Shop online for official Venom band merch. Browse or range of official Venom t-shirts, Venom patches, Venom hoodies, Venom badges, Venom wristbands, Venom vinyl LP records, Venom beanies and more. Venom are hailing from Newcasle England were formed with the classic line up of Cronos (bass / vocals), Mantas (guitar) and Abaddon (drums) at the tail in of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) era. They are one of the pioneering bands, considered the forefathers of extreme metal, the originators using satanic imagery in a more over the top fashion to what had previously been done before, coining the term Black Metal being the name of their second album. Their debut album Welcome to Hell and their second album Black Metal are considered essential and influential classics of the genre being a prototype and influence on many black metal
, thrash metal, death metal
and others. Venoms faster more abrasive musical style played an influence on the formative years of the big four thrash metal bands Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth
as well as the black metal scene with bands such as Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Mayhem, Bathory
and more. The band has endured throughout the decades with varying line-ups and splintered in to sub groups such as Venom Inc wich features original members Abaddon and Mantas.
Venom albums release to date in order of release are: Welcome to Hell (1981), Black Metal (1982), At War with Satan (1984), Possessed (1985), Calm Before the Storm (1987), Prime Evil (1989), Temples of Ice (1991), The Waste Lands (1992), Cast in Stone (1997), Resurrection (2000), Metal Black (2006), Hell (2008), Fallen Angels (2011), From the Very Depths (2015), Storm the Gates (2018). Enjoy browsing our range of official Venom merchandise and hope you will find that classic Venom t-shirt or specialty item you are looking for.