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"Great Live Show!"

I saw Venison play at Metal Beach last night at Trip in Santa Monica and was blown away by the showmanship of these three guys. They played with intensity and got the crowd to sing the chant parts with them! Very impressive on a Thursday night in sleepy Santa Monica.
Front man JP Von Hitchburg has a certain charisma and nature. A man born for the stage. These guys have a bright future ahead of them.
Check them out at Hopefully some day soon they will be storming through your city so you can have your own taste of the OTHER RED MEAT. - KreugerTrent


Forever Hunted (EP) 2007
Bone Powder (EP) release date Winter 2010



Venison is a progressive metal band formed by vocalist/guitarist JP Von Hitchburg in 2007. Starting out as a solo project for JP, the sound has strayed from its initial origins to be less Rock-oriented and more Metal-oriented. Drummer, James Decker, whom has played in various other projects with JP over the past 6 years, lends his syncopated odd metered drumming talents to keep the sound fresh and original. With Eloy Palacios on bass as the most recent addition, the band has defined its identity even further through his artistic contributions and virtuoso skills helping to complete the concept and hone in on the target. All three members of the band were students at Berklee College of Music in Boston though all did not start Playing together until early January 2009. Since having started working together Venison has certainly found its own come into its own existing in a world of bubblegum pop, watered-down rock and generic metal.

Influenced by bands like Pink Floyd, Faith No More, Megadeth, Mastodon, Gojira, The Haunted, Opeth, and The Grateful Dead, Venison really has no boundaries as to where it can branch into to help make interesting and captivating songs with a killer live show.

Exciting, interesting, and smart have been words used to describe us from our fans. So be ready, there is a new beast on the loose!