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Saint Vitus

Formed: 1979
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Saint Vitus News

Below is our complete Saint Vitus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Saint Vitus Singer Enters Treatment

Vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich of doom metal veterans Saint Vitus has apologized to his fans and band mates for his recent arrest in Norway for possession of 11 grams of methamphetamine.

Wino was deported back to the U.S. on November 12 and did not rejoin Saint Vitus for the remaining dates on their recent European tour. Guitarist David Chandler and drummer Henry Vasquez, along with a few surprise guests, took over vocal duties for what the band.

States Weinrich: "First, I want to apologize to all Saint Vitus fans, and to my band members and crew for my lapse in judgment that ultimately resulted in me missing the last six shows on our 'Born Too Late' 35th-anniversary European tour. On November 9th before noon just over the Norwegian border, I was arrested for possession of an illegal substance." More...

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Saint Vitus Singer Detained For Possession Of Meth

Doom metal legend Saint Vitus performed as a 3-piece in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 11 - 2 days after the band's lead singer, Scott "Wino" Weinrich, was detained by the Norwegian police and immigration officers for possession of 11 grams of methamphetamine (reported by nrk.no). More...

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Saint Vitus To Finish Tour Without Front Man

Saint Vitus is currently embarked on a 35th anniversary tour, however it will be going on without front man Scott "Wino" Weinrich:

"Saint Vitus would like to regretfully inform all of our European fans that our lead vocalist Wino was detained by the Norwegian police and immigration officers for possession of illegal substances since Sunday November 9th.

"As of 4 pm yesterday evening (Nov. 11th) we were informed by his Norwegian defense attorney that he would more than likely be released that same day and be able to continue the remaining dates of our European tour. This morning we received notification that Wino was being deported today back to the U.S. with no hope to remain in Scandanavia or anywhere in the EU.

"SAINT VITUS WILL CONTINUE THE REMAINING DATES OF THE TOUR!!! Our sincere apologies to all of our fans, the promoters, booking agents and especially our Norwegian fans and promoter for the cancelled show. We will still deliver the HEAVY sound to all of our friends in Europe and it is our hope that everyone will understand our position to go forward with the remaining dates without Wino. More...

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Saint Vitus Kicking Off 35th Anniversary Tour

Saint Vitus kicks off an extensive European tour in celebration of the band’s 35th anniversary today.

To honor this grand occasion, the godfathers of American doom metal will perform all songs from the fan-favorite "Born Too Late" album (originally released in 1986). Saint Vitus will be joined by British doomsters Orange Goblin. Dates for the trek are as follows:

09 Oct 14 Colmar (FR) Le Grillen
10 Oct 14 Limoges (FR) CCM John Lennon
11 Oct 14 Barcelona (ES) Day of Doom
12 Oct 14 Madrid (ES) Shoko
13 Oct 14 Lisboa (PT) Rca Club
15 Oct 14 Bilbao (ES) Kafe Antzokia
16 Oct 14 Bordeaux (FR) Le Krakatoa
17 Oct 14 Genève (CH) L'usine
18 Oct 14 Mezzago (IT) Bloom Club
19 Oct 14 Roma (IT) Init Club
20 Oct 14 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv Club
21 Oct 14 Winterthur (CH) Salzhaus
22 Oct 14 München (DE) Backstage Halle
23 Oct 14 Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
24 Oct 14 Paris (FR) La Fleche d'Or
25 Oct 14 Tourcoing (FR) Le Grand Mix
26 Oct 14 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
28 Oct 14 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
29 Oct 14 London (UK) Heaven
30 Oct 14 Dublin (IE) Button Factory
31 Oct 14 Belfast (UK) Limelight More...

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Orange Goblin And Winterfylleth To Play Damnation

English stoner rock band Orange Goblin is the latest name to be added to the 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill.

Orange Gobline will be joined by black metal quartet Winterfylleth and post-punk outfit October File, with both bands airing material from new albums at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 1st.

The trio of new additions bolster an impressively eclectic line-up which already boasts Bolt Thrower's only U.K. appearance, a Cannibal Corpse headline set and St. Vitus performing "Born Too Late" in full.

Orange Goblin said: "Over the last few years, Damnation has cemented itself into one of the UK's leading metal festivals, so it is a great honour to be asked back to play for a second time.
"It is already a great line up of bands, and we can't wait to be part of it."

Winterfylleth added: "We are proud to announce we will be playing Damnation Festival once again in 2014. The response we had in 2012 was mind blowing and we hope to see you all there once again. Damnation is a festival we always attend as fans regardless of playing and a must for all serious metal fans. We have a new album out a few weeks before the festival, so will be playing some exclusive new material for the first time on the day.”

