VENOMIN JAMES: WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival Meet-And-Greet Announced

Cleveland doom rockers VENOMIN JAMES will take part in a meet-and-greet on August 6 at the sold-out Wacken Open Airfestival in Wacken, Germany. The signing session, sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink, will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the W:O:A Fanclub Stand on the festival grounds. The band is scheduled to perform live later that same evening in a prime time spot at 12:15 a.m. (Saturday night) on the W.E.T. Stage.

VENOMIN JAMES is my very first label band invited by the festival organizers to participate in a meet-and-greet session at Wacken,” says Auburn Records president Bill Peters. “We’ve had tremendous success with the band’s recent ‘Make No Mistake’ video on the festival’s site. It’s quickly become a big hit, with over 60,000 views. Those are some incredible numbers! It is now officially one of the site’s all-time most popular videos.

“We would like to thank the fans and everyone involved with Wacken for all of their support.

“The band guys are not really the crazed, serial killer-looking types they may appear to be in their photos and videos, so Wacken fans should have no fear in approaching them at the meet-and-greet. They may try to bite but they most definitely will not kill you!”

For the complete Wacken meet-and-greet schedule, go to this location.

The “Make No Mistake” video 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.

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