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

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