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Studio album by Saint Vitus
Released 1990
Recorded November - December 1989 at Vielkang Studio in Berlin, Germany
Genre Doom Metal
Length 35:52
Label Hellhound Records
Producer Stephan Gross
Saint Vitus chronology
Mournful Cries

V is the fifth studio album by the California doom metal band Saint Vitus, with the "V" in the title in reference to the Roman numeral and not the letter as implied. Notably it's the first Saint Vitus release on German label Hellhound Records after their departure from SST.

It would also be notably the last studio album to feature Wino until 2012's Lillie: F-65 as following the band's 1990 European Tour alongside Cathedral and Count Raven, Wino would choose to leave the group to re-form The Obsessed once Hellhound released their eponymous debut and opted to sign the band to release a new album (1991's Lunar Womb.). Christian Linderson (Count Raven) would take over the vocal role following Wino's departure.

On 27 July 2004[1] would re-issue V on Vinyl and CD, the latter featuring a live video as a bonus. This bonus video would be Wino's first live performance with the band, taking place at The Palm Springs Community Center on 16 May 1986 (With Across The River). The footage was recorded by Larry Lalli (Fatso Jetson) and provided by Scott Reeder (Across The River, Kyuss, The Obsessed, etc.). The Southern Lord vinyl was limited to 1099 copies (769 Black, 330 Blue).[2]

Tracklist[edit | edit source]


Saint Vitus - I Bleed Black


Saint Vitus - Live at the Palm Springs Community Center, May 16th, 1986 (Full Show)

V[edit | edit source]

All songs written by Dave Chandler except where noted.

  • 1. Living Backwards (2:30)
  • 2. I Bleed Black (5:10)
  • 3. When Emotion Dies (2:00) (Weinrich, Chandler)
  • 4. Patra (Petra) (7:28)
  • 5. Ice Monkey (4:02) (Weinrich)
  • 6. Jack Frost (7:12)
  • 7. Angry Man (4:23) (Adams, Chandler)
  • 8. Mind-Food (3:07)

Live 16 May 1986[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Saint Vitus
  • 2. Prayer For The (M)asses
  • 3. Clear Windowpane
  • 4. Zombie Hunger
  • 5. White Stallions

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Scott Weinrich - Vocals (All except 3); Guitar (5)
  • Dave Chandler - Guitar (All except 5); Vocals (3)
  • Mark Adams - Bass
  • Armando Acosta - Drums
  • Fiona McMillan - Vocals (3)
  • Mathias Schneeberger - Engineer
  • Stephan Gross - Producer
  • SNB - Mastering (Vinyl)
  • Robert Schlunze - Cool Artwork
  • Larry Lalli - Recording (Bonus Video)
  • Scott Reeder - Transfer and Source Copy (Bonus Video)

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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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