Prime Evil (album)

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Prime Evil
Venom - Prime Evil.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 9, 1989
StudioLynx Studio, Newcastle
LabelUnder One Flag
ProducerNick Tauber, Kevin Ridley [fr]
Venom chronology
Calm Before the Storm
Prime Evil
Temples of Ice
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]

Prime Evil is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band Venom. It was released in 1989, and the first in a series of three albums with former Atomkraft bassist and vocalist Tony Dolan, replacing Conrad "Cronos" Lant, as a band member and composer.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Venom, except where indicated.

1."Prime Evil" 4:38
2."Parasite" 3:08
3."Blackened Are the Priests"Tony Dolan4:19
5."Skeletal Dance" 3:07
6."Megalomania" (Black Sabbath cover)Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward5:25
7."Insane" 2:54
8."Harder Than Ever" 3:09
9."Into the Fire" 3:23
10."Skool Daze" 4:23
11."Live Like an Angel – Die Like a Devil" (re-recording available on the CD edition of the album)Conrad Lant, Anthony Bray, Jeffrey Dunn3:05


  • Nick Tauber, Kevin Ridley - producers
  • Barry Clempson - engineer
  • Steve Brew - assistant engineer


  1. ^ "Venom - Prime Evil". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 397. ISBN 978-1894959315.