THE GHOST EASE, PALO VERDE, BUTT 2 BUTT, DJ HERO WORSHIP
(Record Room, 8 NE Killingsworth) Read our article on the Ghost Ease.
PSYCHIC RITES, EXOTIC CLUB, SCORPION WARRIOR
(Rotture, 315 SE 3rd) Read our article on Psychic Rites.
NORTHWESTERN BLACK CIRCLE FEST: VON, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, CEREMONIAL CASTINGS, PANZERGOD, USNEA, INFERNUS
(Branx, 320 SE 2nd) Before even talking about the music of Bay Area black metal band Von, you have to look at the fact they're the first band of its kind to spring up in the States. Von formed in 1987... and then broke up a few years later after releasing a couple of crude demos. Conveniently, Von re-formed in 2010, riding their cult status into the new millennium when practitioners of black metal were practically growing on trees. The new version of the band features original member Venien, and that's it. So, you may not really be seeing an old relic back from the dead intact, but it doesn't make Von any less important. MARK LORE
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