2013 was a big year for the men of Venomous Maximus. The local metal kings toured with Down, opened for Guns 'N' Roses and played SXSW and Fun Fun Fun Fest. They even signed a deal with Napalm Records, which issued the band's critically acclaimed album Beg Upon the Light in Europe for the first time.
All year, signs have persisted that for the first time in a long time, a Houston metal band was on the verge of breaking big. But to hear the band's howling lead singer, Gregg Higgins, 2013 was just the prelude. In 2014, Venomous will strike camp and begin marching toward global occult-metal jihad.
"This year, we have gone on tour, and there were some big ones," says the tattooed front man. "But we've been busier this year doing everything else with the band besides touring. It's been a lot of writing of music this year."