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Venustas Diabolicus is a proud proclamation of absolute war for Black Metal. It is an inner circle of chaos-worshipers originated from the mighty soil of Bangladesh, formed by Asmodeus. With the assistance of brother Zoheb Mahmud,the cult has become a true brotherhood for the Black Metal warriors all over the world. Along with Asmodeus and Zoheb Mahmud, currently the cult and its activities are directed and executed by Somber Oracle and Safwan Hossain. The Venustas Diabolicus Zine is the very first initiative from the cult to support the true form of Black Metal.

Interview with Erehes (Philippines)

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As a part of our collaboration with Manila Execration Ritual, 2014, we have conducted an interview with “Hellcommander” of “Erehes”. Erehes is a Black Metal band from Cebu, Philippines, formed in 2004. This blasphemous horde from Cebu are all set to play in Manila Execration Ritual, 2014.

Asmodeus: Greeting from Venustas Diabolicus. 

Hellcommandar: Infernal Hails! To all black metal diehard legions of Venustas Diabolicus. Salute!

Asmodeus: How did Erehes get started?

Hellcommandar: Erehes started in the Midst of 2005, as 40DIAZ (Quarenta Diaz) the band original lineup was composed by my college comrades Binggoy (valac) Mon (moon) and yours truly (hellkommander), the band started black metal  in a small town of Cebu City, Played some Behemoth Cover songs and few reditions of Black Sabbath Covers (Black Metal Sabbath) to begin with. The band has few original compositions during those blasphemous years like; Archdiocese of Madness, the Scorn ov thy Beloved. Due to to unforeseen events other members had left and the band stuggled and continue to find replacements that would fit the band wagon.  Through the years of unstable lineup the band decided to cool down and spend time focusing on its personal agendas. a year later i met  this two cool guys Myk and Mertz  and invite them to join the band. These two guys had no background of Black Metal, but i find them brilliant they were able to capture the bands ideas. So, EREHES was formed with new concept, crazy ideas etc and tend to make its music more mature, evil and 666 X aggressive compare to Quarenta Diaz. The band made its 1st debut on Impiety Tour Cebu leg, showing a different blend of BM sound. Today, EREHES continues uphold its uprising against the norms and virtues of Roman Catholic Church and other false religion. The band now celebrates its 9 years strong and counting looking forward to meet and shared stage with true metal heads all over the country.

Asmodeus: What does ‘Erehes’ mean? 

Hellcommandar: It’s someone who subversive, Againts religion particularly the doctrines of the roman catholic church. 


Asmodeus: Erehes is performing this year at Manila Execration Ritual. Tell us something about that. Your plans, feelings and expectations.

Hellcommandar: First and formost it’s a great honor for the band performing into a pure black metal show. Knowing some of the bands that we had shared stage before were great bands for us its more than enough total bombardment and sick experience.  And I have known Ashir of INFERNAL  EXECRATOR few month ago, very humble, down to earth guy it’s always a pleasure meeting and pefroming with the true legions. We have no expectations except to play and enjoy the set.

Asmodeus: Tell us about your latest release. The EP titled ‘Proclamation Ov the Horned God’. 

Hellcommandar: The EP was like 3 years in the making recorded last 2010 at backyard recording studio in Cebu and was complete early 2013 due to lineup change and personal agenda’s it took time for us to complete everything. but it’s worth to wait, uhhmm, it’s close to 20-30mins album with 5 Unholy merciless tracks bombard with some epic guitar riffs and ravaging solo’s. 2 tracks were taken from our old band’s composition but we had to do some changes and etc. supposedly the band’s target was a full length however due to time constraint we decided to cut it short and will be releasing full soon. , also it is release and marketed by our label Crysella Records until now we are waiting for physical copies to be distributed in the country. the artwork were conceptualize by Sir PJ Ong (Inodoro Designs) a well known diverse graphic artist the the country who wanted to make some expirement by making the art more simple yet diabolical inside. And he was able to capture the bands black heart.

Asmodeus: What are your plans regarding the future releases and upcoming gigs?

Hellcommandar: We lookforward for more out of town shows, ofcourse playing outside your own arena is way more better specially you see real people appreciated and love what you are doing. With no biases. I say, there are more fulfillments performing into a much more intellectual crowd. True extreme followers do not commemorate thy one selves yet support with no exceptions. in regards to release we continue to write new songs well infact we have one added which i find it more aggressive and evil. For upcoming gigs; will save the last for Cebu hordes since we have difficulties in organizing due few venues that supports extreme music which is ironic. but more tours planned after luzon, we lookforward to desekrate Davao and some other parts in Mindanao, Visayas we lookforward to get some support aswell. So continue to stay tune!


Asmodeus: From the lyrical point of view, what message does Erehes try to forward to the listeners?

Hellcommandar: Very simple, follow what you believe into and do not be decieve by what others want you to do. But to sum up everything EREHES wish everyone to be more opend minded and intellectual human being, born in a christian nation we live by their norms and much lies and hypocrisy in values they taught .so, strip the blindfolds and see the bigger picture. Realities lie into our own hands!

Asmodeus: Are there any other bands or projects that you are associated with? 

Hellcommandar: Binggoy and Mon are both associated with Muriatik (brutal death band). Myk and Mertz are both associated with Mykils Edge (progressive). I am not associated with any.

Asmodeus: How would you like to explain your sound? Which bands worked as the influence or have played a major role to create the authenticity of the sound of Erehes?

Hellcommandar: I say, not the typical BLACK METAL. Most Black Metal in the country were adapting to RAW and DIY. I have so much respect for each individual’s point of views, we may like it or may not but most important thing we create something which it’s natural in a sense. if you notice Myk has deep influence in Classical Metal and our drummer does not came from extreme band which is bit challenging the Rest were influence Black Metal and Death. The band wants something friendly to the audience yet diabolical in a sense. So, expect brainstorm on every tracks. But the band that influence us most when it comes to Ideas and Philosophy is Nergal and BEHEMOTH.

Asmodeus: Thanks for your time. Any last message for the readers? 

Hellcommandar: To all followers, Die Hard legions, we urge you to support EREHES as we perform together with Manila’s one of great BM Bands and Davao’s Black horde We wish to see everyone enjoys everyones set and get drunk as fvk!!!! After Manila ritual on the 2nd, we also ask everyone in Olongapo for the Aural Massacre 9 year aniversary on 3rd of May to join us and support the band. ! We want to desekrate in 2 cities!!!! 666 Support!  Ave! Cheers!

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Interview Conducted by: Asmodeus


Nafarmaan- Quayamat Lullaby- 80%


Nafarmaan, the mighty Black/Death quartet from Bangladesh has came up with their debut EP ‘Quayamat Lullaby’ recently. Along with the title track the EP contains four songs to slay all the false of the religions. Nohttzver (Ex- Weapon), who leads the Nafarmaan horde with his intense blast have written all the blasphemies along with Agnee Azaab that got alive by the blood vomiting invocation of Imam Iblis (Ex- Bloodlust). Having formed in 2008, after some lineup changes, the Nafarmaan horde is currently continuing their journey with Nohttzver, Imam Iblis, Marhoum, Agnee Azaab.

The title track ‘Quayamat Lullaby’ is a superb composition with a very authentic sound. From the very beginning of the first offering till the last, Nafarmaan has successfully created their signature sound. The second offering, titled ‘Bloodsoaked Revelation’ contains a very soothing and melodic guitar solo that has definitely taken the song to another level. The song finishes up with a chanting back voice which made it even more dark and yeah, bloodsoaked!

1534308_224225384439678_1833214665_n‘Leashed Silence’, another killer song with an even darker guitar output. The song starts up with a dark and atmospheric plucking which came up repeatedly throughout the song for several times. This one also contains a mentionable guitar solo. But unlike ‘Bloodsoaked Revelation’ this time the solo was faster. The final offering from the EP was ‘Godless Messiah’, probably the fastest and to me, the most ear-bleeding one. Nohttzver comes up to the fullest of him with some terrific blast and intensely creative moves. This almost 8 minutes long track contains several guitar solos. At the end of the song, the final laugh by Imam Iblis spread the sheer madness among the listeners. The final dark plucking along with the sound of withering wind gave a perfect ending to the song.

The mixing and the mastering of ‘Quayamat Lullaby’ couldn’t satisfy me completely. The volume level of the drums output was lower than the usual that made me repeat some parts of the songs for several times to understand and feel the works to the fullest. The guitar outputs could have been clearer. The bass output was louder than usual unlike other bands of the same genre. But it’s all okay because that adds a different essence to the Nafarmaan offerings. Throughout the EP, the lead vocal Imam Iblis was flawless and intensely energetic.

‘Quayamat Lullaby’ is also scheduled to be distributed by Salute Records in CD format and in tape format via Graceless Recordings. Nafarmaan is currently working on materials for the Full-length and is hoping to hit the studios again mid this year.


I believe, by the end of 2014, ‘Quayamat Lullaby’ will be treated as one of the best extreme metal releases of the year. No matter what, this masterpiece is worth checking anytime. I strictly recommend this release for each and every metal lover and welcome you all to enter into the era of Nafarmaani.

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Review by: Asmodeus

VD collaborates with Manila Execration Ritual


Looking out for a darkened execution of black metal onslaught? Well, if you are around Manila, Philippines, you are right in the midst of a dormant ready to erupt and invoke the execrated souls for an extreme black metal ritual. Tenebrae Prodvction and Dementia Prodvction from Philippines are pining onwards to converge South –East Asian black metal cults for a supreme gig namely “MANILA EXECRATION RITUAL” to be headlined by Singahellish black metal warlords Infernal Execrator. The live bestiality to be supported by Phillipino maniacs Ancient Warlord, Archaic Argot, Erehes (Cebu), Incarion, Karimlan, Sacrosanct (Tarlac), Satanas, (Davao) and Tenebrion. The gig will be taking place on May 2nd, 2014. We, VD hordes, are infernally honored to be fellows with this endeavor as Venustas Diabolicus has been designated as official media associate of this hellish ritual. Hail Chaos! Black metal supremacy forever.  More details to be unleashed from the crypt.

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Black Metal: Some Basic Vocal Techniques

Hails blackened brothers of Satanic Metal.

Today I will be giving you heathens a quick few tips on vocals for Black/Death Metal.

Lots of people ask me how it’s done and how I can go from so low to so high.
Well first of all be aware of your diaphragm and use it as much as you can. There is certain Black Metal styles that are straight from the throat which will give you that raspy sounding vocal but you can hear that it’s not being forced from the diaphragm.
So first to learn how to use your diaphragm along with breaking your voice in ( which all depends on how much conditioning you can take on callousing your vocal chords) you must also learn to breathe. And always be breathing outward when excelling your vocals.
So, tense up your stomach like you would when doing sit ups.. But deeper within, you will feel the same pressure of diaphragm when your trying to take a massive turd! Ha ha, so this is similar motion of using your diaphragm if you know what I mean! But, when you growl push from this area in your stomach and release it through your throat.. Like as if to ‘cough’ – use this motion. And depending on how much screaming and so forth you have done to your favorite tracks over the years will determine how conditioned your vocal chords have become.2634_55431732581_1273009_n

It’s pretty much the same as regular vocals you would be taught at singing school, the same techniques of use of diaphragm and breathing etc. Head voice. Stomach voice and throat voice etc etc. but they will disagree on callousing your vocal chords! They will tell you that it’s damage. Well I have been doing vocals for over 10yrs and it just gets stronger. So take what you can from music school and disregard the rest!

Follow and imitate your favorite vocalist as well as all this practice helps! Don’t have no boundaries and always push the limit. Make sure you keep your vocal chords moist with fluids. In the end the fitter you are the better so I guess it just depends on the individual.

OK maniacs. I hope you can decipher what I have said here and that this makes sense. Good luck and fucking invoke nothing but pure chaos within!

Craig Priestley (Bassist/Vocalist)

Black Witching Metal


One of the torch bearers of true black metal, Black Witchery worships the early Black Metal hordes in the likes of Blasphemy, Conqueror, Beherit, Archgoat to name a few. Keep in mind that this worship does not mean that they are ripping off their predecessors music. Being a black/death, war metal band they do have similarities with other bands of the same genre; yet this horde has their very own and unique style of spitting forth blasphemies.

They started their Christian raping journey in 1990 and changed their name a few times. First they were known as Irreverent (1990-1994) which later changed to Witchery (1996-1999) and finally to Black Witcehry (From 1999 onwards).

