Larissa Stupar On New Venom Prison Album: “This One Is Going To Be A Lot More Personal For Me”

Venom Prison’s Larissa Stupar was recently interviewed by Metal Hammer and she offered some more insight into the band’s new album, which is expected to be released early next year. The effort will deal with a variety of subjects including depression, suffering, and the #MeToo movement.

Stupar said the following when asked what the album sounds like:

“Ash [Gray, guitar] and Ben [Thomas, guitar] do most of the writing and they realised what they liked and what they would have improved from last time. So we went from there and just tried to write. This album is definitely heavier than Animus and it’s more experimental and technical, too. There are some electronic bits and some melodic parts that people wouldn’t necessarily expect.”

She later added:

“I think we realised that people really like breakdowns, so we’ve tried to put a lot more of them in there! We’ve got heavier beatdowns and some faster grindcore elements. Just anything to make people start a circle-pit.”

As far as lyrical themes, she said:

“This one is going to be a lot more personal for me, because I’ve been suffering from depression for the last few years now and I’ve been going through some really hard times. I just wanted to write down and communicate those feelings. I read somewhere that if you express those thoughts it feels better as you stop carrying it. But I’ve also written songs about homophobia and transphobia. Basically, the whole record is about suffering, whether it is societal suffering or internal suffering. I wanted to express those feelings.”

She also had the following to say about the #MeToo movement and its influence on the album:

“One thing that rarely left my mind was the #MeToo movement, in music and especially in Hollywood. I don’t know if you remember the case of the girl who was assaulted behind a dumpster in 2016 by [U.S. athlete] Brock Turner, there’s a line that was said to the judge in his defence that was something like, ‘They’re ruining his life just because he had 20 minutes of action.’ It was so ridiculous. There’s a line in one of the songs that actually references unfair court hearings for rape survivors. We thought it was important for us to set out our stall in Animus and then push it a little bit further. I tried to incorporate more femininity into my lyrics, talk about the role of motherhood. It’s much more personal but it’s very politically minded as well. It’s pretty dark.”


Venom Prison Finish Tracking New Album

Venom Prison have officially finished the tracking process for their new album. The group recorded the effort at Vagrant Recordings in the UK.

[via The PRP]

Venom Prison Appear To Be In The Studio For New Album

It looks like Venom Prison have returned to the studio to work on their new album. The band posted the following:

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Dying Fetus Announce European/UK Tour With Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore, & Venom Prison

Dying Fetus have announced a summer European/UK tour. Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore, and Venom Prison will serve as support on select dates.

Dying Fetus Tour Dates:

05/12 Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Deathfest 2018
05/19 Munster, IN – Dark Lord Day – 3 Floyds Brewing
08/02 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air 2018
08/03 Brasov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme
08/05 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club (feat. Toxic Holocaust)
08/06 Warsaw, POL – Proxima (feat. Toxic Holocaust & Goatwhore)
08/07 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu (feat. Toxic Holocaust & Goatwhore)
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/10 Schlotheim, GER – Party San
08/11 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/12 Arlon, BEL – L’Entrepot (feat. Carnifex & Goatwhore)
08/13 London, UK – Islington Academy (feat. Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/14 Manchester, UK – Club Academy (feat. Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/15 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel (feat. Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/16 Pagney-derriere-Barine, FRA – Chez Paulette (feat. Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/17 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/18 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain (feat. Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/19 Saint-Nolff, FRA – Motocultor Festival
08/20 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place (feat. Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/21 Aarau, SWI – Kiff (feat. Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/22 Milano, ITA – Spazio Naif (feat. Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/23 Klagenfurt, AUT – Club Stereo (feat. Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore & Venom Prison)
08/24 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville (feat. Venom Prison)
08/25 Andernach, GER – Death Feast

Lineup Revealed For 2018 Bay Area Death Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Bay Area Death Fest. The event will take place at Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music in Berkeley, CA on June 8-10, and it will include the following:

June 8: “The Devastation On The Nation Tour” feat. Aborted, Psycroptic, Disentomb, Ingested, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale Of Pnath, Signs Of The Swarm, and Behold The Desecration.

June 9: Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Thanatology, Splattered, Continuum (ex-Animosity), Atoll, I Am Destruction, Accidentally Murdered, and Asterion.

June 10: The Faceless (performing “Planetary Duality” in full), The Zenith Passage, Wolf King, Obliterate, Cyborg Octopus, The Undying, Throne Of Tyranny, Obastra, and Lost To The Void.

Dates Revealed For 2018 Devastation On The Nation Tour Feat. Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Etc.

The dates have officially been revealed for the 2018 Devastation On The Nation Tour. That trek will feature Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale Of Pnath (5/25-6/08), and Signs Of The Swarm (6/08-6/23).

Tour Dates:

05/25 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
05/26 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
05/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks/Café Dekcuf
05/29 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
05/30 Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
05/31 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/01 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
06/02 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
06/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/05 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/07 Portland, OR – The Analog Theater
06/08 Berkley, CA – Bay Area Death Fest
06/09 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
06/10 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
06/13 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
06/14 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
06/15 McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey
06/16 Houston, TX – Walters
06/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
06/20 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
06/21 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/22 Waterford, NY – Chrome
06/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater