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VENOM Inc - Concert Booking & Management

VENOM Inc Management

Jon & Marsha Zazula

and

Chuck Billy

E-Mail

 

Concert Booking (USA)

Circle Talent Agency

Dan Rozenblum

5900 Wilshire Blvd.

Suite 2200

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Office - 323.424.4970

Fax - 323.424.4976

E-Mail

With the release of the new VENOM Inc album fast approaching, The first singles from Avé, entitled “Avé Satanas” and “Dein Fleisch”, can be streamed now via the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel

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October 2017

VENOM INC. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - IRELAND/UK/EURO TOUR 2017

“While VENOM INC. has unfortunately had to reschedule, 'not cancel', their November UK & European tour dates (which will now take place in early 2018) we WILL perform at our festival dates in Helsinki - at Heavy Metal Cauldron & Vouzier in France.

We sincerely apologise for the tour date changes, for any disruption or stress caused to fans. We wish you our best and rest assured we will be with you as soon as possible.”

Tony “The Demolition Man” Dolan

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Septemner 2017

As the VENOM Inc BLOOD STAINED EARTH Tour continues across North America, we have a new gallery of photos from the concert in Denver on 11th September.

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August 2017

The latest VENOM Inc competition on The Official Website has now closed. And it is Darkest Congratulations to......

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July 2017

Pick Collectors Against Cancer - Charity & Awareness 100 Mile Bike Ride in London

Mr PCAC Lee Hutchinson writes:

As a bunch of you will have seen from my previous updates, Andy Jones will be cycling 100 miles around London on Sunday (Same route as the Olympics).

Here is the Cycling Jersey he will be wearing during the event.

Andy wanted to use this event to raise awareness for PCAC and raise some cash in the process.

Our metal brothers Venom Inc have joined in with supporting the project by allowing us to use the artwork from their new album 'Avé' which is released on August 11th.

 

There will be 8 of these cycling jerseys up for auction in the near future, 5 of which will be signed by the band. I'm sure there will be extra goodies included as well.

These jerseys will not be available to buy & will not be reprinted so very rare.

If you want to support Andy you can donate on our JustGiving page...

 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pcac-andy

 

Every pound helps... Just think how much could be raised if every member donated $1 or £1

All the money will be going to the Teenage Cancer trust including the money raised from the cycling Jersey auction when that happens.

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June 2017

In celebration of the upcoming release of the new VENOM Inc album, we have launched a new competition.

Hit the COMPETITIONS tab to win some Venomous Goodies!!

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Via LOUDWIRE.COM:

Once more!!! Let's kill it!! All for one!!!

We just wanted to let you know that we have entered VENOM Inc's "Dein Fleisch" video into the current Battle Royale to determine the Top 10 Rock + Metal Videos of the week on Loudwire, This new battle will run through Friday, June 23 at 11AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour in the new poll that appears at the bottom of our latest Battle Royale post.

As always, fan voting is crucial to making the top 10 so we strongly encourage you to help involve the band's fans via social networks and websites.

Here is the link to the current poll:

 

Loudwire Battle Royale Poll

 

Thanks for your consideration,

Chad Childers, Loudwire

 

THE DEMOLITION MAN comments:

Video voting ended and VENOM inc got 3rd thanx to you all!! Avé

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Extreme Metal Originators VENOM INC. Return with New Full-Length Album, “Avé”

Out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast | Pre-Order Here

Listen to New Track “Dein Fleisch” Here

“Blood Stained Earth” Headline Tour with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence Begins September 1 – Meet & Greet Packages Available!

Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray have returned with a monster of an album.

After months of anticipation, VENOM INC. will release their upcoming full-length opus, entitled Avé, on August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders for the new album are available now at: www.nuclearblast.com/venominc-ave

 

The first single from Avé, entitled “Dein Fleisch”, can be streamed now via the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/HKBb24JaLXM

 

VENOM INC. was born during an impromptu live set at 2015’s Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for VENOM INC. from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom’s legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. The rest is history.

 

While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists. Vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan says, “We tried to shape Avé so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster.”

 

Avé track listing:

01. Ave Satanas

02. Forged In Hell

03. Metal We Bleed

04. Dein Fleisch

05. Blood Stained

06. Time To Die

07. The Evil Dead

08. Preacher Man

09. War

10. I Kneel To No God

11. Black N Roll

 

Going in to writing Avé, VENOM INC. realized their live performance was the key to creating an album that would be a metal classic. It was clear that any songs the trio came up with had to have the intensity, the honesty and the aggression that was happening for VENOM INC. in a live situation. Simply put, they needed to translate what they do on stage onto a record. Not once did they look back on the Venom catalogue and think, “We have to write another 'Black Metal' or another 'Schizo'…” The focus is on VENOM INC. and everything the rejuvenated three-piece do in the here and now.

