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Venom Prison share new track and music video

Venom Prison have shared a new track from their forthcoming, third album, Erebos (due February 4 through Century Media). Titled "Pain of Oizys," the song and its video are available here:


"The second offering by Venom Prison is a cold room with a dusty piano. It's a softly sung war hymn with finger-picked guitar. It's a ship in calm seas watching for the storm on the Horizon. ‘Pain Of Oizys' will lull you into a false sense of security. Unique to Venom Prisons previous releases the instrumentation is not what you'd expect. Glassy reverberated guitars and cold piano notes lay the foundation for clean sung harmonies. ‘Pain Of Oizys' climaxes with synthy leads, strings and aggressive vocal chants. Leaving them feeling empowered with the lyrical conclusion whilst the intensity of the song winds down," states Venom Prison guitarist Ben Thomas.

Guitarist Ash Gray adds, "The song was written in so many ways, structures and styles, it was only until it became the form you're hearing now that it was a big realisation that Venom Prison found something different, special and very in our comfort zone even if this isn't what listeners are expecting or used to at this point. We've always expressed as a band that we would not create the same records and songs over and over again so this is us sticking to our word."

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"The song is about coming to terms with depression, trauma and PTSD. Accepting it as part of who I am and rather living life with it than not living at all. It's about finding strength in suffering and not giving up. Every day is a new day, every day comes with its struggles but ultimately I don't want to bow to these demons in my head, I wish for it to end and to find peace even in the most difficult of situations," states lead vocalist Larissa Stupar.

Director Thomas Coe-Brooker adds, "This was a really special video for me, collaborating with my amazing wife to create something that mirrored the song's juxtaposition of fragility and power, as well as the lyrical themes of finding your own way to deal with inner demons. I liked the idea of leading the viewer to believe that the character was destined to cause harm on herself when really she's finding liberation and release, ending on a moment that suggests ‘a new day', to be interpreted however the viewer sees fit."

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anonymous 172 days ago

Meh. Poison Probation way better.


easyhateoven 172 days ago

toilet prison


evil_hero 172 days ago

christ almighty. why do the worst bands write the most long winded, pretentious press releases. its an obnoxiously persistent trait of shit bands


evil_hero 172 days ago

did you just describe your song as "a ship in calm seas watching for the storm on the Horizon" ?? who the f*ck do you think you are? steinbeck? youre in a band called venom prison


anonymous 172 days ago

I just lost my virginity to this


anonymous 172 days ago

Now I know why the vocals suck.


anonymous 172 days ago

meh. i like Poison Gulag better.


anonymous 171 days ago

f*ck this band forever for what they did to Decapitated


anonymous 171 days ago

Piece of shit band makes typical trendwhore music. What else is new. On the previous song they tried to be chimaira for f*ck's sake. Emphasis on tried, just like they tried throwing Decapitated under the bus. f*ck this shit band forever


anonymous 171 days ago

No shit? What exactly was the story w Decapitated? I know a girl or girls went onto their bus then the rape accusations followed which they were cleared of..


anonymous 171 days ago

https://metalinsider.net/video/decapitated-appear-in-court-venom-prison-cancels-supporting-their-european-tour Lots of insinuating and indirect accusations to say at least. Decapitated was the better band as usual by not responding to their bullshit statement


anonymous 171 days ago

Gulag rock


anonymous 171 days ago

Hey guys check out my new band, Chemical Toilet... We scream about social equity and white people and vaccines and stuff.


anonymous 171 days ago

Don't forget they're buddies with real creeps in Homewrecker





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