Venom



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508 fans
Also known as Guillotine ('79)

Country: United Kingdom
Label: Spinefarm Records

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Formed in: 1979
Broke up: 1993-1995

1979-1993 First wave of black metal
1995- Heavy metal

Line-up

1979-1987  Cronos - bass, vocals
› 1995-  -//-
2007-  Rage - guitars
2009-  Danté - drums
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1979-1980  Dave Rutherford - guitars
1979-1980  Dean Hewitt - bass
1979-1981  Clive Archer - vocals
1979-1985  Mantas - guitars
› 1988-1993  -//-
› 1995-1999  -//-
1979-1993  Abaddon - drums
› 1995-1999  -//-
1980  Alan Winston - bass
1985-1987  Mykvs - guitars
› 2005-2007  -//-
1985-1987  Jimmy Clare - guitars
1987-1991  Al Barnes - guitars
1987-1993  Demolition Man - bass, vocals
› 1995-1996  -//-
1991-1992  V.X.S - keyboards
1992  War Maniac - guitars
2005-2009  Antony "Antton" Lant - drums
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1985  Les Cheetham - guitars
1985  Dave Irwin - guitars

Discography

1984 Canadian Assault [EP] 7
1985 American Assault [EP] 5.7
1985 Hell At Hammersmith [EP] 7
1985 French Assault [EP] 6
1985 Japanese Assault [EP] 6
1985 Nightmare [EP] 6.6
1987 German Assault [EP] 5.7
1990 Tear Your Soul Apart [EP] 6.6
1996 Venom '96 [EP] 6.9
1980 Demon [Demo] 6
1981 In League With Satan [Single] 7
1982 To Hell And Back [Demo] 6
1982 Bloodlust [Single] 7.8
1983 At War With Satan [Demo]
1983 Die Hard [Single] 7.7
1983 Acid Queen [Compilation]
1984 Manitou [Single] 6
1984 Warhead [Single] 7.3
1985 Official Bootleg [Live] 6.2
1985 From Hell To The Unknown... [Compilation] 8
1985 Nightmare [Single] 7
1985 Speed Kills Vol. I [VA] 9
1985 Combat Tour Live: The Ultimate Revenge [DVD] 8.5
1986 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik [Live] 7.2
1987 Metal City [Split] [DVD]
1990 NWOBHM '79 Revisited [VA] 8.7
1990 Speed Kills Vol. V - Head Crushing Metal [VA] 7
1993 In Memorium [Compilation] 7.6
1993 Leave Me In Hell [Compilation] 7.7
1993 Skeletons In The Closet [Compilation] 6.8
1994 Old, New, Borrowed And Blue [Compilation] 7.2
1996 Black Reign [Compilation] 6.6
1997 The Second Coming [Live] 6.2
1998 New, Live, And Rare [Compilation] 6.5
1998 From Heaven To The Unknown [Compilation] 9.3
2000 Court Of Death [Compilation] 7
2000 The Collection [Compilation] 7.7
2001 Formation Of The Wicked [Compilation]
2002 Kissing The Beast [Compilation] 6.7
2002 Bitten [Live] 7.3
2002 Darkest Hour [Compilation] 7
2002 In League With Satan [Compilation] 8.3
2003 The Seven Gates Of Hell - Singles 1980-1985 [Compilation] 7.5
2003 Witching Hour [Live] 7
2004 Live In London 85 [DVD] 7.6
2004 Fenriz Presents: The Best Of Old School Black Metal [VA] 9.2
2005 Antechrist [Demo]
2005 MMV [Boxset] 8
2011 Hail Satanas [Single]
2011 Hammerhead [Single] 8
1984 Bloodlust 6
1985 Nightmare 8
1985 Witching Hour

Latest reviews

The twenty-first century has not been kind to extreme metal pioneers Venom. Four releases into their reunion and they have struggled to hit the proverbial nail on the head. As such, it was difficult to expect much on the new album, From The Very Depths. Yet somehow, Cronos and friends have managed to reverse this trend and come out with an album that despite its overall generic sound is still quite enjoyable.   Review by deadone ››
Hell
6.0
Venom is a really controversial band, a real love or hate combo. The thing is that they're able to produce great things like super crappy ones. Their come back in 2006 with Metal Black was not so bad (without being wonderful too) but unfortunately,...   Review by Jeff ››
Venom's new release is bound to make old fans of the band quite happy; however, for the layman or merely curious, it will be a fairly mediocre and boring thrash album. Although the music here is very brutal and outright destructive, the repetitive...   Review by jupitreas ››

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