Venom Inc. “Have 24 Brand New Songs” Written For Their New Album

During a recent interview on the “Heavy Demons” radio show, Jeff “Mantas” Dunn offered an update on the new Venom Inc. album. According to him, the band “have 24 brand new songs” written for the effort and it is “sounding great.”

Dunn said the following:

“So far, we have 24 brand new songs, and they are all at the first preliminary mix stage. But we need to get the vocals done. Tony usually comes to Portugal to do vocals in my studio, but with all the restrictions at the moment [due to the coronavirus pandemic], it’s just not possible. So we’re just gonna have to wait.”

“[The material is] sounding great. Dare I say this, it sounds better than ‘Avé’ I think it does.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans:

“It’s pointless saying to people, ‘Oh, yeah, it’ll be out in the spring,’ ‘Yeah, it’ll be out in the summer.’ We just don’t know — we really don’t know. At the moment, the U.K. looks like it’s possibly locked down until March, so nobody’s going anywhere. And Portugal have shut their borders to a lot of countries, so getting in and out of places is just so difficult at the moment. So it may come down to Tony having to find a studio somewhere in London or whatever. I really don’t know.

Like what we did with ‘Avé’, I had a lot of the lyrics written for that album already, and then when Tony came over, then any gaps that were there, we filled them in together. We tend to work on the vocals and the phrasing and all that kind of stuff together. So maybe it’ll just be down to Tony this time. I don’t know. We’ll have to see how the restriction situation goes. We’ll have to keep a close eye on it and see what happens.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Venom Inc. Begin Recording New Album

Venom Inc. have officially started the recording process for their new album. Guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn will be handling the production duties for the record.

Tony “The Demolition Man” Dolan said the following:

“I am a firm believer that you try to better yourself in life, not by comparison to anyone else but to yourself.. Making a new album, proudly under a label like Nuclear Blast, gives me that opportunity again.. If ‘Avé’ was a great album, then this new one needs to be even greater… if the performances on ‘AVÉ’ were the best we could be then, it will follow that we will outdo ourselves and be better than we were… We don’t care how good or bad ANYONE else is… we are here to challenge ourselves. With the 3 of us in total synchronisation and firing every cylinder we each have, expect something, intense, powerful, dark, spitting, visceral, foreboding, and no holds barred… HEAVY AS A FUCKING WORLD MADE FROM LEAD! Feel the Fire, Hear us Roar… for WE ARE VENOM INC!”

Jeff “Mantas” Dunn added:

“I have always maintained that I am a man of few words, I let the music do the talking and this motherfucker is speaking volumes and has not stopped to draw breath. Furious, aggressive, relentless, vicious, culled from experience and hatred and with the personnel to deliver it, this makes no excuses for what it is . . HEAVY FUCKING METAL!”

Jeramie “The WarMachine” Kling continued:

“For the new VENOM INC album I have tried a new technique. I have started by completely dismantling my drums and replacing the usual drum kit with rockets bought in hell…. and the rest of the kit you ask ?!? Well, that’s been replaced by flame throwers, gun powder and a tank gun!!! And I’m driving it all like a fucking WARMACHINE straight at you! Nothing is safe and nothing will survive!!”

Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (Venom Inc.) Undergoes Hip Surgery

Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (Venom Inc.) has revealed that he recently underwent hip surgery at a hospital in London on August 15. He told Lords Of Metal following:

“The pain is not so bad. I just feel happy that it is done at last. I’ve had an accident as a 12-year-old kid, when I was hit by a car and landed flat, after the car had thrown me 20 feet straight up in the air. The last ten years, I’ve been attempting to get help, and the last three years in Venom Inc., there was always a reason why it couldn’t happen, mostly due to rescheduling at the hospital. It came to the point I could wait no longer; I could barely walk after Wacken. So I am very happy it is finally done and I can look forward.”

Venom Inc. Announce North American Tour With Exmortus, & Homewrecker

Venom Inc. have announced a spring North American tour with Exmortus and Homewrecker. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/24 Colorado Springs, CO – Zodiac
04/25 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/26 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liqour Lounge
04/27 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena (feat. Original Misfits, Fear & Power Trip) (no Exmortus/Homewrecker)
04/28 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
04/29 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
04/30 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
05/01 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
05/02 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
05/03 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/04 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland

Venom Inc. Planning To Release New Album In March

It looks like Venom Inc. will be releasing a new album in March. During an interview with AntiHero Magazine, Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan confirmed that the band have already completed the writing process for the effort. The frontman said the following: “We’ve already got it ready. It’ll be out in March of 2019. We’re a machine now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Venom Inc. Drop Off 2018 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

Venom Inc. have dropped off the 2018 Psycho Las Vegas festival, which set to take place on August 17-19 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn commented:

