Saint Vitus (band)

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Saint Vitus is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1979.wikipedia
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Doom metal

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They are one of the first doom metal bands, alongside Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Trouble and Pagan Altar.
During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre.

Trouble (band)

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They are one of the first doom metal bands, alongside Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Trouble and Pagan Altar.
Trouble is an American doom metal band from Aurora, Illinois, formed in 1979 and considered one of the pioneers of the genre alongside Candlemass and Saint Vitus.

Scott Weinrich

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They recorded their first two albums before Scott Weinrich replaced Reagers in 1986. Reagers left the band in early 1986, and was replaced by The Obsessed frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich (at this time, The Obsessed had only released one 7"). Reagers' final performances featured songs from then-upcoming album Born Too Late, such as "The War Starter" and "Hell Ain't a Game", as many of these were written while he was still in the band.
Active since 1976, when he started his first band War Horse, he is best known for being the frontman and guitarist for The Obsessed and Saint Vitus.

Born Too Late

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The third album Born Too Late (1986) is generally acknowledged as their best release. Reagers left the band in early 1986, and was replaced by The Obsessed frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich (at this time, The Obsessed had only released one 7"). Reagers' final performances featured songs from then-upcoming album Born Too Late, such as "The War Starter" and "Hell Ain't a Game", as many of these were written while he was still in the band. 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.
Born Too Late is the third studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, which was released in 1986.

Sludge metal

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Having released nine studio albums to date, Saint Vitus never achieved a popular breakthrough, but have exerted great influence on the development of doom metal, sludge metal, and stoner rock.
Along with Black Sabbath and Black Flag, musicians cited by pioneers of the style as influential include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Celtic Frost, Greg Ginn, Trouble, Carnivore, Saint Vitus, Gore, Righteous Pigs, Amebix and Swans.

Heavy metal music

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Saint Vitus is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1979.
Emerging in the mid-1980s with such bands as California's Saint Vitus, Maryland's The Obsessed, Chicago's Trouble, and Sweden's Candlemass, the doom metal movement rejected other metal styles' emphasis on speed, slowing its music to a crawl.

Saint Vitus (album)

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Under this line-up, Saint Vitus recorded 2 albums (Saint Vitus & Hallow's Victim) and an EP (The Walking Dead).
Saint Vitus is the debut album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, released in early 1984 via SST Records.

Hallow's Victim

Under this line-up, Saint Vitus recorded 2 albums (Saint Vitus & Hallow's Victim) and an EP (The Walking Dead).
Hallow's Victim is the second studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus.

The Walking Dead (EP)

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Under this line-up, Saint Vitus recorded 2 albums (Saint Vitus & Hallow's Victim) and an EP (The Walking Dead).
The Walking Dead is an EP by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, released in 1985 through SST Records.

Patrick Bruders

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By 2016, both Weinrich and Adams had left Saint Vitus and were replaced by Reagers and Patrick Bruders respectively, leaving Chandler as the only constant member of the band and reuniting two-fourths of the original lineup.
Bruders is also a member of the New Orleans-based crust punk band Gasmiasma, Austin-based country band Pure Luck, and joined legendary doom metal band Saint Vitus in 2016.

The Obsessed

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Reagers left the band in early 1986, and was replaced by The Obsessed frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich (at this time, The Obsessed had only released one 7"). Reagers' final performances featured songs from then-upcoming album Born Too Late, such as "The War Starter" and "Hell Ain't a Game", as many of these were written while he was still in the band.
Formed in 1980, they recorded a few demos and played a handful of live shows until they first split up in 1986 when Weinrich joined as lead vocalist for Saint Vitus, but reformed four years later.

V (Saint Vitus album)

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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.
V is the fifth studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, which was released in 1990.

Mournful Cries

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.
Mournful Cries is the fourth studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, released in 1988.

Thirsty and Miserable

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.
Thirsty and Miserable is an EP released by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus in 1987 on SST Records.

Hellhound Records

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By 1989, Saint Vitus had been dropped from SST and signed to Hellhound Records, who released the band's next three albums.
They became known for putting out doom metal, with artists such as Saint Vitus and The Obsessed.

Pentagram (band)

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They are one of the first doom metal bands, alongside Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Trouble and Pagan Altar.
On May 14, 2015, Bedemon announced their first ever live performance would take place on May 15 at the Psycho California festival in Santa Ana, California, with a band lineup of O'Keefe on guitar, fellow ex-Pentagram member Greg Mayne on bass, drummer Frank Hayes and Saint Vitus frontman Scott Weinrich on vocals.

C.O.D. (album)

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He would record only one album, C.O.D., and tour Europe and America with the band until 1993 before being replaced by original vocalist Scott Reagers for what would for a long time be their final album, Die Healing, regarded by the band to be their finest work.
C.O.D. (also known as Children of Doom) is the sixth studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus.

Live (Saint Vitus album)

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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.
Live is the first live album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, recorded on November 10, 1989 at Germany's Circus Gammelsdorf.

Die Healing

He would record only one album, C.O.D., and tour Europe and America with the band until 1993 before being replaced by original vocalist Scott Reagers for what would for a long time be their final album, Die Healing, regarded by the band to be their finest work.
Die Healing is the seventh studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, released in 1995 by Hellhound Records.

Rise Above Records

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They released their self-titled album via Rise Above Records in 2005.
Dorrian was a fan of bands such as Candlemass, Saint Vitus and Trouble but stated there "wasn't really a 'doom scene' as such" and that "doom became an obsession" for him.

Stoner rock

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Having released nine studio albums to date, Saint Vitus never achieved a popular breakthrough, but have exerted great influence on the development of doom metal, sludge metal, and stoner rock.

Blue Öyster Cult

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Their main influences were Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Blue Cheer, Blue Öyster Cult and Alice Cooper.
They have influenced many acts including Iron Maiden, Metallica, Fates Warning, Iced Earth, Cirith Ungol, Alice in Chains, Ghost, Twisted Sister, Ratt, Steel Panther, Green River (and later Mudhoney), Body Count, Possessed, Candlemass, Saint Vitus, Trouble, Opeth, White Zombie, Kvelertak, HIM, Turbonegro, Radio Birdman, The Cult, The Minutemen, Firehose, Hoodoo Gurus, Widespread Panic, Queens of the Stone Age, Umphrey's McGee, Stabbing Westward, Royal Trux, and Moe.

The Hidden Hand (band)

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His next band, The Hidden Hand, followed a similar path before breaking up in the mid-2000s.
Weinrich had previously been a member of such bands as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan and Place of Skulls.

Spirit Caravan

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After The Obsessed broke up in the mid-90's, Wino moved back to Maryland and formed Shine/Spirit Caravan and once again toured Europe and the US until the band's break up in the early 2000s.
After The Hidden Hand's demise in 2007, Weinrich rejoined the reactivated Saint Vitus.

Count Raven

Following Weinrich's departure, the band found former Count Raven singer Christian "Chritus" Linderson as a replacement after a short search.
A year later, the group released its first album, Storm Warning, for the Hellhound label, which received positive reviews from the European metal press (4 K's in Kerrang!, 10/10 in Rock Hard, 6/7 in Metal Hammer) Then Linderson left to join Saint Vitus (in 2007 he became the member of Lord Vicar), and Fondelius became the frontman, beginning with 1992's Destruction of the Void, released by Nuclear Blast Records to be declared 'Doom Album of the Year' by Rock Hard magazine.