- Saint Vitus (band)
Infobox musical artist |
Name = Saint Vitus
Background = group_or_band
Los Angeles, California, United States
Years_active = 1979–1995
SST Records Nuclear Blast Roadrunner Records Southern Lord Records Hellhound Records
Spirit Caravan The ObsessedThe Hidden Hand Place of Skulls Count RavenDebris, Inc.
Current_members = Mark Antone Adams
Armando AcostaDave Chandler Scott Reagers
Scott WeinrichChristian Lindersson
Saint Vitus was a pioneering
doom metalband from California.
Saint Vitus is known as one of the first
doom metalbands, 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 Obsessedfrontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich (at this time, The Obsessedhad 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 Obsessedafter 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.
July 1, 2003, the classic "Born Too Late" line-up (Weinrich, Chandler, Adams, Acosta) played a gig at Double Doorin Chicago. [ [http://rockdetector.com/officialbio,7652.sm 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 (
Hallow's Victim" LP ( SST Records1985)
Born Too Late" LP ( SST Records1987)
Mournful Cries" CD/LP ( SST Records1988)
*"V" CD/LP (
*"Live" CD/LP (
*"C.O.D." CD/LP (
Die Healing" CD ( Hellhound Records1995)
*"War Is Our Destiny" 7"/12" promo (
*"The Walking Dead" 12" EP (
Thirsty and Miserable" 12" EP ( SST Records1987)
* [http://www.southernlord.com/band_STV.php Saint Vitus page at Southern Lord]
* [http://www.saint-vitus.de.vu/ Hommage to Eternity - Unofficial Tribute Site]
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