Based out of Wales, Venom Prison are ready to introduce themselves to the public. The fresh metal band features (former) members of Wolf Down, Brutality Will Prevail and Desolated. Vocalist Larissa took the time to answer some questions and give Venom Prison a proper introduction along with the new tracks which you can stream below.
Please introduce your band and its members.
“I’m Larissa and I sing for Venom Prison. Ash and Ben play guitar, Richy is on the bass and Stu’s playing drums.”
After Wolf x Down, you were part of other projects such as NA’AMAH and Clandestine aD. Both projects resulted in releases that were put out by Evil Greed, but you guys rarely perform live, correct? What’s your vision for this third project?
“Correct but there is no crime in making some music with friends you met even if they live on the other side of the world. For Na’amah, half live in America, myself and Max live in Germany and England. For Clandestine aD real life got in the way. Here again people are living in different countries and having a shit job that won’t let you have time off and just being a barrier for everything… Venom Prison will be our main focus from now on as we miss playing and doing tours. We have tapes ready with 5 tracks on and booked a couple of shows. The band will be based in UK as from end of January I will be moving to Wales. Ready to play with our other friends in the band which are also from the UK, so no excuse really not to play shows. Hope that clears up your question!”
How did you come up with the band name, Venom Prison?
“We don’t really know to be honest. Sounds metal, doesn’t it?”
Please define your sound in three words and elaborate on that.
“Fast, groovy, heavy. I can’t really elaborate on that, if you listen to the songs, I think they speak for themselves.”
You recorded everything yourselves; Besides a financial benefit, was there any other reason and how did this work out?
“We basically turned our living room into a studio, hoping the neighbours won’t get in the way. It came out a lot better than we expected. It just gave us the opportunity to practice recording stuff plus flexibility regarding time and location.”
What can we expect from Venom Prison in the near future?
Stream the 5 tracks from their demo tape in the Bandcamp player below and make sure to get your hands on one of them.