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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 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:

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 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


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
Saint Vitus
Napalm Death
Angel Witch
Iron Saviour
Sister Sin
Evil Scarecrow
M-Pire of Evil
Attica Rage
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Chimp Spanner
Commander In Chief
Sacred Mother Tongue
Serpent Venom
Vicsous Nature
Last Witness
Iron Knights
Line of Fire
Flayed Disciple
Bloodshot Dawn
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Black Acid Souls
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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Chaos in Tejas 2012 Day One

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...

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Saint Vitus Live Video From Scion Rock Fest 2012

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...

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Petition For Doom "Big Four" Tour Circulating

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.

If you think the tour should happen, go here to sign the petition. “The Big 4 of Doom Metal” also has a Facebook page, go here to 'like' it.

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Saint Vitus Streaming Entire New Album

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

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

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

Main room
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...

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Saint Vitus Posts "Let Them Fall" Video

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.

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Saint Vitus Reveals "Lillie: F-65" Details

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
Blessed Night
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...

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Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 Schedule

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.

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Saint Vitus Announces Release Date For New LP

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.

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Hellfest 2012 Lineup Finalized

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:

June 15:

Lynyrd Skynrd

June 16:

Guns N Roses
Within Temptation

June 17:

Black Sabbath
Motley Crue
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...

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