Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door


Venrez intend to keep the God of rock onside

Los Angeles hard rockers Venrez are releasing their new album, “Children Of The Drones” on the 24th April, and even if they don’t succeed this time, they aint quitting, as they tell us.

Jason produced the album” explains frontman Ven.“He writes the music for Venrez, I write the lyrics. Since we were making a change at bass, we decided to go on as a 4-piece and therefore Jason played all guitar and bass parts on the record. Ed played drums and of course Jason and I sang on the record. We have our own studio set up in my house and recorded this album, as well as our last, ‘American Illusion’ there. It’s always so much fun working in the studio with just Jason and me. The new album is a clear evolution of our sound. I would say it’s still heavy like the last record but perhaps a bit deeper soundscape wise and a bit more psychedelic.”

And the album’s lead single / music video ‘Hang the Predator’ serves as the perfect taster for the album. And according to the band’s singer, the track, as well as a few others, are his favourite selections. “I would say the single ‘Hang the Predator’ because we had actually lost the lyrics. Jason was about to trash an old cell phone, and before he did, he checked it and found these lyrics I wrote and had texted him. For some reason, that was the only time I forgot to e-mail it to myself to save it. Funny that it ended up being our single. ‘Children of the Drones’ because of the message to lead and not be sheep, and ‘Sacred Blood’ which is the first song I ever wrote to a movie based on the story of the movie. So the lyrics are not coming from my message nor experiences in life.”

As it turns out, ‘Children of the Drones’ could not have arrived at a better time, as it can quite possibly serve as the much-needed kick that radio-ready rock n’ roll so sorely needs. “I think it’s what rock needs right now. It’s melodic, heavy, the groove is unique and the songs have lyrics with powerful lessons and messages. Venrez is a cerebral band that makes you think while you enjoy the music. I feel it’s a new genre all together, which I call ‘Epic Alternative Rock’ – or ‘EAR’ for short.”

Lastly, the singer offers a glimpse into what we can expect from Venrez in the future. “We intend to tour at least 12 to 14 months behind this album, before we stop to record another. We have no intention of anything other than continuing to write, record, and tour. We will keep knocking on the door until the God of Rock opens it for us!”

‘Children Of The Drones’ is released 24th April 2015 via Monarch Music Group

Venrez are:

Ven – vocals

Jason Womack – guitars
Nico D’Arnese – bass
Ed Davis – drums

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