OFFICIAL SITE OF VENIEN 

CO CREATOR OF THE BLACK METAL BAND VON

 

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 comic conventions & art festivals starting in 2017. VENIEN's has not only illustrated & published his own comic books to include Dark Gods & The Art of VENIEN, but has also collaborated with various creator owned comic book projects.  Projects including: Rising Rebels (Jay Fotos, Mark Kidwell, & Jeff Zornow), The Circle (Damon Clark & Alyzia Zherno), & Miskatonic High (Mike Shea & Ryan Mendoza). 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).


 


 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

ALBUMS


BLACK COMING OF VENIEN

RITUAL MANIFESTATION

(Demo I)

(2013)

(Subscription Edition)

(YouTube 4K Edition)

 (IGTV HD Edition)

BLACK COMING OF VENIEN

SCHIZOPHRENIC RAGE

(Demo II)

(2017)

(Subscription Edition)

(YouTube 4K Edition)

 (IGTV HD Edition)

BLACK COMING OF VENIEN

LOST FRAGMENTS

(Demo III)

(2017)

(Subscription Edition)

(YouTube 4K Edition)

 (IGTV HD Edition)

BLACK COMING OF VENIEN

(Demo Collection)

(2017)

(Print Exclusive)

(Book Exclusive)

 (YouTube 4K Edition)

 (IGTV HD Edition)

    SINGLES


    MOMMY THERE IS SOMEONE IN THE BASEMENT

    (Instrumental Demo)

    (2010) 

    (Subscription Edition)

    (YouTube 4K Edition)

    (IGTV HD Edition)

    TRIBAL BLOOD

    (2010)

    (Limited Edition)

    (Subscription Edition)

    (YouTube 4K Edition)

    (IGTV HD Edition)

    EYE OF THE QUILL

    (2019)

    (Limited Edition)

    (Sentient Ruin Laboratories)

    [Single Edition] [Album Edition]

    (Cyclic Law)

    [Single Edition] [Album Edition]

    EYE OF THE QUILL

    (Demo)

    (2019)

    (YouTube 4K Edition)

    (IGTV HD Edition)


     

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