Venom Prison has announced a new compilation Primeval due out October 9. The compilation features re-recordings of songs from the band's 2015 demo Defy the Tyrant and their 2015 EP The Primal Chaos, as well as two brand new songs! You can hear a new version of "Defy the Tyrant" below and pre-order Primeval here.
"This song is not only criticising organised religion and Christianity as a whole but also the ways in which it was spread across the whole world; resulting in genocide, rape, colonialism, slavery, misogyny and homophobia," said the band in a statement. "It is this spirit of inherent superiority that characterised the attitude of the European nations as they expanded overseas, competing for colonial power and the conversion of ‘heathen’ natives. Rather than standing up against the trans-Atlantic slavery, the church helped perpetuate the practice, endeavouring to support slavery on biblical grounds.
"'Defy The Tyrant' is as relevant today as it was five years ago. As long as there is a master in the sky, there will be slaves on earth."