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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...
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
For some reason, Austin, Texas loves the good-time-party vibe of stoner rock and its sour faced, miserable brother, doom metal. These two related styles have a family reunion at SXSW, but the punk themed Chaos in Tejas is a less likely host. June 1st, the second day of Chaos in Tejas 2012, featured a doom metal dream lineup. Legends Saint Vitus took top bill, while Japan’s stoner-doom, serial killer fanatics Church of Misery made a rare North American appearance. Hail! Hornet, Magic Circles and The Gates of Slumber provided support. More...
Video footage of Saint Vitus performing "Let Them Fall" at Scion Rock Fest 2012 at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL has been posted online by Scion A/V. Check out the full song below:
You can watch the entire series of Scion Rock Fest 2012 videos below, including more performance clips, sound checks, behind the scenes interviews and more with bands like Down, Decapitated, Suffocation, The Atlas Moth, All Pigs Must Die and many more: More...
Smokin’ Johnny (apparently the same guy who’s responsible for the Danzig rumours) has created an online petition by asking its fans to help make a “Big 4 of Doom Metal” tour featuring Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass happen. On why “The Big 4 of Doom Metal” tour should happen, the creator explains:
Since a Big 4 of thrash metal exists, how about a Big 4 of doom metal? Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass all helped shape that genre and a Big 4 lineup featuring all of those bands would be one hell of a tour. They all excelled and made doom metal popular. Unlike the other three bands, Candlemass is from Sweden, but their music has become an important American phenomenon in over the last few decades, and yes, this is one reason why they’re in the lineup.
Over a two year period, from 1984 to 1986, all four of the Big 4 bands released defining debut albums; Saint Vitus released their eponymous album, Trouble released "Psalm 9," Pentagram released "Relentless" and Candlemass released "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus." Not only did all of those albums give the scene a united front and further the awareness of doom metal as a genre, but they would influence and inspire many well-known later musicians.
Another thing in common about Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass is that they all cite Black Sabbath as an influence. Candlemass recorded a track called “Black Sabbath Medley” on their 1988 album “Ancient Dreams," which is composed of both parts and lyrics to many of their songs, while Saint Vitus named themselves after a song from Black Sabbath’s 1972 album Vol. 4 called “St. Vitus’ Dance”. Seeing Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass tour together would be such an honor. We, as fans, would love to thank all of them for their hard work and all the classics they’ve been putting out since the 1980's.
Legendary doom metal forefathers Saint Vitus are streaming their upcoming album "Lillie: F-65" in it's entirety online. Check out the full release on NPR.org here. The album is set for release on May 22nd in North America.
Saint Vitus will also be playing festivals this spring and summer in the U.S. and Europe. An up to date list of tour dates can be found below:
5/25 Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/27 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/30 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
5/31 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
6/01 Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas
6/08 Slovesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Fest
6/11 London, UK @ Underworld
6/12 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
6/13 Bristol, UK @ Fleece
6/16 Clisson, France @ Hellfest 2012
6/29 Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
7/01 Larz, Germany @ Fusion Festival
7/02 Berlin, Germany @ Kreuzberg Festival
7/03 Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room
7/04 Budapest, Hungary @ A38
7/06 Ebensee, Austria @ Kino Ebensee
7/07 Athens, Greece @ An Club
7/09 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
7/10 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Rockfabrik
7/13 Erfurt, Germany @ Stoned From The Underground
7/14 Rostock, Germany @ Mau Club
7/17 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
7/19 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
7/12 Oberhausen, Germany @ Devil Side Festival
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
The forthcoming Saint Vitus album, entitled "Lillie: F-65," has been scheduled for an April 27th release (May 22nd in North America). Pre-orders for the album are available at this location.
The band has now teamed up with Revolver Mag to premiere a new music video online for "Let Them Fall," which can be found here or viewed in the player below.
As previously announced, Saint Vitus' forthcoming album is entitled "Lillie: F-65" and has been scheduled for an April 27th release (North American date to happen in May). Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting of this upcoming piece of doom:
Let Them Fall
The Bleeding Ground
The Waste of Time
"Lillie: F-65" is already available for pre-order on Season of Mist's e-shop in limited edition CD+DVD digipack, jewel case, LP + download card and various merchandising items. The first orders will get a free Saint Vitus rolling paper pack.
To help you wait until April 27th, the "Blessed Night" 7" vinyl will hit the stores on March 23rd. This two-track single includes a live rendition of VITUS' "Look Behind You" classic and is strictly limited to 1.500 hand-numbered copies worldwide. More...
