Posted in music | pictures on December 13, 2012

photos by Greg Cristman; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Von / Magic is Kuntmaster @ Saint Vitus, 12/11/2012
Von
Magic is Kuntmaster

The Venien version of black metal greats Von played their first ever East Coast show at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (12/11), joined by experimental performance art troupe Magic is Kuntmaster and promising new black metal crew Anicon. Pictures from the show adorn this post, along with video of the bulk of their sets.

While a Von show is easily met with skepticism considering the band's early years and the lack of original personnel, Venien's crew was good. Unfortunately, as with any sort of band that lives in the shadows only to emerge later, the reality of the band could never live up to the legend. The show lacked the dark, rawness that could only be captured in those early primitive demos... but then again could anything possibly top that? Some things, maybe, should be left in shroud.

The support was pretty convincing though. The most fascinating moments of the evening came from Magic is Kuntmaster, whose stage show consisted of noise and a performance piece that must be seen to be believed. Watch that below... unmissable. Anicon, which featured Lev from Krallice and Own from Trenchgrinder, were positively impressive in their debut outing.

More pictures and some video from Saint Vitus is below.

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Comments (28)

gosh that looks fun

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 12:25 PM

Wow, I bet that room smelled great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 12:31 PM

hummus filled Tofurkey Sausage!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 12:52 PM

^still a sad shut in loser!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 12:53 PM

Wow, fake blood! This looks like the coolest show EVER!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:06 PM

I prefer my sausage well done.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:09 PM

^still a pathetic shut in loser!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:41 PM

is this art?

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:45 PM

Yes

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:52 PM

just smh

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:10 PM

i hope you all die... oh wait, you will.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:19 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/von/saintvitus/15.jpg

^grown man

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Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:23 PM

no von no care

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:35 PM

More weird or just sad? Unsure.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:37 PM

^^
All three sad sad shut in losers

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:50 PM

^imma go sad

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:50 PM

Wow, Von looks like something right off Rock n Roll Confidential.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 3:01 PM

2:50 we make fun of these people because they look ridiculous. If they stopped getting up on stage being ridiculous, we'd stop making fun of them. It's not that complicated.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 3:13 PM

Wow...

so all it takes these days is two dumb girls, some fake blood/ guts, some odd videos playing and then some NOISE from a computer.

Damn live music has gone to shit when a band like that even exists.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 3:35 PM

What does "Shut In" mean?

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 5:24 PM

I happen to know "first-hand" that Mr. Venien is the original founder of the band "Von".

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 9:27 PM

5 :24, shut in is an arcaic term meaning they don't leave the house. Here is an example of how it would be used in a sentence:
"I was shut in; I just sat in my room reading BV articles and commenting on them about how pathetic everyone is."

Posted by captain controversy | December 14, 2012 2:28 AM

Thank you, sir, for taking the time to explain this. It was quite confusing to an average BV bystander reader such as myself.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 9:52 AM

Sometimes I complain about the lack of showmanship with indie bands. If this is the alternative, I'm not going to complain any more.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 11:14 AM

No, you're not right, idiot troll hipster

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 11:22 PM

Damn live music has gone to shit when a band like that even exists.

Posted by Aswaqcity | December 18, 2012 6:15 PM

I'm glad to see Rumors is finally getting a vinyl reissue. I've been looking for a used copy forever but haven't been able to track one down.

Posted by Download Google Chrome 2013 | March 29, 2013 9:38 AM

The face paint is crazy.

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