Venom Prison Digitally Release Their Cover Of Stampin’ Ground’s “Officer Down”

Venom Prison’s cover of Stampin’ Ground‘s “Officer Down“ has finally received an official digital release. The track, which was previously only available on YouTube, can be found on the service of your choice HERE.

The band commented:

“Stampin’ Ground is a band we’ve respected and admired even before Venom Prison existed and we’ve always toyed with the idea of a cover and never knew what would work with Venom Prison. We would listen ‘Carved From Empty Words‘ in the van going to shows or on tour. With Stampin’ Ground being a metal/hardcore band this went perfectly in line with Venom Prison. We also recorded ‘Erebos‘ with Scott Atkins who was a member of Stampin’ Ground and knew from the start Scott would understand us as a band. Our cover goes in line with the original with a slight few changes to make it our own. Enjoy, Venom Prison.”

Atkins added:

“‘Officer Down‘ took on a life of its own from the very first time we played it live. It became our biggest song overnight and it’s amazing it’s still seen that way over 20 years later. it was one of those songs that almost wrote itself, like it was meant to be, it’s stood the test of time.

It’s been covered by many bands but this version by Venom Prison is definitely one of my personal favourites. Having produced their latest album, ‘Erebos‘, I’ve had got to know the band very well, it was surprising how their work ethic and influences tied in with those of Stampin’ Ground in many ways. I hope everyone enjoys this new version as much as our original!”

Venom Prison Cancel 2022 Touring Plans Following The Birth Of Larissa Stupar’s First Child

Venom Prison have cancelled all of their shows for this year. Vocalist Larissa Stupar will be using the time to focus on her family life following the birth of her first child.

Stupar commented:

“It is with great sadness that we’d like to inform you that we decided to cancel all our upcoming performances for 2022.

During my pregnancy I have made plans to make festivals and shows possible for Venom Prison. I have now realised that I was being too ambitious and was putting too much pressure on myself to make things happen while navigating motherhood for the very first time.

Ash, Ben, Mike and Joe have worked really hard to return back on stage while trying to accommodate my situation. And I am very grateful for their support and understanding. We really tried but my son and family need me full time at the moment.

We are going to focus on the creative side of things for now before we can start playing shows again. This means we have more new material on the horizon and other positives to focus on – Larissa“

Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, Every Time I Die, Etc. Nominated For 2022 Kerrang! Awards

The nominees have been revealed for this year’s Kerrang! Awards. That event will be held on June 23 in London, UK and fans can vote for their favorite artists HERE.

Nominees:

New Noise Award;

* Heriot
* Pinkshift
* Pupil Slicer
* Static Dress
* Wargasm

Best British Breakthrough:

* Cassyette
* Higher Power
* Holding Absence
* Malevolence
* Nova Twins

Best International Breakthrough:

* Amyl And The Sniffers
* KennyHoopla
* Meet Me @ The Altar
* Spiritbox
* Stand Atlantic

Best Song:

* Bring Me The Horizon – “DiE4u”
* Fever 333 – “The Innocent”
* The Linda Lindas – “Racist, Sexist Boy”
* The Regrettes – “Monday”
* Rammstein – “Zeit”

Best Album:

* Bob Vylan – “Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life”
* Converge and Chelsea Wolfe – “Bloodmoon: I”
* Denzel Curry – “Melt My Eyez See Your Future”
* Every Time I Die – “Radical”
* Halsey – “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”

Best British Act:

* Biffy Clyro
* Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
* Loathe
* Neck Deep
* Venom Prison

Best International Act:

* Code Orange
* Ghost
* Ho99o9
* Måneskin
* Poppy

Best Live Act:

* Creeper
* Don Broco
* Twenty One Pilots
* Turnstile
* Witch Fever

Best Festival:

* Bloodstock
* Download Pilot
* Reading and Leeds
* Roadburn
* Slam Dunk

Skindred, Alestorm, Red Fang, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington Park, UK on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups for each stage can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage: KISS, A Day To Remember, Skindred, Black Veil Brides, Bury Tomorrow, Theory Of A Deadman, and Wayward Sons.