Chaos in Tejas has released its schedule for the the punk flavored music festival that takes place May 31st through June 3rd, 2012 at various venues in Austin, Texas. Saint Vitus, Nasum, Winter, Absu and Toxic Holocaust are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's installment.
Chaos in Tejas 2012 schedule is as follows: More...
Read the full article at Chaos in Tejas.
Saint Vitus announced that the forthcoming comeback release "Lillie: F-65" will be released on April 27, 2012 through Season of Mist Records. The band will issue the first single "Blessed Night" via 7" vinyl on March 23, 2012 (see artwork below). The two-track single includes a live rendition of the classic "Look Behind You." The piece is limited to 1,500 hand-numbered copies worldwide and can be ordered at Season of Mist E-Shop.
The finalized lineup for Hellfest 2012 has been announced. The festival will run from June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson France. Mainstage headliners are as follows:
Guns N Roses
Blue Oyster Cult
Other headline acts for the various stages include:
June 15: King Diamond, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth
June 16: Machine Head, Entombed, Behemoth, Saint Vitus
June 17: Lamb of God, Trivium, Children of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Biohazard More...
As previously announced, U.S. doom legends Saint Vitus recently completed the recording of the band's eighth studio album, and the first since 1995.
This forthcoming opus, marking the return of seminal vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, is entitled "Lillie: F-65" and has been tentatively scheduled for a March 23rd (27th in North America), 2012 release via Season of Mist Records.
Saint Vitus has also just been confirmed for the next edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which will take place in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6th - 9th, 2012.
U.S. doom legends Saint Vitus have announced that the band's new LP will be entitled "Lilly F65." the band recently signed a worldwide deal with Season of Mist Records. The album is expected to be be released in the first quarter of 2012 and is the band's first album since "Die Healing" in 1995.
Vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich spoke with Terrorizer magazine recently and explained the name of the album: "Y'know the reason we called it 'Lilly F65'? It was a powerful downer back in our day and well, Dave [Chandler, guitar] really had a thing for his downers." Wino went on to say that the album sound is "really bleak and Vitus all the way."
U.S. doom legends Saint Vitus signed worldwide deal with Season of Mist Records. The band recently recorded a new full length album which will be released in 2012. It will mark the first album since 1995.
"Making this album was really a blast", Dave Chandler comments. "Being able to live in an environment where all we had to concentrate on was the new material, became very inspiring. And along with our new drummer Henry Vasquez and label Season of Mist, this record has given us a new opportunity to show everyone that we still have more to shove in your face".
Saint Vitus is confirmed for the following upcoming festivals:
Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore – May 27th, 2012
Hellfest, France - June 16th, 2012
Tuska Open Air, Finland - June 29th, 2012
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.
Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...
High definition, fan-recorded footage of St. Vitus' performance in Austin, Texas at Red 7 on August 20th, 2011 is available online. The Austin show was part of a mini-tour that included a Dallas-area "Ride for Dime" benefit show on the previous night.
You can also read what Metalunderground.com had to say about this show.
Doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus returned to the state capital of Texas. Earlier in the year, the cult icons played SXSW as part of the “Metal Alliance Tour” with Helmet, Crowbar and other masters of the down beat. Many of the group’s hardcore fans, however, were shunned by SXSW in lieu of badge and wristband holders. St. Vitus original and hippie prototype, guitarist Dave Chandler cursed SXSW in between a song, confessing his displeasure with SX’s unfair practice. August 20, 2011 went down as a night not for industry elitists, but for true fans of stoner/doom and rock-n-roll in general.
Sabbath still provides, at least, a base for all hard rock/heavy metal bands of today. Some bands owe their entire existence to Black Sabbath. In fact, so many of these bands exist, even 40 years after the birth of Sabbath, that we have categories for these bands. Still, these bands seem a small part of the metal contingency when compared to the masses of black and death metal bands. In a town known for death metal blast beats and machine-gun-delivered punk vocals, it was nice to finally slow down the tempo.
While figure heads of the doom and stoner/doom movement, Saint Vitus deservedly took the lead, Austin’s masters of slow banging rounded at a lineup that was true to fans of this style. Mala Suerte came up first. These guys have a huge sound that borrows heavily from Sabbath and Cathedral, although they create tones with harshness owing to sludge. Singer Gary Rosas possesses a Lee Dorian-type stage swagger, dancing around the stage like an enthralled Dionysus follower. The group played a five-song set that elicited a strong crowd response. More...
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
TODAY IS THE DAY
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have confirmed the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place from May 24-27, 2012 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. The first names for the festival are as follows:
Church of Misery
The Devil's Blood
Today Is The Day
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence