• Venom


“Lay down your soul to the gods rock'n'roll... Black metal!!!” Who, by now, does not know the famous theme and record of 1982? VENOM no longer need any introduction and, despite all the aesthetic and sound transformations that the genre has suffered over the years, they have established its basic rules by releasing their second album. Already a year earlier, with the debut «Welcome to Hell», the trio from Newcastle had picked up the formula of N.W.O.B.H.M. (boiling at the time) and, injecting it with that uncontainable punk rhythm, created an even heavier and more extreme sound that would eventually give rise to thrash. Famous for their memorable shows, in which lasers competed for attention with the band’s sound, the trio Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon became a huge phenomenon of popularity, eventually influencing the emergence of names as famous as Metallica or Slayer. The volatile nature of the classical lineup would eventually be the start of a hugely successful career (but full of interruptions), based on albums such as «At War With Satan», «Possessed» or «Calm Before The Storm». From 1979 to 1993, when they first split up, VENOM became one of the most iconic institutions of extreme music, and once they had been away for a while, the inimitable Cronos decided to take over the reins of the project again in 1995. After an overly brief reunion with Mantas and Abaddon, during the last two decades the bassist and vocalist has been an assiduous and much applauded presence on stage and in the stores. Recorded in the vein of «Black Metal», «Hell» and «Fallen Angels», the group's last record – with a ten year old lineup complete with Rage on guitar and Danté on drums - is called «From The Very Depths» and was released in 2015.


Venom - Long Haired Punks