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Saint Vitus is a Traditional Doom Metal band, formed in 1979 in California, USA.Read More...
Saint Vitus is known as one of the first doom metal bands, starting out as early as the late 1970s. The band first used the name Tyrant, with Scott Reagers (vocals), Dave Chandler (guitar), Mark Adams (bass), and Armando Acosta (drums), but soon changed their name to Saint Vitus after the song St. Vitus' Dance by Black Sabbath. Their main influences were Black Sabbath and Black Flag.
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. He left the band in 1991 to reform The Obsessed after' label, Hellhound Records, released an album of older Obsessed recordings. Christian Lindersson (of Count Raven) left his band to fill in on vocals. He would record only one album, C.O.D. before being replaced by original Vitus vocalisVitust, Scott Reagers. Reagers recorded vocals for the band's final album, Die Healing in 1995.
Chandler later on resurfaced in a new band, Debris, Inc., along with Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. This project is now defunct.
On July 1, 2003, the classic Born Too Late line-up (Weinrich, Chandler, Adams, Acosta) played a gig at Double Door in Chicago. Following the reunion, Saint Vitus parted ways again.
As of 2008, Saint Vitus have reformed again. Sadly Armando Acosta passed away from ongoing health issues soon after. Saint Vitus moved forward with Henry Vasquez joining the band as drummer.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Born Too Late - 151,905 plays
- LyricsI see colours everywhere
I have things living in my hair
In the dark, I see lights
My brain is working overtime
On clear windowpane
- LyricsI have got to change my ways
'Cause I'm losing my mind
I have got to stop drinking
'Cause I'm dying inside
I feel twice as old as I am
- LyricsLook into the void
Beware of the dark
It hypnotised your soul
Prepare to fall
Into the hole
- LyricsI live inside you
Depression is my name
I'll crack your world with
Bitter mental games
You try to suppress me
- Look Behind You - 76,581 plays
- Thirsty And Miserable - 71,042 plays
- The War Starter - 65,373 plays
- Saint Vitus - 61,301 plays
- The End of the End - 52,379 plays