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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…

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  • 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.
  • Black Fuckin Metal!
  • fathers of extreme metal
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  • + Smoke +
  • Their second album is called "Black Metal". They coined the fucking term. Without Venom there would be no black metal. I think they have a right to the last.fm tag. [4]

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