Hypnotic, and highly stimulating are the best words to describe last Friday’s show of Saint Vitus at Club Red here in Tempe, AZ, as the band is currently on the road performing the iconic album Born Too Late in its entire.
Saint Vitus is considered one of the true heirs of the ‘Black Sabbath‘ sound along with Pentagram & Candlemass. The band had carried the flags of this dark sound during the last 35 years, and had incorrectly received the title of ‘pioneers of doom metal’, when in reality their music is more like an extension of what Black Sabbath created within their first four albums. The band was formed when this type of sound ruled the world in the late 70’s, and from there they had released eight albums that had defined their legacy.
To celebrate their 35 years of musical career, they are currently touring the United States playing their third and one of the most celebrated records, Born Too Late, from beginning to end. The band agrees that ‘the point of this tour is to celebrate their legacy, and present their fans with an unforgettable show that many had never seen, and also to take the opportunity to induct younger fans to a show that will be a lifetime experience’.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich & Dave Chandler of Saint Vitus before their show here in Tempe, AZ last Friday. We talked about the tour, their sound, their fans, and more.
Saint Vitus 35th Anniversary Tour
5/15/2014 – Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
5/16/2014 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
5/17/2014 – Branx – Portland, OR
5/18/2014 – Highline – Seattle, WA
5/20/2014 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
5/21/2014 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
5/23/2014 – Red 7 (Outside) – Austin, TX
5/24/2014 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX
5/25/2014 – Three Links – Dallas, TX