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Venom

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1979
Genre:
NWOBHM/Black/Speed Metal
Lyrical themes:
Satan, Hell, Death, Women, Metal
Current label:
Spinefarm Records
Years active:
1979-1992, 1995-2002, 2005-present
Top picture from left to right: Abaddon, Cronos, and Mantas.
Bottom picture from left to right: Rage, Cronos, and Danté.

Considered by some to be the first black metal band.

Though many sources mention that the band was known as Guillotine in the beginning, according to Mantas it was just an idea that was floating around and never was adapted as the band name.

Cronos switched to bass when ...
Current
Cronos Bass (1979-1988, 1995-2002, 2005-present), Guitars (rhythm) (1979), Vocals (1980-1987, 1995-2002, 2005-present)
See also: ex-Cronos, ex-Album Graecum, ex-Dwarfstar, ex-Metal All Stars
Rage Guitars (2007-present)
See also: ex-Order of the Black Sun
Danté Drums (2009-present)
See also: Tony Martin, ex-Razorback (live), ex-Baileys Comet, ex-Guns 'n' Oatcakes, ex-Powerplay
Past
Alan Winston Bass (1979)
Abaddon Drums (1979-1992, 1995-1999)
See also: Abaddon, ex-Kaos, ex-Beneath, ex-Venom Inc., ex-Dryll, ex-Oberon
Dave Rutherford Guitars (1979)
Mantas Guitars (1979-1986, 1989-1992, 1995-2002)
See also: M:Pire of Evil, Venom Inc., Mantas, ex-Warfare, ex-Last One Dying (live), ex-Dryll, ex-Scooter (live)
Jesus Christ Vocals (1979-1980)
See also: ex-Oberon
Mykus Guitars (1986-1988, 2005-2007)
See also: Goatreign, ex-Altered Dominance, ex-Cronos, ex-Carcass (live), ex-Cathedral (live)
Jimmy Clare Guitars (1986-1988)
See also: Balls of Steel, Jimmy Clare, The Ballbreakers, ex-Cronos, ex-Tank, ex-Geneva, ex-Hardline, ex-Hellfire, ex-Wet Dream
Al Barnes Guitars (1989-1991)
See also: ex-XLR8R, ex-Mantas
Demolition Man Vocals, Bass (1989-1992)
See also: Atomkraft, M:Pire of Evil, Metal Against Coronavirus, Venom Inc., Sabbatonero (Black Sabbath Tribute), ex-Virus (live), ex-Mantas
V.X.S. Keyboards (1991-1992)
See also: Chi-A.D., ex-VXS
War Maniac Guitars (1992)
See also: ex-War Machine, ex-Atomkraft
Antton Drums (1999-2002, 2005-2009)
See also: Def Con One, ex-Slutt, ex-M:Pire of Evil, ex-Dryll, ex-Ezee, ex-Nu-Future Cowboys, ex-Sanitys Edge
Past (Live)
Dave Irwin Guitars (1985)
See also: Fist
Les Cheetham Guitars (1985)
See also: ex-Avenger
Karl Bareham Drums (2018)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-A Silent Film
Cronos Bass (1979-1988, 1995-2002, 2005-present), Guitars (rhythm) (1979), Vocals (1980-1987, 1995-2002, 2005-present)
See also: ex-Cronos, ex-Album Graecum, ex-Dwarfstar, ex-Metal All Stars
Rage Guitars (2007-present)
See also: ex-Order of the Black Sun
Danté Drums (2009-present)
See also: Tony Martin, ex-Razorback (live), ex-Baileys Comet, ex-Guns 'n' Oatcakes, ex-Powerplay
Alan Winston Bass (1979)
Abaddon Drums (1979-1992, 1995-1999)
See also: Abaddon, ex-Kaos, ex-Beneath, ex-Venom Inc., ex-Dryll, ex-Oberon
Dave Rutherford Guitars (1979)
Mantas Guitars (1979-1986, 1989-1992, 1995-2002)
See also: M:Pire of Evil, Venom Inc., Mantas, ex-Warfare, ex-Last One Dying (live), ex-Dryll, ex-Scooter (live)
Jesus Christ Vocals (1979-1980)
See also: ex-Oberon
Mykus Guitars (1986-1988, 2005-2007)
See also: Goatreign, ex-Altered Dominance, ex-Cronos, ex-Carcass (live), ex-Cathedral (live)
Jimmy Clare Guitars (1986-1988)
See also: Balls of Steel, Jimmy Clare, The Ballbreakers, ex-Cronos, ex-Tank, ex-Geneva, ex-Hardline, ex-Hellfire, ex-Wet Dream
Al Barnes Guitars (1989-1991)
See also: ex-XLR8R, ex-Mantas
Demolition Man Vocals, Bass (1989-1992)
See also: Atomkraft, M:Pire of Evil, Metal Against Coronavirus, Venom Inc., Sabbatonero (Black Sabbath Tribute), ex-Virus (live), ex-Mantas
V.X.S. Keyboards (1991-1992)
See also: Chi-A.D., ex-VXS
War Maniac Guitars (1992)
See also: ex-War Machine, ex-Atomkraft
Antton Drums (1999-2002, 2005-2009)
See also: Def Con One, ex-Slutt, ex-M:Pire of Evil, ex-Dryll, ex-Ezee, ex-Nu-Future Cowboys, ex-Sanitys Edge
Past
Dave Irwin Guitars (1985)
See also: Fist
Les Cheetham Guitars (1985)
See also: ex-Avenger
Karl Bareham Drums (2018)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-A Silent Film
Added by: xSpinalTartx Modified by: BuriedUnborn
Added on: 2002-07-17 19:36:16 Last modified on: 2022-07-06 12:01:25