VENOMOUS MAXIMUS Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Houston, Texas dark heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has signed to Napalm Records. The independent record label will issue the band's critically acclaimed new album, "Beg Upon The Light", for the first time in Europe this summer while the group prepares music for its next full-length recording, slated for an early 2014 release.

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is one of the most successful metal bands to emerge from Houston in years, beloved of headbangers and headbanging blogs from across the U.S. and points beyond. Since its formation in 2010, the group has risen to the top of the music scene in the country's third-largest city, winning back-to-back honors at the Houston Press Music Awards as the Space City's "Best Metal Band".

In the time since the North American release of "Beg Upon The Light", the LP has met with rave reviews, being called "Lovecraftian" and a "masterpiece" by Metal Injection, "mayhem without mercy" by Decibel, "super-thick occult doom" by Rhapsody and "the best metal album to come out of Texas in a long, long time" by the Houston Press.

A live powerhouse, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS toured the U.S. as hand-picked guests of New Orleans metal titans DOWN and created a huge buzz last week at two slaying gigs as part of Austin's South By Southwest festival.

On bringing the band into the label's family, Napalm Records A&R man Sebastian Muench states: "Sometimes, very seldom, you get the chance to discover a band that brings back the same feelings you first had when you listened as a teenager for the first time to METALLICA's 'Ride The Lightning' or BLACK SABBATH's 'Paranoid'. You just know you've found something very magical and are hooked for life. VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is such a band and and we are thrilled, excited and tremendously honored to call them part of the Napalm family."

Check out VENOMOUS MAXIMUS' new video — for the ripping track "Path of Doom" — below.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.