The godfathers of American doom SAINT VITUS will release a new live album, "Live Vol. 2", on September 23 via Season Of Mist.
Another track from the effort, "White Stallions" can now be streamed below.
"Live Vol. 2" track listing:
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
You can pre-order "Live Vol. 2" at this location.
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), on March 19, 2013 at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. The album and tour marked the return of Weinrich. 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 lineup Dave Chandler, Mark Adams, original singer Scott Reagers, and late drummer Armando Acosta, who sadly passed away in 2000.
"Live Vol. 2" recording lineup:
Dave Chandler: guitar
Scott "Wino" Weinrich: vocals
Mark Adams: bass
Henry Vasquez: drums
SAINT VITUS tour dates with THE SKULL, WITCH MOUNTAIN:
Sept. 27 - Austin, TX @ Midway Field House
Sept. 28 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Sept. 29 - San Antonio, TX @ The Mix
Sept. 30 - Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
Oct. 01 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
Oct. 02 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Oct. 03 - Raleigh, NC @ King's
Oct. 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Oct. 06 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
Oct. 07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Oct. 08 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct. 09 - Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter
Oct. 10 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
Oct. 11 - Madison, WI @ High Noon
Oct. 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct. 14 - Missoula, MT @ Erosion Fest
Oct. 15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Oct. 16 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Oct. 18 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
Oct. 19 - Oakland, CA @ Metro
Oct. 20 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
Oct. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
Oct. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Oct. 23 - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest