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March 28, 2017 – Fresh off of the announcement of their signing to Nuclear Blast Records as well as hinting at a new album, VENOM INC are announcing their upcoming performance at the first Blackest Of The Black festival on Saturday, May 27!
Coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend, the two-day Blackest Of The Black festival (Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27) will host two music stages featuring performances by headliner and festival presenter Danzig, as well as Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps and many more. The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions including Castle Danzig — a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony, ecstasy and more, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig.
Information on tickets, VIP packages, camping and more can be found at www.BlackestFest.com. Discounted 2-day Early Bird Tickets start at $66.66 plus parking and fees, while supplies last. Early Bird Single-day Friday tickets start at $39.00, and single-day Saturday tickets start at $49.00.
VENOM INC vocalist/bassist Tony Dolan says: “It is with great pleasure that we join such an illustrious bill for the Blackest Of The Black festival. The USA is the second home for VENOM INC and to be invited to join Glenn Danzig‘s brainchild is very special for us and we are honored! Expect a devastating show to do justice to our loyal and true US legions. ALL HAIL: AVE!”
In addition to this stateside performance, VENOM INC are set to perform at several festivals in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Inferno Fest, MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets. See below for all current performance dates:
VENOM INC Tour Dates:
4/1 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Lords of The Land festival
4/13 – Oslo, Norway @ Inferno Fest
4/29 – Barroselas, Portgual @ SWR Barroselas
5/27 – Silverado, CA, USA @ Oak Canyon Park – Blackest Of The Black festival
7/24 – Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival
8/5 – Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air
10/27 – Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron
About VENOM INC:
In 2015, a chance encounter brought an offer to Tony Dolan (vocals, bass) to reform the line-up of Venom that had recorded the classic Prime Evil album and solid follow-up albums. These classics kept the band very much alive during the onslaught of Grunge and Brit Pop that destroyed all but the most-hardy in the early 90’s. Dolan seized the opportunity to continue the Venom legacy that had begun when current bandmates Jeff Dunn (aka Mantas on guitar), along with Tony Bray (Abaddon, drums), formed the original band in 1979 and brought the world extreme metal in the form of the Welcome To Hell and Black Metal albums. Topped off in the beginning by the voice of Clive “Jesus Christ” Archer (and later by Cronos and “The Demolition Man” Tony Dolan), Venom was – and still is – a force of nature.
VENOM INC upholds the true intention of Venom that began in 1979, and vows to rekindle the original spirit that was lost over the years. For every single Legionnaire from Venom‘s Legions and new fans alike, VENOM INC will continue to grow and perform the classics with heart, soul and true meaning.
VENOM INC is:
Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, Anthony “Abaddon” Bray and Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan
I am music fanatic, writer, photographer and aspiring to play guitar/bass so I can write the music I hear in my head, plus play some of the sick riffs I hear on albums I listen to. I love travelling to see new places, meet new people, learn about local cultures and live with chronic wanderlust. Music, travel, good friends/family and enjoying life is key! I write for Global Music Mayhem, Rocknytt.net (Sweden) and HRH Magazine (UK). You can follow my photography on Instagram: @yesterdazenews Facebook: @DianeWebbPhotography.