24 & 25 MAY 2019


The pioneers of extreme metal as we know it are coming to Erica! The name VENOM is both loved and loathed in the metal scene. Almost 40 years after founding the band, the 1989 – 1992 line-up of Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray returned with a monster of an album, called “Avé”. VENOM INC was incepted on April 24th, 2015 at the Keep It True Festival in Germany. Mantas and Dolan were booked with M:PIRE OF EVIL. An offer to play Keep It True was accompanied by a request to have Abaddon – who would be in attendance – to join the band during the set to perform some VENOM classics as a treat for the fans. They played their set, finished with ‘Countess Bathory’, and everyone went nuts. They went off stage, came back on with Abaddon and played four or five VENOM songs under the VENOM INC. name and the place went berserk. Dolan: “The whole reason we call it VENOM INC. is so that people realize we aren’t just VENOM II or anything like that. We’re incorporating everything we do in our music including our VENOM history, and that’s the idea behind the band.”