VENOM PRISON have today released their second studio full length, titled Samsara. The follow up to 2016’s Animus, Samsara has already amassed wide spread critical acclaim. The ten track album is out now via Prosthetic Records.
Of the album release, the band comment: “After Animus, it was a quick collective decision that we as a band would produce a much harder second album, the opposite of what people expect from us. Lyrically, we explored personal and socio-political issues which led us towards the album title Samsara, after the Buddhist concept of being reborn through life & suffering. After a gruelling studio experience to produce and record with Tom Dring, we’re now ready to take Venom Prison all around the world and push Samsara to the masses. See you on the road, the grind is real.”
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.
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 album artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.
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 Dortmund @ Junkyard
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
05.07.19 Resurrection Festival, Viverio, Spain
07-11.08.19 Brutal Assault, Jaromer, Czech Republic
12.08.19 Den Atelier, Luxembourg w/ Parkway Drive & Bury Tomorrow