Sunday, August 24, 2008

Von

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This is the epic and legendary 'Satanic Blood Demo' from San Francisco's own VON. Many say that this is America's first BlackMetal band. They existed from 1989-1992 and only released one demo, and this is it. I will post the unreleased demo at a latter date. They were officially released in 2003 on the Nuclear War Now Label and the release compiled both demos and a live performance. VON is raw and minimalistic with guttural growls as opposed to the shrill and shrieking voice of most black metal. But i would have to say VON reminds me of GISM in a weird way, but in a much more minimal form, like Darkthrone. Well anyways, if you are aware of this band then you know what kind of impact they had on the BlackMetal communitty the had, even Varg Vikernes wore their shirt during his trial. And if you are new to BlackMetal i hope you enjoy this and you might have even heard a few of the songs covered before without even realizing it. Enjoy.

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chrisc said...

thank you for this.another band i've known for years but never have listened until now.awesome lo-fi black metal.

paris said...

Interesting! Glad to have heard it (piece of history, I guess), much appreciate your efforts.

vishuskinit said...

dude, listen to this in the car on the way to band practice. i was skeptical at first. Seeing it being the "first black metal band from the states". but damn dude this is amazing! i just got into music blogs and this one is awesome!

SvartStøy said...

thanks vishuskinit, i appreciate, i should be posting a bunch of stuff soon i have just been very busy.
thanks