Saint Vitus is the debut album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, released in early 1984 via SST Records. According to Dave Chandler, the album was recorded in 1982, but was delayed by nearly two years, due to a lawsuit that SST was involved in. It was released on both vinyl and cassette, and later on CD; all three formats are currently difficult to find. White Magic/Black Magic" and "Saint Vitus" are included on the compilation album Heavier Than Thou.
Новый альбом крёстных отцов американского дума SAINT VITUS, получивший название "Saint Vitus", доступен для прослушивания целиком ниже. Дата выхода диска - 17 мая на Season Of Mist (3:20) 03. Bloodshed (3:04) 04.
Album, Февраль 1984, SST. Tracklist. Total playing time: 00:00. Recorded live at Ontario, Canada, 20/12/1984. 2. White Magic, Black Magic.
Saint Vitus were formed in 1978 under the name Tyrant with Scott Reagers (vocals), Dave Chandler (guitars), Mark Adams (bass), and Armando Acosta (drums), but changed their name to Saint Vitus in 1981. In the mid-1980s, while The Obsessed were on hiatus, Scott "Wino" Weinrich would join the band, replacing Scott Reagers and record.
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.
Saint Vitus is rightfully hailed as an early doom metal pioneer alongside Trouble and Pentagram among others, but the true scope of their influence seems overstated these days. Guitarist Dave Chandler’s feedback laden solos and psychedelic framework can still be felt in stoner rock groups today, while the minimalist riffing style and down to earth lyrics may have one of the earliest bridges between punk and metal. With a new album featuring original vocalist Scott Reagers seemingly on the horizon, it seems like a good time to see how Saint Vitus’s discography ranks out. You may champion the Biafra on acid style of the Reagers era, the biker doom of the Wino era, or that album with the guy not named Scott, but the riff has always been the most essential component of the Saint Vitus sound.
Saint Vitus is the 1984 eponymous debut album by American doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus released via SST Records. It was released as an LP and later as a CD. Both formats are currently difficult to find. Along with Trouble's Psalm 9, this album is considered by many to be one of the first doom metal albums to be released.