VENIEN, a Filipino American born writer, illustrator, musician, & co-creator of USBM pioneers VON.
THE DEMO YEARS (1987-1992)
In 1987, VENIEN created the black metal band VON along with his band-mate Goat. In 1992, VON was disbanded until VENIEN & Goat reunited the band in 2009.
VON RECORDS (2006-2019)
VENIEN also created Von Records (2006-2019) to release all VON & VENIEN projects. Satanic Blood (7” Vinyl EP) by VON alongside Tribal Blood (7” Vinyl Single) by VENIEN were both released at the 2010 Armageddon Festival (London, UK). VON founders VENIEN & Goat reunited for their first & final performance as VON with support by Watain (SE), The Devils Blood (NL), Azarath (PL), Necro Ritual (UK), Sacrilegious Impalement (FI), Nifelheim (SE), Repugnant (SE), Vomitor (AU), Craven Idol (UK), & Funeral Throne (UK).
In 2012, VENIEN recorded & released the long-awaited & first official full-length VON album entitled Satanic Blood on Von Records (previous only on demo tapes & vinyl demo bootlegs). 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 trilogy, with a European tour to support the first volume release in 2013 Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves (Vol.I).
VVURMZFLESSSHHH PUBLISHING (2014-PRESENT DAY)
vVurMzflessshhh Publishing was formed in 2014 to eventually replace Von Records in 2019. 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 entitled 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 Art 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) and exclusive digital releases.
BLACK COMING OF VENIEN
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).
THE ART OF VENIEN
vVurMzflessshhh Publishing began exhibiting at art festivals, comic shops & conventions starting in 2017. As an independent publisher, VENIEN has released his own creator owned comic books, co-published artwork, books, & music collaborations with various creators in both the comic & music industry.
SELF-PUBLISHED *self-published comic book & art projects
- The Art of VENIEN
- Dark Gods Comics
- Aswang Komiks
- When Nightmares May Come
- The Occult Examiner
- Lvx Avera In Obscvro
- Worm King Comics
- Death Tales Comics
COMIC & ART PROJECTS *collaborative artwork, design &/or co-publishing comic book projects w/various creators
- Rising Rebels (Jay Fotos, Mark Kidwell, & Jeff Zornow)
- Gorgon (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. (Mike Shea, Ryan Mendoza, & Danger Dads Publishing + D.W. Kann, Daniel Sguiglia, & Darkside Media)
- Cult of Cthulhu: Esoteric Order of Dagon (Mike Shea & Danger Dads Publishing)
- Arkham Society (Mike Shea & Danger Dads Publishing)
- Lady Lovecraft (Mike Shea, Rob Wilkinson, & Danger Dads Publishing)
- VENIEN x Stan Dark Art (Stanislav Krawczyk)
- Black Metal: Prelude To The Cult (Dayal Patterson & Cult Never Dies)
- Darkadya (Haze & Darkadya Books)
MUSIC & ART PROJECTS *collaborative artwork, design, &/or music contributions for various outside music related projects
- SUTEKH HEXEN (USA)
- Jess and The Ancient Ones (FIN)
- Northwestern Black Circle Festival (USA)
- Coffinworm (USA)
- Wolvhammer (USA)
- Doomsday (USA)
- Lord Mantis (USA)
- Terrorizer Magazine (U.K.)