VENOM, the hugely influential UK outfit now celebrating a full 30 years since the release of their Welcome To Hell debut, will have a brand new studio album released on November 28th via Spinefarm Records/Universal.
Titled Fallen Angels, and featuring 13 fresh recordings produced by main-man / bassist Cronos, this is the follow-up to 2008’s Hell release, and sees the trio (completed by guitarist Rage and drummer Dante) adopting a style highly redolent of classic early Venom with modern studio technology employed only to increase the general level of nastiness.
The first limited edition pressing of Fallen Angels will come with two bonus tracks, ‘Annunaki Legacy’ and ‘Blackened Blues’.
Prior to the album’s release, on October 31st, a double-A side single, ‘Hammerhead’ / ‘Hail Satanas’, will be made available on 12” vinyl and digital download, also through Spinefarm/Universal.
Says Cronos: “When we make an album, it usually takes a few tracks to get into the vibe, although this album’s vibe was very much present during the ideas stage… everything came together so naturally. We all started throwing ideas together on the South American tour, and then again during the live shows of 2010, and so we knew from the start that we had some amazing new songs to make a great album. With any new album, you look for a few songs to put into the live set, although that is going to be very difficult with this record, as we can nail the entire album live if we want! Fallen Angels is the result of a band that has spent nearly two years touring and growing as a unit, and as the band grows tighter, so the songs get better and heavier, and we instinctively know what each other is thinking, and the ideas flow easier. This album is only the very start for this line-up; there will be many more albums and live shows to come for Venom. It has taken a long time and a lot of changes to finally deliver a Venom that can attack black metal the way it should be – fast, furious, tight and terrifying. All Hell Breaks Loose… Hell Fucking Yeah!!"
Check out the Fallen Angels album art below:
Fallen Angels tracklisting:
'Pedal To The Metal'
'Lap Of The Gods'
'Damnation Of Souls'
'Punk's Not Dead'
'Death Be Thy Name'
'Lest We Forget'
'Valley Of The Kings'
Listen to the track 'Punk's Not Dead', streaming below:
Venom are confirmed for the Christmas Metal Festival, which will take place November 25th – 26th in Lictenfels, Germany.
The tentative set times are as follows:
10AM – Doors Open
10:15AM - ENEMA OF DEATH
11:05AM - TBA
12PM - DEBAUCHERY
12:50PM - SOLSTAFIR
1:50PM - IMMOLATION
2:50PM - PRIMORDIAL
5:30PM - VADER
7PM - GORGOROTH
8:30PM - TBA
12:30AM – VENOM
For more info and tickets visit this location.
Venom frontman Cronos (aka Conrad Lant) is featured in a new interview with Jason Saulnier of the MusicLegends.ca. Check it out below: