VENOM - WARHEAD British Heavy / Black Metal NWOBHM 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl

 This is the extended version of the WARHEAD a song released by the British Heavy Metal band "VENOM" in 1984. This extended play record also contains the bonus track: "Seven Gates Of Hell". Lyrics of the all the songs by VENOM has been printed on the album's back cover. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


High Resolution Photos of venom warhead  

Detailed Album Description:

Warhead is the seventh studio album by the British extreme metal band Venom, released in 1984. The album features a classic Venom sound, with its raw and aggressive style, and Satanic and occult lyrical themes. Warhead is notable for its lineup changes, with new guitarist Mike Hickey replacing Mantas and new drummer Abaddon replacing Antony "Antton" Lant. This web-page aims to analyze the album's musical content, lyrics, and overall significance in the history of extreme metal.

Musically, Warhead is a classic Venom album, featuring a raw and abrasive sound with fast, thrashy riffs and aggressive drumming. The album opens with the title track, a high-speed thrasher with a memorable chorus. Other standout tracks include "Lady Lust," which features a catchy main riff and a memorable chorus, and "Seven Gates of Hell," with its chugging riffs and ominous atmosphere. The album also features a cover of the classic rock song "Women" by Alice Cooper, which Venom gives a heavier, more aggressive treatment.

Lyrically, Warhead explores themes of Satanic and occult imagery, violence, and horror. The album's title track is a classic example of Venom's Satanic themes, with lyrics about "hailing the warhead" and "saluting the dawn of the dead." "Lady Lust" and "At War With Satan" delve into the darker side of human sexuality, while "The Chanting of the Priests" explores ancient rituals and pagan beliefs. Despite the album's dark and violent themes, Venom's trademark sense of humor and irony is also present, as evidenced in tracks like "Teacher's Pet" and "In Nomine Satanas."

Warhead is a classic Venom album and a staple of the extreme metal genre. The album's raw and abrasive sound, along with its Satanic and occult themes, helped to define the emerging thrash and black metal scenes. The lineup changes on the album signaled a new era for the band, with new members bringing fresh energy and ideas to the table. Warhead remains a fan favorite and a significant influence on subsequent metal bands.

Music Genre:

Punk Crossover Black/Death Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Warhead" was produced by: Venom
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): E. Nichol, M. Smith

Record Label Information:

Roadrunner RR 125516 

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1983 Made in Holland
Track Listing of: "Warhead"

The Songs/tracks on "Warhead" are

    Side One:
  1. Warhead
  2. Lady Lust
    Side Two:
  1. The 7 Gates of Hell
Album cover photos of : VENOM Warhead

High Resolution Photos of venom warhead  

High Resolution Photos of venom warhead  

High Resolution Photos of venom warhead    

Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.
Venom: Pioneers of Black Metal and Controversial Protagonists of Metal Culture.

VENOM - At War with Satan . 12" LP

Thumbnail of VENOM - At War with Satan .  album front cover

Bernett Records SB 18008 , 1984 , France

"At War with Satan" is the third album by heavy metal band Venom. With this album, they went back to the more raw, unpolished sound of Welcome to Hell after the more refined albeit darker and heavier sound of Black Metal. This is especially emphasized with the raspy vocals.

Learn more

VENOM - Calm Before The Storm 12" LP

Thumbnail of VENOM - Calm Before The Storm  album front cover

N.E.W. Musidisc 2387 , Year , Country

Venom's "Calm Before The Storm" represents a significant departure from the band's earlier work, offering a more polished, melodic sound while still retaining their trademark aggression and intensity. The album may not be as well-known as some of their earlier releases, but it still holds an important place in the history of the metal genre.

Learn more

VENOM - Doomed to Hell 12" LP

Thumbnail of VENOM - Doomed to Hell album front cover

Big Thumb Records WEN 1102 , 1984 , USA

"Doomed to Hell" was not recorded during the "American Assault" tour, nor was it recorded in the Netherlands. In fact, "Doomed to Hell" is not an actual Venom live album, but rather a bootleg recording that was falsely attributed to the band. The recording is often mislabeled as being from a live show in 1984, although the exact location and date of the recording remain unknown. 

Learn more

  VENOM - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 12" 2LP

Thumbnail of   VENOM - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik album front cover

NEAT Records RR 9639 , 1986 , Holland

"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" is the live album released by English heavy metal band Venom in 1986. It contains partial recordings of two different concerts with two different setlists. The first disc contains a show recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in London on 8 October 1985 and the second disc recorded at The Ritz in New York City on 4 and 5 April 1986.

Learn more

VENOM - Prime Evil 12" LP

Thumbnail of VENOM - Prime Evil  album front cover

Under One Flag FLAG 36 , 1989 , England

"Prime Evil" is a landmark album in the history of metal music. It marked a significant shift in Venom's sound and lyrical content, showcasing the band's growth as musicians. The album's polished sound and refined songwriting demonstrated the band's ability to evolve and adapt to changing musical landscapes.

Learn more

VENOM - Warhead 12" LP

Thumbnail of VENOM - Warhead album front cover

Roadrunner RR 125516 , 1983 , Holland

Warhead is a classic extreme metal album, featuring a raw and aggressive sound and dark and violent lyrical themes. The album helped to define the thrash and black metal genres and remains a fan favorite and significant influence on subsequent metal bands.

Learn more