October File also comments: "We are over the moon to be playing what is becoming one of the most important and special events in the UK. Damnation has worked hard to forge a name that is a must for fans and underground talent."

The line-up for Damnation Festival so far includes: Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Saint Vitus, Raging Speedhorn, Orange Goblin, Anaal Nathrakh, Ahab, Revocation, Solstafir, Winterfylleth, H A R K, October File, Bast, Atlantis and Corrupt Moral Altar, with many more bands to be announced across four stages. More...

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Ahab Celebrating 10th Anniversary With Damnation

The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following announcement about Ahab performing at this year's edition:

"German doom titans, Ahab, and Icelandic progressive metal outfit, Solstafir are the latest names to be added to the tenth edition of Damnation Festival. The headline set will be an exclusive UK performance by Ahab and the first the band have played outside London."

Ahab adds: "We’re delighted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary with the only Ahab UK Show 2014 at Damnation Festival. Headlining the doom stage is an honour and a great birthday present for us!"

Further details on the Damnation Festival can be found at the event's official website here. More...

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Saint Vitus Reveals 35th Anniversary Tour Details

Saint Vitus will embark on an extensive European tour in celebration of the band's 35th anniversary this autumn (following U.S. shows in May, with details available here).

To honor this occasion, the godfathers of American doom will perform all songs from the "Born Too Late" album, which was originally released in 1986. Saint Vitus will be joined by British outfit Orange Goblin. Dates are as follows:

09 Oct 14 Colmar (FR) Le Grillen
10 Oct 14 Limoges (FR) CCM John Lennon
11 Oct 14 Barcelona (ES) Day of Doom
12 Oct 14 Madrid (ES) Shoko
13 Oct 14 Lisboa (PT) Rca Club
15 Oct 14 Bilbao (ES) Kafe Antzokia
16 Oct 14 Bordeaux (FR) Le Krakatoa
17 Oct 14 Genève (CH) L'usine
18 Oct 14 Mezzago (IT) Bloom Club
19 Oct 14 Roma (IT) Init Club
20 Oct 14 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv Club
21 Oct 14 Winterthur (CH) Salzhaus
22 Oct 14 München (DE) Backstage Halle
23 Oct 14 Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
24 Oct 14 Paris (FR) La Fleche d'Or
25 Oct 14 Tourcoing (FR) Le Grand Mix
26 Oct 14 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
28 Oct 14 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
29 Oct 14 London (UK) Heaven
30 Oct 14 Dublin (IE) Button Factory
31 Oct 14 Belfast (UK) Limelight 2
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
02 Nov 14 Holland (NL) Rotterdam (Dutch Doom Days)
03 Nov 14 Köln (DE) Luxor
04 Nov 14 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
05 Nov 14 Kraków (PL) Fabryka
06 Nov 14 Berlin (DE) SO36
07 Nov 14 Malmö (SE) Babel
08 Nov 14 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Strand
09 Nov 14 Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
11 Nov 14 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
12 Nov 14 Hamburg (DE) Knust / Grünspan
13 Nov 14 Osnabrück (DE) Rosenhof
14 Nov 14 Jena (DE) F-Haus
15 Nov 14 Würzburg (DE) Hammer of Doom

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Mount Salem Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

Chicago, IL's Mount Salem is preparing to embark on a headlining tour in May. The tour will play select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes shows in New Mexico and Arizona with Mount Salem opening up for Saint Vitus. Catch the band live:

05/01 Chicago, IL Township
05/02 Madison, WI Dragonfly Lounge
05/03 La Crosse, WI JB's Speakeasy
05/04 Sioux City, IA Chesterfield
05/05 Lincoln, NE The Bourbon
05/06 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge w/ Speedwolf
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
05/09 Tempe, AZ Club Red w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
05/10 Los Angeles, CA TBA
05/11 San Francisco, CA The Make-Out Room
05/12 Sacramento, CA Witch Room
05/13 Portland, OR Slabtown
05/15 Salt Lake City, UT The Shred Shed
05/16 Frisco, CO Future Shock
05/17 Des Moines, IA Kung Fu Tap and Taco More...

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Saint Vitus Announces 35th Anniversary Tour

Legendary doom metal icons Saint Vitus are pleased to announce a very special run of live rituals to celebrate their astounding thirty-fifth anniversary.

Sponsored by Scion AV, the tour will commence on May 8th in Albuquerque and wind its way through fifteen cities, coming to a close on May 25th in Dallas. The band will be performing the planet-rumbling "Born Too Late" album -- the first Saint Vitus outing to feature the imperious voice of Scott "Wino" Weinrich -- in its entirety alongside other renowned Vitus hymns.

