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Band

Venom

a.k.a.ex-Guillotine
CountryUnited Kingdom
Formed1979, Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
GenresNWOBHM, Black Metal, Heavy Metal
LabelsNeat Records, Under One Flag, Steamhammer, Sanctuary Records, Spinefarm Records

Line-up (members)

  • Cronos : Bass (1979-1987, 1995-2002, 2005-), Rhythm Guitar (1979), Vocals (1980-1987, 1995-2002, 2005-)
  • Rage : Guitars (2007-)
  • Danté : Drums (2009-)

Former members

  • Alan Winston : Bass (1979)
  • Abaddon : Drums (1979-1992, 1995-1999)
  • Mantas : Guitars (1979-1985, 1989-1992, 1995-2002)
  • Jesus Christ : Vocals (1979-1980)
  • Mykus : Guitars (1987, 2005-2007)
  • Jimmy Clare : Guitars (1987)
  • War Machine : Guitars (1989-1991)
  • Demolition Man : Vocals, Bass (1989-1992)
  • V.X.S. : Keyboards (1991-1992)
  • War Maniac : Guitars (1992)
  • Antton : Drums (1999-2002, 2005-2009)
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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Welcome to Hell preview 1,757CollectionWish List Studio 84.8 143
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Black Metal preview 1,710CollectionWish List Studio 80.5 406
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single 90 10
At War with Satan preview 3,468CollectionWish List Studio 69.1 82
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Possessed preview CollectionWish List Studio 55 20
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 60 10
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Calm Before the Storm preview CollectionWish List Studio 67.5 41
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Prime Evil preview 3,443CollectionWish List Studio 72.8 52
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Temples of Ice preview CollectionWish List Studio 66.3 41
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
The Waste Lands preview CollectionWish List Studio 67.5 20
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
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preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
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preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
Cast in Stone preview CollectionWish List Studio 58.3 40
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
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Resurrection preview CollectionWish List Studio 62.5 20
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Metal Black preview 3,603CollectionWish List Studio 48 131
Hell preview 3,582CollectionWish List Studio 53.6 100
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Fallen Angels preview 3,328CollectionWish List Studio 74.6 81
From the Very Depths preview CollectionWish List Studio 80 41

Photos

Hellfest 2015
Hellfest 2015
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Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1 Black Metal preview (1982) 852
2 To Hell and Back preview (1982) 801
3 Countess Bathory preview (1982) 801
4 Buried Alive preview (1982) 751
5 Raise the Dead preview (1982) 751
6 Leave Me in Hell preview (1982) 751
7 Teacher's Pet preview (1982) 701
8 Sacrifice preview (1982) 701
9 Heaven's on Fire preview (1982) 701
10 Don't Burn the Witch preview (1982) 701
11 At War with Satan (Preview) preview (1982) 651
Additional notes
Originally began as a 5-piece called Guillotine with Clive Archer on vocals, Alan Winston on bass and Cronos on rhythm guitar. Archer and Mantas met at a Judas Priest concert in 1979 which led to Archer and Abaddon (both of the band Oberon) joining Guillotine.

Cronos switched to bass when Alan Winston left the band a week before a gig - his decision to plug his bass guitar into a guitar amp is credited with the development of his trademark “bulldozer bass” sound. The line-up was further trimmed down to a three-piece following the first demo session when the rest of the band decided they preferred Cronos' vocal style to Archer's.

Illness and passport problems prevented Jeff “Mantas” Dunn from joining the early part of Venom's At War With Satan US-tour. He was temporarily replaced by Dave Irwin and Les Cheetham.

There are no ever-present members in the Venom line-up. The only original member currently in the band is Cronos. The band briefly split after Calm Before the Storm (recorded without Mantas) before reforming without Cronos, and later split again after The Waste Lands.

The classic Cronos-Mantas-Abaddon line-up reformed for Cast in Stone, though Abaddon was later fired and replaced with Cronos' brother Antton for Resurrection. A serious back injury suffered by Cronos in a climbing accident in 2002 then put Venom on hold, and by the time he had recovered and was ready to continue, Mantas had moved on to other projects.

Similar to the Saxon situation, Mantas and Abaddon regrouped in 2015 under a slightly different name, Venom Inc, and started playing live.

In 1994, GUN Records released "In the Name of Satan (a tribute to Venom)" [GUN 042].
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