Venom (8) ‎– Welcome To Hell

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Original released in U.K. on December 1981.

Debut album recorded in 3 days, it wasn’t really an album but a collection of re-recorded demos with a sleeve, which is why there’s such a huge difference in sound quality between 'Welcome To Hell' and the next album.

Venom recorded the first 6-track demo (in 1980) that got them signed with Neat Records for their first 7’’ ‘In League With Satan’ / Live Like An Angel - Die Like A Devil. Here it must be said that the initial mix of the tracks was made by a Neat engineer that he didn’t understand Venom’s sound and in result it didn’t really sound like them, so Cronos stole the initial tape and replaced it [before the pressing of the EPs] with one of his own mix!

First pressing includes pink insert + poster.
Side B Neat Records label, released on: Silver, Blue, Green and Red variants.

Tracklist

Sons Of Satan
Welcome To Hell
Schizo
Mayhem With Mercy
Poison
Live Like An Angel (Die Like A Devil)
Witching Hour
One Thousand Days In Sodom
Angel Dust
In League With Satan
Red Light Fever

Versions (66)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Blu) Neat Records, Neat Records NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP UK 1981 Sell This Version
MC NEAT 1002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass) Neat Records MC NEAT 1002 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
AW-25018 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album) Trash, Trio Records AW-25018 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album) Neat Records, Base Record NEAT 1002 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Gre) Neat Records, Neat Records NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP UK 1981 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Ltd, Bro) Neat Records NEAT 1002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Neat Records NEAT 1002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002 LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Pic) Neat Records NEAT 1002 LP UK 1981 Sell This Version
AW-25018 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Promo) Trash, Trio Records AW-25018 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Red) Neat Records, Neat Records NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP UK 1981 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Sil) Neat Records, Neat Records NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP UK 1981 Sell This Version
SB 18002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, RE) Bernett Records SB 18002 France 1983 Sell This Version
BRC4-1907 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Bei) Banzai Records BRC4-1907 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BRC4-1907 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Bla) Banzai Records BRC4-1907 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BRC 1907 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, RE) Banzai Records BRC 1907 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
MXT 8032 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Cle) Combat MXT 8032 US 1985 Sell This Version
CRC 8032 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Clu) Combat CRC 8032 US 1985 Sell This Version
MXT 8032 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Clu) Combat MXT 8032 US 1985 Sell This Version
MXT 8032 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Whi) Combat MXT 8032 US 1985 Sell This Version
MX 8032 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Sil) Combat MX 8032 US 1985 Sell This Version
VMC-198 50.1107 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album) Neat Records, Victoria VMC-198 50.1107 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
VLP-198 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album) Victoria VLP-198 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
RR 9707 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RR 9707 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
RO 9707 2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE) Roadracer Records RO 9707 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0566 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0566 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
CLACD 255 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE) Castle Communications CLACD 255 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CLACD 255 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE) Castle Communications CLACD 255 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
88561-8032-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE) Combat 88561-8032-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0566 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0566 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
NEAT 1002 LP, TECX-25545 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell + Singles(CD, Album, RE) Neat Records, Metal Mania NEAT 1002 LP, TECX-25545 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CLAS 0009 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, RE) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0009 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
CLAS 0009 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, RE, Red) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0009 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
CDMR 440797 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк, CD Media Records CDMR 440797 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., Castle Music CMRCD471 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Castle Music CMRCD471 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music CMRCD471 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music CMRCD471 UK 2002 Sell This Version
82310-73003-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music 82310-73003-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
82310-73003-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music 82310-73003-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Castle Music CMRCD471 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Sanctuary Records CMRCD471 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
82310-73003-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Castle Music (5), Neat Records (2) 82310-73003-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
DYN0300-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RM) Dynamo Records (4) DYN0300-2 Argentina 2003 Sell This Version
41002P Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Earmark 41002P Italy 2003 Sell This Version
41002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, RE) Earmark 41002 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
641002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Earmark 641002 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
41002 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, RE, Gol) Earmark 41002 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM) Союз CMRCD471 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-93684 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, Num, RE) Sanctuary Records UICY-93684 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BOBV198LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Back On Black BOBV198LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV198LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Plu) Back On Black BOBV198LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV198LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(2xLP, Album, RE, Bro) Back On Black BOBV198LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV198LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(2xLP, Album, RE, Cle) Back On Black BOBV198LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV198LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(2xLP, Album, RE) Back On Black BOBV198LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
BOBV198LP Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(2xLP, Album, RE, Red) Back On Black BOBV198LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
DISS002CD Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Dissonance Productions DISS002CD UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
VMCD161 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition, Dig) Voice Music (2) VMCD161 Brazil 2016 Sell This Version
BOBV494PD Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) Back On Black BOBV494PD UK 2017 Sell This Version
88561-8032-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE) Combat 88561-8032-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. CMRCD471 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD471, CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., Castle Music CMRCD471, CMRCD471 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD471 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Sli) Castle Music CMRCD471 UK Unknown Sell This Version
88561-8032-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RP) Combat 88561-8032-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
88561-8032-2 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(CD, Album, RE, RP) Combat 88561-8032-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLAS 0009 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, RE, Whi) Metal Mind Records CLAS 0009 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
OR-066 Venom (8) Welcome To Hell(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Orion (4) OR-066 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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trowbridge99

