Celebrated metal pioneers Venom Inc. have announced a run of dates for November 2017. The shows come in support of new album 'Avé' which arrives on 11th August 11 2017.
Almost 40 years after the inception of extreme metal founders Venom, the revitalised 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff 'Mantas' Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony 'Demolition Man' Dolan and drummer Anthony 'Abaddon' Bray have returned with a monster of an album, releasing 'Avé' on Nuclear Blast on 11th August.
Comments Tony Dolan: "It gives me great pleasure to announce a limited UK run of dates for Venom Inc. bringing our new album to you live, I cannot wait! Following the North American tour and before South America, we wanted to put some good old home dates in and we look forward to bringing some almighty Hell to you! Bands in support to be announced but raising a little mayhem with our fellow Brits is as good as it gets and we cannot wait to see you. It will come fast so get your places now and we will see you out there. ALL HAIL - AVE"
Tickets for all dates are on sale now via the ticket links below:
10 Nov - Voodoo Lounge Dublin
11 Nov - Audio Glasgow
12 Nov - Ruby Lounge Manchester
13 Nov - Fleece Bristol
14 Nov - Underworld London
'Avé', due for release via Nuclear Blast, is available for pre-order now on the following formats:
* Limited Edition Gatefold NB Anniversary Green or Gold Double Vinyl from the Nuclear Blast store.
* Digitally via iTunes.
The first single from Avé, entitled “Dein Fleisch”, can viewed below.
VENOM INC. was born during an impromptu live set at 2015’s Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for VENOM INC. from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom’s legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. The rest is history.
While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists. Vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan says, “We tried to shape Avé so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster.”
Avé track listing:
01. Ave Satanas
02. Forged In Hell
03. Metal We Bleed
04. Dein Fleisch
05. Blood Stained
06. Time To Die
07. The Evil Dead
08. Preacher Man
10. I Kneel To No God
11. Black N Roll
Going in to writing Avé, Venom Inc. realised their live performance was the key to creating an album that would be a metal classic. It was clear that any songs the trio came up with had to have the intensity, the honesty and the aggression that was happening for Venom Inc. in a live situation. Simply put, they needed to translate what they do on stage onto a record. Not once did they look back on the Venom catalogue and think, “We have to write another 'Black Metal' or another 'Schizo'…” The focus is on Venom Inc. and everything the rejuvenated three-piece do in the here and now.
Dolan adds, “Expect 100% pure, honest, solid, hard, dark, thought-provoking metal... like it was, is and forever shall be. Classic old-school, but with the ferocity and energy that we display in our live show. We are proud of this album and our new home at Nuclear Blast, as well as our whole team – management, PR, agents, sponsors and most of all, YOU. Thank you! See you somewhere on this Blood Stained Earth!”