Second Stage: The Distillers, Airbourne, Lacuna Coil, Myles Kennedy, Skynd, and Ayron Jones.

Avalanche Stage: The Ghost Inside, Sleep Token, Normandie, Meet Me At The Altar, Kid Brunswick, As Everything Unfolds, and Press Club.

The Dogtooth Stage: Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, Red Fang, British Lion, Bokassa, Tempt, A.A. Williams, Dead Poet Society, Cellar Door Moon Crow, The Scratch, and Heriot.

June 11:

Main Stage: Iron Maiden, Deftones, Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, Black Label Society, Monster Truck, Those Damn Crows, and The Raven Age.

Second Stage: Megadeth, Mastodon, Daughtry, Bush, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Malevolence, Cassyette, and Dirty Honey.

Avalanche Stage: Funeral For A Friend, Creeper, The Faim, Grandson, Holding Absence, Loathe, Dragged Under, Salem, and Blackout Problems.

The Dogtooth Stage: Sepultura, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Venom Prison, Will Haven, Higher Power, Dana Dentata, Banks Arcade, Dead Label, Death Blooms, and Temples On Mars.

June 12:

Main Stage: Biffy Clyro, Korn, Volbeat, Rise Against, Alestorm, Powerwolf, and Wargasm.

Second Stage: Steel Panther, The Darkness, Skillet, Baroness, Tremonti, Wednesday 13, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.

Avalanche Stage: Descendents, Boston Manor, Trash Boat, Spiritbox, Marianas Trench, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Cemetery Sun, Dead Posey, and Static Dress.

The Dogtooth Stage: Myles Kennedy (acoustic set), Yonaka, Twin Temple, Fire From The Gods, Orbit Culture, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Thick, Phoxjaw, Bimini, Anchor Lake, The Velveteers, and The Injester.

Venom Prison Share “Comfort Of Complicity” Visualizer Video

Venom Prison have shared a visualizer video for their new song “Comfort Of Complicity.” This track is from the band’s new album “Erebos,” which was released today (February 4).

The group said the following about the song:

“‘Comfort Of Complicity’ is a song about the European and American immigration systems and the way they break families apart and criminalise vulnerable people for simply wanting to give a better life for their families. Musically, this song goes through many sounds and emotions, and making it as one piece was a challenge. The song wanted to sound like a journey through aggression to a more major key moment with some form of hope.”

They also added the following about the new album:

“We are extremely proud to have our 3rd full-length, ‘Erebos,’ finally out in the world. Bringing Venom Prison forward on this release, we’ve explored new avenues and added more depth and layers to our sound which listeners will find a new experience; ‘Erebos’ is full of surprises to say the least. It truly touches on social issues as expected, but this time it’s personal – with more emotion and attachment than ever before, anger with compassion. Balancing the darkness with light and showing a truer side to what really haunts through sound and words.”

Venom Prison Premiere “Nemesis” Music Video

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for their new song “Nemesis.” This track is from the band’s new album “Erebos,” which will be released on February 4. The group said the following about the song:

“This song is about the urge to hurt the person who has caused you irreparable harm and has changed your life forever. It deals with having been left to fix the damage done to you all by yourself. This specifically relates to experiencing narcissistic abuse and the trauma resulting from it. Narcissists tend to pick empaths as their victims because they are emotional sponges who can absorb feelings from other people easily and this makes them very attractive to narcissists as these people will fulfil all of their needs in a selfless way. This results in a parasitic relationship. With ‘Nemesis’ we wanted to capture the emotions of aggression, determination and pain in a more traditional Venom Prison manner. Bringing you brutal moments, energetic pace and the head banging assault of heavy metal.”

Venom Prison Premiere “Pain Of Oizys” Music Video

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for their new song “Pain Of Oizys.” This track is from the band’s new album “Erebos,” which will be released on February 4.

