20u / death metal / hardcore / €12,50
Venom Prison are a Welsh death metal band. Stephen Hill of Metal Hammer described their sophomore album as “2019’s most anticipated extreme metal albums”. Their lead vocalist Larissa Stupar was described by Kerrang! as “metal’s most important – and uncompromising – voice”.
In 2014, former Wolf Down vocalist, Larissa Stupar (born in Russia), moved to Wales, where she met Ash Gray of Brutality Will Prevail, whom she would begin writing music with. They coined the name “Venom Prison” as it was “the most metal name they could imagine”. The pair released the demo EP “Defy the Tyrant” in 2015 then recruited Ben Thomas to play lead guitar and Joe Sheehy to play drums along with Mike Jeffries who plays bass guitar for the band. This line-up released the 2015 EP “The Primal Chaos”.
The band released their debut studio album on 14 October 2016, entitled “Animus”, by which time Sheehy had been replaced by Jay Pipprell.The album was released to critical acclaim.
On 7 July 2017, the band released a music video for “Perpetrator Emasculation” from Animus.
The band were set to support Decapitated on their November 2017 European tour, however pulled amidst the band’s arrests.
In August 2018, the band joined Dying Fetus, Toxic Holocaust and Goatwhore on their European tour.
In May and June 2019, the band toured Europe, beginning in Germany and ending in the UK, opening for Fit for an Autopsy.
Their second studio album “Samsara” was released on 15 March 2019.
On 21 March 2019, the band announced a collaboration with American streetwear brand The Hundreds.
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