Dolan adds, “Expect 100% pure, honest, solid, hard, dark, thought-provoking metal... like it was, is and forever shall be. Classic old-school, but with the ferocity and energy that we display in our live show. We are proud of this album and our new home at Nuclear Blast, as well as our whole team – management, PR, agents, sponsors and most of all, YOU. Thank you! See you somewhere on this Blood Stained Earth!”

VENOM INC will kick off their upcoming Blood Stained Earth headline tour, featuring support from Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, on September 1. Tickets for the Blood Stained Earth tour are on sale now: LINK

 

Exclusive VENOM INC. meet & greet packages are available with limited availability – for details please visit: http://bit.ly/VenomIncVIP

 

In addition to the tour, VENOM INC are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets and new tracks. See the CONCERTS page for all current performance dates:

June 2017

Fresh from their appearance at DANZIG's BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival, VENOM Inc return to North America this September with GOATWHORE, Toxic Holocaust & The Convalescence for the "Blood Stained Earth Tour"

 

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10:00am local time. Visit your local venue website or band websites for more information.

 

All the dates can now be found on the CONCERTS page, and dedicated EVENT pages for the concerts can be found on the VENOM Inc Facebook page

 

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R(ock).I.P ERIC COOK.

MANTAS and ABADDON have issued the following statements in regard to the sad passing of VENOM's Lengendary Former Manager, ERIC COOK:

MANTAS: "Today sees the end of an era. My good friend Eric Cook lost his battle with the most vicious enemy. This is the second friend I have lost in the last three months to this disgusting disease. We traveled the world together and went through so many things, good and bad, but always remained friends.

"For those of you who don't know, Eric was VENOM's manager and fought hard to see the band rise to the heights that it did, working tirelessly behind the scenes.

"I have no words to express my sadness at the time of this news and can only offer my sincere condolences to his wife Carol and their two children and his brother Ged.

"Taken far too soon, rest well my friend."

ABADDON: "I met Eric Cook when I was 16. I invited him to come with VENOM as guitar roadie when we played our first real concert in Belgium. He subsequently became our manager and pretty much everything we achieved was because of him. We were business partners and saw each other every day for twenty odd years. He was the funniest guy you could hang out with, but tenacious in business and managed to make a quid go a long, long way. We didn't always see eye to eye, but he'd always listen to the other guys' point of view and could be swayed, if need be.

"Eric succumbed to a very violent cancer earlier today. He'd been ill since Christmas but kept working and trying to break bands and run his studio and other business interest.

"As his brother Ged succinctly put… The music business has lost a powerhouse and a legend.... I have lost a brother.

"Sleep well, mate."

 

February 2017

VENOM INC to Perform at BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival - May 26-27, 2017 in Silverado, CA

Also Featuring Headliner DANZIG and Special Guests MINISTRY, ATREYU, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and More

 

- - View the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival Trailer HERE - -

 

VENOM INC is:

Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, Anthony "Abaddon" Bray and Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan

 

Fresh off of the announcement of their signing to Nuclear Blast Records as well as hinting at a new album, VENOM INC are announcing their upcoming performance at the first Blackest Of The Black festival on Saturday, May 27!

 

Coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend, the two-day Blackest Of The Black festival (Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27) will host two music stages featuring performances by headliner and festival presenter Danzig, as well as Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps and many more. The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions including Castle Danzig -- a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony, ecstasy and more, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig.

 

Information on tickets, VIP packages, camping and more can be found at www.BlackestFest.com. Discounted 2-day Early Bird Tickets start at $66.66 plus parking and fees, while supplies last. Early Bird Single-day Friday tickets start at $39.00, and single-day Saturday tickets start at $49.00.

 

VENOM INC vocalist/bassist Tony Dolan says: “It is with great pleasure that we join such an illustrious bill for the Blackest Of The Black festival. The USA is the second home for VENOM INC and to be invited to join Glenn Danzig’s brainchild is very special for us and we are honored! Expect a devastating show to do justice to our loyal and true US legions. ALL HAIL: AVE!”

