Alcatraz Line up: 2015, 2017, 2022
So we still have two more bands to announce on Saturday and we are proud to communicate this news today. We stay on the British Isles, so in the late seventies, early eighties. NWOBHM celebrates and one of the bands in the NWOBHM and punk scene is the legendary VENOM. The name still explodes in 2017, especially because this British band from Newcastle released a series of albums in the early 1980s - 'Welcome To Hell' (1981), 'Black Metal' (1982) and 'At War With Satan' (1984) – which changed the former metal scene. There is probably not one black metal band that has not been influenced by Venom in one way or another. Previously Venom had the reputation of being the most malignant and roughest band in the world. And that's no different today. Two years ago when the band was performing for the first time on the Alcatraz stage, the trio made a crushing impression with front and opponents. Singer / bassist Conrad Thomas Lant - alias Cronos - is by today the only band member left out of the original lineup, but he managed to surround himself with talented musicians. Their latest album 'From The Very Depths' (2015) scored justly in the top 20 in Rock Tribune's final year list. For sure they will play some songs from their latest as well as some classics like ‘Warhead', 'Witching Hour', 'Welcome To Hell', 'The Evil One', 'Black Metal' and ' Bloodlust’.