The band will be joined by Portland stoner rock power trio Sons Of Huns, supporting the recently released "Banishment Ritual" full-length on EasyRider Records. Comments the band of this coveted spot on the tour, "We can't be any more stoked to support one of the finest purveyors of doom and crush many cities in our wake!" More...

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Saint Vitus Announces U.S. Tour

Saint Vitus has announced a new U.S. headlining tour in the fall with Pallbearer, Zoroaster, and The Hookers. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Saint Vitus is also re-issuing the "Die Healing" and "C.O.D." albums vis Season of Mist, with order information available here.

10/4 San Antonio TX @ Korova
10/5 Norman OK @ The Opolis
10/6 St Louis MO @ Firebird
10/7 Minneapolis MN @ 7th St Entry
10/8 Chicago IL @ Reggies
10/9 Grand Rapids @ Pyramid Scheme
10/10 Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
10/11 Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop
10/12 Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theater
10/13 Baltimore MD @ Metro Gallery
10/14 Upstate NY @ Bogie's
10/15 Boston MA @ Middle East
10/17 West Chester PA @ The Note
10/18 Brooklyn NY @ Europa
10/19 TBA
10/20 Springfield VA @ Empire
10/21 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter
10/22 Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel
10/23 Nashville TN @ Exit / In
10/24 Atlanta GA @ The EARL
10/25 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks More...

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Saint Vitus Streaming Re-Issue Tracks

Heavy/doom metal progenitors Saint Vitus are streaming a song from each of their forthcoming reissues. "Children of Doom" (from "C.O.D.") can be played now at The Obelisk and "One Mind" (from "Die Healing") is available on Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles.

Saint Vitus recently announced the reissue plans for two classic albums, "C.O.D." (originally released in 1992) and "Die Healing" (1995). The new, expanded editions of these albums will be released on August 16th (August 20th in North America).

The re-issues of "COD" and "Die Healing" will be available on CD and limited–edition colored vinyl gatefold LPs. Remastered and enhanced with two previously unreleased bonus tracks, "C.O.D." features Count Raven’s Christian Linderson on vocals, while "Die Healing" sees original Saint Vitus singer Scott Reagers return to the mic. All formats can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist’s e-shop. More...

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Saint Vitus Albums Being Reissued

Saint Vitus albums "C.O.D." (1992) and "Die Healing" (1995) will be re-released through Season of Mist this August 16th (August 20th in North America).

Both can be pre-ordered on the Season of Mist e-shop on CD as well as various coloured LP editions. The track listings are:

"C.O.D."
1. Intro
2. Children Of Doom
3. Planet Of Judgement
4. Shadow Of A Skeleton
5. (I Am) The Screaming Banshee
6. Plague Of Man
7. Fear
8. Get Away
9. Bela
10. A Timeless Tale
11. Hallow's Victim (Exhumed)
12. To Breed A Soldier [Bonus Track]
13. The Chameleon [Bonus Track] More...

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Season Of Mist Showcase Footage Available

Scion A/V has released exclusive video and audio footage from October 2012's Scion/Season of Mist label showcase at Decibel Magazine here.

Among the footage are interviews with, and live footage of, all the artists who performed (Saint Vitus, The Casualties, Atheist, A Life Once Lost, and Black Sheep Wall) as well behind-the-scenes footage of the label and its staffers.

In addition to the video footage, Scion A/V will release a free, limited edition release featuring live tracks from Saint Vitus and The Casualties. The audio can be streamed or downloaded via Scion A/V here or through the player below. More...

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MOS Generator Posts Live Dates

Port Orchard, WA heavy rock band MOS Generator will be performing a few live dates locally in advance of its tour with St. Vitus. Below are the four dates that MOS Generator will be in the Washington/Oregon area before starting the tour on March 5th in Cologne, Germany with the doom legends. MOS Generator recently released "Nomads" after a three year hiatus, which produced the video "Lonely One Kenobi." That track follows below.