 

In addition to this stateside performance, VENOM INC are set to perform at several festivals in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Inferno Fest, MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets. See below for all current performance dates:

 

VENOM INC Tour Dates:

4/1 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Lords of The Land festival

4/13 - Oslo, Norway @ Inferno Fest

4/29 - Barroselas, Portgual @ SWR Barroselas

5/27 - Silverado, CA @ Oak Canyon Park - Blackest Of The Black festival

7/24 - Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival

8/5 - Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air

9/7-9 Cave-in-Rock IL, USA @ Full Terror Assault III Open Air

10/27 - Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron

 

About VENOM INC:

In 2015, a chance encounter brought an offer to Tony Dolan (vocals, bass) to reform the line-up of Venom that had recorded the classic Prime Evil album and solid follow-up albums. These classics kept the band very much alive during the onslaught of Grunge and Brit Pop that destroyed all but the most-hardy in the early 90's. Dolan seized the opportunity to continue the Venom legacy that had begun when current bandmates Jeff Dunn (aka Mantas on guitar), along with Tony Bray (Abaddon, drums), formed the original band in 1979 and brought the world extreme metal in the form of the Welcome To Hell and Black Metal albums. Topped off in the beginning by the voice of Clive “Jesus Christ” Archer (and later by Cronos and “The Demolition Man” Tony Dolan), Venom was – and still is – a force of nature.

 

VENOM INC upholds the true intention of Venom that began in 1979, and vows to rekindle the original spirit that was lost over the years. For every single Legionnaire from Venom's Legions and new fans alike, VENOM INC will continue to grow and perform the classics with heart, soul and true meaning.

 

VENOM INC online:

www.venom-inc.com

www.facebook.com/VenomIncOfficial

 

For more information on Blackest Of The Black, visit:

www.BlackestFest.com

www.facebook.com/BlackestFest

www.twitter.com/BlackestFest

www.instagram.com/BlackestFest

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VENOM INC - sign with Nuclear Blast Records and Breaking Bands LLC!

In mid-2015, former VENOM member Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, together with original members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and Tony "Abaddon" Bray, formed a second incarnation of Britain's seminal black metal band. After coming together under the flag VENOM Inc, history began to write itself once again. Now, after proving their lasting prowess on the road and at festivals internationally throughout the past year, the band is pleased to announce their signing with premier international heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records. The band is scheduled to release a new album this year - more details coming soon!

 

Nuclear Blast A&R Manager Jaap Wagemaker states, "Nuclear Blast is very stoked to welcome Mantas, Abaddon and The Demolition Man as new members of the Nuclear Family! We grew up with the first three albums that Mantas and Abaddon recorded and made them legendary, and that led the foundations to black metal! I've also been a big fan of ATOMKRAFT with the Demolition Man as well! I've already had the pleasure of working with Mantas and Abaddon early 90's when there was a tribute released, »In The Name Of Satan«, and when they did the reunion show at Dynamo Open Air! A couple of years ago I saw them perform with VENOM Inc - their first ever concert at Keep It True and ever since then the band have proven to be road warriors and have played around the globe answering to the calls of their legions!

 

This year I received the first demos and they proved that they are still built of iron and steel and that they have returned at full force! The band is ready to write another chapter to their legendary status! It is with great pride that we welcome VENOM Inc to Nuclear Blast!"

 

VENOM Inc's Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan states, "It is my greatest pleasure to announce we are now part of the superb Nuclear Blast team and roster! Nuclear Blast is a label run by people who care about their art, know what they are doing and hold their artist roster, and the fans, to the highest standard and level of respect. Their roster includes some of my biggest musical heroes. Those artists, combined with our friends on the exceptional Nuclear Blast staff, are what makes this label the very best. Top artists and a great team. I feel humbled and grateful to join their ranks. I know we will give all we have to make this partnership the very best in every way it can possibly be. For this opportunity, I thank them. ALL HAIL AVE!"

 

VENOM Inc's Jeff "Mantas" Dunn adds, "It is an absolute honor and a privilege to now be part of the Nuclear Blast roster. I would like to thank all involved in this journey and our arrival at this prestigious destination. The one thing that I think that I can proudly say is that this has been realized through sheer hard work, perseverance and determination, and of course the amazing support from our lifeblood… THE FANS. I have to admit that I am overwhelmed and humbled by the faith and belief bestowed upon us by our management and now our new home, Nuclear Blast. So now, we have a new beginning with firm foundations in every respect. MAXIMUM RESPECT!"

 

Additionally, VENOM Inc is now represented by Breaking Bands LLC (TESTAMENT vocalist and co-manager Chuck Billy, Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, and former MegaForce Records and Crazed Management owners Jon and Marsha Zazula) for management, as well as Hexagon Booking Agency (Jerome Haultier) for booking in Europe and the UK and Circle Talent Agency (Dan Rozenblum) in North America.

