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Venom: Makin' Satan

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Kerrang!, September 1981

CORRECT ME if I'm wrong, but I do believe it was that well known heavy metal entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren who gave "Don't let the public ...

Venom: Back in Black (Magic)

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 27 February 1982

GARRY BUSHELL enjoys a noisy pint (of blood) with VENOM ...

Venom: Black Metal (Neat) *****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 20 November 1982

OH LORD forgive them for they know not what they do. ...

Dancin' With The Devil

Overview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, 4 July 1992

STEFFAN CHIRAZI charts the history of all those supposedly Satanic bands — anyone out there remember VENOM and their 1982 classic Black Metal, or the ...

Poison Us: Venom

Interview by Joel McIver, Record Collector, Summer 2000

FEW BANDS can claim to have started off a whole musical trend; even fewer can claim to have started two. Newcastle band Venom recorded three ...

Venom: Extreme Measures

Retrospective and Interview by Joel McIver, Record Collector, March 2006

In 1981, Venom started thrash metal. Then they started black metal. Now — on their silver anniversary — Joel McIver investigates Newcastle's heaviest export. ...

NWOBHM: Never Mind The Bollocks

Retrospective by Paul Elliott, MOJO, February 2007

Threatened by punk, Led Zep, Sabbath and Purple came under fire in 1977. A year later Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon led a New ...

Forging Black Metal: Cronos Of Venom Talks About The Genesis Of A Genre

Retrospective and Interview by John Doran, The Quietus, 14 January 2010

Helping create extreme metal as we know it today, as well as naming Black Metal, Venom have always been the antidote to musical boredom, says ...

Michael Hann: Denim and Leather — The Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Constable)

Book Review by Barney Hoskyns, Financial Times, 15 February 2022

AS INELEGANT acronyms go, NWOBHM was at least onomatopoeic: an approximation of metal's thudding, bludgeoning bass registers. Certainly the "New Wave Of British Heavy Metal", ...

see also Rox


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