EXCLUSIVE: New VON music — “Jesus Stain”

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012


Of all the bands to crawl back from the metal abyss here’s something we never expected. VON is releasing a new album at the end of October and dB got an exclusive stream of “Jesus Stain” from Satanic Blood. The band expects to play a limited run of shows.

Take a listen below and then read an interview with mainman Jason “Venien” Ventura (conducted via e-mail) where he talks about the new music and why he resurrected VON. You can preorder the album from Von records here.

Why did you decide to get VON back together after all of these years?

Long story, but since I started to put my little monster back together there have been a few people that have come and gone, and that includes the other founders. The decision was made a while back and bottom line it’s to finish what I started.

What was it like getting back together and writing? Did you ever anticipate it?

I started the process again, and attempted to bring all of us that started it back, but that was short lived. The one that did come back quit after the London reunion show just like he did in the 90’s and the drummer was nowhere to be found. I had been writing tons of material for years and most of it was for VON but there was so much, some of it was leaning more towards a solo album, so I really didn’t anticipate anything. I just lived it.

I am the only surviving original creator of VON that survived the cut to record. The rest moved on and it’s for the best. I can’t work with bullshit anyways.

The band’s now legendary demo had a run of about 100 copies. Yet here we are about to premiere your first new track. Does that seem strange?

Not really, people like shit that’s raw! It’s intense things that drive us over the edge and this stuff tends to do that for a lot of people from what they tell me, so not really, I feel comfortable

Can you tell us about the song we are premiering?

Stains of Jesus are everywhere and this reflects that so well. This is not a religious thing; this is for those that push it on to others. I dictate my own way. This is an old one from the incubation period of VON.

Will you play live in conjunction with the new album?

Ritual Of The Black Mass is where I will present material from this album (Satanic Blood), the Dark Gods Trilogy of albums, and my solo album Tribal Blood. (I’m working with) Chris at Hate War putting this thing together over at the Black Castle in South Central LA Nov 9th. I’m also in talks with others for shows in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and anywhere else that will bleed pure rage!

When is the new album coming out? What can people expect?

Oct 31st. Expect relentless rage and primal pounding from front to back.

  • http://www.metallomusikum.com/ Mary Spiro

    as a black metal elitist, i have to say the production is too good. no seriously, this is awesome. >;)

    • Kyle From Incantation

      You can’t be that “elite” if you don’t realize this is the fake Von.

  • Horrible Serpent

    Joe’s (last Von bassist) work in Autopsy and Abcess is great, Goat’s project Von Goat was interesting, this new Von is not doing anything for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blasphemator Moises Blasphemator

    I prefer the VON in ancient times, the time of the demo satanic angel and blood angel.
    for those who enjoy the VON old, this new phase is strange!!
    in my opinion and the opinion of others who appreciate the old VON…
    The VON is to be congratulated for continuing active, the sound is very fucked up!!hail

  • Ass Commando

    This is totally lame. This guy wasn’t even on any of the old Von stuff, and it’s totally debatable whether or not he was ever even in the band. To put it bluntly, this ain’t Von.

  • Habibi 666

    who is this venien and why did he misspell his name? as far as VON bass goes, only KILL is real.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lois.zalaz Zalaz Lois

    Jason Venien developed this hellish concept from the beginning, actually form VON along with Goat. So all of you irrelevant haters just fuel my repulsion to stupidity. We must support these true projects, they deserve respect for what they stand for.

  • BadFatEd

    This is not Von. This is usurpation, done by the guy who wasn’t even involved in the scene for more than 20 years and now he claims he “returns” with material that was done by Goat.
    Fuck that.

  • jiiii

    good stuff, unlike 99% of the shitty black metal bands from nowadays.
    even if this wasn’t von it would raise the bar :)

  • ED

    This is the chorus riff of Anaal Nathrakh’s “Atavism” done an octave up.
    Also, VON has been back for a few years now. I learned this by getting an email threatening to sue me for a band of mine being involved in Rusty Axe Records’ Von Tribute album. The email claimed they would sue unless I sent them the .wav of the track, and signed over all legal rights to the track, which, of course, I did not. Received another threatening email a short while later after the LLC was set up for VON. After that, never heard from them again.
    I will always have a soft spot for VON, but this VON is not a band, it’s a business.

  • Jdawg80

    I’m not even sure this idiot was even in the band. This VON is an imposter. It’s a FAKE. If you listen to or support this, you are what’s wrong with everything in metal. This is a money making scheme by someone who was barely even involved in the band, didn’t play on the classic material, and was STOLEN from the real band members. This is pure garbage.

  • Jeffrey

    Just listen to Satanic Blood and Sixx because VON is dead.

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  • Tim

    Von died long, long ago..