They play a brand of very primitive and raw music and their few splits and 3 full lengths are all produced and mixed in that manner. Their music is fucking barbaric and filled with anger and hatred but provides a trancing quality all at the same time. This ritualistic quality puts you in a trance the same way Von’s music does. They keep their music simple, the way it should be. You will find no technical stuff here. There are no melodies. The guitar riffs are repetitive and keeps on firing away. There are very few riff changes, some which are not that understandable if you are not listening to it carefully. While some can be understood very well after a long attack of repetitive guitar riffs. The guitar is down tuned and provides a sound like a chainsaw cutting through a pile of dead priests. The Bass is as attacking and powerful as the guitar and the bass lines mainly follow the guitar works. The drumming is a machine-gun attack on your speakers! Fast and continuous blast beats from the beginning to the end of the song (album). The vocals is another thing!It is like a growling/screeching/howling of a man who is possessed.

1477478_10201154595848365_961619747_nIt seems as if the power of the vocals can penetrate and shatter a glass wall to pieces.The overall music is dark and chaotic.Their lyrics is based on anti-christian ideologies, occultism and Satanism.

Their guitarist Tregenda, who has been in Black Witchery for a long time left the band in August of 2013. It was a friendly and mutual understanding between him and the other band members. Joing the horde is Alal’Xhaasztur (Hellvetron, Nexul, Nyogthaenlisz) who will continue to desecrate with the band from now on.

Black Witchery do not play in all live shows and boycotts all invitations from the commercial scene. They played recently in the NWN! Festival Volume III in Berlin alongside Blasphemy, Revenge, Sabbat, Ares Kingdom, Dead Congregation, Proclamation, Blasphemophagher, Morbosidad, Wrathprayer etc. I heard that Ryan Förster plans on releasing the DVD of the live desecration which is surely a thing to watch out for! Black Witchery has some live DVDs which are recommended. Their live onslaughts are fucking great, full of evil energy and hatred. They have plans on releasing splits with Revenge (Canada), black/death metallers Nyogthaeblisz (US) and war metal hordes Deiphago (Philippines) in 2014. Also a live and rehearsal LP/CD on Nuclear War Now! productions is on its way. Look out for the releases.

They are to play in Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo,Norway in 2014 alongside Impiety, Necros Christos, Rotting Christ etc.

Black Witchery  is not for the weak hearted. If you like your music polished this band is not for you. Fans of old school black and death metal MAY OR MAY NOT like Black Witchery. Well, this form of art this not for everyone. But fans of war metal should love these maniacs. Whether you are into war metal or not,whatever it is, give this band  a try and see where it goes!



Summoning of Infernal Legions (EP, 1998)     
Evil Shall Prevail (Demo, 1998)     
Hellstorm of Evil Vengeance (Split, 2000)   
Live in San Antonio and Vancouver (DVD, 2001)     
Black Metal Endsieg I (Split, 2001)   
Desecration of the Holy Kingdom (Full-length, 2001)   
Katharsis / Black Witchery (Split, 2002)   
Upheaval of Satanic Might (Full-length, 2005)   
Desecration & Sodomy (Split, 2008)
Blasphemous Onslaughts 2005-2008 (DVD, 2009)
Live Desecration Ritual-December2001  (Live album, 2010)
Inferno of Sacred Destruction (Full-length, 2010)


Impurath: Bass, Vocals  (1999-present)
Vaz: Drums (1999-present)
Alal’Xhaasztur: Guitars (2013-present)


Written By: NecroSemen

Editorial: Issue I (December, 2013)


Venustas Diabolicus is a proud proclamation of absolute war for Black Metal. It is an inner circle of chaos-worshipers originated from the mighty soil of Bangladesh, formed by Asmodeus. With the assistance of brother Zoheb Mahmud,the cult has become a true brotherhood for the Black Metal warriors all over the world. Along with Asmodeus and Zoheb Mahmud, currently the cult and its activities are directed and executed by Somber Oracle and Safwan Hossain.

The Venustas Diabolicus Zine is the very first initiative from the cult to support the true form of Black Metal. The Webzine will be updated in monthly basis and the final issue of each month will be available in PDF format by the end of that month.

