Venom, the unholy trinity of Cronos, Rage, and Dante, celebrate a massive 10 years together with new studio album, Storm The Gates, set for release via Spinefarm Records on December 14. Arguably one of the most important bands to help spark the genres of both thrash and black metal, it’s the band’s first release in 3 years.
The band has also released a new song to go with it in the form of “Bring Out Your Dead”.
“We always say that a song has to find itself, has to develop,” exclaims Cronos. “We’ve had nearly three years with these compositions, speeding some up, slowing some down, changing the lyrics, adding breaks, moving verses… that’s how songs grow, and that’s how you end up writing a better album. That’s why I don’t believe in releasing a record every year – you can’t possibly have let those songs develop to their full potential. These albums are going to be around a lot longer than I am, so they need to be able to stand up for themselves. With an album every year, I think you end up with two or three good songs and then a load of shit, and I certainly dont want to release that sort of album!”