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Venom is a metal band formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 1979.

Coming to prominence towards the end of the 'New Wave of British Heavy Metal', Venom's first two albums – Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982) – are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom's second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of an extreme metal subgenre: black metal.

Venom's original personnel came from three different… read more

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  • This is without any doubt, the evilest heavy metal band ever.
  • If you don't like Venom you're a faggot
  • thats actually good thing. because kronos said itself, that "their music was garbage joke, and everyone who take it serious and bought this piece of shit is fucking clown". just listen to bathory first LP and youll see venom influence and riffs. nevertheless varg always supported venom even in court by wearing venom t-shirt. and euronymous said that there was plenty murders just because of venom existence. anyway if i would like to know varg opinion about venom, i just can ask him on his yt channel :) they all were raised on venom there is no point to deny it.
  • @BeingofEvil, >> also the way venom inspired burzum, bathory, mayhem made norwegian black metal. Varg Vikernes said, that all norwegian "pandas" (except Euronymous) thinking that Venom was a fucking clowns and just shitty rock-n-roll band. You can read burzum.org for more info about this.
  • I could finally see them live yesterday and they sounded fucking awesome.
  • @BeingofEvil thank you very much for the clarification, now the world can live in peace. You're the one we all needed :)
  • As Black as Metal can get.
  • okay look, venom is proto-black metal, that mean their music contain blackened speed metal/thrash, d-beat and such. its not "norwegian" black metal you know from black-white painted pandas. its fucking stanic black metal. its black because cronos said so. also the way venom inspired burzum, bathory, mayhem made norwegian black metal.

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