On this very eve of the publication of the debut issue (December, 2013), we salute all our brothers in arms. Greeting to all our readers and supporters.

Hail Satan!

Hail Chaos!

Let the oath of blood not be broken!


Black Metal: Some Basic Guitar Techniques

Hails brothers!

Today I am about to share  some basic techniques of playing Black Metal. This article might come to help for the beginners who knows the basic Metal techniques but want to know the basic Black Metal techniques in guitar.


The most common technique used in Black Metal is tremolo picking. You have to follow the blast beat with it. And the tip is:

Use your wrist only. Never use your arm. Put your wrist somewhere like on the bridge or when you play the upper strings you may put your wrist on the lowers. Whatever makes u comfortable. Power chords, minor chords progression, natural harmonics are some of the other techniques you may use in Black Metal. I think the main goal of yours should be making your guitar line sound killer and distorted as hell.

Wish that come with a little help. Wake your demon up and start playing your axe.

Hail Chaos!

Count Cerberus

(Guitars, Eternal Armageddon)

Nohttzver: 25 Years of Blasts!

Nohttzver. A legendary name in the underground metal scene of Bangladesh. Specially known for his extreme metal drumming and pioneering act in the extreme metal scene of the country. Having a legendary drumming career of almost 25 years, playing in numerous successful projects like Phantom Lord, Weapon etc., Nohttzver is still continuing his demonic blasts and supremacy with his current project Nafarmaan.  


Asmodeus: Hails Nohttzver! How are you doing brother?

Nohttzver: Hails right back at you brother! Apart from a few minor ups and downs in my current corporate career, things are going positive and productive with me. So I’ve been doing good.

Asmodeus: A legendary drumming career of almost 25 years, playing in numerous successful projects; how does it feel when you look back?

Nohttzver: Mixed feelings really, It has been a long one.1989 to be exact.Back then It was possibly the best feeling for a ten year old to get to play the drums, funny I still feel the same. I must admit that If I hadn’t gotten to watch Legendary drummer MahbubBhai from Mighty ‘Rock Strata’ I don’t think I would’ve ever picked up a pair of drumsticks. I owe much to my elder brother as well who was himself  a musician and who believed that I could be one.

The best part about this career is I’ve gotten to work and simultaneously share my music with numerous talented musicians. Covered more or less every possible genres known, as a result my learning process never ended and I guess it never will. I am personally grateful to every musician I have had the pleasure to work with and I have nothing but respect for each of them.

Asmodeus: You played in Ark; one of the most successful bands in the music industry of Bangladesh. How was it for you?

Nohttzver: Yes I did play in Ark from 1993 to 1996. (Laughs) How was it for me? Well for a fourteen year old getting a taste of the mainstream can be seriously fucked up. The money, fame and the benefits that followed that had had a devastating effect on me personally. The only best part then was getting to play bigass shows in the bigass venues and get to work with some of the most astounding musicians from the country.


Asmodeus: Tell me about Weapon, one of my all time favorite bands; the first Black Metal project from Bangladesh formed by you and Monarch.

Nohttzver: Me and Mash (Vetis Monarch) have been real old friends, grew up together and even went to school together. I guess we both had a knack for the extreme, may it be in life or music.This had a huge impact on us always. I personally think musically it all started taking shape when we were carving great band names and imaginary/dream lineups on our school desks. Mash left for Canada to attain his higher studies and started and tried to work on the initial lineup there with a friend called Chad [Ex-Sufferance, Weapon (Live)] ,on guitars.The results were unfruitful then. Growing up together; I guesswe had an intention of forming a band together that wouldn’t be like any other band (If it ever was to happen) .When Mash got back on 2004 the craving for creating extreme metal for us had only gotten more addictive literally. We started jamming rigorously and started writing songs. Mash wrote all the lyrics and riffs while I mainly concentrated on the compositions and the band logo. One thing led to the next and Mash came up with this crazy idea of making a demo.Thus the first ever two man then Bangladeshi Black/Death metal band Weapon was formed and we went on to record and release‘ Within the Flesh of the Satanist’ Demo on September 2004. Amit[Kapalyq, Skull bearer (Orator, Barzak)]  joined us a year later in 2005 and the new three men lineup went on to unleash the first EP titled ‘Violated Hejab’. It was also the same year he moved back to Canada and persued with Weapon from there.The rest was as you all know is History.I am honored to have been a part of the Legacy and my respect to Vetis Monarch for taking Weapon to where it is now.

