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Venom Prison bring ten tons of death metal to the The K! Pit in association with Rizla
After eight months away from the stage, Venom Prison chose The K! Pit in association with Rizla as the place to unleash new material live for the very first time. With new the new 5K-rated sonic behemoth Samsara in their arsenal, Kerrang!'s favourite London dive bar didn't know what hit it. And it hit hard.
Cramming 50 of Venom Prison's biggest fans into Blondies in east London was always going to be chaos, and once they got warmed up, the tiny dive bar became a mash of battering bodies and crowdsurfers.
Want to see for yourself? We’ll be streaming the show on our Facebook page tonight (April 18) at 7:30pm GMT, 2:30pm EST, and 11:30am PST. Can’t watch it then? Stay tuned for a link to the YouTube video once it’s over.
To get you in the mood, here are some action shots from our brave camera team getting in the pit.
To watch the stream, make sure to follow us on Facebook. To get yourself warmed up, check out one of our previous shows:
Despite valiantly trying to make live shows possible for Venom Prison this year, new mother Larissa Stupar admits she was “being too ambitious and was putting too much pressure on myself”.
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Writing on International Women’s Day, Venom Prison’s Larissa Stupar calls on the music industry to do better in supporting mothers and pregnant women.
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The Cover Story
Standing on the ashes of best-laid plans, Venom Prison are poised to take the next step in their ongoing conquest of British metal. With new album Erebos drawing on the darkness and chaos of the past two years, can they find a light in the black?