“SAINT VITUS have announced a string of European shows this spring. The godfathers of American doom metal will kick of their tour at both the Desertfest editions in Germany’s capital Berlin on the 28th and in London, UK on the 30th of April. The final curtain will fall at the Pokalen in Oslo, Norway on May 13th, but SAINT VITUS will return for a show at the French Fall of Summer Festival in Torcy (close to Disneyland Paris) on the 8th of September.
SAINT VITUS tour
28 Apr 17 Berlin (DE) Desertfest
30 Apr 17 London (UK) The Roundhouse (Desertfest)
02 May 17 Oberhausen (DE) Helvete Metal Club
03 May 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
04 May 17 München (DE) Backstage
05 May 17 Schaffhausen (CH) Kammgarn
07 May 17 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
10 May 17 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
11 May 17 Aarhus (DK) VoxHall
12 May 17 Karlstad (SW) Nöjesfabriken
13 May 17 Oslo (NO) Pokalen
SAINT VITUS festival
08 Sep 17 Torcy (FR) Fall of Summer
SAINT VITUS have recently released what is only the second live album of their long running career, which is quite aptly entitled ‘Live Vol. 2’. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.
01. War Is Our Destiny
02. Look Behind You
03. Let Them Fall
04. The Bleeding Ground
05. Patra (Petra)
06. The Troll
07. The Waste Of Time
08. White Stallions
09. Thirsty And Miserable
10. Dying Inside
11. Born Too Late
From the very first guitar chords, that unmistakable frying, sizzling, and wailing signature sound of Dave Chandler as well as the trademark deeply resonant vocals of Scott “Wino” Weinrich, any adherent of classic doom metal will immediately know: this is SAINT VITUS.
Despite having been around for more than 35 years, the American heavy legends are only now getting ready to release their second official live album after the 1990 seminal ‘Live’ record.
SAINT VITUS taped ‘Live Vol. 2’ during the tour for their acclaimed comeback album ‘Lillie: F-65’ (2012) at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on March 19th in 2013. Album and tour marked the return of legendary vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich. The undisputed godfathers of American doom metal performed in front of many sold out venues in a triumphant harvest of long overdue laurels. Out of respect for their vintage heritage, SAINT VITUS chose to preserve the raw and pure live sound without cleaning up and patching with overdubs. As a result, ‘Live Vol. 2’ is a true live document.
Formed in 1979, SAINT VITUS were largely influenced by BLACK SABBATH, whose song “Saint Vitus Dance” obviously inspired the moniker. Since their debut album ‘Saint Vitus’ came out in 1984, the Americans have released seven more full-lengths and two EPs that are summarily considered to be classics of their genre.
‘Live Vol. 2’ will also be released as a special digipak edition containing a digisleeve as well as a triple gatefold vinyl, which are both strictly limited and will contain ‘Marbles in the Moshpit’. This live recording from Ontario, Canada in December 1984 was previously available as a bootleg and on limited vinyl, and features the line-up Dave Chandler, Mark Adams, original singer Scott Reagers, and late drummer Armando Acosta, who sadly passed away in 2010.
If you feel like you were born too late, are thirsty and miserable, and dying inside, then just look behind you, lean back and ride those white stallions on ‘Live Vol. 2’! SAINT VITUS will never be a waste of time!