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Venom

a.k.a.ex-Guillotine
CountryUnited Kingdom
Formed1979, Newcastle, England
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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Venom Discography

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Venom - Welcome to Hell preview CollectionWish List Studio 84.8 143
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Venom - Black Metal preview CollectionWish List Studio 80.5 426
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preview Single 90 10
Venom - At War with Satan preview CollectionWish List Studio 69.1 82
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Venom - Possessed preview CollectionWish List Studio 55 20
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preview CollectionWish List Live 60 10
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Venom - Calm Before the Storm preview CollectionWish List Studio 67.5 41
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Venom - Prime Evil preview CollectionWish List Studio 72.8 52
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Venom - Temples of Ice preview CollectionWish List Studio 66.3 41
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Venom - The Waste Lands preview CollectionWish List Studio 67.5 20
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Venom - Cast in Stone preview CollectionWish List Studio 58.3 40
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Venom - Resurrection preview CollectionWish List Studio 62.5 20
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Venom - Metal Black preview CollectionWish List Studio 50.7 141
Venom - Hell preview CollectionWish List Studio 53.6 100
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Venom - Fallen Angels preview CollectionWish List Studio 74.6 81
Venom - From the Very Depths preview CollectionWish List Studio 82 51

Venom Photos

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Venom Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Black Metal preview (1982) 851
2To Hell and Back preview (1982) 801
3Countess Bathory preview (1982) 801
4Buried Alive preview (1982) 751
5Raise the Dead preview (1982) 751
6Leave Me in Hell preview (1982) 751
7Teacher's Pet preview (1982) 701
8Sacrifice preview (1982) 701
9Heaven's on Fire preview (1982) 701
10Don't Burn the Witch preview (1982) 701
11At 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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