For the unaware, the widely influential Venom are divided into two camps with original bassist and vocalist Cronos retaining the Venom moniker while original members Mantas (guitar) and Abaddon (drums) linked back up with Tony 'Demolition Man' Dolan under the Venom Inc banner in 2015 and they've just announced a North American tour.

Dubbed 'The Bloodstained Earth Tour,' the bill will be rounded out by NOLA icons Goatwhore, new age thrash tyrants Toxic Holocaust and rising death metal legion The Convalescence. The run begins on Sept. 1 in Philadelphia, working upward along the coast and into Canada before descending back down to the U.S., hitting the heartland. From there, it's off to the West Coast, circling back through the South, over to Florida and finishing things off in Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 2 with two more dates booked as "Special Venom Inc Bash" at a yet to be determined location.

Frontman Tony Dolan, who was featured on three Venom albums ranging from 1989 through 1992, exclaimed, "It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce our 2017 North American Blood Stained Earth Tour! With a brand new set, we cannot wait to see our North American fans - old, loyal and new. With our brothers Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, we give you a package that will leave you full of the best metal any tour can produce! Don't miss it, I promise you'll regret it. ALL HAIL NORTH AMERICA. AVE!"

Venom Inc recently inked a record deal with Nuclear Blast and are expected to deliver the first album under the name sometime later this year. "The one thing that I think that I can proudly say is that this has been realized through sheer hard work, perseverance and determination, and of course the amazing support from our lifeblood... THE FANS," said Mantas upon the signing.

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Venom Inc 2017 North American Tour Dates

9/01 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ Voltage
9/02 - New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theater
9/03 - Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
9/04 - Montreal, Quebec @ Les Foufounes Electriques
9/05 - Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
9/07 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Ballroom
9/08 - Chicago, Ill. @ Reggies
9/09 - Cave In Rock, Ill. @ Full Terror Metal Fest
9/10 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Riot Room
9/11 - Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theater
9/13 - Spokane, Wash. @ The Pin
9/14 - Seattle, Wash. @ Studio 7
9/15 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theater
9/16 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
9/18 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Slims
9/19 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy Theatre
9/20 - San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick
9/21 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red
9/22 - El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls
9/23 - Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey
9/24 - Austin, Texas @ Grizzly Hall
9/25 - Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
9/26 - New Orleans, La. @ Parish at HOB
9/28 - Miami, Fla. @ Churchill's
9/29 - Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum
9/30 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Haven
10/01 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
10/02 - Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
10/03 - Special Venom Inc Bash
10/04 - Special Venom Inc Bash

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