Band Background

Formed back in 1979 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Venom have been a major influence on the Thrash Metal scene and on extreme music in general, with bands such as Metallica, Slayer & Megadeth acknowledging their importance.

With the title of their second album (‘Black Metal, 1982) now being used to describe an entire musical genre, it’s clear that Venom’s ground-breaking blend of raw heavy metal & punk, complete with down-to-earth humour and lyrics inspired by satan and darker forces in general, singles them out as one of metal’s most influential acts.



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