Of the new track, vocalist Larissa Stupar comments: ““Animus focuses on the many oppressive forces that, in our view, attempt to control what we say, what we do and what we believe. Lyrically, Abysmal Agony challenges the norms and values that underpin contemporary society. It is very apparent that our preconceptions of mental health for example are governed by what society deems to be madness in the first place. Abysmal Agony sets out to question the parameters and that pre-determination between what is madness and what is sanity. That isn’t a question that too many people want to ask, but it is a determination that governs our everyday existence.”
Listen to “Abysmal Agony” now on Metal Hammer HERE or streaming via YouTube diirectly below.
Having first pummeled the jugular of the underground with their self-released demo “Defy The Tyrant” in 2015, VENOM PRISON continued to tear their way through the UK underground with the “The Primal Chaos” 7-inch. Now VENOM PRISON are in the throes of unleashing their debut full length “Animus” on unsuspecting audiences worldwide.
Stupar elaborates: “The album’s lyrics capture and portray various forms of fighting an oppressive force. One of them struck Eliran’s eye as the most livid out of them all. In Perpetrator Emasculation a rapist is being force-fed his own genitalia. It’s not a secret that death metal art and lyrical content often involve violence against women and we liked the idea of turning the tables. That lyrical segment depicts the title and theme of the record very well and the visual execution makes your flesh crawl with vengeance.”
“Animus” Track Listing
Following the release of “Animus”, the band will head out on a European tour with Prosthetic labelmates, Trap Them. Having previously shared the stage with bands such as Hatebreed, Anaal Nathrakh, Full of Hell, Dragged Into Sunlight, The Black Dahlia Murder, Between the Buried and Me and more, VENOM PRISON delivers a punishing blend of death metal that makes most landslides look lightweight.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES