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Venom Prison Reveal New Track Pain of Oizys

Friday, 03 December 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

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Venom Prison have unveiled a new song.

Pain of Oizys is the latest cut to be lifted from their new album, 'Erebos', due for release on February 4 via Century Media. Head here to spin previous cut Judges Of The Underworld. Giving a detailed breakdown of the new track, guitarist Ben Thomas said:

“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.”

Lead vocalist Larissa Stupar added: “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.”

Pain of Oizys's accompanying video, which will premiere at 5pm GMT today (December 3), was directed and produced by Thomas Coe-Brooker, who also helmed the clip for Judges Of The Underworld. He said:

“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.”

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