Saint Vitus

Also known as S. V., S.V., St. Vitus, Vitus
Members of Saint Vitus: Armando Acosta, Christian Linderson, Dave Chandler, Henry Vasquez, Mark Adams (3), Scott Reagers, Scott Weinrich
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/saintvitusband, Array, http://www.southernlord.com/band_STV.php

Discography of Saint Vitus:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Born Too Late 6 Audio 1986 SST Records
2 Saint Vitus 5 Audio 1991-01-02 SST Records
3 Born Too Late 10 Audio 1990-10-25 SST Records
4 Mournful Cries 6 Audio 1988 SST Records
5 The Walking Dead 3 Audio 1985 SST Records
6 Hallow's Victim 7 Audio 1985 SST Records
7 Thirsty And Miserable 6 Audio 1987 SST Records
8 Die Healing 8 Audio 1995
9 V 13 Audio 2004-07-27 Southern Lord
10 Live 11 Audio 2005-11-14 Southern Lord
11 Mournful Cries 6 Audio 1988 SST Records
12 Heavier Than Thou 14 Audio 1991 SST Records
13 Live 11 Audio 2005-11-14 Southern Lord
14 Heavier Than Thou 14 Audio 1991 SST Records
15 Live 11 Audio 2005-11-14 Southern Lord
16 C.O.D. 12 Audio 1992 Hellhound Records
17 Reunion 2003 10 Audio 2007 Claude & Elmo
18 V 8 Audio 2004-07-27 Southern Lord
19 Saint Vitus 5 Audio 2008 SST Records (3)
20 Thirsty And Miserable 3 Audio 1987 SST Records
21 Die Healing 8 Audio 1995 Hellhound Records
22 War Is Our Destiny 2 Audio 1985 SST Records
23 Live 9 Audio 1991 Hellhound Records
24 Heavier Than Thou 14 Audio 2004 SST Records
25 V 8 Audio 1989 Hellhound Records
26 Saint Vitus 5 Audio 1984 SST Records
27 V 8 Audio 1994 Roadrunner Records
28 Die Healing 8 Audio 1995
29 Die Healing 8 Audio 2010 Buried By Time And Dust Records
30 1979 Tyrant Demo 7 Audio 2010 Not On Label (Saint Vitus)
31 Thirsty And Miserable 3 Audio 2009 SST Records
32 Hallow's Victim 7 Audio 2010-02-00
33 Heavier Than Thou 14 Audio 2009 SST Records
34 Born Too Late 6 Audio 2009 SST Records
35 The Walking Dead 3 Audio 1985
36 Live 11 Audio 2005 Southern Lord
37 Mournful Cries 6 Audio 2009 SST Records
38 The Walking Dead / Hallow's Victim 11 Audio 2010 SST Records
39 Saint Vitus 5 Audio 1984 SST Records
40 1979 Tyrant Demo 7 Audio 2010 Not On Label (Saint Vitus)
41 Let The End Begin... 12 Audio 1995 Milk Records (3)
42 Born Too Late 6 Audio Not On Label (Saint Vitus)
43 Live 9 Audio 1991 Hellhound Records
44 Saint Vitus 5 Audio 1984 Noise (3)
45 Saint Vitus 5 Audio 2008 SST Records (3)
46 The Walking Dead (Live 20-12-84) 8 Audio 2011-03-00 Not On Label (Saint Vitus)
47 The Walking Dead (Live 20-12-84) 8 Audio 2011 Not On Label (Saint Vitus)
48 1979 Tyrant Demo 7 Audio 2010 Not On Label (Saint Vitus)
49 C.O.D. 8 Audio 1992 Hellhound Records
50 Hallow's Victim / The Walking Dead 11 Audio 2006 Sons Of Sabbath


Saint Vitus are a highly influential American doom metal band from Los Angeles.

The band was formed in 1979 under the name Tyrant, with Dave Chandler (guitar, vocals), Mark Adams (bass), and Armando Acosta (drums), but soon added Scott Reagers on vocals and changed their name to Saint Vitus after the song "St. Vitus' Dance" by Black Sabbath. Their main influences were Sabbath and Black Flag, the latter of which Saint Vitus toured with during the 1980's.

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. Weinrich left Saint Vitus in 1991 to reform The Obsessed after Vitus's label, Hellhound Records, released an album of older Obsessed recordings.

Following Weinrich's departure, Saint Vitus went on hiatus. The band finally found former Count Raven singer Christian Lindersson as Weinrich's replacement. 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". After this, Saint Vitus decided to call it a day in 1996.

"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., which features former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. Following the reunion, Saint Vitus parted ways again.

As of 2008, Saint Vitus have reformed again. The band headlined the April 24 date at the 2009 Roadburn Festival. The lineup for this reunion was the same as the 2003 reunion. Sometime after this gig, drummer Armando Acosta was removed from the band and was replaced by Henry Vasquez, with health concerns being cited as the primary case for his removal (Acosta eventually passed away in November 2010).


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