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Venom Prison announce new album Samsara and European tour

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Venom Prison have announced full details of their new album, Samsara.

The British/Russian band’s second album will be released on March 15 via Prosthetic Records. The album features 10 tracks, including Uterine Industrialisation, which is available to stream now.

According to the band, the album’s title refers to the Buddhist concept of “being reborn into a never-ending cycle of suffering.” The artwork has been designed by Eliran Kantor.

Speaking to Metal Hammer recently, singer Larissa Stupar said of the new album: “This one is going to be a lot more personal for me, because I’ve been suffering from depression for the last few years now and I’ve been going through some really hard times. I just wanted to write down and communicate those feelings. I read somewhere that if you express those thoughts it feels better as you stop carrying it.

“But I’ve also written songs about homophobia and transphobia. Basically, the whole record is about suffering, whether it is societal suffering or internal suffering. I wanted to express those feelings.”

The band have also announced a European tour, beginning in Germany on May 17 and reaching the UK on May 29. 

Samsara is available to pre-order now.

Samsara tracklisting

1. Matriphagy
2. Megillus & Leana
3. Uterine Industrialisation
4. Self Inflicted Violence
5. Deva's Enemy
6. Asura's Realm
7. Sadistic Rituals
8. Implementing The Metaphysics Of Morals
9. Dukkha
10. Naraka

Venom Prison 2019 tour dates 

May 17: Karlsruhe Weiße Rose, Germany
May 18: Leipzig Naumanns, Germany 
May 19: Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany  
May 20: Vienna Viper Room. Austria 
May 21: Munich Backstage, Germany  
May 22: Milan Circolo Svolta,. Italy 
May 23: Aarau Kiff, Switzerland
May 24: Bochum Matrix, Germany
May 25: Hamburg Hafenklang, Germany 
May 26: Den Bosch Willem 2, Holland 
May 27: Antwerp Kavka, Belgium   
May 28: Paris Gibus, Paris   
May 29: Birmingham Mama Roux, UK  
May 30: Bristol Exchange, UK  
May 31: London Underworld, UK 
Jun 1: Leeds Key Club, UK  
Jun 2: Manchester Rebellion, UK

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.