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Venom Prison Have Re-Recorded Their Early Material For New Outing “Primeval”, Hear 2020 Version Of “Defy The Tyrant”


Venom Prison have a new outing titled “Primeval” headed for an October 09th release on Prosthetic Records. The effort features new recordings of the songs from their early EPs “Defy The Tyrant” and “Primal Chaos“. Two new tracks, “Defiant To The Will Of God” & “Slayer Of Holofernes“, also appear. Speaking of their decision to revisit their early works, the band commented:

“‘Primeval‘ is a snapshot of the earlier days of Venom Prison, simpler times where we locked ourselves in a room for days on end to create the early incarnation of what would be our first collection of songs. Our first release/demo ‘Defy The Tyrant‘ was subsequently born, and we never thought this would lead onto being picked up by Prosthetic Records or touring the world.

This became a starting gun for touring and festivals in between the studio to write, including what would become ‘The Primal Chaos‘. Given the current climate and the global pandemic situation we felt it was appropriate to package together our early material so that it is presented in a form of how it was always intended.

This is what you hear now. Our previous EP’s plus two new tracks to give you an idea of what is to come in future. Our new chapter awaits, the grind must continue.”

The re-recorded version of the title track from “Defy The Tyrant” arrives as the first single from this new collection, you can hear it below. Speaking of that track in particular, the group offered:

“This song is not only criticising organised religion and Christianity as a whole but also the ways in which it was spread across the whole world; resulting in genocide, rape, colonialism, slavery, misogyny and homophobia.

It is this spirit of inherent superiority that characterised the attitude of the European nations as they expanded overseas, competing for colonial power and the conversion of “heathen” natives. Rather than standing up against the trans-Atlantic slavery, the church helped perpetuate the practice, endeavouring to support slavery on biblical grounds.

Defy The Tyrant‘ is as relevant today as it was five years ago. As long as there is a master in the sky, there will be slaves on earth.”

Pre-orders for the album can be found here.

Primeval” track listing:

01 – “Usurper Of The Throne
02 – “Life Suffer
03 – “Mortal Abomination
04 – “Path Of Exile
05 – “Defy The Tyrant
06 – “Babylon The Whore
07 – “Daemon Vulgaris
08 – “Narcotic
09 – “The Primal Chaos
10 – “Defiant To The Will Of God
11 – “Slayer Of Holofernes

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