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“With a sound not to removed from the likes of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.”

“Let’s hear it for Venrez who only recently were here on my home turf in the UK support The Michael Schenker Group and went down an absolute storm wherever they played.”

“Venrez truly impressed SonicAbuse last year with their excellent album ‘Children of the drone’ and live they don’t disappoint.”

“When a gig becomes an experience!”

“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".”

“Venrez come bearing hard alt rock!”

"If you like your rock with a bit of a psychedelic tinge then this album is for you and following the success of ‘American Illusion’ I could see this moving Venrez to the next level"

"A force to be reckoned with... Venrez totally killed it with their powerful set!"

“Hailing from LA, Venrez deal in the same sort of psychedelic-tinged hard rock that made Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘core’ such a potent brew. With hard –hitting riffs, gruff yet tuneful vocals and a bucketload of attitude,”

“L.A. based rockers, Venrez are back with their third release, ‘Children Of The Drones’. Ven – vocals Jason Womack – guitars Nico D’Arnese – bass Ed Davis – drums. This time around the band serves up a sonic rock sound that seems them really going for the throat.”

“With two well-recieved albums already released (Sell The Lie and American Illusion), and the experience of touring with the established artist; Slash, and Alice Cooper, Venrez is certainly on route to be something of a stand-out artist on the scene with new album 'Children Of The Drones'.”

“What do you get when you cross Nirvana, The Doors, Alice In Chains, and a former movie producer, Steven Berez?”

“Hollywood movie director’s mid-life crisis is on to album number three”

“Some of you might remember that I reviewed Venrez's second album American Illusion in the early days of this blog and I was impressed by the band then, well luckily very little has changed on their third album the band are still purveyors of psychedelic, reverb driven hard rock that is part Alice In Chains part Wylde-era Ozzy.”

“They have now embarked upon a third album which I found not only enchanting but down- right fantastic!”

“L.A. based rockers, Venrez are back with their third release, 'Children Of The Drones'.”

“​Here's a fairly unique band for you.”

"Bottom line is that VENREZ with its brand new release achieves to create a strong album all the way. The main thing here is that this band has its own identity, and the sure thing is that we will hear more of them in the near future." 8/10

“Easily one of the more interesting releases to come out in awhile and it took the collaboration of guys from yesterday and today.”


“New York is known as the city that never sleeps, but Los Angeles is the city where rock keeps you awake!”

“Californian Rockers Venrez have one of the most creatively fluent approaches towards the music which they craft.”

“Venrez have crafted a blazing hot sound that resonates with the fans on so many levels, maintaining a raw authentic feel to their live studio recordings, which is carried through into their live-on stage performances as well.”

“Venrez Rocks KoKo in London”

“American Illusion flies in the face of what the “industry” tells us is great, it’s raw, it’s edgy and it speaks of hard work and ideals.”

“From the opening track Unforeseen it's clear this band means business.”

“The Howard Stern of Rock and Roll”

“Venrez with Slash”

“Venrez rocks Las Vegas!”

“Venrez interview: Vocalist talks 'American Illusion' and reviving rock and roll (Video)”

“Venrez release "American Illusion"”

“LA rock band Venrez are gearing up for their coming release American Illusion on July 30.”

“Video: Venrez – Unforeseen”

“Interview with Ven of the Venrez rock band.”

“Venrez tours Europe with LA Guns, summer of 2011.”