Texas cult metallers Venomous Maximus will appeal to fans of proto-metal bands such as Pentagram and Sir Lord Baltimore and current sludge fiends like High on Fire and Red Fang.

Formed in 2010, so far the band have put out a 7" single for "Give Up the Witch" and an EP called The Mission on Cutthroat Records. Both of these releases are highly recommended.

Venomous Maximus are gearing up for a slew of U.S. tour dates, kicking off on July 13 in Dallas, Texas. The Hell Heroes Tour will hit twelve cities over the course of two weeks, bringing its "eye opening" and "electric" live show to new states and towns along the way.

To help celebrate the trek, Noisecreep has partnered with Venomous Maximus to bring you the official premiere of their trippy video for "The Mission."

Watch "The Mission" Video

Venomous Maximus tour dates:

July 13 Dallas, TX 406 ARTS (Formerly the Phoenix Project, w/ Maleveller) - All Ages

July 14 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music (w/ Iron Tongue) - All Ages

July 15 Nashville, TN Springwater w/ Stallion - 21+

July 17 Indianapolis, IN Indy Jukebox - 21+

July 18 Chicago, IL Reggies (w/ The Gates of Slumber and Hammers of Misfortune) - 17+

July 19 Cleveland, OH Tower 2012 - All Ages

July 20 New York, NY Santos Party House - 21+

July 21 Philadelphia, PA Barbary - (Early show) - All Ages

July 22 Richmond, VA Wonderland (w/ Fire Faithful) - 21+

July 25 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn - 21+

July 26 Birmingham, AL The Nick (w/ Stoned Cobra) - 21+

July 27 New Orleans, LA Siberia (w/ Earthen Grave) - all ages