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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Everybody Likes Different Songs!

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Venom "Black Metal"

I've always had a love for metal. Its kind of curious that I've never got around to listening to any Venom. Coining the term with their debut record Black Metal in 1982, these leather clad hessians spat out lightning fast riffs with lyrics ripped from the third circle of hell, handled by lead singer/bassist Cronos.

Venom "Live In New Jersey"

But I guess the thing that always put me off about Venom was the famous record of one of their concerts in New Jersey where all the songs are edited out and we're left with hilarious outros, intros and crowd banter. Cronos engages the crowd with lines like "You wanna hear a fucking fast one?", as if they're not all fast. When a punter in the crowd calls out for what was probably meant to be "Blood Lust", Cronos replies with "Blood What? I don't think we have one called that." It's a very Spinal Tap moment, but it still shouldn't deter you from laying down your soul to the gods rock and rolll, NNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BLACK METAL!!!!!

Venom Promo 1

Venom Promo 2

footnote: also included are some promos for their records At War With Satan and In League With Satan. I guess somewhere along the lines they switched allegiances.

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