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.”