Prime Evil (album)

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Prime Evil
Venom - Prime Evil.jpg
Studio album by Venom
Released 9 October 1989
Recorded 1989
Studio Lynx Studio, Newcastle
Genre Thrash metal, Black Metal
Length 39:55
Label Under One Flag
Producer Nick Tauber, Kevin Ridley
Venom chronology
Calm Before the Storm
Prime Evil
Temples of Ice
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[2]

Prime Evil is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band Venom, and the first not to feature bassist and vocalist Conrad "Cronos" Lant. It is also the first in a series of three albums with former Atomkraft bassist and vocalist Tony Dolan as a band member and composer.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Venom, except where indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prime Evil"   4:38
2. "Parasite"   3:08
3. "Blackened Are the Priests" Tony Dolan 4:19
4. "Carnivorous" Dolan 2:11
5. "Skeletal Dance"   3:07
6. "Megalomania" (Black Sabbath cover) Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward 5:25
7. "Insane"   2:54
8. "Harder Than Ever"   3:09
9. "Into the Fire"   3:23
10. "Skool Daze"   4:23
11. "Live Like an Angel – Die Like a Devil" (re-recording available on the CD edition of the album) Conrad Lant, Anthony Bray, Jeffrey Dunn 3:05


  • Nick Tauber, Kevin Ridley - producers
  • Barry Clempson - engineer
  • Steve Brew - assistant engineer


  1. ^ "Venom - Prime Evil". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 397. ISBN 978-1894959315.