Asmodeus: Looking back to the underground scene that time, forming a Black Metal band must be super advanced move I must say! So how did you get into it?

Nohttzver: We never actually thought of it like that or had ever given it any thought of how advanced in time we were then. I suppose it was our sheer passion for vile music and hatred for the false that led us to create the abomination. There was nothing called an underground scene in Bangladesh then or however so you want to define it as. The only two things happening back then were Bloodlust and Barzak if you ask me, however I must admit that our predecessors namely Rock Strata, Waves, Rock Brigade, Aces, Sweet Venom etc were the true driving forces and influences behind the true underground then.Phantom Lords,Metal Warriors and Jolly Rodgers had much to do with it as well.


Asmodeus: Tell me about your latest project; Nafarmaan.

Nohttzver: It’s a Black/Death metal band. It was founded by me on 2008 after long time friend Agnee Azaab approached me for a new lineup. I never really thought of affiliating myself with another lineup or do anything else after Weapon but if I was ever to do anything ever it was going to be something like Nafarmaan.After a few line up changes the band now is a four man line up fronted by Imam Iblis (Ex-Bloodlust) on Vocals, AgneeAzaab on guitars, Marhoum on Bass and me on drums /session guitars. Needless to say the current lineup sounds deadlier than ever.

Asmodeus: The debut EP of Nafarmaan; ‘Quayamat Lullaby’, which is going to released both locally and internationally pretty soon; how is it going to be?

Nohttzver: Yes, The EP is to be released in more than one format from more than one continent, if everything goes well with the release schedules of the labels, the EP will be out within December 2013 or January 2014. There might be a possibility of a re-release or a local release as well but for now we are focusing on the releases at hand. As far as how it’s going to be, well you gotta find out for yourselves once it’s out but just trust me when I say that you won’t be disappointed.


Asmodeus: When playing with Nafarmaan, is there any unique, particular technique that you use which didn’t appear in your early projects; say, Weapon, or is it all just the Nohttzver style?

Nohttzver: Nohttzver style? Really?I didn’t even know I had one (Laughs). I don’t know about all that but what I can honestly tell you is, I believe that I have had restricted myself when I played in Weapon. I truly believe that I could’ve done more justice to the songs. The songs were all great undoubtedly and the way Vetis Monarch had executed each deserves nothing but total respect. In Nafarmaan on the other hand, I am getting to do as much as I can and however the way I want drums wise. This has been so because I write the riffs or the drum lines beforehand and in accord to the way they’re meant to be played or however the songwriting demands, thus making it easier to give it my most.

Asmodeus: Right now is it the only project you are playing?

Nohttzver: Yes that is correct.

Asmodeus: Will we be seeing you in any other projects? Say, how is about some solo Nohttzver releases?

Nohttzver: (Laughs) are you kidding me? Solo Nohttzver?? Two words cannot be in the same sentence. But just so you know, something totally different may be conjured up in the future by me along with some of the other comrades I am connected to.

Asmodeus: What are you thinking about the current underground scenario in Bangladesh?

Nohttzver: I can say that it’s finally seeing the light of day. Bangladeshhas been successfully producing some great Underground bands and musicians over the years. Each consistent at producing their authentic sound, representation and who have been conquering International grounds for quite some time now. I believe in recent years they have made a very positive impact both internationally and locally. There has been much growth and interest in Extreme Metal amongst the new generation and I am finally seeing them actually liking and enjoying it. A couple of respectable banners have also immerged and are setting praise-worthy standards in the global extreme metal underground scene. Yeah it’s gradually going places.

Asmodeus: So one final question. Suppose a young blood came to you who wants to enter into the realm of chaos; the Black Metal; what would be Nohttzver’s message for him?

Nohttzver: If you can’t feel it from within or can’t relate to it don’t do it.

Asmodeus: Thanks brother. It was an honor to have this conversation with you. Ave!

Nohttzver: As it was mine. Best wishes to VD. Ave!


Interviewed by: Asmodeus

Photo Courtesy: Nohttzver, Shafayet Turash, Moin Uddin