Venomous Concept

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Venomous Concept
Genres Grindcore, hardcore punk
Years active 2004 (2004)–present
Labels Ipecac
Associated acts Brutal Truth, Napalm Death
Members Shane Embury
Danny Herrera
Danny Lilker
Kevin Sharp
Past members Buzz Osborne

Venomous Concept is a grindcore and hardcore punk band.[1] The band's name is a play on Poison Idea, in the style of name-mangling Japanese hardcore acts.[2] Venomous Concept was formed by Kevin Sharp and Shane Embury in 2004. They were joined by Danny Herrera and Buzz Osborne. Osborne was later replaced by Danny Lilker.

Venomous Concept have released two albums: Retroactive Abortion (2004) and Poisoned Apple (2008). They have also released two split albums: one with Japanese grindcore band 324 (2006),[3] and the other with Australian extreme metal band Blood Duster (2008).[4]

History[edit]

In February 2004, Kevin Sharp was the tour driver for Napalm Death on The Art of Noise tour with Nile, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Tranquillity and The Berzerker. Shane Embury and Sharp were already acquainted, and "some beers, pizza and old vinyl classics by Poison Idea, Black Flag and Systematic Death" renewed their friendship. They decided to start a band together. Embury remembered:

Napalm were on tour with Nile and when the driver had to leave, Kevin Sharp who sang for Brutal Truth, stood in for him. I ended up going back to Chicago with him and we said, "Hey, how come we've never been in a band together? We both loved mid-80's punk, we both loved Poison Idea and Black Flag", so that was the starting point.[2]

They recruited Buzz Osborne of The Melvins on guitar and Napalm Death's Danny Herrera on drums, and recorded their debut Retroactive Abortion (2004) on Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings.[5] The band replaced Osborne with Danny Lilker for their second album, Poisoned Apple (2008).[6]

Venomous Concept are currently working on material for their third album.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Split CD/7" with 324 (2006)
  • Split 7" with Blood Duster (2008)

Retroactive Abortion[edit]

Retroactive Abortion
Studio album by Venomous Concept
Released June 29, 2004 (2004-06-29)
Recorded October 5–10, 2003
Genre Grindcore, hardcore punk
Length 27:11
Label Ipecac
Producer Venomous Concept
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! mixed[8]
PopMatters mixed[9]
Stylus Magazine D–[10]

Retroactive Abortion is the first album by Venomous Concept.[11] It was released on June 29, 2004, through Ipecac Recordings.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Weirdo" – 2:21
  2. "Oink!" – 1:04
  3. "Rhetoric" – 2:30
  4. "I Said It Before" – 1:51
  5. "Freakbird" – 1:29
  6. "Infest" – 0:36
  7. "Life's Line" – 1:54
  8. "Idiot Parade" – 2:31
  9. "Hard On" – 2:00
  10. "Group Hug" – 1:33
  11. "Anti-Social" – 1:12
  12. "Run Around" – 1:25
  13. "Smash" – 1:41
  14. "Monkey See - Monkey Beat" – 1:10
  15. "Total Recall" – 1:54
  16. "Braincrash" – 2:14
  17. "Think!"

Personnel[edit]

  • Oscar Garcia – additional vocals
  • Venomous Concept – production
  • Huey Dee – engineering
  • Phil Wright – assistant engineering

Poisoned Apple[edit]

Poisoned Apple
Studio album by Venomous Concept
Released April 25, 2008 (2008-04-25)
Genre Grindcore, hardcore punk
Length 34:00
Label Century Media
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[6]
Exclaim! favourable[13]

Poisoned Apple is the second album by Venomous Concept.[1] It was released on April 25, 2008, in Europe,[14] and May 13, 2008, in North America.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drop Dead" – 2:07
  2. "Toxic Kiss" – 0:56
  3. "Life" – 1:47
  4. "Water Cooler" – 2:58
  5. "P.R.I." – 1:32
  6. "Artist Friendly" – 1:30
  7. "A Case of the Mondays" – 2:37
  8. "Every Mother's Son" – 1:54
  9. "Worker's Unite" – 1:39
  10. "Half Full?" – 2:56
  11. "Check Out" – 3:26
  12. "White Devil" – 1:53
  13. "Hero" – 2:39
  14. "Three" – 1:17
  15. "Screwball" – 1:48
  16. "Chaos!" – 1:28
  17. "Think?" – 1:33

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Venomous Concept". Century Media Records. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Travers, Paul. Kerrang! No. 1310, May 01 2010. Albums. Treasure Chest. Shane Embury. p. 54.
  3. ^ "Venomous Concept Signs with Century Media Records". Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Blood Duster/Venomous Concept Split 7" Available Now". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. February 19, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ True, Chris. Venomous Concept at AllMusic. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c Bowar, Chad. "Venomous Concept - Poisoned Apple Review". About.com. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Venomous Concept Working on New Material". Blabbermouth.net. October 11, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Venomous Concept - Retroactive Abortion". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ Begrand, Adrien (September 1, 2004). "Venomous Concept: Retroactive Abortion". PopMatters. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ McKeating, Scott (July 16, 2004). "Venomous Concept - Retroactive Abortion - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Venomous Concept: Classic Debut to Receive Vinyl Release". Blabbermouth.net. June 11, 2006. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ASdPUHhxr_oC&pg=PA8&dq=%22venomous+concept%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xW5FUdXKO8a1PeC0gYgK&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22venomous%20concept%22&f=false
  13. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Venomous Concept - Poisoned Apple". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Venomous Concept: 'Poisoned Apple' Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2013.