VENOMIN JAMES: ‘Make No Mistake’ Video Released

“Make No Mistake”, the new video from Cleveland, Ohio doomsters VENOMIN JAMES, can be seen below (courtesy of WackenTube). The clip was directed by VENOMIN JAMES guitarist Joe Fortunato. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Crowe Valley Blues”, which came out late last year via Auburn Records.

“With this video, we try to visualize the VENOMIN JAMES sound, and the atmosphere that surrounds our home base in Kirtland, Ohio,” says Fortunato. “To do so, we researched the esoteric, occult history of Kirtland, and incorporated imagery to tie into some of the better known legends. Our goal was to give the viewer the same feeling of uneasiness that they would get from wandering around the landmarks and fringe areas.

“The video references several historical events, including the Lundgren/Avery ‘Kultland Murders’ of 1989, the construction of the first Mormon temple in 1833, Dr. H. Crowe and his WWII eugenics research with the so-called ‘Melonheads,’ and a number of child abductions and murders that occurred in the area. We pay tribute to several classic horror films with the look and visual style, and kept some imagery intentionally vague, for anyone that might want to dig further.

“If someone asked me to describe the vibe of this place, I could show them this video and only be part of the way there…”

VENOMIN JAMES will perform at this year’s sold-out edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in Wacken, Germany. They will appear performing on the third night of the festival — Saturday, August 6 — in a prime spot shortly after midnight (12:15 a.m.) on the W.E.T. Stage.

VENOMIN JAMES is putting the finishing touches on its third studio album, “Unholy Mountain”, for Auburn Records.


Joe Fortunato – guitar
Tomasz Scull – guitar
Jim Meador – vocals
Erin Corcoran – bass
Eric Matthews – drums