Prime Evil (album)

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Prime Evil
Venom - Prime Evil.jpg
Studio album by Venom
Released October 9, 1989
Recorded 1989
Studio Lynx Studio, Newcastle
Length 39:55
Label Under One Flag
Producer Nick Tauber, Kevin Ridley
Venom chronology
Calm Before the Storm
(1987)Calm Before the Storm1987
Prime Evil
Temples of Ice
(1991)Temples of Ice1991
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. It was released in 1989, and the first in a series of three albums with former Atomkraft bassist and vocalist Tony Dolan, replacing Conrad "Cronos" Lant, 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.