Venom (8) ‎– Black Metal

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Original released in U.K. on November 1st, 1982.

Recorder in 7 days, Cronos shaped the sound as heavy as it could get.
It became the most important release of the band.

''Black Metal'' gave birth and name to a genre, also influenced the creation of other Extreme Metal styles such as Thrash, Speed and Death.

First pressing on embossed front sleeve (artist + black title), includes insert + poster.
Side B Neat Records label, released on: Silver, Blue, Green and Red variants.

Silver and Red label variations appear to have one more variation:
"Printed as made by Silverprint LTD Bedford" on the bottom Left or Right of the back sleeve.

Versions (87)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Blu) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MC NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass) Neat Records MC NEAT 1005 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Gre) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Gre) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT P1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Pic) Neat Records NEAT P1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Pic, RP) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP, Ext) Neat Records NEAT 1005 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP, Gre) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP, Gre) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP, Pin) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP, Red) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP, Sil) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Red) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Red) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Sil) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Sil) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Sil) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, MP, Bro) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982 Sell This Version
SB 18503 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Bernett Records SB 18503 France 1983 Sell This Version
SB 18003 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE) Bernett Records SB 18003 France 1983 Sell This Version
BRC4-1908 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Banzai Records BRC4-1908 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BRC 1908 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE) Banzai Records BRC 1908 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
MXT 8030 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Combat MXT 8030 US 1985 Sell This Version
MX 8030 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE) Combat MX 8030 US 1985 Sell This Version
MX 8030 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE, Cam) Combat MX 8030 US 1985 Sell This Version
VMC-180, 50.1033 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Victoria, Neat Records VMC-180, 50.1033 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
VMC-180, 50.1033 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Victoria, Neat Records VMC-180, 50.1033 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
VMC-180, 50.1033 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Victoria, Neat Records VMC-180, 50.1033 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
RR 9708 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RR 9708 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
VLP-180, 30.1033 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE) Victoria, Neat Records VLP-180, 30.1033 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
3 35 701 10 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Continental (3) 3 35 701 10 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
35193-20 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album) Vap 35193-20 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
35193-20 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Promo) Vap 35193-20 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
3.35.404.010 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE) Continental (3) 3.35.404.010 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
RO 9708-2, RO 9708 2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Roadracer Records, Roadracer Records RO 9708-2, RO 9708 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
88561-8030-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album) Combat 88561-8030-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0398 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0398 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
TECX-25296 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album) Neat Records, Metal Mania TECX-25296 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
88561-8030-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Combat 88561-8030-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
CLACD 254 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Castle Classics CLACD 254 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CLACD 254 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Castle Classics CLACD 254 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
80.1033 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Victoria 80.1033 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
CLAS 0008 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0008 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
CLAS 0008 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album, Yel) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0008 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sanctuary Records, Castle Music, Neat Records CMRCD472 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music CMRCD472 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music CMRCD472 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Sanctuary Records, Castle Music, Neat Records CMRCD472 UK 2002 Sell This Version
82310-73004-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music 82310-73004-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sanctuary Records (2), Neat Records (2) CMRCD472 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
41009P Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Earmark 41009P Italy 2002 Sell This Version
641009 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Earmark 641009 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
41009 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Earmark 41009 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
E 641009 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Earmark E 641009 2003 Sell This Version
CMRCD472, MR 1696-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album) Castle Music, Sanctuary Records, Moon Records (2) CMRCD472, MR 1696-2 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM) Soyuz Music CMRCD472 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Monsters Of Rock none Russia 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-93685 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, Num, RE) Sanctuary Records UICY-93685 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
2711804 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RM + DVD) Universal 2711804 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
BMG 15028V Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RE) BMG BMG 15028V UK 2009 Sell This Version
BOBV197LP Venom (8) Black Metal(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE) Back On Black BOBV197LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV197LP Venom (8) Black Metal(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE, Gre) Back On Black BOBV197LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV197LP Venom (8) Black Metal(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Back On Black BOBV197LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV197LPLTD Venom (8) Black Metal(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Bla) Back On Black BOBV197LPLTD UK 2013 Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records CMRCD472 Brazil 2015 Sell This Version
VMCD116 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, Dlx, RM, Dig) Voice Music (2), DBN, Sanctuary Records VMCD116 Brazil 2015 Sell This Version
VMCD116 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, Dlx, RM, Jew) Voice Music (2), DBN, Sanctuary Records VMCD116 Brazil 2015 Sell This Version
15028V Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP) Sanctuary Records, BMG 15028V US 2015 Sell This Version
BOBV197LP Venom (8) Black Metal(2xLP, Album, RE) Back On Black BOBV197LP UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
BOBV197LP Venom (8) Black Metal(2xLP, Album, RE, Red) Back On Black BOBV197LP UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
DISS001CD Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Dig) Dissonance Productions DISS001CD UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 LPD Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pic) Neat Records NEAT 1005 LPD US 2016 Sell This Version
BOBV493PD Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Back On Black BOBV493PD UK 2017 Sell This Version
82310-73004-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, Club, RE) Sanctuary Records 82310-73004-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
DYN0250-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Dynamo Records (4) DYN0250-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., Neat Records CMRCD472 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
X-80.1033, PDI80.1033 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE) Victoria, PDI X-80.1033, PDI80.1033 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Sanctuary Records, Castle Music, Neat Records CMRCD472 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., Castle Music, Neat Records CMRCD472 UK Unknown Sell This Version
82310-73004-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music 82310-73004-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD472 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RE, RP) Castle Music, Neat Records CMRCD472 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
88561-8030-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RP) Combat 88561-8030-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
88561-8030-2 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, RP) Combat 88561-8030-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
SR 025 Venom (8) Black Metal(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sacrifice Records (3) SR 025 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
ZM : 062 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DECK ZM : 062 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
OR-128 Venom (8) Black Metal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Orion (4) OR-128 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
NEAT 1005 Venom (8) Black Metal(LP, Album, RP, Sil) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Viking66

