VENOM PRISON have today announced details of their second studio release, titled Samsara. The ten track album will be released on March 15 via Prosthetic Records; the first track – Uterine Industrialisation – is streaming now on all available platforms. Samsara is available to pre-order now.
Having named the album Samsara – after the Buddhist concept of being reborn into a never-ending cycle of suffering – the rising death metal outfit have laid their cards out on the table from the word go. Musically, the album is as abrasive as we have come to expect from this UK based five-piece; as frenetic as the debut but delivered with a power up of confidence in their delivery.
Themes and topics explored in the album’s lyrics are more personal than on their debut, Animus; vocalist, Larissa Stupar, examines her own interpretation and experiences of suffering, as well as navigating broader societal concepts. It is a political thread of fury that delivers a lashing in the direction of human trafficking, capital punishment, and – as in the case of the first single, Uterine Industrialisation – forced surrogacy.
Recorded in Summer 2018 at Vagrant Studio, Southport, UK, Samsara was produced by Tom Dring (Dawn Ray’d, Dragged Into Sunlight) and Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip). The work of both audio engineers highlights the dynamics and depth of the biting aggression present throughout Samsara. The resulting album is a contrasting and confrontational offer that does not hold back.
The album artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.
2. Megillus & Leana
3. Uterine Industrialisation
4. Self Inflicted Violence
5. Deva’s Enemy
6. Asura’s Realm
7. Sadistic Rituals
8. Implementing The Metaphysics Of Morals
|VENOM PRISON will embark on full UK and European tour as main support to Fit For An Autopsy. The uncompromising five-piece will head out on the road from May through to June; also joining the tour will be Vulvodynia & Justice For The Damned. |
17.05.19 Germany Karlsruhe @ Weiße Rose
18.05.19 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns
19.05.19 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
20.05.19 Austria Vienna @ Viper Room
21.05.19 Germany Munich @ Backstage
22.05.19 Italy Milano @ Circolo Svolta
23.05.19 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
24.05.19 Germany Bochum @ Matrix
25.05.19 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
26.05.19 Netherlands Den Bosch @ Willem 2
27.05.19 Belgium Antwerp @ Kavka
28.05.19 France Paris @ Gibus
29.05.19 UK Birmingham @ Mama Roux
30.05.19 UK Bristol @ Exchange
31.05.19 UK London @ Underworld
01.06.19 UK Leeds @ Key Club
02.06.19 UK Manchester @ Rebellion
ABOUT VENOM PRISON:
VENOM PRISON first pummelled the jugular of the underground with a self-released demo Defy the Tyrant in 2015. They continued to rip through the touring circuits of the UK and Mainland Europe following up with The Primal Chaos EP. Once a steady and full line-up was established with the addition of bassist Mike Jefferies, the band then went on to release their debut full length Animus on Prosthetic Records. This propelled the band into the spotlight earning them the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden Gods award for best new band in 2017. With this recognition they continued their assault on the UK, Mainland Europe, North America and Canada with their energetic and passionate performances alongside many respected bands such as Trivium, Code Orange, Aborted, Power Trip. With new drummer Joe Bills joining the ranks from early 2019 the live audio violence looks set to continue unabated.
Watch other VENOM PRISON videos:
Immanetize Eschaton music video
Corrode The Black Sun music video
Perpetrator Emasculation music video
Devoid music video
Glitch – Mental Heath and Touring Musicians
Venom Prison North America Part 1
Venom Prison North America Part 2
VENOM PRISON is:
Joe Bills – Drums
Ash Gray – Guitar
Mike Jefferies – Bass
Larissa Stupar – Vocals
Ben Thomas – Guitar