Venom Inc. Announce New Album Avé

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Venom Inc. have announced that they will release their debut album Aon August 11th 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. In case you need a catch-up, Venom Inc. features two original members of Venom (guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn and drummer Anthony ‘Abaddon’ Bray) along with vocalist/bassist Tony ‘Demolition Man’ Dolan. The trio released three albums together as Venom in the late 80s/early 90s, most notably the fantastic and overlooked Prime Evil.

Although original bassist/vocalist Cronos currently performs and records under the Venom name, these three ex-members have been touring a classic Venom set under the name Venom Inc. since 2015. Now they have announced this album of new material and released a NSFW video for their new song Dein Fleisch.

It’s not the kind of old-school metal I was hoping for from them. Its down-tuned chugging and theatrical vocals are more Rammstein than Motörhead. It’s also a bit too slick and tight for my liking. I prefer my Venom out-of-control and filthy! If the rest of the album is more reminiscent of classic Venom then this might make for an interesting odd-one-out song. But if the rest of the album is like this then I’ll probably ‘ave to pass. What do you reckon?

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31 thoughts on “Venom Inc. Announce New Album Avé”

  1. I don’t love it. I don’t hate it like a ton of people seem to. However, I like Rammstein so maybe that’s why.
    This maybe should have been the 2nd or 3rd single though. Start with a few in the old school vain that all the fans want, then mix this one in. Something for old and new fans.
    From all I am reading they are a great live act. Maybe they need to do a live album.

    I am also waiting for the AC\DC Inc. album. I will probably pass on the Quiet Riot Inc. album though.

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    1. Same here. Don’t hate it… just not doing much for me. Maybe that’s worse?!

      I’ve heard great things about the live act too… If they throw in a live bonus disc or DVD that would tempt me.

      I’m hoping for Haddaway Inc. personally. Maybe Roachford Inc… at a push.

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      1. “The title? Oh, that. That was the last thing Jeff muttered before he passed out the night we were discussing what to call the album. No idea what he meant, but it felt right, you know?”

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