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Venomous Concept

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Years active
2004 (2004)–present

Past members
Buzz Osborne

Grindcore, Hardcore punk


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Associated acts
Brutal Truth Napalm Death

Shane Embury, Danny Herrera, Buzz Osborne, John Cooke, Kevin Sharp

Kick Me Silly ‑ VC 3, Retroactive Abortion, Kick Me Silly (Cviii), Poisoned Apple, Recroactive Abortion


Venomous concept s first live show

Venomous Concept is a grindcore and hardcore punk band. The band's name is a play on Poison Idea, in the style of name-mangling Japanese hardcore acts. Venomous Concept was formed by Kevin Sharp and Shane Embury in 2004. They were joined by Danny Herrera and Buzz Osborne. Osborne was later replaced by Danny Lilker.


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Venomous Concept have released three albums: Retroactive Abortion (2004), Poisoned Apple (2008), and Kick Me Silly VCIII (2016). They have also released two split albums: one with Japanese grindcore band 324 (2006), and the other with Australian extreme metal band Blood Duster (2008).

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In February 2004, Kevin Sharp was the tour driver for Napalm Death on The Art of Noise tour with Nile, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Tranquillity and The Berzerker. Shane Embury and Sharp were already acquainted, and "some beers, pizza and old vinyl classics by Poison Idea, Black Flag and Systematic Death" renewed their friendship. They decided to start a band together. Embury remembered:

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Napalm were on tour with Nile and when the driver had to leave, Kevin Sharp who sang for Brutal Truth, stood in for him. I ended up going back to Chicago with him and we said, "Hey, how come we've never been in a band together? We both loved mid-80's punk, we both loved Poison Idea and Black Flag", so that was the starting point.

They recruited Buzz Osborne of The Melvins on guitar and Napalm Death's Danny Herrera on drums, and recorded their debut Retroactive Abortion (2004) on Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings. The band replaced Osborne with Danny Lilker for their second album, Poisoned Apple (2008).

Venomous Concept are currently working on material for their third album.

Current members

  • Shane Embury (Napalm Death) – guitar
  • Danny Herrera (Napalm Death) – drums
  • Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault) – bass
  • Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth, Primate) – vocals
  • John "Johnny Cheeseburger" Cooke (w/Napalm Death) – guitar
  • Former members

  • Buzz Osborne (The Melvins, Fantômas) – guitar
  • Discography

    Studio albums
  • Retroactive Abortion (2004)
  • Poisoned Apple (2008)
  • Kick Me Silly VCIII (2016)
  • Splits
  • Split CD/7" with 324 (2006)
  • Split 7" with Blood Duster (2008)
  • Songs

    Water CoolerPoisoned Apple · 2008
    Potters GroundKick Me Silly - VC 3 · 2016
    Busy with Your DebtKick Me Silly - VC 3 · 2016


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