The British band Venom, whose leader is Conrad “Cronos” Lant, have been working on their new album since Storm The Gates in 2018. In a recent interview, Kronos said that the band’s new album was prevented by the pandemic, but they have already returned to work on it. He also added that there will be more Venom concerts in the near future, but nothing like a tour should be expected.
We had a bit of a hassle because of the pandemic; we couldn’t meet in the studio and all that sort of shit. So that knocked everything all to hell. If that hadn’t happened, the album would be out by now. But we’re just doing the fine tuning, really, and working on individual shows for now. Venom have never been a big touring type of band. We like to just pop up and blow the place to hell.
In a recent interview, former Venom guitarist and current Venom Inc. member Jeff “Mantas” Dunn said that he would like the band to get back together, in its original lineup, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Black Metal album this year.
Venom was formed in 1979. The band’s first two albums, which gained fame towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal – “Welcome To Hell” (1981) and “Black Metal” (1982), are considered to have had a great influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. The second album turned out to be so influential that its name was used as the name of the extreme metal style of Black metal.