Venom Prison Cancel October UK Tour Due To “Medical Reasons”

Venom Prison have cancelled their October UK tour with Virvum and Leeched. The band commented:

“Dear friends, It is with great sadness that we must announce that for medical reasons, our October dates are cancelled. Overall, the band is in good health but is under doctors’ orders for the tour and is outside our control. This is a decision we have not taken lightly. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. We will be announcing our new album in due course and will see you on the road again soon.”

Venom Prison Postpone European Tour, Virvum To Replace Creeping Death During October UK Dates

Venom Prison have postponed their upcoming European dates. Despite this, the UK shows will go on as planned with Virvum in place of Creeping Death. Leeched will still perform as well. Venom Prison commented:

“Due to the ongoing developments, our upcoming tour is changing. Creeping Death is now replaced by Virvum, and the tour will be in the UK only. Our replacement EU dates will be announced in due course.”

UK Dates:

10/19 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
10/20 Leeds, UK – Key Club
10/21 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/22 Glasgow, UK – G2
10/23 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/24 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/25 London, UK – Underworld
10/26 Southampton, UK – Joiners

Venom Prison Sign With Century Media Records

Venom Prison have signed a new deal with Century Media Records. This news comes after the band recently announced that they have entered the studio to record their new album with producer Scott Atkins. The group commented:

“We are proud to announce that Venom Prison Has signed with Century Media Records for a worldwide deal. This deal marks the beginning of a new chapter for Venom Prison and we are honoured to call Century Media our home, which we look forward sharing with some of the most iconic artists in heavy metal, as well many of our talented friends.”

Venom Prison Recording New Album

Venom Prison have entered Grindstone Studio in Suffolk, UK to begin the recording process for their new album. The band are working on the effort with producer Scott Atkins.

Venom Prison Postpone European/UK Tour With Creeping Death & Leeched

Venom Prison have postponed their European/UK tour with Creeping Death and Leeched due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in October 2021.

Tour Dates:

10/04 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
10/05 Hannover, GER – Faust
10/06 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
10/07 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
10/08 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
10/09 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak Music Club
10/10 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
10/11 Warsaw, POL – Poglos
10/12 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
10/13 München, GER – Backstage
10/14 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/15 Tilburg, NET – Little Devil
10/16 Essen, GER – Cafe Nova
10/17 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/19 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
10/20 Leeds, UK – Key Club
10/21 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/22 Glasgow, UK – G2
10/23 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/24 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/25 London, UK – Underworld
10/26 Southampton, UK – Joiners

Venom Prison Premiere “Slayer Of Holofernes” Video

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for their new song “Slayer Of Holofernes.” This track is from the band’s new album “Primeval,” which was released today (October 9). That effort features re-recorded versions of songs from the group’s “Defy The Tyrant” and “Primal Chaos“ EPs, as well as two new songs.

Venom Prison commented:

“Today we are proud to share Primeval with the world, the end of an era and the start of a new chapter for the band’s life. The essence of this release was to look back on our earlier days, reflecting where it all started and giving new life to what these songs deserved from the start. Primeval consists of demo “Defy The Tyrant” (2015) & EP “The Primal Chaos” (2015) with 2 additional brand new songs which hint where the bands future may lay.

Primeval is a collage of different releases that are interwoven with a reinterpretation of religious imagery and criticism. Slayer of Holofernes follows that theme. The scene from the book of Judith, follows the protagonist’s character and actions as a challenge to the dominant patriarchal narrative within religious writings.

Primeval available now worldwide”

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”