While it will be hard to compete with Hellfest 2014's line-up, there are plenty more festivals happening next summer in Europe and Brutal Assault is one of them. Right before Christmas, the organizers of the Czech festival have announced six new bands that will perform in August in Jaroměř: UK legendary band Venom, German thrash metal veterans Sodom, Swedish group Katatonia, French black metallers Aosoth, Irish folk metallers Cruachan and funeral doom metal band Worship.
Legendary British metallers Venom will unleash a new beast next year or in other words, a new album. The group has posted an update on their official website revealing that they are currently in the studio adding the final touches to the follow-up to Fallen Angels (2011). The album is planned to be released through Spinefarm Records in early 2014.
The organization of the festival announced yesterday the confirmation of the pioneers of black/thrash metal Venom: "Injected With Deadly Toxin: Please Welcome Venom On Board! To travel from the North Sea into the Atlantic Ocean, they must sail around the British Isles. Before doing so they decided to visit a town in North East England that they are familiar with from last year: Newcastle, and what a welcome they got! On arrival they all got injected by a deadly toxin: Venom!"
First details for the upcoming new Venom album are pouring in.
The record will be called Fallen Angels and is tentatively due for release in late August/early September through Universal Music. Both CD & Vinyl versions will be available. The album is said to contain 13 tracks. The titles can be found below.
The album was recorded with producer Tom Belton at his London Studio.
The band are also in the process of making a promo video for one of the new songs, as well as finalizing their live DVD footage.
Venom drummer Dante had the following to say about this: "Yeah everything is on schedule & coming along great, we are really busy getting ready for the launch, it's amazing how positive everyone is about the new record, so we are really eager for the Legions to finally hear it. We've had to put our live shows on hold for the time being to schedule the interviews and photo shoots etc, but the management are working on some live shows for later in the year, so we will be back on the road soon, and playing the new songs which are already part of the new live set".
The new, as-yet-untitled studio album of Venom is currently being mixed.
The pioneering blackened thrash metal band are once again working with producer Tom Belton at his London Studio. The band's management and label are currently in discussions regarding the official release date of the album. More details will soon be announced.
Venom will be embarking on a tour of South America this coming December 2009. The bands management commented: "we started looking into the possibility of organising a Venom tour in South America a couple of years back, Venom have a massive following in Latin America, and now that the bands Agent has organised a fantastic tour with the Promoters, the band immediately agreed to take time out from recording the new album to start their rehearsals for the tour.é
The dates are as follows:
Dec. 05 - Mexico, Mexico City - Circo Volador
Dec. 06 - Colombia, Bogotá - Teatro Metropol
Dec. 09 - Chile, Santiago - Teatro Caupolican
Dec. 10 - Argentina, Buenos Aires - Teatro Flores
Dec. 12 - Brazil, São Paulo - Victoria Hall
In an update from the band, singer Mirai Kawashima reports: "Sigh entered the studio last week, recording six Venom covers for an upcoming release from the band on The End Records appropriately titled "Sigh's Tribute To Venom." This recording marks Mikannibal's studio debut with Sigh (vocals/sax).
Paying tribute to Venom goes all the way back to Sigh's earliest days, with covers being regularly played at shows. A rare live tribute album was released on cassette from "Voices From The Dark Side Productions" in 1995.
01. Black Metal
03. Die Hard
04. Countless Bathory
05. Teacher's Pet
06. Witching Hour
UK Metallers Venom have announced their album "Hell" is set for release in May 2008 through Universal.
Packed with 13 brand new malevolent tracks from the masters of Black Metal, Venom are now preparing to unleash this thunderous sequel to their 2006 "Metal Black" album. With song titles such as "Armageddon", "Straight To Hell", "Hand Of God", "USA For Satan", "The Power & The Glory", "Evil Perfection", "Kill The Music", and the title track "Hell".
The new album truly shows the power and intensity that is Venom, the trio of Cronos, Antton and Rage deliver the metal album of 2008.
The following message was posted on Venom's official website:
"Venom have decided to re-record some of the tracks on the new album and change the release date until early 2008, Antton explains: during the Scandinavian Tour we played through some of the new tracks in the sound-checks, there's something about the energy you deliver when playing on a stage that differs greatly from recording in a studio. All fired up we tore the tracks to shreds.
We tried to organize a mobile studio to get to the next shows, but it was way too late notice, so on our return to the UK Cronos hired some small venues for us to record some new backing tracks to work on. At the end of the day it's all about recording a great album, and this new album is sounding absolutely awesome. The band are also preparing some samples to stream from the website, as well as some choice recordings from the tour."
Veteran metallers Venom have confirmed an upcoming Scandinavian tour. The tour, simply called "Scandinavian 7 Dates Tour", will take place in May. Venom headlined Sweden's Rock and Finland's Tuska festivals last year, and so the promotors have offered them a...seven date tour. Venom is using the tour as a break from recording their next album.
"Even though we headlined the festivals last year, because of the time of year it was still broad daylight, so to play some indoor venues in the pitch black will be a much more venomous environment, we can't wait" says Venom vocalist Cronos.
It is reported that Venom will be re-releasing their 1997 album Cast In Stone as an expansion cd. The new cd will contain all the original Cast In Stone tracks, digitally remastered. The cd will contain 29 tracks and cover two discs. It will also contain re-recorded versions of the five tracks on the rare Venom '96 EP.
These tracks are:
Seven Gates Of Hell
Welcome To Hell
In Nomine Satanas
The Evil One
Here is the cover for the new cd: http://eil.com/newGallery/Venom-Cast-In-Stone---E-361487.jpg
Many bands have seemingly made a deal with the devil to mark their place in the annals of heavy metal history, but Venom was perhaps the first to outwardly flaunt such a pact and easily among the most influential. With their 1981 debut album "Welcome To Hell" and the ominous chant of, "Evil…In league with Satan!," Venom declared war on the status quo, spit in the face of the very notion of common decency, and set the pace for what was to come in the world of extreme music. The British trio of alcohol-fueled, evil-minded wild men created a legacy unlike any other, coining the phrase "black metal" and influencing such juggernauts as Slayer and Metallica. Indeed, the very image of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon, as well as the pentagrams and inverted crosses that adorned their album covers, helped bring an image and an attitude to heavy metal that is still poignant to this day. MMV is a long overdue, four disc testament to the legacy of Venom.