Venomous Concept is an extremely fast punk band started by members of Napalm Death, Melvins and Brutal Truth. The name itself is a play on Poison Idea, whose intense, loud hardcore is one of their main influences, together with bands as Discharge and GISM. Venomous Concept is the brainchild of Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Lock Up), and Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth). The idea was tossed around while Embury was in the states after touring Napalm Death's ?Order of the Leech? album. After the tour ended he visited some old friends.
Venomous Concept is the brainchild of Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Lock Up), and Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth). The idea was tossed around while Embury was in the states after touring Napalm Death's ?Order of the Leech? album. After the tour ended he visited some old friends. One of them was Sharp. The two discussed the idea of starting a band that had no rules, much like old school hardcore punk bands. Originally Mick Harris, former drummer for Napalm Death was slated to be the drummer for Venomous Concept, but instead Danny Herrera (current drummer for Napalm Death) took the spot. To complete the line-up Buzz Osbourne (Melvins, Fantomas) was asked to play guitar.
Their first full length, "Retroactive Abortion," was recorded in 2003. The bandmates themselves paid for the recording of the album, ?that way they record whatever they want, whenever they want... they are uncontrolled by labels... they produce their own music, art and media?. Once the album was recorded they shopped it around for a record deal. Ipecac released the album in 2004, at Osborne's suggestion.
Venomous Concept has currently played only once live, a show which occurred sometime in late 2005 .
In 2006 the band released a split with Japanese grindcore band 324.
Osborne later left the band due to time commitments, and was replaced by Danny Liker (Brutal Truth, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, Anthrax)
The line up of the band currently consists of Kevin Sharp on vocals, Shane Embury on guitar, Danny Lilker on bass guitar, Danny Herrera on drums.
The band released a second full-length album in March 2008,Poisoned Apple, their first for Century Media.