell, released digitally through Spinefarm Records on December 22. It will be available via D2C basis on January 19 in the U.S.

100 Miles to Hell features three brand new studio recordings: “We the Loud,” “Beaten to a Pulp,” and the title track. It marks the first “fresh” Venom material since the From the Very Depths studio album, which arrived in 2015.

This limited edition EP will be available on three different formats: 12″ vinyl (complete with giant poster); cassette and download; and an exclusive T-shirt, which can also be acquired as part of the bundle, while supplies last.

In terms of music, lyrics, and artwork, the 100 Miles to Hell package is cast in the classic Venom mold, pushing all of the buttons (and turning all of the crosses) you’d expect from a band led into action by vocalist/bassist/producer and original Venom titan, Cronos – an iconic performer whose ability to fuse the attitude of punk with the power of metal has long been a signature of the nefarious Venom sound.

Eindhoven Metal Meeting Completes Line Up

With the addition of Czech experimental black metal legends MASTER’S HAMMER, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017 is now complete! The ninth edition of Netherlands’ longest-running indoor extreme metal festival will take place on Friday 15 & Saturday 16th of December 2017 at the renowned Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. 
The festival is also proud to reveal its day-by-day schedule, which is subject to changes as always. The complete line-up per day is as follows:

Friday 15th December 2017

MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
CARPATHIAN FOREST (NO)
BLASPHEMY (CA)
CULT OF FIRE (CZ)
DOOL (NL)
BAPTISM (FI)
DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AT)
SPASM (CZ)
PENTACLE (NL)
DIABOLICAL (SE)
ENDEZZMA (NO)
ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL)
VERWOED (NL)
HAUNTED (IT)
DYSTOPIA (NL)

Saturday 16th December 2017

VENOM (UK)
CORONER (CH)
MASTER’S HAMMER (CZ)
TANKARD (DE)
DESTRÖYER 666 (AU)
MERCILESS (SE) – Last show ever!
GAAHLS WYRD (NO)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (UK)
DARKANE (SE)
THE GREAT OLD ONES (FR)
JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES (FI)
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US (AT)
BALFOR (UA)
DISTILLATOR (NL)
AUDN (IS)
ANOMALIE (AT)
DARKFALL (SE)
MORTAL STRIKE (AT)
SABIENDAS (DE)

A total of 34 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Tickets are available on the official festival website.

Venom Inc. North American Tour 2015 With Necrophagia

Mantas, Abaddon and The Demolition Man, …back and more Venomous than ever…it;s time things got straight….got real.
The great VENOM is back!

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Nov. 12 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
Nov. 13 New Haven CT @ College St Music Hall
Nov. 14 New York NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Nov. 15 Montreal QC @ Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 16 Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 17 Chicago IL, @ Reggie’s
Nov. 18 Lawrence KS @ Granada Theater
Nov. 19 Denver CO @ Gothic Theater
Nov. 21 Salt Lake City UT @ In The Venue
Nov. 23 Seattle WA @ Neumos
Nov. 24 Vancouver BC @ Venue
Nov. 25 Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 27 San Francisco CA @ Brick and Mortar
Nov. 28 San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
Nov. 29 Pomona CA @ The Glasshouse
Dec. 01 San Antonio TX @ Korova
Dec. 02 Fort Worth TX @ Tomcats
Dec. 03 Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
Dec. 04 Tampa FL @ The Orpheum

Venom Reveal “From the Very Depths” Cover Art‏

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(New York, N.Y.): Venom announced the January 27 release of From the Very Depths (Spinefarm Records) last week, news that was met with elation among the metal community, from tastemakers to fans. The metal icons, who are pretty much responsible for authoring their own genre, have followed up the album release news by sharing the two-horns-up album artwork.

The cover is visually arresting, featuring skeletal beings bathed in red and orange tones. The image is dominated by the instantly recognizable Venom logo, and is a natural successor to the artwork for previous album, 2011’sFallen Angels, also released via Spinefarm.

And to think this is merely the cover! The album’s accompanying music slays, and early praise indicates that this could be one Venom’s best releases…ever. Even the album title is 100 percent “Venomous,” referencing the band’s infamous live intro tape.

Screw the holiday season. January 27 can’t get here fast enough!

The Melvins’ “Warhead” Video Available

The Melvins reveal a new animated clip for “Warhead”, a Venom cover released as part of the band’s covers’ collection Everybody Loves Sausages.

The Kyle Westbrook-directed clip is described by Metal Sucks as “What if Salvador Dalí had directed Dr. Strangelove instead of Stanley Kubrick?”

Melvins‘ frontman Buzz Osborne is about to embark on his first solo, acoustic tour with his first performance slated for this Wednesday at the Scion Rock Show in Los Angeles.

Upcoming performances:

Feb. 26 Los Angeles, CA Scion Rock Show @ The Satellite

March 2 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
March 4 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
March 6 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
March 8 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
March 10 Norman, OK Opolis
March 11 Dallas, TX Club Dada
March 13 Austin, TX Record Label Rummage Sale
March 16 Little Rock, AR Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
March 17 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
March 20 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
March 21 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
March 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
March 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon