You've never heard Venom Prison quite like this before.
Venom Prison are continuing to any expectations you may have of them with the second taste of the upcoming record 'Erebos'.
And this is completely new and exciting ground for them.
The track is called 'Pain Of Oizys' and is a slowly unfurling and exceptionally atmospheric piece of gorgeously apocalyptic metal. It leaps and bounds between brutality and beauty with the flick of the wrist, and takes you on a voyage of depth and desolation. It also makes what the rest of the record will sound like all the more intriguing.
The band have offered up some incredible explanation for where the track came from.
Guitarist Ben Thomas starts by offering this:
“The second offering by VENOM PRISON is a cold room with a dusty piano. It’s a softly sung war hymn with finger-picked guitar. It’s a ship in calm seas watching for the storm on the Horizon. ‘Pain Of Oizys’ will lull you into a false sense of security. Unique to VENOM PRISON's previous releases the instrumentation is not what you’d expect. Glassy reverberated guitars and cold piano notes lay the foundation for clean sung harmonies. ‘Pain Of Oizys’ climaxes with synthy leads, strings and aggressive vocal chants. Leaving them feeling empowered with the lyrical conclusion whilst the intensity of the song winds down.”
Guitarist Ash Gray adds:
“The song was written in so many ways, structures, and styles. It was only when it became the form you’re hearing now that we had the big realisation we'd found something different and special, but still very "VENOM PRISON" - even though it probably isn’t what listeners are expecting or used to at this point from us. We’ve always expressed as a band that we would not create the same records and songs over and over again so this is us sticking to our word.”
And vocalist Larissa Stupar concludes:
“The song is about coming to terms with depression, trauma and PTSD. Accepting it as part of who I am and rather living life with it than not living at all. It’s about finding strength in suffering and not giving up. Every day is a new day, every day comes with its struggles but ultimately I don’t want to bow to these demons in my head, I wish for it to end and to find peace even in the most difficult of situations.”
It's absolutely stunning, and it's waiting for you below:
'Erebos' will be dropping on February 04 via Century Media.