Venom: One of the most influential and important bands in the development of heavy metal music.
Formed during the late 1970s in Newcastle, England and influenced by the heavy intensity of Motorhead and the visual flash of Kiss, Venom developed a dark blistering sound that paved the way and became a seminal influence on the evolution of thrash, speed, death and power metal; similarly their macabre, proudly satanic image proved a major inspiration for the legions of black metal bands that appeared in their wake, even lending the genre its name with the release of their 1982 sophomore LP, Black Metal.
Venom, the inventors of Black Metal.
The founders of Thrash, Speed, Death and Power Metal.
The deadliest force to hit the heavy metal music scene.
The original sinners playing the devil's music at it's highest intensity.
The ultimate rock and roll band.