Death metal firebrands Venom Prison have announced tentative European touring plans for January/February 2021. As safety continues to be of the utmost importance, the 22 headline dates across 8 countries remain subject to the global pandemic situation. Special guests will be Creeping Death and Leeched.
Venom Prison comment, “As the Covid-19 situation took hold throughout the world this year, it has given us some time away to produce, write, and take part in new outlets such as live streaming. Whilst we have enjoyed these new experiences, our hearts will always be with performing live. It is what we do and nothing can ever change that. We are pleased to announce the following tour as a restart to our touring life with Creeping Death & Leeched. Whilst every endeavour will be made to conduct the tour safely, it will only be taking place if circumstances allow for a safe scenario for everyone.
I hope you’re like us and would like something positive to look forward to so we will hopefully see you out on the road in a new world. The grind must not stop.”
Tickets are on sale now from http://smarturl.it/
Dates line up as follows:
Fri 22nd Jan – UK, BIRMINGHAM Castle & Falcon
Sat 23rd Jan – UK, LEEDS Key Club
Sun 24th Jan – UK, GLASGOW G2
Mon 25th Jan – UK, MANCHESTER Rebellion
Tue 26th Jan – UK, NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Wed 27th Jan – UK, BRISTOL The Fleece
Thu 28th Jan – UK, SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Fri 29th Jan – UK, LONDON Underworld
Sat 30th Jan – NETHERLANDS, TILBURG Little Devil
Sun 31st Jan – GERMANY, HAMBURG Hafenklang
Mon 1st Feb – GERMANY, LEIPZIG Neumanns
Tue 2nd Feb – POLAND, WARSAW Poglos
Wed 3rd Feb – GERMANY, HANNOVER Faust
Thu 4th Feb – GERMANY, KESSEL Goldgrube
Fri 5th Feb – GERMANY, BERLIN Cassiopeia
Sat 6th Feb – CZECH REPUBLIC, OSTRAVA Barrak Music Club
Sun 7th Feb – AUSTRIA, VIENNA Viper Room
Mon 8th Feb – GERMANY, MUNICH Backstage
Tue 9th Feb – SWITZERLAND, AARAU Kiff
Wed 10th Feb – GERMANY, KÖLN MTC
Thu 11th Feb – GERMANY, KARLSRUHE Stadtmitte
Fri 12th Feb – BELGIUM, HASSELT Muziekodroom
On October 9th, VENOM PRISON will release Primeval, an 11-track album featuring re-recordings of tracks from early EPs, Defy The Tyrant and The Primal Chaos, as well as two brand new tracks. The first song unveiled was a re-working of Defy The Tyrant, followed recently by Daemon Vulgaris.
Since 2016, VENOM PRISON have gone from strength to strength; debut full length Animus catapulted them into the consciousness and record collections of discerning death metal fans the world over. Their follow up release in 2019, Samsara, solidified them as a serious force to be reckoned with in the world of metal, paving the way for a string of high profile shows and festival slots around the globe. On Primeval, VENOM PRISON revisit the earliest days of the band, capturing the same intensity and visceral energy they possessed from day one and adding an additional layer of sophistication to their sound by re-recording, re-mixing, and re-mastering those old favourites with producer Tom Dring in late 2019. Artwork is once again handled masterfully by Eliran Kantor.
Of their decision to revisit their earliest tracks, the band elaborate, “Primeval is a snapshot of the earlier days of VENOM PRISON, simpler times where we locked ourselves in a room for days on end to create the early incarnation of what would be our first collection of songs. Our first release/demo Defy The Tyrant was subsequently born, and we never thought this would lead onto being picked up by Prosthetic Records or touring the world. This became a starting gun for touring and festivals in between the studio to write, including what would become The Primal Chaos. Given the current climate and the global pandemic situation we felt it was appropriate to package together our early material so that it is presented in a form of how it was always intended. This is what you hear now. Our previous EP’s plus two new tracks to give you an idea of what is to come in future. Our new chapter awaits, the grind must continue.”
Primeval will be available digitally and on CD/LP. Pre-order here.