VENOM INC. – Announce “Better To Reign In Hell” Tour!

Extreme Metal pioneers VENOM INC. are proud to announce their return to the U.S. this summer for their “Better To Reign In Hell” tour. The trek will kick off on June 22nd in Dallas Texas and make its way up the west coast performing in Phoenix, San Diego, and Seattle before concluding in Denver on July 9th. Joining the band on the summer run are EXHUMED (6/22-7/2), ACID WITCH, ENFORCED, and WORMWITCH (7/3-7/8).

VENOM INC comments: “Legions of Hell!! Finally rescheduled after our red tape fiasco (Thank you immigration!) now we are ready and on fire!! Standby for intense and all our brutal furious assault!!!! With our amazing support card, there’s no escape now… come join us and lose your mind and remember THERE’S ONLY BLACK!!!!!!!


VENOM INC will be touring in support of their latest offering, There’s Only Black. Their sophomore album is a no-holds-barred assault on bigoted hypocrisy and conformism in today’s society, as well as a demonstration of musical superiority delivered by some of the genre’s true originators. Watch the video for “There’s Only Black” here: 

Tickets are now on sale for the tour at

Confirmed dates for VENOM INC‘s “Better To Reign In Hell” tour with EXHUMED, ACID WITCH, ENFORCED, and WORMWITCH are:
6/22/2023  Trees – Dallas, TX *
6/23/2023  The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX *
6/24/2023  Scout Bar – Houston, TX *
6/25/2023  Jakes Backroom – Lubbock, TX *
6/26/2023  Rock House – El Paso, TX *
6/27/2023  191 Toole – Tucson, AZ *
6/28/2023  Nile – Phoenix, AZ *
6/29/2023  House of Blues – San Diego, CA *
6/30/2023  Whisky –  Los Angeles, CA *
7/01/2023  Full Circle Brewing – Fresno, CA *
7/02/2023  DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA *
7/03/2023 Bossanova Ballroom  – Portland, OR **
7/05/2023  El Corazon – Seattle, WA **
7/07/2023  Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT**
7/08/2023  The Lincoln – Cheyanne, WY **
7/09/2023  Oriental Theater – Denver, CO **

VENOM INC. – There’s Only BlackRelease Date: 23 September 202201    How Many Can Die    (03:21)02    Infinitum    (03:47)03    Come To Me    (03:46)04    There’s Only Black    (04:49)05    Tyrant    (05:25)06    Don’t Feed Me Your Lies    (05:51)07    Man As God    (03:23)08    Burn Liar Burn    (05:32)09    Nine    (03:34)10    Rampant    (04:06)11    The Dance (04:54)12    Inferno    (05:19)

As 2015 swept in it brought with it a solid revival of traditional Metal bands. A chance encounter and request brought and offer to Tony Dolan (Vocalist and Bassist) to reform the lineup of VENOM that had recorded the classic “Prime Evil” album and solid follow-up albums that kept the band very much alive during the onslaught of Grunge and Brit-pop that destroyed all but the most hardy in the early 1990’s Metal had suffered at the hands of the new trend but VENOM (with this lineup) refused to alter or die and so continued the legacy that had begun when Jeff Dunn (aka Mantas – Guitar)  formed the original band in 1979 and brought the world extreme Metal in the form of the “Welcome To Hell” and “Black Metal” albums.The albums penned mostly by Dunn, exposed the world to a new way of music taken to the extremes, and with a pinch of darkness and the controversial odor they raised their heads from the grave as if they had always been lying in wait and brought chaos to a neatly formed music industry.Topped off with the voice of Clive ‘Jesus Christ’ Archer and later by Cronos and The Demolition Man the band was and still is a force of nature. While others attempt to take credit for all things VENOM the truth is not a hidden mystery but rather written on tablets like the ten commandments but unlike religion, you do not need faith to follow VENOM or their ideas and music but simply ears to hear. ‘Somewhere In Time, We Were Born ..’ they sing and it has become their mantra. Today’s scenes are full of examples taken from this classic band. Images and themes and even a whole genre taking its name from the seminal Black Metal album. The characters were and still are larger than life to fans but it is the music that carries the flame. The true inspiration for all is the dark heavy vibes tinged with a Black and Roll touch. VENOM INC. began again in 2015 by accident almost and the name was not a choice but given by fans, agents, promoters, etc. On reflection, it is just a matter and fact that this band is true and real and carries the true spirit which began in 1979 and will end their days being that spirit that was lost somewhere over the years. Perhaps it is inevitable for a band to change or grow away from its original intent but every single Legionnaire from the VENOM’s Legions knows..their own moment that made them a lifelong fan and so it is to this end that VENOM INC will continue to grow and perform the classics from the legacy with heart and soul and true meaning and will write with this same intent in mind so that new fans too may realize that a real band playing with all they have to give still exists and are still very important in this growing age of digital separation from reality.VENOM INC. has been touring without pause since its first appearance at KEEP IT TRUE festival in Germany in 2015 and have taken its brand of energy and performance across the globe on many European tours, Asia, the US, all over South and Central America, Hellfest, Bloodstock, Alcatrazz, Wacken are among the countless festivals shows, a special invitation to tour with Glenn Danzig and a special appearance at the Original Misfits show at Chicago’s ‘All State Arena’, as well as Special invited guests by The Metal Allegiance in New York City amongst the list of other things, live is where the band truly live but now it is time for a new album and the writing has not stopped 2021 we shall see the new album and new shows taking the world into its arms once again and embracing it and it’s dark heavy soul.

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