News: Michael Spreitzer Fronts New Band Verona On Venus, Announces Debut Album

Veteran metal musician Michael “Mike” Spreitzer has formed his new band Verona on Venus (VoV), and the news comes with the announcement of a full-length, debut album. The new album, Popular Delusions, will be released on January 19, 2024. Spreitzer is gearing up to release the first single off of the album, titled “Rodent.” The video is directed by the talented director Vicente Cordero.

The new single also sees Spreitzer singing on a record for the first time. The musician has been known for his guitar work for the last 20 years, but this is his first time recording vocals for a song. He surely brings the best out of him in his own unique way.

Spreitzer shares his thoughts:

“There’s a dark and unruly side of music that has been lost,” says Spreitzer. “It’s time to rediscover, reemerge, and remind people that the uncomfortable and unsettling should not be forgotten. The bands, musicians, and devoted fans of metal and all its sub-genres were the pioneers of weird and creepy, and this is what makes this culture incredibly unique in a world of normalcy. Writing this album was my personal testament that I can push myself to limits I always knew existed both musically and creatively. This album wasn’t so much a discovery of myself but more so a confirmation that I could go to a place within myself that was buried. I finally pushed myself to uncover this side of me.

“Working with my team of talented creatives who facilitated and executed my vision down to the exact details was invigorating and rewarding in a way I could never have imagined. I am deeply and profoundly grateful to all of them.”

The sound of Popular Delusions varies from heavy metal sound to industrial metal among its nine tracks. All the songs will take you to the heavier sound of the 90s, giving a total nostalgic experience. The album consists a new take on “The Bones of Baby Dolls” by Acid Bath from their album When the Kite String Pops, which was released in 1994.

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Popular Delusions will be followed by two singles aimed to be released in mid to late 2024 that will continue to expose this side of Spreitzer.

Popular Delusions Tracks:

Dead Heros Hang
Floods of Burden
The Hate Ballet
Dirty Cigarettes
Red Dead Rose
Popular Delusions
Monarch Acid Test
The Bones of Baby Dolls

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Preorder the album here.

Follow Verona On Venus on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Lera Heroine

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