Venom Inc to release new studio album “Avé” on August 11th 2017

Venom Inc Ave cover
Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray have returned with a monster of an album.
 
After months of anticipation, Venom Inc will release their upcoming full-length opus, entitled “Avé”, on August 11th, 2017, via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-orders for the new album are available now here.
 
The first single from “Avé”, entitled “Dein Fleisch”, can be streamed below.

Venom Inc was born during an impromptu live set at 2015's Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for Venom Inc from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom's legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. The rest is history.
 
While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists.

Vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan says: “We tried to shape "Avé" so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster”.
 
Tracklist:
01. Ave Satanas      
02. Forged In Hell   
03. Metal We Bleed              
04. Dein Fleisch       
05. Blood Stained   
06. Time To Die       
07. The Evil Dead    
08. Preacher Man  
09. War       
10. I Kneel To No God          
11. Black N Roll        
 
Going in to writing “Avé”, Venom Inc realized their live performance was the key to creating an album that would be a metal classic. It was clear that any songs the trio came up with had to have the intensity, the honesty and the aggression that was happening for Venom Inc in a live situation. Simply put, they needed to translate what they do on stage onto a record. Not once did they look back on the Venom catalogue and think, “We have to write another "Black Metal" or another "Schizo"...”. The focus is on Venom Inc and everything the rejuvenated three-piece do in the here and now.
 
Dolan adds: “Expect 100% pure, honest, solid, hard, dark, thought-provoking metal... like it was, is and forever shall be. Classic old-school, but with the ferocity and energy that we display in our live show. We are proud of this album and our new home at Nuclear Blast, as well as our whole team - management, PR, agents, sponsors and most of all, YOU. Thank you! See you somewhere on this Blood Stained Earth!”...
 
Venom Inc will kick off their upcoming Blood Stained Earth headline tour, featuring support from Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, on September 1. Tickets for each date of the Blood Stained Earth tour are on sale today, at 10:00AM local time.
 
Exclusive Venom Inc meet & greet packages are available with limited availability - for details click here.

In addition to the tour, Venom Inc are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets. See below for all current performance dates.
 
Summer Dates 2017:
7/24 - Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival
7/29 - Thiesi, Sardinia, Italy @ Bardaneris
8/5 - Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air
 
North American Tour Dates 2017:
9/1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
9/2 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/3 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/4 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
9/5 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
9/7 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/8 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/9 - Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Metal Fest
9/10 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
9/11 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/13 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin
9/14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
9/15 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
9/16 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
9/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
9/20 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/22 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
9/23 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
9/24 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
9/25 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
9/26 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB
9/28 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's
9/29 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
9/30 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
10/1 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/2 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/3 - Special VENOM INC Bash
10/4 - Special VENOM INC Bash

Festival Dates 2017:
10/27 - Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron

Weblinks:
www.venom-inc.com
www.facebook.com/VenomIncOfficial