It is with regret that I must inform you all that myself and Venom Inc will not be appearing at this years Psycho fest on August 17th. This is due to circumstances completely beyond my control not least of which being myself having a major heart attack on April 30th which did in fact take my life although fortunately I was resuscitated and spent the next month in 3 different hospitals before undergoing a double heart bypass. The other factor of course is that of the visa where the timing of this could not have been worse. I do not cancel shows and even now being only 10 weeks into my recovery period I am doing my utmost to play and perform however due to the unfortunate timing of this period of my life I have to make my apologies and hope you all understand. Please enjoy what I’m sure will be a great festival with great bands and I hope sincerely to see you all very soon. MAXIMUM RESPECT. Jeff.


Venom Inc. To Release “War” 10-Inch Single In August

Venom Inc. have announced that they will be releasing a new 10-inch single titled “War” on August 10. It can be pre-ordered on red (limited to 300 copies, mailorder only) and black vinyl (limited to 500 copies). Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan commented:

“In a world of uncertainty, where we are back to measuring the size of one nuclear arsenal against another (sic. Cold War) while other parts of the globe battle their perverse leanings and terror reigns down…we present ‘War’…and our very own live ‘Warhead’! Enjoy the destruction of all you thought you knew as indestructible.”

“War” Track Listing:

Side A:

01. “War” (Armageddon Edit)
02. “War” (live)

Side B:

01. “Warhead” (live)

This news comes after it was revealed that Jeff “Mantas” Dunn recently underwent heart surgery following a heart attack. The band have since scrapped their touring plans until August. They said the following:

“On 30th April 2018 our friend, brother and guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn suffered a major heart attack. During the ordeal Jeff died and had to be resuscitated. After a month enduring hospital treatment he received double by pass surgery in Lisbon, Portugal (where he now resides). The operation was a great success and he has been convalescing at home in Portugal.”

Original Venom Guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn Recovering After Undergoing Heart Surgery

Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc., ex-Venom) has revealed that he is currently recovering after undergoing heart surgery. The guitarist shared a statement about the scary situation on Venom Inc.’s Facebook page, and you can read it below.

Mantas said the following:

“A day like any other, sun is shining and myself and Anita leave the house to drive to our next village. Anita needs a new inhaler so we call into the pharmacy to collect one. That is when everything changes. I start to experience what I can only describe as indigestion, but then the pain gets worse. I decide to go back to the car and wait, but by this time, the pain is unbearable. The staff of the pharmacy help me out of the car and take me back inside. An ambulance is called. On its arrival, I am taken into the ambulance to be monitored and assessed. The pain is not subsiding in any way, and so the the paramedics call for a doctor. When the doctor arrives with a nurse, I am immediately hooked up to an ECG and given the news that it appears that two valves in my heart are blocked.

What happened next ranks easily as the most terrifying experience of my life. I can remember calling Anita’s name and then hearing my own voice saying, ‘Fucking fight! Dont you dare give up! FIGHT IT!’ And then, nothing.

I have been told that the paramedics and doctor fought for just over five minutes to bring me back… Essentially, I had died in the ambulance.
When I was stabilized enough to be moved, I was transfered to Leiria coronary care unit, where they attempted to introduce a stent to unblock the arteries. However, this was unsuccessful, and so the next step was to be a double bypass.

After a couple of days under observation and all kinds of medication to keep everything on an even keel. I was moved to Abrantes cardiothoracic unit to await transfer to Lisbon for a double heart bypass.

I am now home resting and recuperating, taking walks and slowly building my strength up.

From this day on, going through airport security will be interesting as my breast bone is clamped together with surgical steel.

There have been things which have happened during these last few weeks which I have found very hard to come to terms with, but it’s getting better.

I simply do not know where or how to begin to thank every single doctor, nurse or health care worker who has played some part, no matter how small, in helping me recover from this. There is still a way to go, but I remain positive.

My thanks and enduring love goes to Anita, who has been with me every step of the way. My brother Tony Dolan, who upon hearing the news took the first available flight to be by my side. My neighbors and friends in our wonderful village who, despite language barriers, have shown so much concern and compassion.

I will hopefully see you on a stage somewhere in the world soon, my friends. Maximum respect, Jeff.”

Venom Inc. Recruit The Absence Drummer For Upcoming European Tour

Jeramie Kling (The Absence) has announced that he will be playing drums for Venom Inc. on their upcoming European tour with Suffocation, Nervosa, Aeternam, and Survive. He had the following to say about that:

“Cat’s outta the bag. I’ll be out on tour playing drums for heavy metal legends Venom Inc. in Europe. Come out and bang your heads to a lot of classic Venom tunes as well as some really heavy new cuts.”