Venomous Maximus


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VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is an explosive, unbridled force. Possessing an uncanny songwriting sense, fearless innovation, a wealth of technical ability and a bottomless pool of raw talent and creativity, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is unarguably one of the most exciting new bands to form in the last 10 years. VENOMOUS MAXIMUS calls its distinctive sound "Dark Heavy Metal." The band's music combines intense, unabashed metal riffing that locks into heavy rock grooves featuring interjected dual leads and surprisingly darkened atmospheres. Add to it the distinctive voice of towering front man Gregg Higgins, and the reason for the band's success becomes instantaneously clear. Since its formation in 2010, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS -- Gregg Higgins (Vocals, Guitar), Christian Larson (Guitar), Trevi Biles (Bass) and Bongo (Drums) -- has risen to the top of the music scene in the country's third-largest city earning three-peat title honors at the Houston Press Music Awards as Best Metal Band. VENOMOUS' 2012 album, Beg Upon the Light, hit with adamantine force, and met to widespread celebration, being called "Lovecraftian" and a "masterpiece" by Metal Injection, "mayhem without mercy" by Decibel and "super-thick occult doom" by Rhapsody. Not only did Beg Upon the Light put the quartet on the map, it proved once and for all that VENOMOUS MAXIMUS' sound and vision defied categorization. The release of 2015's heralded LP, Firewalker, thrust VENOMOUS MAXIMUS into the higher reaches of the international hard-and-heavy music scene. Upon its release, the record was hailed as "music of contrasts and conflict" by the Houston Press, while MetalSucks proclaimed that the group rocked "like a super-metal David Bowie". NPR named the band as one of its artists to discover at SXSW. A live powerhouse, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has toured the U.S. as hand-picked guests of metal legends DOWN, HIGH ON FIRE and PENTAGRAM, the quartet consistently blowing the doors off every venue in its touring path, leaving a whole new contingent of music fans awestruck and hungry for more. With its latest LP, No Warning, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS delivers an arsenal of the attributes; heaving heaviness, uncanny catchiness, haunting melodicism and red-blooded swagger. While some have looked to tag the band's high-powered sound as "occult rock", the album hosts a clutch of anthems that prove powerful songwriting wins out over stylistic classification every time. Two years in the making, No Warning is a fiery collection of songs that solidifies VENOMOUS MAXIMUS' place as pacesetters of today's heavy music landscape and the embodiment of American style doom rock.