Metalocalypse

Venomous Maximus Head Out Onto the Highway For Summer Tour

Summer is the season for Houston bands to hit the road for tours, and Houston's metal demons Venomous Maximus are heading out onto the highway themselves. Tonight at Rudyard's the group throws a tour fundraiser/kickoff with friends the American Heist and A Dream Asleep.

On July 13, the band sets out for about a dozen dates taking them to Dallas, parts of the Midwest, and out onto the East Coast before winding back through New Orleans and home to the Bayou City. You can peep the small itinerary here.

New material from the band is in the offing this fall, from what I have gathered from band members, and new merch seems to come forth every few weeks. VM hats are ubiquitous around Houston. You can't really beat an old-school mesh metal head covering. Beard not included.

I recently talked with lead singer and guitarist Gregg Higgins, and we had one of our trademark cosmic conversations, touching on the end of the world, God, metal, and touring. The professional tattoo artist is pretty excited for December, and not because of Santy Claus.

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Craig Hlavaty
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