The English Heavy Metal band Venom released a new EP by Spinefarm Records. “100 Miles To Hell” features three unreleased tracks that mark the first new material since “From The Very Depths” of 2015.
The disc is only available on streaming platforms and will gain a limited physical version in two different formats: a 12-inch vinyl accompanied by a large poster of the band and a cassette tape. For those interested in a complete set, an exclusive band shirt will also be on sale.
You can find the physical version on the official Spinefarm Records website after 19 January.
Venom was one of the first incarnations of extreme metal, and influenced many thrash metal, black metal, death metal and other extreme metal styles. The exact genre of the band has been a topic of debate. Venom was labeled in various genres by the press. Most prominent genres are black metal, thrash metal, and speed metal.
The leader and vocalist Cronos insists on calling it black metal
“It’s one of the things when I first saw when I saw the Norwegian scene beginning in the early nineties. I thought: ok, I know they said Venom are an influence, etcetera, etcetera; let’s see where these guys are coming from. And then when I started to read the lyrics, read the interviews and see they were kind of saying the same thing, but about their country, they had their religion, with all the Norse gods like Wodan and Thor.”
“And then all of the sudden the Christians came in and they tried to destroy their religion. It’s great that they stayed within in their country’s beliefs for their lyrics as well. So, they’re not the exactly the same things as Venom, they invented something of their own, which I think is fucking great.”
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