Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice caught up with VENOM INC‘s Mantas, Abaddon and The Demolition Man at Heavy Montreal Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band spoke about the recent incident of the body of a young unidentified man wearing a VENOM T-shirt, the reasons behind kick starting VENOM INC and Cronos’ objections to their reformation.
When asked about the bands reaction to the the unidentified body of a man found with a Venom T-shirt, 20 years ago in Turtle Creek, Wisconsin and the investigators using the metal community to try to find his identity
” I think it’s because of the size of the metal community and that the people are very knowledgeable that something will be found out very quickly and it’s because metal heads care about each other and the investigators will find out who he is.” Abaddon
When asked about the reasons for reforming Venom inc the line-up with Mantas, Abaddon and the Demolition Man
“The Venom inc thing came around because of the ‘Keep it true festival’ in Germany, M-pire of Evil was booked for the festival and they said would you consider playing Venom songs if Abaddon came. ” Mantas
When asked about Cronos’ opinion on this current reformation or any legalities to stop Venom Inc
“Yes a letter was sent, but legally Cronos did not ask me and the name of the band originally was put togther by the two of us (Mantas) cause I would have said no ” said Abaddon
“At the end of the day it’s venom Inc, Iron and Steel, the fans know who he is , the fans know who we are. In this band you have the two founding members. Every band who’s got a front man that is iconic, looks at the band (Venom) as that’s the band, not true. Cronos was the last person to join Venom at my invitation. A lot of the Venom songs were written before Cronos joined the band this is what people don’t realize.
In 2005, my mother was seriously ill, my mind was not on music, wasn’t on a band name or anything like that and Cronos called me during this conversation he said are you ok with me continuing with venom, I said yeah, is it a decision I regret, yes. looking back at it now , if my head been right, I would have said I think we should have just bury it now” Mantas
When asked about what stages they are at on coming out with a new Venom inc album
We got the M-pire album that we are finishing off, we have already done some demos (Venom Inc) for the new album. Now we are trying to write and do the tours at the same time.” The Demolition Man
Watch the Video interview here