Venom (baund)

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Venom
Venom live at hellfest.jpg
Venom at Hellfest Summer Open Air in 2008
Background information
Origin Newcastle upon Tyne, Ingland
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal,
black metal, speed metal
Years active 1979–1993
1995-present
Labels Neat, Filmtrax,
Under One Flag, SPV,
Sanctuary/Castle,
Universal
Wabsteid www.venomslegions.com
Members Cronos
La Rage
Dante
Past members See: Leet o Venom baund members

Venom are a hivy metal baund formit in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1979.

Comin tae prominence towards the end o the 'New Wave o Breetish Hivy Metal', Venom's first twa albums – Welcome to Hell (1981) an Black Metal (1982) – ar considered a major influence on thrash metal an extreme metal in general. Venom's seicont album pruivit influential enough that its title wis uised as the name o an extreme metal subgenre: black metal.

Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Conrad "Cronos" Lant – bass guitar, vocals (1979–1987, 1995–present)
  • La Rage – guitar (2007–present)
  • Danny "Dante" Needham – drums (2009–present)

Umwhile members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn – guitar (1979–1986, 1989–2002)
  • Anthony "Abaddon" Bray – drums (1979–1999)
  • Clive "Jesus Christ" Archer – vocals (1979–1980)
  • Mike "Mykvs" Hickey – guitar (1986–1987, 2005–2007)
  • Jim Clare – guitar (1986–1987)
  • Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan – vocals, bass guitar (1989–1992)
  • Alastair "Big Al" Barnes – guitar (1989–1991)
  • Steve "War Maniac" White – guitar (1992)
  • Antony "Antton" Lant – drums (2000–2009)

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio albums and EPs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Live albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Compilation albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Singles 1980-1986 (1986)
  • The Book of Armageddon (Best of) (1992)
  • Skeletons In The Closet (1993)
  • Kissing the Beast (1993)
  • New, Live and Rare (1998)
  • Old New Borrowed & Blue (1999)
  • In League with Satan (2002)
  • MMV (Box set) (2005)

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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