Thu, Jul 18 2013: SAINT VITUS
Heavy/Doom metal progenitors SAINT VITUS are streaming a song from each of their forthcoming reissues. "Children of Doom" (from ‘C.O.D.’) can be played now at The Obelisk and "One Mind" (from ‘Die Healing’) is available on Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles.
SAINT VITUS recently announced the reissue plans of their two classic albums, ‘C.O.D.’ (originally released 1992) and ‘Die Healing’ (1995). The new, expanded editions of these albums will be released on August 16th (August 20th in North America).
The re-issues of 'COD' and ‘Die Healing’ will be available on CD and limited–edition coloured vinyl gatefold LPs. Remastered and enhanced with two previously unreleased bonus tracks, ‘C.O.D.’ features COUNT RAVEN’s Christian Linderson on vocals, while ‘Die Healing’ sees original SAINT VITUS singer Scott Reagers return to the mic. All formats can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
SAINT VITUS recently announced an Australian headlining tour. The trek, which begins on July 18th in Brisbane, will travel through the country until the tour concludes on July 21st in Perth at The Rosemont. A full list of tour dates can be found below. SAINT VITUS is currently touring in support of their last album, 'Lillie: F-65'. The album, their first in 17 years, reunites the unmistakable guitar playing of co-founder Dave Chandler with the deeply resonate vocals of hard rock legend Scott “Wino” Weinrich.
SAINT VITUS tour dates:
18 Jul 13 Brisbane (AU) The Hi Fi
19 Jul 13 Sydney (AU) The Hi Fi
20 Jul 13 Melbourne (AU) The Hi Fi
21 Jul 13 Perth (AU) The Rosemount
“...the boys are on fire here, flush with renewed energy and basking in the glow of their newfound power." – Pitchfork
“ This sick behemoth of a sound - and patented strangled-cat guitar solos - could only come from one band, and that's a window into why Lillie: F-65 succeeds as a whole: the Saint Vitus Character remains intact, never fucked-up with modern contrivances. Doubtful that Sabbath's own 2012 comeback will be even a faction this good.” – Decibel
“...it's clear that their chops have only increased in the intervening years, and they certainly haven't lost their ability to bring dynamics to a slothful subgenre.” – Outburn
“ ...Vitus shows the enduring significance of their approach, and that what proved true about them in their initial run is no less true now: By not being of their era, they were and remain timeless. ...Saint Vitus are more relevant now than they’ve ever been, and Lillie: F-65 shows a good deal of why. No doubt one of 2012’s landmark albums. Highly recommended.” - The Obeslisk