trowbridge99

February 15, 2019
referencing Welcome To Hell, LP, Album, NEAT 1002
So i have a sealed itailian version of this but mine has a ep included.. Which is not listed here. Any idea on a value??
leow69

leow69

February 5, 2019
referencing Welcome To Hell, CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli, CMRCD471
My version has a separate orange circle at the centre of the disc as shown in one of the later images but not shown in an earlier image.
Hippy885

Hippy885

November 30, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing Welcome To Hell, LP, Album, Ltd, Bro, NEAT 1002
I have a copy of this on the marbled vinyl, make me an offer!
anhzaibibun

anhzaibibun

May 24, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Welcome To Hell, CD, Album, CMRCD471
MY Matrix / Runout: 00095 53576 532 03 + 53576534 A
Mastering SID Code: IFPI LZ87
Mould SID Code: IFPI 0119, it is a variant or bootleg
buddysrecords

buddysrecords

April 21, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Welcome To Hell, LP, Album, Blu, NEAT 1002, NEAT 1002 LP
What a pity the second album release on Neat had to be Venom's effort. "Welcome to Hell" is this music I ask? Rather a series of loud noises and hoarse croaks backed by no production at all. I don't like giving new bands a hard time, but what can you do when the product is so bad. As for your Satanic imagery lads - I'm frightened out of my wits (yawn)- H. Johnson, Ker*ang No 8, February 1982.
Dear Mr Johnson. Regarding your comments on our LP "Welcome To hell" in Kershit No 8, we would like to thank you. But wait, what is this "thank you" you say. For if we wish to ask an opinion of our latest work, do we not go unto our fathers and say,"Verily, son, is a merry tune", do we not scrap the shit? But if he do say "Son, that's the biggest load of horse shit I've ever heard", we make merry and rejoice, for it will be our next single.
Now you may ask yourself "what is the meaning of this crap". But there is a moral to this story, 'Don't feed old men heavy metal'
We don't like giving old journalists a hard time, but we certainly are. Also may I suggest that Mr Johnson retire to his reclining wheelchair and seek comfort with his over-the-top Journey LPs - Stan speaking for Venom. Ker*ang No 11 letters page, March 1982.
jimmyjam69

jimmyjam69

April 23, 2017
referencing Welcome To Hell, Cass, Album, Whi, MXT 8032
Can't remember but the last 2 tracks "Bursting Out" & "In Nomini Satanas" were not on the original release. They were added after the first couple pressings just wondered where they came from? an ep or something?
evilmainer

evilmainer

March 12, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Welcome To Hell, LP, Album, NEAT 1002

Pioneers and one of the best releases of the genre, blending rock and punk into an evil pagan explosion. You can hear early in their catalog Venom's humor in "Poison", Satanic with "In League with Satan" and Pagan/ Biblical references in "1,000 days in Sodom". Their next release Black Metal is an iconic album in the genre and then the closest Venom gets to a concept album with At War with Satan. I was 13 in 83' when I dropped the needle on this LP and first heard Cronos demonic growl come out of my cheap soundesign speakers. It truly freaked me out. it hooked me, and forever I'm in a league with Venom!
cecirising

cecirising

January 9, 2017
referencing Welcome To Hell, CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli, CMRCD471
Great version, but there are two songs that claim to be different versions compared to their album counterparts(In League With Satan, and Live Like An Angel, Die Like A Devil), but they're in fact the same versions as the album versions.
floydvinyl

floydvinyl

February 27, 2014
referencing Welcome To Hell, LP, Album, RE, RR 9707
Cover Picture is wrong, should be in silver print on black.
stiff999

stiff999

April 28, 2013
referencing Welcome To Hell, LP, Album, Pic, RE, 41002P

B6 and B7 are not present on this release and should be deleted from tack list