Tag Archives: Venom

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BLACK METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite Black Metal band. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite Black Metal band. Last week it was Venom vs. Celtic Frost. This was a tough choice and although I like both, my choice:

CELTIC FROST

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Here are this week’s Black Metal choices:

DARK FUNERAL

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VS.

MAYHEM

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I look forward to your responses. Let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BLACK METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite Black Metal band. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite Black Metal band. Last week it was Dimmu Borgir vs. Behemoth.  Although I like both my choice:

DIMMU BORGIR

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Here are this week’s Black Metal choices:

VENOM

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VS.

CELTIC FROST

celtic frost

I look forward to your responses. Let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

VENOM – BLACK METAL – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn, Conrad “Cronos” Lant and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray

Today we take a trip back to 1982 to the second album by Venom called “Black Metal” released on Neat Records which was sold to Sanctuary Records in 1995.

The album, Black Metal has been considered a major influence on many, many bands and is often credited for being a huge influence on the early Norwegian black metal scene. Vocalist/bassist Conrad “Cronos” Lant came up with the concept for the cover of the album and the band includes Jeff “Mantas” Dunn on guitar and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray on drums. The track listing for Black Metal is as follows:

1) Black Metal
2) To Hell and Back
3) Buried Alive
4) Raise the Dead
5) Teacher’s Pet
6) Leave Me In Hell
7) Sacrifice
8) Heaven’s on Fire
9) Countess Bathory
10) Don’t Burn The Witch
11) At War With Satan (preview to their next album of the same name)

Venom has gone through many different lineup changes over the years, reunited with different member lineups and have been the subject of lots of media criticism. The band has taken it all in stride though and are highly regarded in metal circles and by fans alike.

Check out the live video from 1985 of the band playing some of their classic songs below:

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite album. Each week I’ll chose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one you’d pick.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Anthrax – Spreading The Disease vs. Testament – The Legacy.  This was a really hard choice but my pick came down to:

ANTHRAX – SPREADING THE DISEASE

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Here are this week’s choices:

CELTIC FROST – TO MEGA THERION

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VS.

VENOM – BLACK METAL

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

VENOM – BLACK METAL – METAL REWIND

venombandpic

L to R: Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn, Conrad “Cronos” Lant and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray

Today we take a trip back to 1982 to the second album by Venom called “Black Metal” released on Neat Records which was sold to Sanctuary Records in 1995.

The album, Black Metal has been considered a major influence on many, many bands and is often credited for being a huge influence on the early Norwegian black metal scene. Vocalist/bassist Conrad “Cronos” Lant came up with the concept for the cover of the album and the band includes Jeff “Mantas” Dunn on guitar and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray on drums. The track listing for Black Metal is as follows:

1) Black Metal
2) To Hell and Back
3) Buried Alive
4) Raise the Dead
5) Teacher’s Pet
6) Leave Me In Hell
7) Sacrifice
8) Heaven’s on Fire
9) Countess Bathory
10) Don’t Burn The Witch
11) At War With Satan (preview to their next album of the same name)

Venom have gone through many different lineup changes over the years, reunited with different member lineups and have been the subject of lots of media criticism. The band has taken it all in stride though and are highly regarded in metal circles and by fans alike.

Check out the live video from 1985 of the band playing some of their classic songs below: