VENOM INC. invited Nick Barker for 2 'Black Metal' shows
Drummer Jeramie "War Machine" Kling fullfills previously made tour obligations
Drummer Nick Barker (Borstal, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR) stepped in to join VENOM INC. for 2 live shows this weekend, where he played the entire album ‘Black Metal’ with them, front to back. He played Alcatraz in Belgium last Friday (August 12th), and Bloodstock in England today (August 14th). VENOM INC drummer Jeramie “War Machine” Kling will proceed to play the other scheduled shows, after he is back from a previously scheduled tour with his other band INHUMAN CONDITION, supporting DEICIDE. VENOM INC reunites former VENOM band mates Tony Demolition Man Dolan and Jeff Mantas Dunn. The band celebrates the 40th anniversary of VENOM’s second album, ‘Black Metal’, on several occasions this year, while also releasing a new album ‘There’s Only Black’ on Nuclear Blast, on September 23rd.
Watch professionally filmed footage of Arte AT THIS LOCATION, or embedded below. Click the link for all Alcatraz shows on Arte.
The official lyric video for video ‘Don’t Feed Me Your Lies’ from the new album was recently released.
Watch ‘Don’t Feed Me Your Lies’ below.
Says the band on their Instagram page:
#VenomInc #DontFeedMeYourLies #HeavyMetal #NuclearBlastRecords”
Watch the previously release lyric video for “How Many Can Die” below.
“Following Wacken in 2019, our live season closed giving us time where I could have my hip replacement surgery and we could take the recovery time to work on a new album… Little did anyone know we’d be hit by a pandemic that would pause the whole world. We began our work at a pace, then being locked down with no prospect of live shows, I decided there was no need to rush it along but utilize the time to create without the pressure of live work looming. So we began recording our songs .. and after producing twice the amount required, we began editing, touching, improving, and polishing until we finally had what we decided was THE correct album along with the label and here we can finally present to you .. a pure ball of furious… VENOM INC. power that left us feeling proud and excited at the same time…THIS album is now yours!!! And as the world runs through its evolution of its colors, remember… when the sun goes out…THERE’S ONLY BLACK!!!!! AVE”.
He also stated about how guitarist Mantas’s heart attack in 2019 affected the album:
“Well, Mantas died and saw only a black void that he thought was empty… So if life is just lights… what is there when all the light goes? There’s ONLY BLACK. So in order to disclose wat lies beyond, you must abate all fear and take the journey in. Welcome inside our album. Maybe you’ll discover something inside or perhaps for you, you won’t and there will remain ‘ONLY BLACK’..
Not all see the light“
“There’s Only Black” track listing:
01. How Many Can Die (03:21)
02. Infinitum (03:47)
03. Come To Me (03:46)
04. There’s Only Black (04:49)
05. Tyrant (05:25)
06. Don’t Feed Me Your Lies (05:51)
07. Man As God (03:23)
08. Burn Liar Burn (05:32)
09. Nine (03:34)
10. Rampant (04:06)
11. The Dance (04:54)
12. Inferno (05:19)
The follow-up to 2017’s “Avé”, “There’s Only Black” marks the second recording under the name VENOM INC., while Dunn and Dolan have a long history as recording artists together in VENOM, M:PIRE OF EVIL and Mantas solo projects. It also marks the VENOM INC. recording debut of drummer Jeramie Kling (also of IMHUMAN CONDITION), who joined the band in 2018.
The band recently announced to be playing a 40th anniversary set of the album ‘Black Metal’ coming October, at the Keep It True festival in Germany.