Saint Vitus (band)

Saint Vitus (band)

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Name = Saint Vitus

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Origin = Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre = Doom metal
Years_active = 1979–1995
(Reunions: 2003)
Label = SST Records Nuclear Blast Roadrunner Records Southern Lord Records Hellhound Records
Associated_acts = Spirit Caravan The Obsessed The Hidden Hand Place of Skulls Count Raven Debris, Inc.
Current_members = Mark Antone Adams Armando Acosta Dave Chandler Scott Reagers
Past_members = Scott Weinrich Christian Lindersson

Saint Vitus was a pioneering doom metal band from California.


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 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. He left the band in 1991 to reform The Obsessed after Vitus's 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 vocalist, Scott Reagers. Reagers recorded vocals for the band's final album, "Die Healing".

Chandler has recently resurfaced in a new band, Debris, Inc., along with Trouble bassist Ron Holzner.

On July 1, 2003, the classic "Born Too Late" line-up (Weinrich, Chandler, Adams, Acosta) played a gig at Double Door in Chicago. [ [, Rock Detector Saint Vitus page] ] The performance was recorded and released on a DVD that is distributed through Chandler's current band, Debris, Inc.


* Scott Reagers (vocals) 1979-1986, 1995
* Scott Weinrich (vocals & guitar) 1986-1991
* Dave Chandler (guitar) 1979-1995
* Mark Adams (bass) 1979-1995
* Armando Acosta (drums) 1979-1995
* Christian Lindersson (vocals) 1992-1995



*"Saint Vitus" CD/LP (SST Records 1984)
*"Hallow's Victim" LP (SST Records 1985)
*"Born Too Late" LP (SST Records 1987)
*"Mournful Cries" CD/LP (SST Records 1988)
*"V" CD/LP (Hellhound Records 1989)
*"Live" CD/LP (Hellhound Records 1990)
*"C.O.D." CD/LP (Hellhound Records 1993)
*"Die Healing" CD (Hellhound Records 1995)


*"War Is Our Destiny" 7"/12" promo (SST Records 1985)
*"The Walking Dead" 12" EP (SST Records 1985)
*"Thirsty and Miserable" 12" EP (SST Records 1987)


*"Born Too Late/Thirsty And Miserable" CD (SST Records 1990)
*"Heavier Than Thou" CD (Compilation) (SST Records 1991)
*"V" CD/LP (Southern Lord Records 2004)
*"Live" CD/LP (Southern Lord Records 2005)


External links

* [ Saint Vitus page at Southern Lord]
* [ Hommage to Eternity - Unofficial Tribute Site]

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