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Albums : 82     Total votes : 139     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
   
Venom - Black Metal CD Photo by EaglesVenom - Eine kleine Nachtmusik CD Photo by 댄직Venom - Calm Before the Storm CD Photo by 댄직Venom - 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 댄직

Venom Discography

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Venom - Welcome to HellLyricsAlbum84.9173
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Venom - Black MetalLyricsAlbum80.2446
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Single9010
Venom - At War with SatanLyricsAlbum70.392
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Venom - PossessedLyricsAlbum5530
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Live6010
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Venom - Calm Before the StormLyricsAlbum7051
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Venom - Prime EvilLyricsAlbum72.852
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Venom - Temples of IceLyricsAlbum66.341
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Venom - The Waste LandsLyricsAlbum67.520
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Venom - Cast in StoneLyricsAlbum57.260
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Venom - ResurrectionLyricsAlbum62.520
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Venom - Metal BlackLyricsAlbum49.9161
Venom - HellLyricsAlbum53.6100
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Venom - Fallen AngelsLyricsAlbum74.681
Venom - From the Very DepthsLyricsAlbum8041
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Venom - Storm the GatesAlbum7520

Venom Lists

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Venom Photos

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Venom with Clive Archer
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Hellfest 2015
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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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