MOS GENERATOR Live Dates:

*Mos Generator only

2/1 Flights Pub - Everett, WA
2/9 The Breakroom - Bremerton, WA
2/23 Club 21 - Portland, OR
3/1 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA

March 2013 - SAINT VITUS & MOS GENERATOR

3/5 Cologne, Germany @ Underground
3/6 Berlin, Germany @ C-club
3/7 Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
3/8 Arnhem, Holland @ Willemeen
3/9 Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
3/10 Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob
3/11 Brighton, England @ The Haunt
3/12 Southampton, England @ The Cellar
3/13 Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy 2
3/14 Glasgow, Scotland @ The Cathouse
3/15 Newcastle, England @ Northumbria Uni
3/16 Pwhelli, Wales @ Hammerfest
3/17 London, England @ The Garage
3/18 Rouen, France @ Le 106
3/19 Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
3/20 Lyon, France @ Le Ninkasi Kao
3/21 Winterthur, Switzerland @ Salzhaus
3/22 Vienna, Austria @ Szene
3/23 Bologna, Italy @ Zr
3/24 Milano, Italy @ The Tunnel
3/25 Nürnberg, Germany @ Rockfabrik
3/26 Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos-sal
3/27 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo More...

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Saint Vitus Announces European Tour

Saint Vitus and Mos Generator will be embarking on a European tour this coming March, presented by Metal Hammer and Terrorizer. A complete list of updated dates for the run can be found in the tour poster below, or details are available at the Saint Vitus Facebook page here. More...

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Killing Joke Added To Hammerfest 4

Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.

Killing Joke
Hatebreed
Saint Vitus
Candlemass
Sodom
Destruction
Enslaved
Napalm Death
Angel Witch
Senser
Iron Saviour
Huntress
Sister Sin
Evil Scarecrow
M-Pire of Evil
Heidevolk
Hark
Viza
Arthemis
Attica Rage
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Chimp Spanner
Abadden
4Arm
Winterfylleth
RSJ
Commander In Chief
Empress
Sacred Mother Tongue
Triaxis
Shear
Undersmile
Serpent Venom
Oaf
Jaguar
Vicsous Nature
Last Witness
Iron Knights
Line of Fire
Flayed Disciple
Bloodshot Dawn
Dyscarnate
Monument
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Driven
Black Acid Souls
Sansara
Deadman Sugar
Fire in the Empire
Goddamn Electric


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Weedeater Announces New Live Shows

North Carolina’s bourbon-fueled road warriors Weedeater have today announce new headlining gigs they’ve confirmed for the weeks ahead.

Several new shows have been booked before, during, and following the massive national tour that will see Weedeater and Cape Fear brethren Sourvein out supporting the almighty Saint Vitus across the U.S. throughout September and October. With the new shows included, the performance toll for the relentless Weedeater on this tour comes to a gargantuan forty-two nights of deafening debauchery. Dates are as follows: More...

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Alestorm And More Added To Rock Band Network

After several weeks that were sparse on the metal front, the Rock Band Network now has a collection of new headbang friendly tracks available for download. The following tracks are now available for the Xbox 360 version of the game:

Alestorm – “Back Through Time (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish – “Rebirth (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria – “To the Stage (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way – “Our Finest Hour” (80 MSP)
Saint Vitus – “Blessed Night” (160 MSP)

These tracks will hit instead the PS3 version on Tuesday, 8/14/2012 (North America) and 8/15/2012 (Europe):

Strikken - "Forever in Lies" ($0.99)
Strikken - "The Final Act" ($0.99)
Strikken - "Ashes" ($0.99)

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Saint Vitus Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

After canceling several shows due to health issues, Saint Vitus has announced a U.S. headlining tour - it's first since 1993. The award winning group will kick off the five week long jaunt on September 14th in Little Rock, AR. Presented by ScionAV and Brooklyn Vegan, the tour will run through October 19th and will include support from both Weedeater and Sourvein. Saint Vitus will be touring in support of its recently released eighth studio album, titled "Lillie: F-65."

"We're stoked to destroy America again; the last Saint Vitus U.S. headlining tour was in 1993," commented Dave Chandler. "This time we'll be playing 'Lillie' as well as fan favorites and some old surprises. Leave your ear plugs at home and come bleed with us."

Dates are as follows: More...

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Saint Vitus Cancels Show Due To Health Issues

Saint Vitus has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming tour date in Greece due to a health problem:

"Due to a recent health issue Saint Vitus will no be unable to make the show in Greece on Saturday July 7th. They apologize to the the fans and the promoter, but one of the band members was advised against flying anywhere for a couple weeks. All other shows will go on as planned as there are no flights involved."

7/4th Budapest, Hungary @ A38
7/5th Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room
7/6th Ebensee, Austria @ Kino Ebensee
7/9th Bern, Switzerland @ Dachstock
7/10th Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Rockfabrik
7/12th Munich, Germany @ Backstage with CROWBAR
7/13th Erfurt, Germany @ Stoned From The Underground Festival
7/14th Rostock, Germany @ Mau Club
7/16th Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska
7/17th Oslo, Norway @ Bla
7/19th Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
7/21st Oberhausen, Germany @ Devil Side Festival 2012

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