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Venom
Releases : 82     Total votes : 136     Reviews : 18
Submitted by level 21 Eagles (2006-10-14)
Last modified by level 21 Eagles (2017-12-16)

Venom

a.k.a.ex-Guillotine
CountryUnited Kingdom
Formed1979, Newcastle, England
GenresHeavy Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, NWOBHM
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)
Videos by  youtube
Album Photos  (20)
   
Venom - Black Metal CD Photo by SingedVenom - The 7th Date of Hell - Live at Hammersmith Odeon DVD Photo by alejaowens456Venom - ...Tear Your Soul Apart CD Photo by 댄직Venom - Black Metal CD Photo by 댄직Venom - Welcome to Hell CD Photo by 댄직Venom - Black Metal CD Photo by 댄직

Venom Discography

Album title Lyrics Type Release date Rating Votes Reviews
Demo - 00
Single - 00
Venom - Welcome to Hell Lyrics Studio 84.9 173
Demo - 00
Single - 00
Video - 00
Venom - Black Metal Lyrics Studio 79.9 436
Demo - 00
Single - 00
Single 90 10
Venom - At War with Satan Lyrics Studio 70.3 92
Single - 00
Video - 00
Video - 00
Boxed set - 00
Compilation - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Venom - Possessed Lyrics Studio 55 30
Split - 00
Compilation - 00
Single - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Split - 00
Video - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Live - 00
Video - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Compilation - 00
Live 60 10
Split - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Venom - Calm Before the Storm Lyrics Studio 70 51
Single - 00
Venom - Prime Evil Lyrics Studio 72.8 52
Video - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Compilation - 00
Venom - Temples of Ice Lyrics Studio 66.3 41
Compilation - 00
Split - 00
Compilation - 00
Venom - The Waste Lands Lyrics Studio 67.5 20
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Lyrics EP - 00
Compilation - 00
Boxed set - 00
Venom - Cast in Stone Lyrics Studio 58.6 50
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Venom - Resurrection Lyrics Studio 62.5 20
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Boxed set - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Live - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Compilation - 00
Live - 00
Video - 00
Boxed set - 00
Single - 00
Venom - Metal Black Lyrics Studio 49.9 161
Venom - Hell Lyrics Studio 53.6 100
Single - 00
Venom - Fallen Angels Lyrics Studio 74.6 81
Venom - From the Very Depths Lyrics Studio 82 51
Boxed set - 00
Boxed set - 00
Venom - Storm the Gates Studio - 00

Venom Photos

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Venom with Clive Archer
Venom with Clive Archer
Hellfest 2015
Hellfest 2015
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Best Venom Songs

RankSong titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Black Metal (1982) 92.52
2To Hell and Back (1982) 902
3Countess Bathory (1982) 902
4Buried Alive (1982) 852
5Teacher's Pet (1982) 852
6Raise the Dead (1982) 82.52
7Leave Me in Hell (1982) 802
8Heaven's on Fire (1982) 802
9Don't Burn the Witch (1982) 802
10Sacrifice (1982) 77.52
11At War with Satan (Preview) (1982) 72.52
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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