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”
09. “The Primal Chaos”
10. “Defiant To The Will Of God”
11. “Slayer Of Holofernes”