Venom (baund)

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Venom
Venom live at hellfest.jpg
Venom at Hellfest Summer Open Air in 2008
Background information
OreiginNewcastle upon Tyne, Ingland
GenresHeavy metal, thrash metal,
black metal, speed metal
Years active1979–1993
1995-present
LabelsNeat, Filmtrax,
Under One Flag, SPV,
Sanctuary/Castle,
Universal
Wabsteidwww.venomslegions.com
MembersCronos
La Rage
Dante
Past membersSee: 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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