Venom Prison Release New Single "Pain Of Oizys" - Knotfest

Venom Prison Release New Single “Pain Of Oizys”

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on December 3, 2021

From somber to tortured, the latest from the emerging outfit offers a stylistic departure that amounts to a different kind of heavy.

Sorrowful and soulful are the words that come to mind for the new Venom Prison single, “Pain of Oizys”, released today. Taken from their upcoming album, Erebos, the 2nd single from the album perfectly captures that element of pain in such an expected way.

“The second offering by Venom Prison is a cold room with a dusty piano. It’s a softly sung war hymn with finger-picked guitar. It’s a ship in calm seas watching for the storm on the Horizon. ‘Pain Of Oizys’ will lull you into a false sense of security. Unique to Venom Prisons previous releases the instrumentation is not what you’d expect. Glassy reverberated guitars and cold piano notes lay the foundation for clean sung harmonies. ‘Pain Of Oizys’ climaxes with synthy leads, strings and aggressive vocal chants. Leaving them feeling empowered with the lyrical conclusion whilst the intensity of the song winds down,” states VENOM PRISON guitarist Ben Thomas. 

Guitarist Ash Gray adds, “The song was written in so many ways, structures and styles, it was only until it became the form you’re hearing now that it was a big realisation that Venom Prison found something different, special and very in our comfort zone even if this isn’t what listeners are expecting or used to at this point. We’ve always expressed as a band that we would not create the same records and songs over and over again so this is us sticking to our word.”

“The song is about coming to terms with depression, trauma and PTSD. Accepting it as part of who I am and rather living life with it than not living at all. It’s about finding strength in suffering and not giving up. Every day is a new day, every day comes with its struggles but ultimately I don’t want to bow to these demons in my head, I wish for it to end and to find peace even in the most difficult of situations,” states lead vocalist Larissa Stupar. 

Director Thomas Coe-Brooker adds, “This was a really special video for me, collaborating with my amazing wife to create something that mirrored the song’s juxtaposition of fragility and power, as well as the lyrical themes of finding your own way to deal with inner demons. I liked the idea of leading the viewer to believe that the character was destined to cause harm on herself when really she’s finding liberation and release, ending on a moment that suggests ‘a new day’, to be interpreted however the viewer sees fit.”

Additionally, pre-orders for Erebos have finally been announced! Erebos will be out on February 4th, 2022. Pre-orders are available HERE in the following formats:

Ltd. CD Digipak          

Gatefold black LP       

Digital Album  

500 x Gatefold hot pink-black marbled LP at CM Distro Wholesale EU and

300 x Gatefold red LP at EMP

500 x Gatefold glow in the dark LP directly from the band at


1000 x Gatefold ivory LP at all Indie outlets

500 x Gatefold emerald green LP at Revolver

500 x Gatefold marigold LP at

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