Viking66

December 25, 2018
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, Red, NEAT 1005
I don't get this... My copy is identical, except from one thing. "Printed and made by Sleeverprint LTD Bedford" on the bottom left of the back sleeve. Not "Silverprint". I cant't find any entrys with Sleeveprint, all say Silverprint.
Hippy885

Hippy885

November 30, 2018
referencing Black Metal, LP, MP, Bro, NEAT 1005
I have this copy with the mis pressing, was pissed off at the time but a rarity these days!
TheChromeVanadium

TheChromeVanadium

October 18, 2018
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, Red, NEAT 1005
in all post 2002 cd releases,the bonus tracks from radio 1 session,are mastered probably from a radio recorded cassette tape,the quality is a little bit lower (black metal miss a little bit of intro) than the ones appeared in 1992 "radio hell cd".the same quality version (but with overclipped mix) can be found also on cd 4 (assault series) of MMV cd
Neonknightprowler

Neonknightprowler

May 6, 2018
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, RE, BRC 1908
It's beyond my comprehension why neither of the Venom albums on Banzai have the "speed metal" swirl on the cover....out of all the bands...since there are 18 of those who have it and it's cos 6 + 6 + 6 = 18.
RobX

RobX

April 14, 2018
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, RP, Sil, NEAT 1005
Hi there, I purchased this record yesterday, . . . . would anybody know what year was this copy released with [Series of five amorphous "balloons" spaced evenly around the dead wax on Side A]? Thanks
RobHalfordIsGod

RobHalfordIsGod

February 5, 2018
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 41009
Pleasantly surprised at how well this Earmark release sounds. The only thing that kinda irked me a little was the fact that "Bloodlust" is not the original version, it's a BBC Radio One session recording. Those of us that grew up listening to this album noticed it. Other than that, the sound is very good on this album and the packaging is pretty good as well (gatefold, lyrics, pictures inside of the jacket).
victimofhellfire

victimofhellfire

January 5, 2018
referencing Black Metal, LP, MP, Bro, NEAT 1005
Mine has this color but not the mispress . . .
Titty_Twister

Titty_Twister

October 23, 2017
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, Pic, NEAT P1005
Pretty sure the matrix runouts for this release are NEAT 1005 A2 And NEAT 1005 B2. Can anyone confirm this?
MECHANIX1970

MECHANIX1970

August 9, 2017
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, RE, VLP-180, 30.1033
On the back cover does not have the name of Cronos on your photo
metalmaster14

metalmaster14

January 17, 2017
referencing Black Metal, LP, Album, RP, Red, NEAT 1005
I still wonder if this si a real item, not a boot