Metal Temple Review – Children Of The Drones

Based in Los Angeles, California, VENREZ are the creation of their frontman (the band being named after him); a successful movie producer in Hollywood. While many people, once they’ve reached their fifties, might not still have the drive and determination to start up a band with some serious intentions, Venrez did in 2011, and only four years later, the band have delivered their third full length release, “Children Of The Drones”.

Opening with atmospheric and eerie sythns and effects, very much in the vein of 80s sci-fi/action film soundtracks (think The Terminator), “Hang The Predator” does a great job of setting the tone for the album. Against a backdrop of a solid, melodic rock groove, an effect laded lead line maintains the big, epic sound established in the intro, with a touch of psychedelic rock added into the mix too. The somewhat unique vocals then come in, with lyrics delivered in a somewhat restrained yet haunting style. It really works, and makes for a unique and fresh sounding band!

Read more here at – Venrez Camden review

“A force to be reckoned with… Venrez totally killed it with their powerful set!”

venrez-camdenVenrez graced the stage of The Purple Turtle mid-afternoon and those that weren’t there missed out on something special. Having performed a run of 9 shows with Richie Ramone across the UK, the band were showing no signs of this, with singer Venrez putting on a performance that was both mesmerising and energy fuelled in equal parts. With their hard rock sound and harmonies that sounded sublime throughout, ‘Karma’ kicked off the set in epic rock style as the guitar crunched along to a darker vocal.


New Video: Sacred Blood

The soundtrack theme song to the feature motion picture ‘Sacred Blood’, directed by Christopher Coppola, produced by Ross Angel & starring Anna Biani, Bailey Coppola, Michael Madsen, Bai Ling and Jeffrey Gliwa, from the Venrez album ‘Children Of The Drones’.


New York is known as the city that never sleeps, but Los Angeles is the city where rock keeps you awake! For Venrez, the rock band from downtown L.A. that’s definitely true. The front man of the group that gave his name to the band, Ven (as he is known to his friends) is the man behind all this. He managed to bring together four other great musicians and under his directions in 2011 they formed the band he always dreamed of.

Now, on board with 2015, Venrez has two successful LPs (Sell the Lie and American Illusion), a huge fan base, as well as a new album titled Children Of The Drones ready to hit the stores in early Febuary! Until then let’s find out all about their past, present and future, as we declare Venrez as Indie Band Of The Week!

Read the full interview at Rock Revolt Magazine.