Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

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British alternative rock band founded in Northampton in the late 1980's. Their eclectic style of alternative music blended post-punk with goth to form a dark psychedelic hybrid.

Early releases came out via French label DANCETERIA (Venus In Fleurs) that led to tours in France, Belgium and Germany. European interest has always been strong further albums came out via AZYL (Czech Republic), SPECTRE (Germany), SOUNDBUSTER (Germany) and SPV (Germany/Poland). More tours followed getting to new territories including Holland, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Poland.

Major festival appearances have had the band sharing the stage with the likes of NEW MODEL ARMY, DAS ICH (Castle Party, POLAND), PSYCHE (Vampira, Warsaw, POLAND), CLAN OF XYMOX, (Gotham, London, UK) and TWO WITCHES (Carnival of Souls, UK), SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK & FRONTLINE ASSEMBLY .

Veering away from mid-period alternative rock later albums embraced dark electronica and surreal psychedelic atmospherics. In 2002 the back catalog was re-vamped / reissued closely followed by the album ZENITH and a DVD video compilation CELLULOID in 2005. In 2009 the release of METAMORPHOSIS 1987-2007 finally collates all of the singles , popular album tracks and 2 brand new numbers ( HUMAN FLY & GEMINI LOUNGE)

VENUS FLY TRAP are a hard band to pigeon hole taking their influences from a myriad of sources try VELVET UNDERGROUND, BOWIE, KRAFTWERK, BAUHAUS, JOY DIVISION, SISTERS OF MERCY, NIN, ROXY MUSIC, GOLDFRAPP, DOORS, SIOUXSIE & BANSHEES, CURE ...
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Venus Fly Trap Discography Tracks

Albums

The Venus Fly Trap* Mars (MiniAlbum, Album) Danceteria France 1988 Sell This Version
The Venus Fly Trap* Totem (Album) Danceteria France 1989 Sell This Version
DANC 024 Venus Fly Trap Totem(Cass) Danceteria DANC 024 France 1989 Sell This Version
The Venus Fly Trap* "Jewel" Live In Prague (Album) Azyl Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
The Venus Fly Trap* Pandoras Box (Album) Danceteria France 1991 Sell This Version
DAN CD 104 The Venus Fly Trap* Shedding Another Skin(CD, Album) Danceteria DAN CD 104 France 1992 Sell This Version
The Venus Fly Trap* Luna Tide (Album) Spectre Records Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HA035 The Venus Fly Trap* Kalashnikov(Cass, C60) Ha-Releases HA035 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
The Venus Fly Trap* Dark Amour (Album) Soundbuster Prod. UK 1997 Sell This Version
013 The Venus Fly Trap* Metamorfózy(Cass, Album) BLACK ORCHID Productions 013 UK 1999 Sell This Version
8483384 The Venus Fly Trap* Zenith(CD, Album) Big Blue Records 8483384 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
8483496 Venus Fly Trap Nemesis(CD, Album) Big Blue Records 8483496 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Venus Fly Trap* Morphine Tuesday Records France 1987 Sell This Version
Venus Fly Trap, The* Desolation Railway Danceteria Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
Venus Fly Trap Rocket USA / Cloud 9 / Opium War (Single) Danceteria France 1989 Sell This Version
The Venus Fly Trap* Achilles Heel (Maxi) Danceteria France 1990 Sell This Version
The Venus Fly Trap* Europa (Maxi) Danceteria France 1990 Sell This Version
none Venus Fly Trap Human Fly(CD, Single, Promo) Big Blue Records none 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

BSP 003 Venus Fly Trap, The* The Best For Russia(Cass, Comp) Blacksmith Productions BSP 003 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
SPV V0012 The Venus Fly Trap* Anthology Of The Food(CD, Comp) SPV Poland SPV V0012 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
8483470 The Venus Fly Trap* Metamorphosis 1987 - 2007(CD, Comp) Big Blue Records 8483470 Poland 2007 Sell This Version
RTNLVFT001 Venus Fly Trap Metamorphosis (1987-2010)(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Red) Retinal RTNLVFT001 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

EP 017/92 Venus Fly Trap / Nova State Conspiracy Venus Fly Trap / Nova State Conspiracy - Terminal Beach(Cass) Energeia EP 017/92 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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