To commemorate today’s official release of Seven Billion Slaves, the first of three volumes to begin VON’s long-anticipated Dark Gods trilogy, the band is currently streaming the offering in its apocalyptic, malformed entirety. Unleashed via Von Records, Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves was mixed by Andrew Ragin of The Atlas Moth and features nine new blackened movements by the legendary purveyors of audio contamination.
Go forth and suffer at THIS LOCATION.
VON will transport their sonic beatings to foreign shores this Summer on the Ritual of The Black Mass European Tour 2013. Still in its booking stages, confirmed rituals include:
Doomstar Booking Agency & Von Records Presents
VON – Ritual of The Black Mass European Tour 2013:
6/19/2013 Schacht1 – Oberhausen, Germany
6/20/2013 Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
6/21/2013 DNA – Brussels, Belgium
6/22/2013 Dokkum Open Air – Dokkum, Netherlands
6/23/2013 The Garage – London, UK
6/28/2013 An Club – Athens, Greece*
6/29/2013 Tuska Open Air – Helsinki, Finland*
7/06/2013 UTBS – Berlin, Germany
More dates to be added in the coming weeks. Check http://www.RITUALOFTHEBLACKMASS.com for updates.
“…for those wondering what the soundtrack is going to be like down in the sulphur mines…” — DecibelMagazine.com
“VON have been myopic for a very long time, forced by either their own obsessions or the pressures of their cult status to revisit their earlier material until they were finally content with the state that it was in. Now that they have the freedom to look beyond it, they have cast their net wide, beginning a immense narrative about the rise of a new dark power and the dark fate of humanity in its wake. Sonically varied and conceptually vast, VON seem to have finally taken up the mantle of black metal royalty in a way they have always deserved. What the Dark Gods trilogy will ultimately become is yet to be seen, but the beginning is a promising one.” — Angry Metal Guy
“…darker and more sinister than Satanic Blood. Venien has perfected his craft.” — Abysmal Hymns