The original extreme metal pioneers themselves, VENOM have revealed their new album Fallen Angels.
The legends from the UK are celebrating 30 years since Welcome To Hell, their classic debut from 1981, with this new studio full-length on November 28 via Spinefarm/Universal, and will feature 13 new songs with two bonus tracks on the special edition. Prior to this, a double A-side single, "Hammerhead"/"Hail Satanas" available on 12" and digital download, will come out on October 31.
The band that founded metal's most evil style bringing out a new record is undoubtedly just about the best news we've heard in ages.
Cronos has said of the new record:
“When we make an album, it usually takes a few tracks to get into the vibe, although this album’s vibe was very much present during the ideas stage… everything came together so naturally.
“We all started throwing ideas together on the South American tour, and then again during the live shows of 2010, and so we knew from the start that we had some amazing new songs to make a great album.
“With any new album, you look for a few songs to put into the live set, although that is going to be very difficult with this record, as we can nail the entire album live if we want!
"Fallen Angels is the result of a band that has spent nearly two years touring and growing as a unit, and as the band grows tighter, so the songs get better and heavier, and we instinctively know what each other is thinking, and the ideas flow easier.
“This album is only the very start for this line-up; there will be many more albums and live shows to come for Venom. It has taken a long time and a lot of changes to finally deliver a Venom that can attack Black Metal the way it should be – fast, furious, tight and terrifying. All Hell Breaks Loose… Hell Fucking Yeah !!!!!!!!!”
Since we're celebrating 30 years since Welcome To Hell here it is live from 2009 in Brazil: