Saint Vitus

The godfathers of American Doom Metal SAINT VITUS will release a new live album, "Live Vol. 2", on September 23 via Season Of Mist.

This is a true story. It’s about oppressing neglect and a bunch of bulls–t like that, this is ‘The Bleeding Ground,'” introduces guitarist Dave Chandler before leading into the song with a spotlight, sultry riff as the axeman’s fuzz-laden guitar tone mournfully pours through his amp. The song itself is staggeringly barren, like so many of the best Saint Vitus tracks, as riffs drop out routinely, allowing for Wino to fill the space with his unmistakable croon.

If the track sounds a bit raw, that was the intent! "Live Vol. 2" was recorded on the Lillie: F-65 tour on March 19, 2013 at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Opting to forego any studio tricks and nuances, Saint Vitus left the entire raw recording preserved as is with no overdubs; a live record in its absolute purest form.

"The Bleeding Ground" comes off the aforementioned Lillie: F-65, which is also the name for a popular downer from days gone by that was a band favorite. The album, released in 2012, was the first since the 2008 reunion, ending a 17-year long drought for Saint Vitus and 22 years without Wino’s voice on one of their records.

"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.

Pre-orders are available here

Listen to "The Bleeding Ground" below:

"Live Vol. 2" track listing:

  1. War Is Our Destiny
  1. Look Behind You
  2. Let Them Fall
  3. The Bleeding Ground
  4. Patra (Petra)
  5. The Troll
  6. The Waste Of Time
  7. White Stallions
  8. Thirsty And Miserable
  9. Dying Inside
  10. Born Too Late
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