Saint Vitus

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Saint Vitus are a highly influential American doom metal band from Los Angeles.

The band was formed in 1979 under the name Tyrant, with Dave Chandler (guitar, vocals), Mark Adams (bass), and Armando Acosta (drums), but soon added Scott Reagers on vocals and changed their name to Saint Vitus after the song "St. Vitus' Dance" by Black Sabbath. Their main influences were Sabbath and Black Flag, the latter of which Saint Vitus toured with during the 1980's.

Under this line-up, Saint Vitus recorded 2 albums, "Saint Vitus" & "Hallow's Victim", and an EP "The Walking Dead". After "The Walking Dead" Reagers left the band and was replaced by The Obsessed frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich (at this time, The Obsessed had only released one 7").

Wino recorded three studio albums ("Born Too Late", "Mournful Cries" & "V"), a live album ("Live"), and an EP ("Thirsty and Miserable", featuring the Black Flag cover of the same name) with Vitus. Weinrich left Saint Vitus in 1991 to reform The Obsessed after Vitus's label, Hellhound Records, released an album of older Obsessed recordings.

Following Weinrich's departure, Saint Vitus went on hiatus. The band finally found former Count Raven singer Christian Lindersson as Weinrich's replacement. He would record only one album, "C.O.D." before being replaced by original Vitus vocalist, Scott Reagers.

Reagers recorded vocals for the band's final album, "Die Healing". After this, Saint Vitus decided to call it a day in 1996.

"Born Too Late" line-up (Weinrich, Chandler, Adams, Acosta) played a gig at Double Door in Chicago.The performance was recorded and released on a DVD that is distributed through Chandler's current band, Debris, Inc., which features former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. Following the reunion, Saint Vitus parted ways again.

As of 2008, Saint Vitus have reformed again. The band headlined the April 24 date at the 2009 Roadburn Festival. The lineup for this reunion was the same as the 2003 reunion. Sometime after this gig, drummer Armando Acosta was removed from the band and was replaced by Henry Vasquez, with health concerns being cited as the primary case for his removal (Acosta eventually passed away in November 2010).
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Albums

SST 022 Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus album art Saint Vitus Saint Vitus (Album) SST Records SST 022 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SST 052 Saint Vitus - Hallow's Victim album art Saint Vitus Hallow's Victim (Album) SST Records SST 052 US 1985 Sell This Version
SST 082 Saint Vitus - Born Too Late album art Saint Vitus Born Too Late (Album) SST Records SST 082 US 1986 Sell This Version
SST CD 161 Saint Vitus - Mournful Cries album art Saint Vitus Mournful Cries (Album) SST Records SST CD 161 US 1988 Sell This Version
HELL 010 Saint Vitus - Live album art Saint Vitus Live (Album) Hellhound Records HELL 010 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
HELL 05 Saint Vitus - V album art Saint Vitus V (Album) Hellhound Records, SPV, SPV HELL 05 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
HELL 017 Saint Vitus - C.O.D. album art Saint Vitus C.O.D. (Album) Hellhound Records HELL 017 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
H 0035-4UX Saint Vitus - Die Healing album art Saint Vitus Die Healing (Album) Hellhound Records H 0035-4UX US 1995 Sell This Version
DUST 033, DUST033 Saint Vitus - Marbles In The Moshpit album art Saint Vitus Marbles In The Moshpit (Album) Buried By Time And Dust Records, Buried By Time And Dust Records DUST 033, DUST033 US 2012 Sell This Version
SOM 258LP Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65 album art Saint Vitus Lillie: F-65 (Album) Season Of Mist SOM 258LP France 2012 Sell This Version
HRCD007 Saint Vitus - Let The End Begin album art Saint Vitus Let The End Begin(CD, Album) HANKENSTEIN RECORDS HRCD007 US 2016 Sell This Version
SOM 394LP, SOM 394LPCR Saint Vitus - Live Vol. 2 album art Saint Vitus Live Vol. 2 (Album) Season Of Mist SOM 394LP, SOM 394LPCR France 2016 Sell This Version
SOM 513LP Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus album art Saint Vitus Saint Vitus (Album) Season Of Mist SOM 513LP USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none Saint Vitus - The Tyrant Demos 1979 album art Saint Vitus The Tyrant Demos 1979(CD, Comp, Ltd) Vitus Nation none 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SST 042 Saint Vitus - The Walking Dead album art Saint Vitus The Walking Dead (EP) SST Records SST 042 US 1985 Sell This Version
PSST E52 Saint Vitus - War Is Our Destiny album art Saint Vitus War Is Our Destiny(12", Promo) SST Records PSST E52 US 1985 Sell This Version
SST 119 Saint Vitus - Thirsty And Miserable album art Saint Vitus Thirsty And Miserable (EP) SST Records SST 119 US 1987 Sell This Version
VEVC 0014, V.E.V.C. 0014 Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus / Born Too Late album art Saint Vitus Saint Vitus / Born Too Late (Single) Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club, Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club VEVC 0014, V.E.V.C. 0014 US 2011 Sell This Version
SOM 258E Saint Vitus - Blessed Night album art Saint Vitus Blessed Night (Single) Season Of Mist SOM 258E France 2012 Sell This Version
none Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus Live album art Saint Vitus Saint Vitus Live Scion Audio/Visual none US 2012 Sell This Version
SLS Vol. 8 Saint Vitus - The Waste Of Time / Get Off My Back album art Saint Vitus / The Casualties Saint Vitus / The Casualties - The Waste Of Time / Get Off My Back (EP) Scion Audio/Visual SLS Vol. 8 US 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

SST CD 266 Saint Vitus - Heavier Than Thou album art Saint Vitus Heavier Than Thou (Comp) SST Records SST CD 266 US 1991 Sell This Version
SST CD 378 Saint Vitus - The Walking Dead / Hallow's Victim album art Saint Vitus The Walking Dead / Hallow's Victim (Comp) SST Records SST CD 378 US 2010 Sell This Version
SOM 542 Saint Vitus - An Original Album Collection: Lillie: F-65 + Live Vol. 2 album art Saint Vitus An Original Album Collection: Lillie: F-65 + Live Vol. 2(2xCD, Comp) Season Of Mist SOM 542 France 2020 Sell This Version

Videos

none Saint Vitus - Reunion 2003 album art Saint Vitus Reunion 2003(DVD-V, Ltd, Num) Claude & Elmo none US 2007 Sell This Version