Before they signed to Prosthetic, won a Metal Hammer Golden God award or played Download Festival, Venom Prison were just five friends from South Wales laying waste to their local hardcore scene. Three years after their 2014 formation, the five-piece have amassed a reputation as some of death metal's most promising upstarts, due in no small part to last year's excellent debut LP, Animus.
Nevertheless, Venom Prison remain staunch DIY disciples, as evidenced by their action-packed "Perpetrator Emasculation" video. The band's latest visual, which collects Ashley Bea Photography's footage of a secret show the band held in their hometown, doubles as Venom Prison's show of solidarity with underground music communities worldwide. Watch below.
"Venom Prison grew from a grassroots hardcore scene, and have no intention of forgetting where we have come from," vocalist Larissa Stupar says of her band's new clip, adding, "Living in a time where music venues close down or just aren't affordable for underground promoters and bands, supporting your local scene is very important, as it helps expanding musical boundaries and help to evolve the bands involved in it. Hopefully this footage from 'Perpetrator Emasculation' spreads word that shows like this are going on all over the world in DIY spaces."
Venom Prison are set to hit the road with Australian death-metal outfit Aversions Crown for a European tour in early August. Their upcoming itinerary also includes a series of dates opening for Gorguts, plus appearances at Belgium's Ieper Festival and Germany's Void Fest.
Aug. 05 – London, UK – Boston Music Room *
Aug. 06 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper *
Aug. 07 – Glasgow, UK – Audio *
Aug. 08 – Manchester, UK – Satan's Hollow *
Aug. 09 – Exeter, UK – Cavern Club *
Aug. 10 – Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
Aug. 11 – Ieper, Belgium – Ieper Festival
Aug. 12 – Hamburg, DE – Menschenzoo ^
Aug. 13 – Potsdam, DE – Archiv ^
Aug. 14 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof $
Aug. 15 – Leipzig, DE – Naummanns $
Aug. 16 – Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg $
Aug. 17 – Oberhausen, DE – Kulttempel $
Aug. 18 – Zinzendorf, DE – Void Fest 2017
* w/ Aversions Crown
^ w/ Without Human Trait
$ w/ Gorguts, Revocation, Fallujah, Havok