VENOM - In Nomine Satanas turns 40
Los Angeles, CA – May 31, 2019 – Today BMG released ‘In Nomine Satanas’– a deluxe vinyl boxset celebrating Venom’s 40thanniversary and features the original Neat Records recordings from their 1981 debut ‘Welcome To Hell’ to ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik‘, the live recording of their mythical appearance at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1985. All of the albums are remastered from the original tapes with embossed covers, posters and inserts like their original first editions. They’re all now on color configured vinyl too. The set also includes a 12“ book detailing the history of the band featuring new interviews with all three members, written by respected journalist Dom Lawson.
Of particular interest to hardcore Venom fans will be the ‘Sons Of Satan‘ double-album included within the set that features a treasure trove of unreleased demos from the bands vaults, some of which are mythical among fans who have known about their existence, but have never heard them as the tracks alluded bootleggers. Among the tracks are the earliest known Venom performances, captured where the band rehearsed in 1979 at Westgate Road Church Hall in Newcastle’s West End and featuring original singer Clive ‘Jesus Christ’ Archer on vocals. Also included are the £50 demos from 1980, captured at Impulse Studios, alongside further demos from 1980 and the ‘At War With Satan’ 1983 Impulse Studio demos.
Venom formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the New Wave Of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—'Welcome to Hell’ (1981) and ‘Black Metal’ (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom's second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of the extreme metal subgenre of black metal. The band classic line-up trio of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon recorded two further studio albums ‘At War With Satan’ (1984) and ‘Possessed’ (1985) and live album ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ (1986). Often cited by bands such as Metallica, Behemoth, Celtic Frost and Mayhem as major influences, they are one of the most revered bands of their generation. Venom is still fronted by original singer/bassist Cronos and headline festivals all over the globe and continue to release new music.