A great American stoner rock and doom metal band from Los Angeles, one of the first bands of the genre will rock the Ship on this night.
Saint Vitus is a traditional doom metal band, formed 1979 in California, USA
Saint Vitus is known as one of the first traditional doom metal bands, starting out as early as the late 1970s. The band first used the name Tyrant, with Scott Reagers (vocals), Dave Chandler (guitar), Mark Adams (bass), and Armando Acosta (drums), but soon changed their name to Saint Vitus after the song St. Vitus’ Dance by Black Sabbath. Their main influences were Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Black Flag.
Under this line-up Saint Vitus recorded 2 albums (Saint Vitus & Hallow’s Victim) and an EP (The Walking Dead). After The Walking Dead Reagers left the band and was replaced by The Obsessed frontman Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich (at this time, The Obsessed had only released one 7”). Wino recorded three studio albums (Born Too Late, Mournful Cries & V), a live album (Live), and an EP (Thirsty and Miserable, featuring the Black Flag cover of the same name) with Vitus. He left the band in 1991 to reform The Obsessed after Vitus’s label, Hellhound Records, released an album of older Obsessed recordings. Christian Lindersson (of Count Raven) left his band to fill in on vocals. He would record only one album, C.O.D. before being replaced by original Vitus vocalist, Scott Reagers. Reagers recorded vocals for the band’s final album, Die Healing in 1995.
Chandler has recently resurfaced in a new band, Debris, Inc., along with Trouble bassist Ron Holzner.
On July 1st, 2003, the classic Born Too Late line-up (Weinrich, Chandler, Adams, Acosta) played a gig at Double Door in Chicago. The performance was recorded and released on a DVD that is distributed through Chandler’s current band, Debris, Inc.
In 2008 they reunited and have been kicking hard and perfect since.
Dave Chandler – lead guitar
Mark Adams – bass
Scott "Wino" Weinrich – lead vocals
Henry Vasquez – drums, percussion
fter the album 'First' in 2007 and last years 'Wasted Time' EP the band from Vác released their second album. A few bands where the members came from in 2005: Sedative Bang, Penalty Kick, Numb, Incubus Cover Band – no changes in lineup since. They played with Trouble and Down/VoiVod as well.
The last years EP was some kind of an album preview since there are many songs on this album is from it. The CD starts with an intro and one minute later they start the first song. We can expect music built on Down/Pantera/CoC elements from them and they perform well in the various genres. The sound is much better than the first album, the mixing and mastering was made in Bakery Studios.
Generally there are 4-5 minutes long tracks on the CD (there is a 9 minutes long tough) they sum up to 60 minutes, it's not that long, there are many bridges. We don't have to take those too seriously (6., 8., 11., 15.), I don't like them that much and feel them unnecessary. There are session musicians as well, Makó Dávid (ex-Stereochrist, HAW) plays in “Fool Me”, Vörös Attila (Remembering the Steel) plays on guitar in “Pride of Mankind” which can be heard on the band's myspace with “Rollercoaster” and “Conflagration”. There is a bonus track on the cd which is a Beatles' “Helter Skelter” cover.
The songs are colorful, seems they put a lot of work in them, they are not boring, the voice of the singer, Márkus Levente, fits quite well into them.
Urbán Tamás bassguitar/vocals
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