Venom is one of the bands most notably credited in creating the first forms of thrash, extreme, and ultimately black metal. The band did not achieve elite-level status in terms of album sales yet, they do have an almost cult-like following, due to their longevity and ability to stay true to their sound. On May 31st, they are releasing a deluxe vinyl box set titled, “In Nomine Satanas”, celebrating VENOM’s 40th anniversary and features the original Neat Records recordings from their 1981 debut “Welcome To Hell” to “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, the live recording of their mythical appearance at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1985. All of the albums are remastered from the original tapes with embossed covers, posters and inserts like their original first editions. They’re all now on color-configured vinyl too. The set also includes a 12-inch book detailing the history of the band featuring new interviews with all three members, written by respected journalist Dom Lawson (taken from Blabbermouth.net, accessed 5/16/2019). Owning a piece of metal history such as this that many metal fans should really consider.

Here are what the box contains for the recordings and why I feel it’s important in metal music history:

4LPs and 2 x 2LP

“Welcome To Hell”

(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of the original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)

“Black Metal”

(Remastered from original tapes on swirl vinyl. Comes with reproductions of the original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)

“At War With Satan”

(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproduction 6-page roll fold booklet and leather book effect cover.)

“Possessed”

(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of the original poster, insert and sleeve on mirror board.)

“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”

(Pressed on half and half vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original gatefold and inserts.)

“Bloodlust”

(Planchette shaped 7” picture disc single)

“Sons Of Satan”

(New album of previously unreleased demos. Pressed on splatter vinyl. Gatefold cover)

Pre-orders can be done here: https://venomlegions.lnk.to/INSBoxPR

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