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

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 20 November 1982

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

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, Quietus, The, 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 ...

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