Saint Vitus

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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Saint Vitus Discography

Albums

Saint Vitus Saint Vitus (Album) SST Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Hallow's Victim (Album) SST Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Born Too Late (Album) SST Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Mournful Cries (Album) SST Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus V (Album) Hellhound Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Live (Album) Hellhound Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus C.O.D. (Album) Hellhound Records Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Die Healing (Album) Hellhound Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Lillie: F-65 (Album) Season Of Mist France 2012 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Marbles In The Moshpit (Album) Buried By Time And Dust Records, Buried By Time And Dust Records US 2012 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Live Vol. 2 (Album) Season Of Mist France 2016 Sell This Version
HRCD007 Saint Vitus Let The End Begin(CD, Album) HANKENSTEIN RECORDS HRCD007 US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Saint Vitus The Walking Dead (EP) SST Records US 1985 Sell This Version
PSST E52 Saint Vitus War Is Our Destiny(12", Promo) SST Records PSST E52 US 1985 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Thirsty And Miserable (EP) SST Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Saint Vitus / Born Too Late (Single) Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club, Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club US 2011 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus Saint Vitus Live Scion Audio/Visual US 2012 Sell This Version
SOM 258E Saint Vitus Blessed Night(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Season Of Mist SOM 258E France 2012 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus / The Casualties Saint Vitus / The Casualties - The Waste Of Time / Get Off My Back (EP) Scion Audio/Visual US 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

Saint Vitus Heavier Than Thou (Comp, Album) SST Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Saint Vitus The Walking Dead / Hallow's Victim (Comp) SST Records US 2010 Sell This Version

Videos

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