 

Jon Zazula states, "Mantas and Abbadon have been friends of the Zazula family for 35 years, and it was Dolan that got us all together. We'll see where it goes! I must say that their new album is über heavy – you’re going to love it!"

 

Maria Ferrero recalls, "I’m so happy to be able to work with VENOM Inc! This band is so close to home and to my heart, as one of the first shows I ever saw was the VENOM show that Jon and Marsha presented as Rock N Roll Heaven Presents in 1983. I’ve always believed in whatever they did, and to have Jon and Chuck as partners and to be able to continue to do this with people like VENOM Inc brings it back around full circle. We're ready to knock this out of the park, have fun, succeed and pave the way for bands of the future."

 

Chuck Billy adds, "Congratulations to VENOM Inc for signing a multi-record deal with Nuclear Blast. I couldn't be more proud to have such an iconic band added to the Breaking Bands LLC roster, as well. Wishing them the best of luck - the best is yet to come!"

 

VENOM Inc are set to perform at several festivals in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Hammerfest Festival, Inferno Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic VENOM sets. Check the CONCERTS section of The Official Website to see all upcoming shows.

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February 2017

VENOM Inc have been confirmed to appear at this year's Lords Of The Land Festival in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday 1st April 2017. Tickets for the event can still be purchased via:

TicketWeb UK

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February 2017

!!! - BREAKING NEWS - !!!

We - VENOM Inc - Are proud to now be signed to Nuclear Blast!! Here's to all and the new album (s) COMING VERY FUCKING SOON!! ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE!!

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January 2017

Metal artists are coming together to re-record a Grim Reaper song (s) to help raise funds towards Steve Grimmett's medical and recovery costs. Spearheaded by The Demolition Man, aided by Neil Turbin (Ex Anthrax), Sy Keeler (Onslaught) and Jimmy Kay (The Metal Voice), the contributing artists also include:

Mantas, Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Doro, Lips (Anvil), Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill), Jonas Hornqvist (Bleed The Hunger) Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper), John Gallagher (Raven), Blaze Bayley (Ex Iron Maiden), Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper) and more to be announced soon.

The song will be produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest)

More details soon. In the meantime, please feel free to make a donation to

Steve Grimmett's Fundraiser for Medical costs

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January 2017

Recent website updates include:

The winner of the latest VENOM Inc Competition has been announced.

Also, a new set of Live Photographs from the VENOM Inc concert at The X-Mas Rocka Festival,

which took place in Sheffield, England during December 2016, has now been added to the PHOTOS section

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December 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, here is your chance to get 2017 to a Venomous start...

A new competition has been launched, with a Festival Flyer and Programme autographed by THE DEMOLITION MAN, ABADDON & MANTAS up for grabs! Check the COMPETITIONS Tab!

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October 2016

As you may have noticed, this Official VENOM Inc Website has had a revamp!

The original version of the website will remain online for a few weeks, and can still be visited HERE

Anyone wishing to share, link this website, etc, should update their Bookmarks using the following url:

www.VENOM-Inc.com

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October 2016

To celebrate VENOM Inc's appearance at Mammothfest 2016, which took place in Brighton, England,

THE DEMOLITION MAN got a tattoo of the Mammothfest logo. Click the image on the left for a larger view of the new ink.

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Summer 2016

VENOM Inc are pleased to announce the new association

with the management of the Infamous

Jonny Z and Marsha Zazula

Chuck Billy

and

Maria Ferrero - Adernaline PR

Breaking Bands, LLC

Phone: (732) 462-4262

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Summer 2016

Pick Collectors Against Cancer was an idea Lee Hutchinson thought up back in May 2015 after chatting to Steve Lambert to use their hobby to raise as much money as possible to support various charities around the world that help cancer sufferers in various ways.

Pick Collectors Against Cancer founder Lee Hutchinson writes: I run a charity group called 'Pick collectors against cancer', PCAC has helped raise over $8000 in 6 months by auctioning off items donated by bands, selling picks etc. Venom Inc have been very supportive since I started and held one of my favourite auctions (the winner got a whole bunch items from the band and got to hang out at a show). I am about to release this Venom Inc/PCAC custom pick set. All money raised will be donated to charity, I take no profit from this. I am so proud that the band has trusted me to do this and honoured they support my project. I will be making an official announcement in my group in the next few days with details of price, how to order etc so I wanted to give fans a chance to head over, join up ready for the release. I don't expect these to last long as there are only 100 sets and no more will be printed. On behalf of the band & myself... Thank you

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