Venom, the unholy trinity of Cronos, Rage and Dante, celebrate a massive 40 years together with new studio album, Storm The Gates – a 13-track outing for blasphemers, fornicators and the forever cursed set for release via Spinefarm Records on December 14th 2018.

To celebrate this incredible milestone and the news of their fifteenth studio album, the band have released a track from the album, “Bring Out Your Dead”.

“We always say that a song has to find itself, has to develop,” exclaims Cronos. “We’ve had nearly three years with these compositions, speeding some up, slowing some down, changing the lyrics, adding breaks, moving verses… that’s how songs grow, and that’s how you end up writing a better album. That’s why I don’t believe in releasing a record every year – you can’t possibly have let those songs develop to their full potential. These albums are going to be around a lot longer than I am, so they need to be able to stand up for themselves. With an album every year, I think you end up with two or three good songs and then a load of shit, and I certainly don’t want to release that sort of album!”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.