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Venom Inc. NZ Tour
February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - February 27, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
Forget what you have heard – The VENOM INC. New Zealand tour is on!
For the first time in New Zealand the fearsome Abaddon, Mantas and the one and only Demolition Man himself will descend upon our shores as part of the Blood Stained Earth Tour for two formidable shows that cannot be missed!
Performing classic Venom tracks such as ‘Live Like An Angel’, ‘Don’t Burn the Witch’, ‘Black Metal’ and the awe-inspiring ‘Countess Bathory’ amongst many others, this is also your chance to hear live, tracks from the highly praised VENOM INC. debut album Avé
“VENOM INC. is an outstanding representation of seasoned veterans that still rip the frets off their guitars while inciting those oh so loveable thrash metal riots. Concert goers seeking old-school Venom will get what they came for, plus a healthy dose of new school VENOM INC.” – National Rock Review
But the good news doesn’t end there!
In support the mighty Bulletbelt – the Wellington based band that “have been striking fear into New Zealand audiences since 2009”
Sporting new recruits Josh Obrien on guitar and Scott Spatcher-Harrison on vocals, Bulletbelt recently blew the audience away at this year’s Hell Smash Fest VI, cementing their place well and truly as one of New Zealand’s greatest metal bands.
With their latest album ‘Nine Centuries’ about to be released on January 29th, this will be your opportunity to see Bulletbelt in all their glory, up close and personal.
“Bulletbelt create acidic and biting tunes that never go out of style; digging into what makes metal so intrinsically visceral to this day. The band is a reminder of the deep-rooted joy to be found in forthright and bloodthirsty underground metal that cuts straight to the heart” – Metal Bandcamp
Originally formed as Venom in 1979 in Newcastle, England, the band came to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal. Venom’s first two albums – Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982) – are considered as major influences on thrash and extreme metal in general. In fact their second album was indeed so influential that its title was used as the name of an extreme metal sub-genre: Black Metal.
VENOM INC. was born thanks to an impromptu live set at the 2015 Keep It True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The onstage reunion such a success amongst Venom fans that soon the project that Dolan had originally set up for fun was receiving numerous show offers from around the world.
Almost forty years after their inception, the fortified 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony ‘Demolition Man’ Dolan and drummer Anthony ‘Abaddon’ Bray have not only come together to create VENOM INC. delivering incredible live performances that must be seen to believed, but they have also released the undeniably brilliant Avé, a monster of an album!
VENOM INC. realized that their live performances were the key to creating a metal classic; harnessing the aggression, integrity and honesty that was happening for VENOM INC. in a live situation and translating it to a record whose power speaks for itself.
Valhalla Touring & Ambient Light Present
With special guests BULLETBELT
Monday February 26th | WELLINGTON | Valhalla
Tuesday February 27th | AUCKLAND | Whammy! Bar
On Sale – Friday 26th January, 9am (Local time)
VIP Packages will be available but are strictly limited!