With a relentless touring schedule over the past few years (including runs with Bitter End, The Mongoloids, Grave Maker, Lionheart, Donnybrook, Call To Preserve, and many more) it’s no surprise Minneapolis, MN’s VENIA have made a name for themselves across North America and beyond.  Following up their Blood & Ink Records debut album, Frozen Hands (2009), VENIA demonstrate the ever improving nature of their songwriting with their latest offering, I’ve Lost All Faith In Myself.  This blazing EP affirms once and for all that VENIA will no doubt have a lasting impact on the Spirit-filled hardcore scene and quite possibly the whole of hardcore fans worldwide.

LATEST NEWS //

Stand Together Fest – Nashville in April!

We’re very excited to announce Stand Together Fest, taking place in Nashville, TN from April 13th – 14th at Rocketown’s White Building.  We hope to see all our friends there, enjoying Zao, a reunion by Saints Never Surrender, Flatfoot 56, xLooking Forwardx, As Hell Retreats, and many more… including all of your favorite Blood & Ink bands!  More information and tickets online at: www.standtogetherfest.com

Venia In Canada w/ No Bragging Rights, The Greenery

Venia are returning from their much needed break from touring, including a forthcoming run in Canada alongside No Bragging Rights and The Greenery.  For dates, visit the B&I Tours page here.

Venia Premiere “Crux” Video on MetalSucks.net

Blood & Ink Records’ Venia are proud to exclusively premiere their first official music video via MetalSucks.net!  The video, for their hit “Crux” from the “I’ve Lost All Faith In Myself” EP, was shot live in Greenville, SC and Tampa, FL with additional 8mm footage compiled from their adventures on the road.  The band was fortunate to have Michael Dalton behind the camera as director, as this video follows a string of productions by Dalton for bands such as A Day To Remember, Living Sacrifice, For Today, The Famine, Veara, Gideon, and many more.

Venia will be embarking on two tour runs this Fall, including an East Coast/Midwest stint to join Advent for their two last shows and a string of dates in Canada alongside No Bragging Rights and The Greenery.

08/30 Milwaukee, WI @ The Litter Box*
08/31 Louisville, KY @ Keswicks*
09/01 Chattanooga, TN @ The Warehouse*
09/02 Greenville, SC @ The Channel w/ Advent, Jawbone
09/03 Greensboro, NC @ Legit Biz w/ Advent (last show), Reign Supreme, Jawbone
09/04 Balitmore, MD @ The Talking Head w/ Gideon, Debtor, Carrying The Fire
09/05 Wilmington, DE @ Mogo 13
09/06 Williamsport, PA @ The Hive
09/07 Zanesville, OH @ The Shot Shot
09/09 Rockford, IL @ TBA
10/12 Gatineau, QC @ The Warehouse**
10/13 Montreal, QC @ TBA**
10/14 Brampton, ON @ All Stars**
10/15 Mississauga, ON @ Rehearsal Pro**
10/16 London, ON @ London Music Hall Lounge**
10/17 New Market, ON @ The Jam Spot**
10/19 Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates**
10/20 Winkler, MB @ The Bunker**
10/21 Regina, SK @ The Club**
10/22 Edmonton, AB @ GFCBS**
10/23 Calgary, AB @ TBA**
10/24 Lethbridge, AB @ Loyal Order Of The Moose**
10/25 Saskatoon, SK @ Le Relais**
10/26 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction**

* w/ Relentless
** w/ No Bragging Rights, The Greenery

Venia/Jawbone To Play Final Advent Shows

Venia and Jawbone have both been honored by being asked to join Advent on their last two shows, taking place in Greenville, SC and Greensboro, NC respectively.  Advent have been one of the most inspirational and potent bands to emerge from our scene in quite a long time and it’s sad to see them go, but come out and help us send them out with a bang.  B&I will be at both shows with our distro, so stop by and say hello.

Venia will be touring to/from the shows, hitting various Midwest and East Coast locales, so be sure to check out the dates below or on the B&I Tours page.

08/30 Milwaukee, WI @ The Litter Box w/ Relentless
08/31 Louisville, KY@ Keswicks w/ Relentless
09/01 Chattanooga, TN @ The Warehouse w/ Relentess
09/02 Greenville, SC @ The Channel w/ Advent, Jawbone, Fingers Crossed, Apart, Beggars (SC)
09/03 Greensboro, NC @ Legit Biz w/ Advent (last show), Reign Supreme, Jawbone, Torch Runner
09/04 Balitmore, MD @ The Talking Head w/ Gideon, Debtor, Carrying The Fire
09/05 Wilmington, DE @ Mogo 13
09/06 Williamsport, PA @ The Hive
09/07 Zanesville, OH @ The Shot Shot

Venia Western US Tour + Sound & Fury

Venia are currently trekking their way across the Western U.S. alongside Hardside and Focused X Minds, all headed to California for this year’s Sound & Fury Festival! Venia will also be playing a string of shows with our friends in Advent (who are also appearing at Sound & Fury) before heading back through TX on their way home.

We’re also excited to say that Blood & Ink Records will be tabling at Sound & Fury as well, so if you’re attending (and why you wouldn’t, we’re not sure) please stop by and say hello.  We will be selling a very limited version of Venia’s “I’ve Lost All Faith In Myself” 7″ with laser-cut covers… they look awesome!