Cronos mesmerizes in "Dancing in the Fire," a captivating 12" vinyl LP album. Released with European flair, the music transcends boundaries, weaving a sonic tapestry that resonates with diverse influences. Each track tells a unique story, seamlessly blending genres and showcasing Cronos' musical mastery.


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Cronos – Dancing in the Fire: Venom Frontman Unleashes a Solo Beast
Album Description:

The year is 1990, and the metal world is still reeling from the sonic assault of Venom's "Black Metal." Now, their demonic frontman, Cronos, is back with his self-titled debut solo album, "Dancing in the Fire." This 12" vinyl LP promises a wild ride through a blackened landscape of heavy metal fury.

A New Era for the Evil One

Cronos is no stranger to pushing boundaries. As the bassist and vocalist for Venom, he helped define the extreme metal sound. But with "Dancing in the Fire," he's stepping out on his own, exploring a darker, more personal vision.

A Hellish Brew of Metal Styles

"Dancing in the Fire" is a sonic cauldron, bubbling with elements of heavy metal, thrash, and even hints of industrial. The album is a testament to Cronos's musical versatility, showcasing his ability to create a sound that is both familiar and innovative.

Lyrics from the Abyss

Cronos's lyrics have always been controversial, and "Dancing in the Fire" is no exception. The album delves into themes of occultism, violence, and social commentary, all delivered with Cronos's signature snarling vocals.

Forged in the Fires of Metal

The album was produced by Cronos himself, along with engineer Tony Taverner. This unholy alliance ensures that the album captures the raw energy and intensity of Cronos's live performances.

Collectors information / Album Description:

The 1990 Cronos "Dancing in the Fire" 12" Vinyl LP Album is a captivating release that showcases the talent of the band. With its infectious rhythms, melodic hooks, and powerful vocals, the album seamlessly blends elements of hard rock and heavy metal.

Cronos, also known as Conrad Lant, is a British musician and the founder/frontman of the influential heavy metal band Venom. He is primarily known as the vocalist and bassist for the band, which played a significant role in shaping the black metal and extreme metal genres. Cronos has been an influential figure in the metal scene since the late 1970s and continues to create music both as a solo artist and with Venom.


Music Genre:

 British Thrash Metal

Album Production Information:

 The album: "CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire" was produced by: C. Lant

Record Label & Catalognr:

NEAT Records RO 9403

Album Packaging:

This album "CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos for

Media Format:


12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

 1990 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Conrad "Cronos" Lant - Bass/Vocals

    Conrad "Cronos" Lant , born on 15 January 1963, is a British musician best known as the founder, bassist, and vocalist of the influential black metal band Venom. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Cronos played a significant role in shaping the sound and aesthetics of extreme metal during the 1980s.


    In 1979, Cronos co-founded Venom alongside guitarist Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray. The band quickly gained attention for their raw and aggressive style, which laid the groundwork for the emerging genre of black metal. With their debut album, "Welcome to Hell" (1981), and follow-up "Black Metal" (1982), Venom cemented their place in metal history, influencing countless bands with their dark and aggressive sound.

    Cronos, known for his distinctive raspy vocals and menacing stage presence, became the face of Venom. His aggressive bass playing style, characterized by heavy distortion and rapid riffing, added a unique dimension to the band's sound. Songs like "Black Metal", "Countess Bathory", and "In League with Satan" became iconic anthems of the genre.

    In 1986, Cronos left Venom to pursue a solo career, releasing his debut album, "Dancing in the Fire". However, his solo endeavors did not reach the same level of success as his work with Venom. In 1995, he rejoined the band for a brief period before departing again to focus on other musical projects.

    Throughout his career, Cronos has collaborated with various musicians and bands, and he has released several albums under his own name. His musical style has evolved over the years, incorporating elements of thrash metal and industrial influences. Cronos has remained an influential figure in the metal community, revered for his contributions to the genre.

    Beyond music, Cronos has shown an entrepreneurial spirit, founding his own record label called Cronos Records. He has also ventured into other areas, such as tattooing, and has showcased his artwork in galleries.

    Cronos's impact on the metal scene is immeasurable. His uncompromising approach to music and his contributions to the development of black metal have left an indelible mark on the genre. He continues to perform and create music, captivating audiences with his intense energy and his distinctive growls. Conrad "Cronos" Lant remains an iconic figure in the history of extreme metal.

  • James Clare - Guitar
  • Mike "Mykus" Hickey - Guitar
  • Chris Patterson - Drums

Track Listing of: "CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire"

The Songs/tracks on "CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire" are

  1. Fantasia 02:44
  2. Terrorize 04:20
  3. Dancing in the Fire 05:02
  4. Speedball 02:14
  5. I'll Be Back 03:43
  6. Vampyr 04:31
  7. Old Enough to Bleed 03:44
  8. Painkiller 02:44
  9. Boobytrap 03:20
  10. Bad Reputation (Thin Lizzy cover) 03:29
  11. Hell to the Unknown 02:59
  12. My Girl 02:27
  13. Chinese Whispers 01:43
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Inner Sleeve   of "CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire" Album
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