The band M:Pire of Evil, which contains former members of the legendary metal outfit Venom, will release their second album Crucified on May 7, 2013 through Deadline Music.
Now, Deadline Music (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) is streaming one of the songs from Crucified called “Taking It All” – check it out here below, along with two previously streamed tracks, “Demone” and “Crucified.”
M:Pire of Evil consists of guitarist Mantas (Jeff Dunn), a founding member of Venom; Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan, who fronted Venom from 1988-1993, on bass and vocals; and ex-Throwdown drummer JXN. The band’s debut album, Hell to the Holy (also available as an MP3), was released in 2012. Their follow-up effort, Crucified, includes 11 tracks, 9 of which are re-recorded songs from Dolan’s era with Venom. The CD booklet will have art by Mantas, as well as lyrics and band pics.
Temples of Ice
Kissing the Beast
Blackened Are The Priests
Need To Kill
Taking It All
You can head over to SoundCloud to listen “Taking It All”; the other two songs are embedded below. Also check out the band’s Facebook page.
Los Angeles, CA”¦On May 7, Deadline Music (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) will release CRUCIFIED by M:Pire of Evil, the thrash metal project by former Venom members Mantas (guitar), Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (vocals, bass), and ex-Throwdown drummer JXN.
CRUCIFIED bulldozes through eleven tracks (including nine Venom favorites from the PRIME EVIL era), opening with the driving “Temples of Ice” and not taking its foot off the gas through the closing beast, “Taking It All” (which includes the perfect anti- chant). The riffs are dense and mighty, rhythms propulsive, and the vocals relentlessly intense. The record takes on dystopian themes of destruction, evil, and corruption and in the case of pointed tracks like “Blackened Are The Priests,” all three.
In 1979, guitarist Jeff Dunn took on the name Mantas and created a musical entity that would inspire an entire subgenre of metal. Venom combined dark, heavy and loud with a proficiency that created history with two records, WELCOME TO HELL and BLACK METAL, that are considered the gold standard of thrash. Built on this foundation, M:Pire of Evil formed in the U.K. in 2010. Their debut record displayed musical integrity and prowess befitting of the legacy. CRUCIFIED, MoE’s second full-length record, continues that legacy.