Guitarist Ben Thomas said the following:

“The second offering by Venom Prison is a cold room with a dusty piano. It’s a softly sung war hymn with finger-picked guitar. It’s a ship in calm seas watching for the storm on the Horizon. ‘Pain Of Oizys‘ will lull you into a false sense of security. Unique to Venom Prison‘s previous releases the instrumentation is not what you’d expect. Glassy reverberated guitars and cold piano notes lay the foundation for clean sung harmonies. ‘Pain Of Oizys‘ climaxes with synthy leads, strings and aggressive vocal chants. Leaving them feeling empowered with the lyrical conclusion whilst the intensity of the song winds down.”

Guitarist Ash Gray continued:

“The song was written in so many ways, structures and styles, it was only until it became the form you’re hearing now that it was a big realisation that Venom Prison found something different, special and very in our comfort zone even if this isn’t what listeners are expecting or used to at this point. We’ve always expressed as a band that we would not create the same records and songs over and over again so this is us sticking to our word.”

Vocalist Larissa Stupar added:

“The song is about coming to terms with depression, trauma and PTSD. Accepting it as part of who I am and rather living life with it than not living at all. It’s about finding strength in suffering and not giving up. Every day is a new day, every day comes with its struggles but ultimately I don’t want to bow to these demons in my head, I wish for it to end and to find peace even in the most difficult of situations.”

Director Thomas Coe-Brooker also commented:

“This was a really special video for me, collaborating with my amazing wife to create something that mirrored the song’s juxtaposition of fragility and power, as well as the lyrical themes of finding your own way to deal with inner demons. I liked the idea of leading the viewer to believe that the character was destined to cause harm on herself when really she’s finding liberation and release, ending on a moment that suggests ‘a new day’, to be interpreted however the viewer sees fit.”

Venom Prison Premiere “Judges Of The Underworld” Music Video

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for their new song “Judges Of The Underworld.” This track is from the band’s new album “Erebos,” which will be released on February 4.

The group commented:

“‘Judges Of The Underworld‘ deals with the crippling reality of people who face incarceration, who oftentimes are followed by violence over a lifetime. This violence can present itself as a dominating factor in a context of structural poverty and racial inequality, creating roles in an individual’s life where they are not only the victim, but also witness and offender at different times in different situations. But the violence we address in our courts and prisons is judged out of social context and can therefore not lead to a fair and personalised resolution for people who are stuck in a cycle of violence and systematic oppression.

It was important for us to visualise this feeling of isolation, anxiety and repeated violence in the music video for ‘Judges Of The Underworld‘ and the idea was to show an individual that is stripped down to their basic needs and instincts. Consumed by their helplessness to navigate in an everyday situation, feeling isolated within themselves whilst going under in a sea of people that face similar conditions.

This is where Thomas Coe Brooker comes in as a director and cinematographer, with his unique eye for detail he was able to bring out this combative helplessness and aggressiveness of said individual. He was able to convey the feeling of being alone in a crowd, suffering the same fate as many others, where isolation becomes your existence and a vicious cycle of your life at the hands of systematic violence.”

Venom Prison Tease “Judges Of The Underworld” Music Video

Venom Prison have shared a teaser for their new song and video “Judges Of The Underworld.” The full track will be released on November 4 and it will also appear on the band’s new album “Erebos” (out February 4).

Venom Prison To Release New Album “Erebos” In February

Venom Prison have announced that their album, “Erebos,” will be released on February 4. The band commented:

“Being able to work with our dear friend Eliran [Kantor] on another piece of art for Venom Prison has been exciting as always. Kantor knows the band perfectly well to capture our music and poetry into a visual masterpiece every single time. ‘Erebos‘ was a personal one for both Eliran Kantor and ourselves. This artwork captures the moment a young person dies inside as they are surrounded by horror. In the moment their innocence is lost and desensitization will from now on fuel the repetition of the cycle of violence in their life. This is ‘Erebos‘ the one born from chaos.”