Saint Vitus (album)

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Saint Vitus
Saint Vitus Debut.jpg
Studio album by Saint Vitus
Released 1984
Recorded 1982
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Doom metal, heavy metal
Length 35:41
Label SST
Producer Dez Cadena, Joe Carducci, SPOT, Saint Vitus
Saint Vitus chronology
Saint Vitus
Hallow's Victim
(1985)Hallow's Victim1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 7/10 stars[2]

Saint Vitus is the debut album by doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus released in early 1984[3] via SST Records. According to Dave Chandler, the album was recorded in 1982, but was delayed by nearly two years, due to a lawsuit that SST was involved in.[4] It was released on both vinyl and cassette, and later on CD; all three formats are currently difficult to find. "White Magic/Black Magic" and "Saint Vitus" are included on the compilation album Heavier Than Thou. Along with Trouble's Psalm 9, Saint Vitus is considered by many one of the first doom metal albums to be released.

"Burial at Sea" was later recorded by Goatsnake and released on their Trampled Under Hoof EP.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Chandler, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Saint Vitus" 4:49
2. "White Magic/Black Magic" 5:27
3. "Zombie Hunger" 7:22
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "The Psychopath" (music: Mark Adams, lyrics: Chandler) 9:26
2. "Burial at Sea" 8:39
Total length: 35:43


Saint Vitus

  • Scott Reagers – vocals
  • Dave Chandler – guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Adams – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Armando Acosta – drums, backing vocals

Additional musicians

  • Merrill Ward – backing vocals
  • Scott Reagers – backing vocals
  • Yvonne Saxton – backing vocals