OFFICIAL SITE OF VENIEN
VENIEN, a Filipino American born writer, illustrator, musician, & co-creator of the black metal band VON. In 1987, VENIEN created the band VON along with his band-mate Goat. In 1992, VON was disbanded until VENIEN & Goat reunited the band in 2009. VENIEN also created Von Records (2006-2019) & later vVurMzflessshhh Publishing (2014-Present) to release all VON & VENIEN projects. The VON “Satanic Blood (7” Vinyl EP)” alongside the VENIEN “Tribal Blood (7” Vinyl Single)", were both released at the 2010 Armageddon Festival (London, UK). VENIEN & Goat reunited for their first & final performance as VON with support by Watain, The Devil's Blood, & various other bands.
In 2012, VENIEN recorded & released the long-awaited & first official full-length VON album entitled “Satanic Blood” on Von Records. To support the debut release, VON performed exclusive shows in Tempe (AZ), Los Angeles (CA), & Brooklyn (NY) with a brand new line-up. Following the debut release, VENIEN began to record & release what would become the final trilogy of full-length VON albums entitled "Dark Gods", with a European tour to support the first volume release in 2013 "Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves (Vol.I)". Under his newly formed publishing company "vVurMzflessshhh Publishing", the "Dark Gods" comic book was released periodically for 6 weeks between Dec 1st 2014-Feb 16th 2015. The extremely limited book release included special advance CD singles with tracks taken from the previously unreleased second volume off the Dark Gods Trilogy "Dark Gods: Birth of The Architects (Vol.II)", as well as b-side demos from the unreleased album "Dark Gods: Ancient Blood (Vol.III)". In July 2017, Von Records & vVurMzflessshhh Publishing released "Dark Gods: Birth of The Architects (Vol.II)" on their premium release format, a limited edition 12" CD Booklet. The release also had various digital editions containing expanded & extended versions, demos, & b-side singles, included only with select fine art prints in the "Dark Gods: Birth of The Architects (Giclée Print Series)".
In addition to VENIEN's work on all the VON projects, various solo works were released as digital singles & demos, all taken from the unfinished project titled "Black Coming of VENIEN". Among the first releases came the digital single "Mommy There Is Someone In The Basement" & the 7" Vinyl single "Tribal Blood". A series of digital demos were released including "Black Coming of VENIEN: Ritual Manifestation (Demo I)", "Black Coming of VENIEN: Schizophrenic Rage (Demo II)", "Black Coming of VENIEN: Lost Fragments (Demo III)", as well as the "Black Coming of VENIEN (Demo Collection)" with previously unreleased bonus tracks. The first series of digital singles & demos were originally offered to Von Records online subscriptions (2006-2019). Copyright works were then published by vVurMzflessshhh Publishing & a digital edition of the "Black Coming of VENIEN (Demo Collection)" was then included with the "Black Coming of VENIEN (Giclée Print Series)" & "The Art of VENIEN (Sketchbook Series)".
vVurMzflessshhh Publishing began exhibiting at art festivals & comic conventions starting back in 2017. VENIEN is not only an illustrator & writer, but a publisher who has released his own creator owned comic books to include Dark Gods & The Art of VENIEN. New projects in production including Aswang Komiks, When Nightmares May Come, The Occult Examiner, Maligno, Lvx Avera In Obscvro, Worm King Comics, & Death Tales Comics. A few released and unreleased collaborated artworks with various creator owned art & comic book projects included: Gorgon & Rising Rebels (Jay Fotos, Mark Kidwell, & Jeff Zornow), The Circle (Damon Clark & Alyzia Zherno), Miskatonic High (Mike Shea, Ryan Mendoza, & Danger Dads Publishing), Miskatonic High Meets Lovecraft P.I. Crossover (Mike Shea, Ryan Mendoza, & Danger Dads Publishing + D.W. Kann, Daniel Sguiglia, & Darkside Media), Cult of Cthulhu: Esoteric Order of Dagon & Arkham Society (Mike Shea & Danger Dads Publishing), Lady Lovecraft (Mike Shea, Rob Wilkinson, & Danger Dads Publishing), Lagim Card Game (Augusto Ayo & Fictionmind Games), Stan Dark Art (Stanislav Krawczyk), & VBERKVLT (Justin Bartlett). VENIEN has also contributed artwork & design for various outside music projects to include: Jess and The Ancient Ones (FIN), Doomsday (USA), Lord Mantis (USA), & guest vocals & instruments on the single "Eye of The Quill" off the self-titled album by SUTEKH HEXEN (USA).