Legendary frontman Cronos has hailed Venom’s new album as the end of the beginning for the black metal pioneers after predicting a bright future for the born again noise merchants.

And after Fallen Angels landed at rushonrock this week we’ve got to admit the devil worshipping Geordie has a point!

“When we make an album it usually takes a few tracks to get into the vibe,” explained Cronos. 

“Although this album’s vibe was very much present during the ideas stage… everything came together so naturally.

“We all started throwing ideas together on the South American tour and then again during the live shows of 2010.

“And so we knew from the start that we had some amazing new songs to make a great album.

“With any new album you look for a few songs to put into the live set. But that is going to be very difficult with this record as we can nail the entire album live if we want!

Fallen Angels is the result of a band that has spent nearly two years touring and growing as a unit. And as the band grows tighter, so the songs get better and heavier and we instinctively know what each other is thinking, and the ideas flow easier.

“This album is only the very start for this line-up. There will be many more albums and live shows to come for Venom. It has taken a long time and a lot of changes to finally deliver a Venom that can attack Black Metal the way it should be – fast, furious, tight and terrifying.

“All Hell Breaks Loose… Hell Fucking Yeah !!!!!!!!!”

Formed in 1979 in Newcastle, Venom have been a major influence on the metal scene with bands such as Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth acknowledging their importance.

Fallen Angels is released on November 28 and you can expect a full – and invariably positive – review here soon!