ALBUM REVIEW: Venom Inc – There’s Only Black


 

It’s probably fair to say that when Venom Inc. released full-length “debut”, Avé in 2017, expectations weren’t too high. Formed by guitarist Mantas (aka Jeff Dunn) and frontman Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan in the wake of the duo’s former band M:Pire of Evil, Venom Inc. appeared to some as a simple rebranding. A change of name with little hope of successfully rekindling past glories. They were wrong.

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A Tribute Album To Death Is Coming Next Spring


Thirty-five years after forming as Mantas and nearly twenty years since the passing of frontman Chuck Schuldiner, Death continues to reverberate as one of the premier names in extreme music. This spring Antichrist Magazine will launch the next album in their series of tributes, this one celebrating the music of Death. The album will release on March 22nd, 2019, and the track listing can be seen below. Continue reading


Venom Inc. – Avé


Nowadays rightly regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of Extreme Metal, at the time, Newcastle Neanderthals, Venom, were dismissed as hideous noise polluters by many of their numerous critics. Happily, Venom never gave one single, solitary fuck, and from 1981 to 1985 went on to consolidate themselves as one of the UK scene’s major players. From essential albums like Welcome to Hell, and Black Metal (Neat Records) to their parent-scaring live performance on Channel 4’s tea-time Metal show ECT (Extra Celestial Transmission), where many people got to witness stage diving for the first time, it was clear that Venom were a force to be reckoned with.Continue reading


Beyond The Gates 2016: Live At The Garage Bergen NO


Beyond the Gates poster 2016 ghostcultmag

So, we’re the Ghost Cult, and they’re a cvlt festival in Bergen ‘The Cradle Of Black Metal’, Norway. It’s a match made in heaven. It’s a solid swipe to the right, and it brings the promise of a romantic walk down that left hand path. OK, enough now. I mean, according to a pilot study conducted by famous Vilayanur Ramachandran there’s potential readers out there suffering from what is known as ‘metaphor blindness’. Keeping it simple: we found ourselves at one of Norway’s hottest underground metal festivals at the very last weekend of August, for four days of a full à la carte metal menu.

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Venom Inc, Deströyer 666, Gaahl, Black Anvil, Gehennah To Play Beyond The Gates Fest This Weekend


Beyond the Gates poster 2016 ghostcultmag

Celebrating their 5th anniversary this weekend in Bergen NO, the Beyond The Gates Festival brings the best in underground Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom, Thrash, Occult and Heavy Metal. Headliners include Venom Inc, featuring Abbadon and Mantas from the legendary Venom, Deströyer 666, and Gaahl’s (Gorgoroth, Wardruna) new band, Gaahls WYRD. Consisting of Trelldom material only, the Gaahl has commented “Many of these songs, from frontman Gaahl’s first ever black metal band, have never been played live before, so this will be a unique and unforgettable event.”

 

You can get tickets for the weekend at this link:

Beyond The Gates Festival -Full Line-up:

Venom Inc (UK)

Deströyer 666 (AU)

Gaahls WYRD performing Trelldom (N)

Infernal War (PL)

Secrets of the Moon (D)

Nekromantheon (N)

Degial (S)

Gehennah (S)

Urfaust (NL)

Magister Templi (N)

Black Anvil (US)

Sortilegia (CA)

Malthusian (IRL)

Nettlecarrier (N)

Spirit Cabinet (NL)

Saturnalia Temple (S)

Ritual Death (N)

Reptilian (N)

Black Magic (N)

Gravdal (N)

For further information, please contact torgrim.oyre@gmail.com

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