Venom Prison have dropped a blistering re-recording of their 2015 song “Defy the Tyrant,” from their upcoming full-length release Primeval.
The Welsh band’s new release collects re-recorded versions of two formative EPs—2015’s Defy the Tyrant and The Primal Chaos—plus two fresh tracks, “Defiant to the Will of God” and “Slayer of Holofernes.”
“This record is a snapshot of the earlier days of Venom Prison, simpler times where we locked ourselves in a room for days on end to create the early incarnation of what would be our first collection of songs,” the band wrote on Facebook.
“Our first release/demo Defy the Tyrant was subsequently born, and we never thought this would lead onto being picked up by Prosthetic Records or touring the world. This became a starting gun for touring and festivals in between the studio to write, including what would become The Primal Chaos. Given the current climate and the global pandemic situation we felt it was appropriate to package together our early material so that it is presented in a form of how it was always intended.”
Primeval is out October 9 via Prosthetic Records. Hear the new version of “Defy the Tyrant” now: