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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)
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Venom Discography

Album title Lyrics Type Release date Rating Votes Reviews
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Venom - Welcome to Hell preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 85.5 173
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Venom - Black Metal preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 80.2 436
preview Demo - 00
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preview Single 90 10
Venom - At War with Satan preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 70.3 92
preview Single - 00
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preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP - 00
Venom - Possessed preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 55 30
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
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preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP - 00
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preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
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preview LyricsCollectionWish List EP - 00
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preview CollectionWish List Live 60 10
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
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Venom - Calm Before the Storm preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 70 51
preview Single - 00
Venom - Prime Evil preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 72.8 52
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Venom - Temples of Ice preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 66.3 41
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Venom - The Waste Lands preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 67.5 20
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Venom - Cast in Stone preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 58.6 50
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Venom - Resurrection preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 62.5 20
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preview Single - 00
Venom - Metal Black preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 50.6 151
Venom - Hell preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 53.6 100
preview Single - 00
Venom - Fallen Angels preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 74.6 81
Venom - From the Very Depths preview LyricsCollectionWish List Studio 82 51

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Hellfest 2015
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Venom Top Songs

Song 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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