Venom - Black Metal

Black Metal
Label: Neat Records ‎– NEAT 1005
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Silver Labels, Right Sleeveprint
Country: UK
Date of released: 1982
Category: Rock
Style: Black Metal, Heavy Metal


Side Black
AI Black Metal
AII To Hell And Back
AIII Buried Alive
AIV Raise The Dead
AV Teachers Pet
Side Metal
BI Leave Me In Hell
BII Sacrifice
BIII Heavens On Fire
BIV Countess Bathory
BV Don't Burn The Witch / At War With Satan (Introduction)

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Impulse Studios, Newcastle
  • Mastered At – Utopia Studios


  • Artwork – Magda
  • Bass [Dynosaur Destroyer], Vocals – Cronos
  • Drums [125 Inter-city Express] – Abaddon
  • Guitar [Chainsaw] – Mantas
  • Photography By [Pics] – Richie Nichol
  • Producer – Keith Nichol, Venom
  • Sleeve – Venom
  • Written-By [All Titles] – Bray*, Lant*, Dunn*


Embossed artist and title on front sleeve.
"Printed and made by Sleeveprint LTD Bedford" on the bottom right of the back sleeve.
Red "Neat Records" label on side B / white head on side A.

Insert with Lyrics, credits etc.
Poster-status currently unknown.
There are 5 symbols scribed in side A runout, each about 72 degrees apart. Pic submitted.
On the side B runout, the U in Utopia resembles a harp. Pic submitted.

Recorded at Impulse Studios, Newcastle, England.
Mastered at Utopia Studios, London, England.

Original sound recording by Neat Records © 1982 Beware!
℗ 1982

"We drink the vomit of the priests
Make love with the dying whore
We suck the blood of the beast
And hold the key to deaths door
(To be continued)"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): NEAT 1005A GG [Series of five amorphous "balloons" spaced evenly around the dead wax]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): GG "RIHTLOE" NEAT 1005 B Utopia
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NEAT 1005 Venom Black Metal ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982
NEAT 1005 Venom Black Metal ‎(LP, Album, RP, Red) Neat Records NEAT 1005 UK 1982
BOBV197LPLTD Venom Black Metal ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Bla) Back On Black BOBV197LPLTD UK 2013
VMC-180, 50.1033 Venom Black Metal ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Pin) Victoria, Neat Records VMC-180, 50.1033 Spain 1986
BOBV197LP Venom Black Metal ‎(2xLP, Album, RE) Back On Black BOBV197LP UK 2010