Texas occult metal band Venomous Maximus will release its new album Beg Upon the Light Oct. 30 via Occulture Records. The band recorded at Origin Sound in Houston, with a head space described as "somewhere between an Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den." Beg Upon the Light's striking cover art was designed by artist Dann Miller and builds on the band's ever-evolving themes, including, among other things, magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception and astrology, subjects "on the outermost fringe of accepted forms of knowledge and discourse," the band says.
Venomous Maximus' lyrics have been described as "primal psychomagic," detailing "paths of doom," dying witches, moon worship, haunted graveyards, and travel through space and time. When asked to describe the band's sound in eight words or less, Vocalist Gregg Higgins replied "Dark, Chrome, Leather, Snuff, Smoke, Sweat, Death, Apparitions. You can check out Jibbies interview with Higgins in the wake of recording Beg Upon the Light here.
Beg Upon the Light track listing:
1.) Funeral Queen
2.) Path Of Doom
3.) Give Up The Witch
4.) Father Time
5.) Dream Again (Hellenbach)
7.) Battle for the Cross
8.) Venomous Maximus
9.) Mothers Milk
10.) Hell's Heroes
Hot off the completion of its first US tour, Venomous Maximus has been tagged to appear at some of Texas' coolest music fests this fall including high profile gigs as part of Dallas' RIOT Fest Sept. 22 and as part of the 2012 FUN FUN FUN Fest, appearing with the black metal might of Nachtmystium Nov. 4 at Austin's Red 7. In celebration of the release of Beg Upon the Light, Venomous Maximus will headline a special album release party Oct. 20 at Fitzgerald's in Houston (full details HERE).
VENOMOUS MAXIMUS tour dates:
Sept. 22, Dallas: Gexa Energy Pavilion (Riotfest (w/ The Sword, Descendents, Kill the Client, etc.)
Oct. 17, Austin: Mohawk
Oct. 20, Houston: Fitzgerald's (Record Release show!)
Oct. 31, Houston: Rudyard's (w/ Valient Thorr)
Nov. 4, Austin: Red 7 (Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites w/ Nachtmystium)
Dec. 8, Dallas: The Boiler Room
VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is Gregg Higgins (Vocals, Guitar), Christian Larson (Guitar), Trevi Biles (Bass) and Bongo (Drums)