Hallow's Victim
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Studio album by Saint Vitus
Released August 1985
Recorded 1985 at Total Access in Redondo Beach, California
Genre Doom Metal
Length 34:31
Label SST Records
Producer Saint Vitus, Joe Carducci, Spot
Saint Vitus chronology
Saint Vitus
Hallow's Victim
The Walking Dead

Hallow's Victim is the second studio album by doom metal band Saint Vitus. Released in the fall of 1985, it would serve as one of the band's key albums though for many years somewhat of a rarity due to not seeing a CD pressing for decades. It would also serve as the last record to feature original singer Scott Reagers for a decade as he would be replaced by Scott Weinrich at his suggestion not long after it's release.

Background[edit | edit source]

Sometime after releasing the self-titled record, Saint Vitus would begin work on their follow-up album, working again at Redondo Beach with Joe Carducci and SPOT. Hallow's Victim would be released in August 1985 on Vinyl and Cassette, with a UK pressing early the next year. Strangely it would be the only Saint Vitus studio album to not get a CD issue (Along with The Walking Dead EP) when SST would issue many of their albums on CD. "War Is Our Destiny" and "White Stallions" would appear on Heavier Than Thou and for many years was the only way to hear these songs on CD.

With the band reuniting in 2009, SST would reissue the first four albums on LP and CD in 2010. In the case of Hallow's Victim it would be reissued with The Walking Dead and the Reagers-fronted version of "Look Behind You" as bonus tracks. The Church Within would do a remastered edition of Hallow's Victim with a bonus live disc from San Diego in 1984. SST would also do further LP reissues in 2011 and 2012, including a purple marbled edition.


Saint Vitus - Hallow's Victim Full Album 1985

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

All songs written by Dave Chandler except where noted.

  • 1. War Is Our Destiny (Chandler, Reagers) (4:05)
  • 2. White Stallions (5:21)
  • 3. Mystic Lady (7:37)
  • 4. Hallow's Victim (2:40)
  • 5. The Sadist (Chandler, Reagers) (3:56)
  • 6. Just Friends (Empty Love) (Chandler, Reagers) (5:40)
  • 7. Prayer for the (M)Asses (4:45)
  • 8. Outro (0:27)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Saint Vitus
Current Members Dave ChandlerScott ReagersHenry VasquezPat Bruders
Past Members Mark AdamsArmando AcostaScott WeinrichChristian Linderson
Studio Albums Saint VitusHallow's VictimBorn Too LateMournful CriesVC.O.D.Die HealingLillie: F-65Saint Vitus
Extended Plays The Walking DeadThirsty and MiserableSaint Vitus / Born Too LateSaint Vitus Live
Compilation Albums Heavier Than ThouThe Walking Dead / Hallow's Victim
Live Albums LiveReunion 2003 - Live in ChicagoMarbles in the MoshpitLive Vol. 2Let The End Begin
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. The ObsessedSpirit CaravanThe Hidden HandShrinebuilderDebris Inc.Debris Inc. (Album)Blood of the SunLord VicarCount RavenOutlaw OrderDownCrowbar
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