Venaculas

Venaculas

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Venaculas' unique sound has made them Nebraska's #1 CD selling/tour grossing hard rock band the past four years. Their new CD/DVD titled "Therapy" has remained the #1 selling CD for the Homers record store chain, earned a #19 spot on the CIMS chart, and a #82 position on the CMJ Retail 100 chart.

Biography

In the past 5 years since the release of Venaculas’ self-titled debut five-song EP, the band has seen their fan base and critical acclaim grow. Venaculas was highlighted twice in the national magazine, Album Network, as the Midwest regional “breakout band,” had three consecutive CDs become top selling CDs of 2001 thru 2005 for the Homers Record Store chain (1st in 2005 and 2004, 2nd in 2003, 2nd in 2002, and 3rd in 2001), appeared regularly on the CIMS and Aggro national charts, had five songs added to rotation at radio stations throughout the Midwest, such as KIWR 89.7 (Council Bluffs, IA/Omaha, NE), KAZR (Des Moines, IA), and KSEZ (Sioux City, IA), had two songs placed in the feature film “Treasure of the Seven Mummies” (summer 2005 release), and five songs placed in the motorcycle documentary, “Ride on the Edge.” All the while, Venaculas’ fan base has been spreading beyond the Midwest (recently the band has been highlighted and reviewed in magazines located in France, Germany and Italy) as the band continues to perform to sold-out concerts and share the stage with bands such as Saliva, Sevendust, Puddle of Mudd, Primer 55, The Urge, Jackyl, Kottonmouth Kings, Soil, hed(PE), Phunk Junkeez and more.

Less than a year after their first live performance the band went into the studio and in one day recorded what was to be a five-song demo. The band gave an advance copy to Capone, disk jockey for KIWR. Capone was so impressed with the bands energetic, positive-vibe performance that one week after receiving the CD, he began spinning the band’s anthem-oriented “Shut Up” on his popular primetime radio program and asked listeners to call in and express their opinions. The station’s telephone lines lit up with mass approval, prompting the DJ to add “Shut Up,” along with the band’s equally infectious “Jump,” to his daily play list.

The bands latest release "Therapy," already has had two songs in heavy rotation at KIWR (Council Bluffs, IA/Omaha, NE) with “Decisions" and "Fly." Currently "Out of Time" is receiving airplay on stations throughout Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa and has been the #1 selling CD for the Homers record store chain and earned a #19 position on the national CIMS chart since its 1/31/05 release.

Venaculas’ music can only be described as raw, explosive energy that showcases the band’s youth, honesty, gut-wrenching vocals and memorable guitar hooks. With a unique combination of aggro, metal and hip-hop the band appeals to many different fans all ranging from 10 years of age to 40.

For video clips, more music, pics and press check out band's website.
www.myspace.com/venaculas

Lyrics

Out Of Time

Written By: VENACULAS

OUT OF TIME

Sometimes I feel like I’m torn inside
I try to find the things I hate but I see the pictures and they always run dry With all the things I try, that I try to hide

Now that I want to I want to take my life as far as I can take it I believe that you can do anything that you put your mind to.
So far away and out of time
I want I want to take my life as far as I can take it I believe that you can do anything that you put your mind to So far away and out of time

Sometimes I feel like I’m torn inside
I try to find the things I hate but I see your pictures and it doesn’t seem right (Sometimes) I can say the words so many times You hate what you love, but love what you hate The time is now for even you to see And with the damage done look what is left of me I was blinded by your false disguise and now I realize that you were full of lies So with this in mind I think that you should know That my trust in you is no more and you’re out of time (With all the things I try)

I want to I want to take my life as far as I can take it I believe that you can do anything that you put your mind to.
So far away and out of time
I want I want to take my life as far as I can take it I believe that you can do anything that you put your mind to So far away and out of time

Right back in your face you wanna
Right back in your face you wanna; you wanna make our lives a catastrophe

I’m running out of time for this I can’t define I’m looking through a mirror with broken eyes I just need to try and wipe away the lies Now watch me break these chains!

I want to I want to take my life as far as I can take it I believe that you can do anything that you put your mind to.
So far away and out of time
I want I want to take my life as far as I can take it I believe that you can do anything that you put your mind to So far away and out of time

FLY

Written By: VENACULAS

Right here Right now!

NOW what you said dropped the ball
If it wasn’t what you meant
It still cut me up
BREAKING your face is a bliss
Even though I don’t believe in violence

Give it up, Shut up, what do you want from me You can not live up to what you thought you’d be Now that I see what you truly are indeed I will not give in to what’s inside of me

SAY what you want if you will
But remember sometimes truth can hurt the most PAY close attention To what your gonna say, sometimes I want to fly away

I can fly so
Give it up NOW, watch and learn so leave it ALONE, Let it be Fly so high so Give it up NOW, watch and learn so leave it ALONE, Let it be

I wish we could meet again
But I’m sick and tired of all the things you say TRY and put me down one more time But what goes around will come around again

Give it up, Shut up, what do you want from me You can not live up to what you thought you’d be Now that I see what you truly are indeed I will not give in to what you say of me

WHY do you do what you do?
It’s a shame to have the name that’s on your mouth TALK behind my back But I know that you will never say a thing in front of me

I can fly so
Give it up NOW, watch and learn so leave it ALONE, Let it be Fly so high so Give it up NOW, watch and learn so leave it ALONE, Let it be

Why do I confide in you? (Fly)
I can see that everything else is just twisting inside me (Fly) You push me to the point of my ending I’ll fall down But I’ll rise up again Rise, Rise, Rise, Rise, Rise, Rise Here we go!
Its time to fly

Cannot believe that you were the one that had to say all the things that you did not mean I don’t believe that you were the one that had to say all the things that you did not mean

I can fly so
Give it up NOW, watch and learn so leave it ALONE, Let it be Fly so high so Give it up NOW, watch and learn so leave it ALONE, Let it be I can fly so high this time!

Discography

2001 Self Titled EP
2002 "Who We Are" EP
2003 "Listen Up" LP
2005 "Therapy" LP/DVD

Set List

90 minute to 2 hour set.
27 original songs
No band break...constant set