Sacri Monti - Self Titled (Violet) (LP)
Limited edition on violet colored vinyl. Free download code included.
California's psychedelic heavy rock champions SACRI MONTI blaze a scorching trail of superb shredding and smoldering riff-o-rama on their Tee Pee Records debut. The self-titled record is a searing smorgasbord of muscular rock that boils '70s guitar rock down to its purest essence while simultaneously skyrocketing a pathway towards the future of molten heavy psych. Fingers bleed, eardrums implode and craniums collapse when SACRI MONTI cranks up its bitchin', blistering buzz.
Saint Vitus - C.O.D. (Color) (IMPORT) (2LP)
Limited edition of only 550 copies on translucent red vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Re-issue includes 2 bonus tracks. Features vocals by Christian Linderson (Count Raven). Produced by Don Dokken.
C.O.D. (also known as Children of Doom) is the sixth studio album by Saint Vitus. The album was released in 1992 on Hellhound Records. This is the only album to feature former Count Raven vocalist Chritus Linderson. The band broke up shortly after this album, but reformed with original singer Scott Reagers for their next album, Die Healing (1995).
Saint Vitus - Die Healing (Re-issue) (Black) (LP)
Limited edition of only 300 copies on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
From the very opening riff of "Dark World" I knew I had spent my dough wisely. Full of thick, slow, syrupy riffs this platter creeps along like heavy morning fog. Scott Reagers bizzare vocals drip out of the woofers like dew. A sweet sound indeed. The tight rythym of bassist Mark Adams and drummer Armando Acosta provide the perfect groove for Dave Chandlers' searing guitar leads. By the time the last track "Just Another Notch" came up, I had become totally hooked on these guys. This album was everything I had been looking for at the time. It still finds it way to the top of my stack quite often still to this day.
Saint Vitus - Hallow's Victim (LP)
Contrary to what most first-time listeners might expect based on the band's reputation as American doom pioneers, Saint Vitus were hardly all about indolence and sloth when it came to their songwriting. In reality, most every one of their albums contained a few fast-paced numbers, geared to getting their fans' blood pumping and heads banging, but 1985's sophomore effort, Hallow's Victim, was entirely off the charts in this regard. Stacking high-energy metal anthems pretty much from start to finish, it's almost as if the bandmembers were intentionally thumbing their noses at the dominant thrash metal craze of the period with this album, while seeking to prove that they weren't just a bunch of long-in-the-tooth SoCal hippies in the bargain.
Hallow's Victim is an eye-opening experience for those who would typecast Saint Vitus as a strictly doom-dependent enterprise, and its first-rate songs throughout offer proof positive of the band's formidable creative abilities -- regardless of tempo. Yes, doom purists may point out, correctly, that this album is unrepresentative of both the genre and Saint Vitus' body of work in general, but who would dare cast the first stone, considering that even Black Sabbath wrote speedy songs like "Paranoid" and "Never Say Die" -- remember?
Saint Vitus - Heavier Than Thou (2LP)
Thoroughly ignored outside the deepest heavy metal underground throughout their long career, Saint Vitus only later received some recognition for their crucial influence over the late-'90s/early-2000s doom/stoner metal scene. In fact, it could be argued that Vitus followers such as Sleep and Electric Wizard pretty much learned all their lessons from Heavier Than Thou — a 14-track collection of Vitus' glory years with SST Records. Starting with the band's magnum opus, Born Too Late (which is wisely included almost in its entirety), and working its way back toward their eponymous Scott Reagers-fronted debut, the listener is given a reverse look at the band's evolution from lo-fi Sabbath enthusiasts ("White Magic/Black Magic," "War Is Our Destiny") to a pile-driving riff machine ("Look Behind You," "Bitter Truth") behind ex-Obsessed/Spirit Caravan vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich.
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65 (IMPORT) (LP)
Includes a download card.
Saint Vitus are the godfathers of American Doom Metal. A statement weighing as heavy as this band sounds. Nonetheless this is simply the truth.
Therefore it is an event of historic proportions in the world of Heavy Metal that after seventeen years since the release of "Die Healing" (1995) Saint Vitus now return with their eighth full-length masterpiece "Lillie: F-65". This album includes the trademark song writing style so beloved by Saint Vitus fans: There is the cataclysmic and unmistakable guitar sound of co-founder Dave Chandler full of reverbs, feedbacks, flanger and apocalyptic distortion leading to amazing and magical solos. "Lillie: F-65" is furthermore graced with the deeply resonant vocals of Scott "Wino" Weinrich who returns to record an album with the band for the first time since the glorious "V" (1989) and whom many consider to be the classic Saint Vitus vocalist. Doom adepts will delight in the honey slow dripping of notes and the sudden energetic outbursts, which are as painfully depressing as sweet.
Seventeen years after their last album and nine years after their reunion, Saint Vitus finally return with an album that will cement their status as true icons of Doom. The US legend is back and stronger than ever with "Lillie: F-65". Bow down and enjoy this soon to be Saint Vitus classic!
Saint Vitus - Thirsty and Miserable (LP)
Alledgedly the first release from the seminal doom merchants with Wino on vocals. This 3 track EP showcases the fact that for all the slow sludgey doom that Vitus were reknown for, they could in fact rock out if they wanted to.
Salem's Pot - ...Lurar Ut Dig Pa Prarien (Black) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
Sweden's trio of blood drunkards Salem's Pot return this April to consecrate their union with the LA based label EasyRider Records with a follow up to last year's 'Watch Me Kill You'. Following in the footsteps of astral concept albums of the 1970s, over three tracks of sprawling heavy psychedelia '...Lurar Ut Dig Pa Prarien' offers the listener little chance of escape. Summoning the writhing sounds of demon fuzz and distant death knells the opening swell of 'Creep Purple', a 14 minute purge of lo-fi garage metal riffs and lysergic comedown finds Salem's Pot setting out their stall from which to peddle the darkest of doom. Loose, low slung and inspired by the legends of Sabbath and the extended jams of Hawkwind 'Dr Death' and the pounding 'Nothing Hell' complete the unholy trinity of tracks replete with lyrics that propel the listener into worlds unknown. Atmospheric realms populated with weed and witches in a reality as miserable and malevolent as it mind-bending and majestic.
Salem's Pot - ...Lurar Ut Dig Pa Prarien (Color) (LP)
Limited edition on color vinyl.
Sweden's trio of blood drunkards Salem's Pot return to consecrate their union with the LA based label EasyRider Records with a follow up to last year's Watch Me Kill You. Following in the footsteps of astral concept albums of the 1970s, over three tracks of sprawling heavy psychedelia "...Lurar ut dig pa° prarien" offers the listener little chance of escape. Summoning the writhing sounds of demon fuzz and distant death knells the opening swell of "Creep Purple", a 14 minute purge of lo-fi garage metal riffs and lysergic comedown finds Salem's Pot setting out their stall from which to peddle the darkest of doom. Loose, low slung and inspired by the legends of Sabbath and the extended jams of Hawkwind "Dr Death" and the pounding "Nothing Hell" complete the unholy trinity of tracks replete with lyrics that propel the listener into worlds unknown. Atmospheric realms populated with weed and witches in a reality as miserable and malevolent as it mind-bending and majestic.