After more than 20 years, the long overdue official album from legendary cult black metal legion, VON, has finally revealed itself via Von Records. VON creator, Jason “Venien” Ventura, entered the Von Records studio — “The Pit” — in Litchfield Park, Arizona to record 19 classic tunes from the band’s early days. The end product, Satanic Blood, was produced by Venien, mixed by Andrew Ragin at Wall To Wall Recording Studios in Chicago, Illinois and mastered by John Gray at The Jungle Studios in Scottsdale, Arizona. Satanic Blood is available in a 12″ x 12″ 20-page booklet with a mounted CD inside the back cover. The included booklet contains 17 stunningly grim illustrations by Venien as well as full lyric sheets and liner notes. Ordering info available HERE.
In celebration of the record’s release, Terrorizer Magazine is currently streaming the track “Watain” for your listening pleasures. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.
Coinciding with the legendary release, The Ritual Of The Black Mass will commence with the manifestations of VON and the Black Coming of Venien in the flesh at the previously announced Los Angeles performance as well as newly booked shows in San Francisco and New York City. These will be the only 2012 live VON ceremonies. See confirmed dates below.
VON Live Rituals
11/09/2012 The Black Castle – Los Angeles, CA w/ Sumeria,, Icon Of Phobos, Harassor
Ghoulgotha, Maledict [Info]
12/07/2012 The Elbow Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Vhöl, Lawless [Info]
12/11/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY [Info]
“This is primitive black metal at its most basic, the very kernel of the genre; you can almost imagine it being performed by twisted homunculi…. a fascinating glimpse into the past and the long-overdue change for a formative band to finally issue a definitive release.” – Angry Metal Guy