Over 20 years of hardcore, punk & grindcore history amalgamate in Venomous Concept’s viciously aggressive new effort “Poisoned Apple”, profiting from the well-deserved laurels and integrity of its illustrious members Shane Embury (guitar, Napalm Death), Kevin Sharp (vocals, Brutal Truth), Danny Lilker (bass, Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth) and Danny Herrera (drums, Napalm Death). The history of Venomous Concept can be dated back to 1989 when Shane Embury and Kevin Sharp first met in New York City when Napalm Death were asked to play a show as part of the city’s annual music/arts festival week at legendary club CBGB’s. Their friendship started at St.Marks pizza parlour around the corner. Needless to say they ate too much pizza!
Fast forward to February 2004. by chance Kevin happened to be the tour driver of Napalm Death on “The Art of Noise” tour w/Nile, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Tranquillity and The Bezerker and though Shane & Kevin had lost touch in the years between, some beers, pizza and old vinyl classics by Poison Idea, Black Flag and Systematic Death renewed their friendship. All these great bands seemed to unite the pair in a realization: “Why hadn’t they ever started a band together?” They looked to each other bemused – time to put wrong to right. They recruited Buzz Osbourne of The Melvins on guitar and Napalm Death’s Danny Herrera on drums and recorded their debut “Retroactive Abortion” (2004) on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. This was an unmistakable and uncompromising statement that Venomous Concept is not about namedropping, but means business!
Due to busy commitments the band only managed to play one show live at The Double Door in Chicago. Shane decided to switch to guitar as Buzz’s schedule with the Melvins was a little hectic, although Buzz will remain in the band for the inevitable live shows. So Shane asked close friend Danny Lilker to step in on the bass duties. Afterwards the band entered the studio to record their second album and Century Media Records debut “Poisoned Apple”. Driven by an unrelenting outlaw spirit, their second album is as refreshing and ferocious as it can get. Venomous Concept are offering classic old school hardcore/punk at its best – honest, aggressive, outspoken & energetic to the max. Freshly signed to Century Media and with a stunning new album under their belt, Venomous Concept are looking forward to spit their sonic and lyrical venom straight into your face, taste the poison or drop dead!