Taken from their debut album "Animus", the video depicts the band playing in an abandoned house while a woman peels her skin away. "The idea behind the is about tearing away and shedding skin to become a new and better person," explains vocalist Larissa Stupar. "I was always fascinated with the fact that the Nazis were able to kill over six million people with the use of stationary facilities built exclusively for the purpose of mass extermination, while a whole nation categorically denied knowledge of the atrocities that were committed."
"Growing up in Germany, I have learned that people have trouble recognising that every cog and social issue had a part to play to some extent. It is a difficult reconciliation with the concept of collective guilt, but closing our eyes to the hands of psychopaths committing horrific mass crimes makes all of us responsible," says Stupar. "The ideals of fascism have been part of human history throughout. You see the same kind of lunatics marching with torches through German streets, the KKK is still performing their idiotic rituals yet the world still chooses to close its eyes while hate crimes are being committed."
Filled to the brim with "pummeling riffs and a vicious vocal delivery" (Decibel), VENOM PRISON's full-length debut album "Animus" is 10 tracks of aural assaulting brutality that tackle subjects as social Darwinism, misogyny, rape culture and the rejection of God and religion. A limited-edition second pressing of "Animus" on yellow/black splatter vinyl, limited to 300 copies worldwide, is now available for pre-order at store.prostheticrecords.com/b/venom-prison.
Digital downloads of "Animus" can be found at:
VENOM PRISON are also excited to announce they will be featured on the lineup for UK's prestigious Download Festival this summer following a jaunt across Europe with Darkest Hour. Full dates can be found below. Previously the band have been seen supporting acts such as Trap Them, Hatebreed, Anaal Nathrakh, Full of Hell, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dragged Into Sunlight and Between the Buried and Me, just to name a few.
UPCOMING 2017 TOUR DATES
4/30 Birmingham, UK - The Flapper #
5/1 Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach #
5/2 London, UK - Underworld #
5/3 Cologne, DE - Underground #
5/4 Haarlem, NL - Patronaat #
5/5 Aarschot, BE - De Klinker #
5/6 Hamburg, DE - Hafenrock - Fest #
5/7 Copenhagen, DE - Beta #
5/8 Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia #
5/9 Warsaw, PL - Poglos #
5/10 Prague, CR - 007 #
5/11 Leipzig, DE - Conne Island #
5/12 Munich, DE - Feierwerk #
5/13 Wien, AT - Viper Room #
6/9 Donington Park, UK - Download Festival
# with Darkest Hour
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