Venom Inc just finished up a huge performance at this past weekend’s Blackest Of The Black festival in Silverado, CA. Now, you have more chances to witness the band’s live onslaught! Venom Inc have announced their upcoming Blood Stained Earth Tour, featuring support from extreme metal giants Goatwhore and Toxic Holocaust, as well as fast-rising death metal group The Convalescence. The tour will kick off in Philadelphia, PA on September 1 and visit several major cities in both the U.S. and Canada, coming to a close in Baltimore, MD on October 2.
Venom Inc frontman Tony Dolan says, “It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce our 2017 North American Blood Stained Earth Tour! With a brand new set, we cannot wait to see our North American fans – old, loyal and new. With our brothers Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, we give you a package that will leave you full of the best metal any tour can produce! Don’t miss it, I promise you’ll regret it. ALL HAIL NORTH AMERICA. AVE!”
In addition to the tour, Venom Inc are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets. See below for all current performance dates:
Venom Inc’s Blood Stained Earth Tour w/ Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence:
- 9/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
- 9/2 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
- 9/3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
- 9/4 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
- 9/5 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
- 9/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
- 9/8 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
- 9/9 – Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Metal Fest
- 9/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
- 9/11 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
- 9/13 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
- 9/14 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
- 9/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
- 9/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
- 9/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
- 9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
- 9/20 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
- 9/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
- 9/22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
- 9/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
- 9/24 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
- 9/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
- 9/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB
- 9/28 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
- 9/29 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
- 9/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
- 10/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
- 10/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
- 10/3 – Special VENOM INC Bash
- 10/4 – Special VENOM INC Bash
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.
In an oversaturated metal landscape where sub-genres spawn sub-sub-genres and the very definition of “metal” seems blurred by cross-pollinating madness, sacred are the bands who stay true to their roots. Goatwhore spew the sort of sinister, fist-clenching, speaker-searing sound that made metal so forbiddingly enticing in the first place.
TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences – Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones – TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world. Grind wrapped all of these elements up with a DIY attitude.
Discarnate is a 5-piece death metal band from Illinois. Inspired by the punishing sounds of early 90’s extreme metal and the new wave of modern death metal, the new band has already made a mark in the scene. In a little over a year since the bands inception, they released an EP critiqued by Lars Bremnes Ese of Metal Hammer Norway as “evocative and massive.” “The Derangement” was released in May 2016 to an already eager base of fans.
Featuring guitarists Luke Nissen and Ivan Cordova, bassist Alletta Ergun, and drummer Dave Cieck, the solid and mature instrumentation that makes the core of the band is a fully collaborative effort. Trading riffs and ideas is what they do, always striving for a new take on a genre that is nearly 45 years old. This, combined with the mind-crushing lyrics and vocal delivery of the bands’ frontman, Matthew Maggio, makes for an exciting and evolving sound.
Currently, the band is seeking to expand it’s reach in the United States, hoping to bring its music to a wider audience through touring and a vibrant social media presence. In the meantime, there is always work to be done. Along with reaching out for tours, they are writing a new EP, a full length, which they hope to release by years’ end 2017.