Venom Prison Announce 2021 European/UK Tour With Creeping Death & Leeched

If the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t derail their plans, Venom Prison will be hitting the road on a European/UK tour early next year. Creeping Death and Leeched will open.

Tour Dates:

01/22 Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon
01/23 Leeds, UK – Key Club
01/24 Glasgow, UK – G2
01/25 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
01/26 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
01/27 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
01/28 Southampton, UK – Joiners
01/29 London, UK – Underworld
01/30 Tilburg, NET – Little Devil
01/31 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
02/01 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
02/02 Warsaw, POL – Poglos
02/03 Hannover, GER – Faust
02/04 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
02/05 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
02/06 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak
02/07 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
02/08 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/09 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/10 Köln, GER – MTC
02/11 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
02/12 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom

Venom Prison Premiere Video For Re-Recorded Version Of “Daemon Vulgaris”

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for the re-recorded version of “Daemon Vulgaris.” This version of the track is from the band’s new album “Primeval,” which will be released on October 9. That effort will feature re-recorded versions of songs from their “Defy The Tyrant” and “Primal Chaos“ EPs, as well as two new songs. The band said the following about “Daemon Vulgaris”:

“Human cruelty can take many forms, from the daily almost unnoticed ways in which we hurt each other to atrocities like genocide and slavery. The capacity for such destructiveness is rooted deep within us. ‘Daemon Vulgaris‘ depicts humanity as the evil force of destruction. Exploring our destructive impact on other species and the capacity of the planet to sustain life as we know it. – ‘Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it’ (Leo Tolstoy)”

Venom Prison Cover Stampin’ Ground’s “Officer Down”

Venom Prison have released a cover of Stampin’ Ground‘s “Officer Down.“ You can find a video for that below. The band commented:

“In a climate where abuse of power, systematic racism and the force of police brutality continue to take lives, we felt it was the perfect time to put together a classic favourite of the band. Here is our cover of Stampin’ Ground ‘Officer Down‘ We call for an end to the systemic racism that allows this culture of corruption to continue.”

Venom Prison Re-Record Early Material For New Album “Primeval”

Venom Prison will be releasing a new album titled “Primeval” on October 9. The effort will feature re-recorded versions of tracks from their “Defy The Tyrant” and “Primal Chaos“ EPs, as well as two new songs. The record’s first single, a re-recorded version of “Defy The Tyrant”, can be found below:

Venom Prison said the following about the album:

“‘Primeval‘ is a snapshot of the earlier days of Venom Prison, simpler times where we locked ourselves in a room for days on end to create the early incarnation of what would be our first collection of songs. Our first release/demo ‘Defy The Tyrant‘ was subsequently born, and we never thought this would lead onto being picked up by Prosthetic Records or touring the world.

This became a starting gun for touring and festivals in between the studio to write, including what would become ‘The Primal Chaos‘. Given the current climate and the global pandemic situation we felt it was appropriate to package together our early material so that it is presented in a form of how it was always intended.

This is what you hear now. Our previous EP’s plus two new tracks to give you an idea of what is to come in future. Our new chapter awaits, the grind must continue.”

They also added the following about the 2020 version of “Defy The Tyrant”:

“This song is not only criticising organised religion and Christianity as a whole but also the ways in which it was spread across the whole world; resulting in genocide, rape, colonialism, slavery, misogyny and homophobia.

It is this spirit of inherent superiority that characterised the attitude of the European nations as they expanded overseas, competing for colonial power and the conversion of “heathen” natives. Rather than standing up against the trans-Atlantic slavery, the church helped perpetuate the practice, endeavouring to support slavery on biblical grounds.

‘Defy The Tyrant‘ is as relevant today as it was five years ago. As long as there is a master in the sky, there will be slaves on earth.”

“Primeval” Track Listing:

01. “Usurper Of The Throne”
02. “Life Suffer”
03. “Mortal Abomination”
04. “Path Of Exile”
05. “Defy The Tyrant”
06. “Babylon The Whore”
07. “Daemon Vulgaris”
08. “Narcotic”
09. “The Primal Chaos”
10. “Defiant To The Will Of God”
11. “Slayer Of Holofernes”

Venom Prison Premiere “Matriphagy” Live Video

Venom Prison have premiered a new live video for their song “Matriphagy.” The clip was filmed during the band’s performance at the Damnation Festival. The track is from their latest album “Samsara.” Larissa Stupar commented:

“‘Matriphagy‘ is the process of consumption of a mother by her offspring. This song deals with the unconditional love mothers feel for their own children, willing to literally die for them. When in fact an embryo is a product of the invasion of the female body by a foreign object. Our bodies are fascinating and whatever is going on inside them during and after the fertilisation is insane.”

[via Kerrang!]

Hatebreed, Stick To Your Guns, & Venom Prison Added To Parkway Drive’s European/UK Tour

Hatebreed, Stick To Your Guns, and Venom Prison have been added to Parkway Drive’s April European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
04/02 Leipzig, GER – Arena
04/03 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
04/04 Zürich, SWI – Samsung Hall
04/06 Budapest, HUN – Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
04/07 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
04/09 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
04/10 Schijndel, NET – Paaspop (no Stick To Your Guns/Venom Prison)
04/11 Dortmund, GER – Westfallenhalle
04/13 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
04/15 Paris, FRA – Zenith
04/16 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
04/18 London, UK – SSE Arena

Venom Prison Premiere “Self Inflicted Violence” Music Video

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for their song “Self Inflicted Violence.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Samsara.” Ash Grey told Decibel the following:

“‘Self Inflicted Violence‘ is taken from our album Samsara and captures the raw approach of Venom Prison on the road, playing shows day to day. This footage was filmed earlier this year in Europe but we’re back on the road in the U.S. right now. The purpose of the video was to capture the energy of our shows for people who are yet to experience Venom Prison live.”

Venom Prison & Homewrecker Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Venom Prison and Homewrecker have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Call Of The Void, Joy, and Great American Ghost will join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/13 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/14 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/15 Waterford, NY – Chrome (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/16 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/20 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/21 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (with Call Of The Void)
09/22 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge (with Call Of The Void)
09/24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room (with Call Of The Void)
09/25 Denver, CO – Larmier Lounge (with Call Of The Void)
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court (with Great American Ghost)
09/27 Boise, ID – The Shredder (with Great American Ghost)
09/28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (Funhouse) (with Great American Ghost)
09/29 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre (with Great American Ghost)
10/01 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk (with Great American Ghost)
10/02 Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar (with Great American Ghost)
10/03 Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8 (with Great American Ghost)
10/04 Mesa, AZ – Club Red (with Great American Ghost)
10/06 Dallas, TX – Club DaDa (with Great American Ghost)
10/07 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with Great American Ghost)
10/08 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (with Great American Ghost)
10/09 New Orleans, LA – Santos (with Great American Ghost)
10/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Great American Ghost)
10/11 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (with Great American Ghost)
10/12 Washington, DC – The Pinch (with Great American Ghost)
10/13 Amityville, NY – Revolution (with Great American Ghost)