VENOM – BLOODLUST 7″ This version has silver “Neat Records” logo and legal text on each label. VERY RARE Mint condition vinyl
B: In Nomine Satanas
These tracks are non album tracks, but they could lead any album to glory (not that either of Venom’s first 3 albums would need it, as they are brilliant). Cronos, Mantas & Abbadon were unique and they can’t be replaced by any new shit that goes around in these days….
a quote from their frontman Cronos: “In Venom we wanted to be the devil, we wanted to be the vampires!” Well, it doesn’t get more vampiric than their essential non-album single Bloodlust. In fact, the singer refers to himself in the song as “Count Cronos, vampire supreme”. Guitarist Mantas gets a shout out too (this time simply as “Mantas”). That leaves poor drummer Abaddon as the only Venom bloodsucker to not get a mention which is probably why he tries to get everyone’s attention by playing as many of his drums as he possibly can. As often as he can. It’s a chaotic, mess but it is glorious! Pure punk metal battery, deranged and in your face. Come on, turn it up!
Kerrang didn’t like it back then 🙂