Saint Vitus

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Saint Vitus is an American doom metal band from Los Angeles, formed in 1979 under the name Tyrant until changing their name to Saint Vitus in early 1980. They consist of founding members Dave Chandler (guitarist) and Mark Adams (bass), alongside sporadic singer Scott Weinrich and recently added drummer Henry Vasquez. The band has been regarded and credited as one of the first bands of the genre, along with Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Trouble and Pagan Altar. They have released eight studio albums to date. Although Saint Vitus never achieved a popular breakthrough, the band is considered very influential within the doom and sludge metal subgenres.

The original line-up consisted of Chandler, Adams, drummer Armando Acosta and singer Scott Reagers. They recorded their first two albums before Scott Weinrich replaced Reagers in 1986. The line-up of Chandler, Adams, Acosta and Weinrich was the longest-lasting, and recorded the band's next three albums, Born Too Late (1986), Mournful Cries (1988) and V (1990). Weinrich left the band in 1991 to focus on the reunion of his previous band The Obsessed, and was replaced by Christian Linderson of Swedish doom metal band Count Raven. Saint Vitus recorded the album C.O.D. (1992) before Linderson was dismissed from the band. In 1994, Saint Vitus reunited with Reagers and recorded Die Healing (1995), which would be their final album for 17 years.

After breaking up in 1996 and briefly reforming in 2003, Saint Vitus reunited again in 2008 with the band's "classic" line-up, featuring Weinrich, Chandler, Adams and Acosta, and embarked on a successful tour. After 31 years in the band, Acosta left Saint Vitus in 2009 due to worsening health, and was replaced by Henry Vasquez. The new line-up went on to record their latest album Lillie: F-65, which was released on April 27, 2012.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Saint Vitus Saint Vitus 2
1985 Hallow's Victim Saint Vitus 3
1986 Born Too Late Saint Vitus 3
1988 Mournful Cries Saint Vitus 2
1989 V Saint Vitus 3
1992 C. O. D. Saint Vitus 5
1995 Die Healing Saint Vitus 5
2012 Lillie: F-65 Saint Vitus 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Heavier Than Thou Saint Vitus 1
2011 The Walking Dead / Hallow’s Victim Saint Vitus 1
Hallow's Victim Saint Vitus 1
Saint Vitus / Hallow's Victim Saint Vitus 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Live Saint Vitus 2
2012 Marbles in the Moshpit Saint Vitus 1
2016 Live Vol. 2 Saint Vitus 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Blessed Night Saint Vitus 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 The Walking Dead Saint Vitus 2
1987 Thirsty and Miserable Saint Vitus 2

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Scion A/V Presents: Live Saint Vitus 1
2013 Scion AV Presents: Label Showcase - Season of Mist Saint Vitus / The Casualties 1

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