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VENOM INC. Frontman Undergoes Long-Overdue Hip Surgery

Former VENOM and current VENOM INC. singer and bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan underwent hip surgery last week (Thursday, August 15) at a hospital in London. The frontman had postponed the procedure for the last three years due to the ongoing obligation with VENOM INC., causing him to be in constant pain, on and off ...

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VENOM: 'Bring Out Your Dead' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Bring Out Your Dead", a song from black metal pioneers VENOM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's latest, 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", which was released in December through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available ...

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VENOM INC. Announces Spring 2019 North American Tour

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will embark on a North American tour in April. In addition to performing tracks from VENOM INC.'s debut album, "Avé", the band will also perform several VENOM classics. "It is with great pleasure that the triumvirate ...

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VENOM Guitarist Explains Band's Longevity

VENOM guitarist Rage, a.k.a. Stuart Dixon, was recently interviewed by United Rock Nations. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about VENOM's longevity, Dixon said: "I think it's because when VENOM started, metal was quite safe. We had just got rid of the punk era, and metal bands were ...

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Listen To New VENOM Song 'Bring Out Your Dead'

"Bring Out Your Dead", a new song from black metal pioneers VENOM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", which will be released on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available on CD ...

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VENOM To Release 'Storm The Gates' Album In December

Black metal pioneers VENOM will release their 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available on CD and digital formats, with vinyl and cassette versions to arrive in early 2019. Frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant commented: "Get ready for ...

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ABADDON Says He Has No Idea Why He Was Fired From VENOM INC.

Warren from Degenerate TV recently conducted an interview with former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised of VENOM's success in the early 1980s: Abaddon: "When you're in something like that, you don't ...

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VENOM INC. Frontman On MANTAS's Heart Attack: 'Physically, You Recover, But Mentally, It's A Bit More Difficult'

Headbangers Lifestyle conducted an interview with VENOM INC. frontman Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held earlier this month in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the health of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" ...

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VENOM INC. Forced To Pull Out Of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has been forced to cancel its appearance at this year's Psycho Las Vegas festival, set to take place August 17-19 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...

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VENOM INC. To Release 'War' 10-Inch Single In August

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will release a three-song 10-inch single, "War", on August 10 through Nuclear Blast. The single's artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, HATEBREED, MACHINE HEAD, BORKNAGAR) and can be seen below. ...

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GENE HOGLAN Says CHUCK SCHULDINER Was 'Always Uncomfortable' With Being Called 'Godfather Of Death Metal'

Gene Hoglan says that Chuck Schuldiner was always uncomfortable with being referred to as "the Godfather of death metal," preferring instead to give credit to the bands that inspired him during DEATH's formative years. Although DEATH is considered to be one of the most important and influential death metal acts of all time, the Florida-based ...

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VENOM INC. Recruits THE ABSENCE Drummer For European Tour

Jeramie Kling of the Tampa-based melodic death metal band THE ABSENCE has revealed that he will play drums for VENOM INC. on the U.K. outfit 's upcoming European tour. The "Blood Stained Earth Tour 2018", which also features SUFFOCATION, NERVOSA, AETERNAM and SURVIVE, will kick off on March 9 in Bristol, U.K. Says Jeramie in ...

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VENOM INC.: Lyric Video For 'War' Song

The official lyric video for the song "War" from VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, can be seen below. The track is taken from VENOM INC.'s debut album, "Avé", which was released last August via Nuclear Blast. ...

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Catharsis - MACHINE HEAD

Ahead of the release of the Bay Area band's ninth full-length, MACHINE HEAD's central figure, Robb Flynn, stated that the album isn't one of the unit's heaviest. The notorious frontman doesn't listen to a lot of metal these days, in fact. His hardcore, punk rock and hip hop listening habits surface on the quartet's latest ...

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VENOM INC. To Join Forces With SUFFOCATION For European Tour

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will join forces with U.S. death metal squad SUFFOCATION for a European tour in March-April 2018. Support will come from Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA and Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers AETERNAM. "It is ...

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VENOM To Release '100 Miles To Hell' EP Next Week

VENOM — the legendary, hugely influential British heavy metal trio notorious for causing outrage and panic, and molding the history of darker music — will digitally release a new, three-track EP, titled "100 Miles To Hell", through Spinefarm Records on December 22. It will be available via D2C basis on January 19 in the U.S. ...

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Avé - VENOM INC.

It appears that there is no love lost between VENOM INC.'s bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and the line-up of the long-running, still active Conrad "Cronos" Lant-fronted version of VENOM. But the new incarnation is hardly new at all. In VENOM INC., Dolan is joined by original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and drummer Anthony ...

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