Locals Glorious Depravity featuring members of Woe, Mutilation Rites and Pyhrron started the night off, the last time we checked in with them was shortly before shit hit the fan with the pandemic and this was their first show back since and damn they have tightened up and worked out the kinks. Looking forward to what they have in store for us in the future.
Multi-dimensional artist and creative force Kris Esfandiari dropped one of 2021’s best records with her project King Woman – Celestial Blues (Relapse Records). Read our review here .Embarking on a short tour to support the album with shows in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Oakland, Kris is bringing a penchant intense, dynamic, music and incredible performances to fans across the country.
Swedish Doom Metal legends Domkraft has shared a new single, “The Rift (Live)” from their forthcoming “Day Of Doom Live’ album, due on December 11th via Magnetic Eye Records. The “Day of Doom” label showcase was held at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar. This once-in-a-lifetime gathering was held in November 2019 to celebrate MER’s first decade. It featured nine roster acts performing back-to-back, with the headline shows captured by Chris Johnson (Deafheaven, Summoner) to commemorate the event as a set of four exclusive live albums.
Megadeth has released a treat for fans in the form of “Hangar 18” from their pro-shot performance from their secret club show at the world-famous metal club, Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. back in 2016. They performed as “Vic and The Rattleheads”, which the band has sometimes used the moniker for special shows! According to David Ellefson, the band had not played a show this in this small a club since the Cryptic Writings era of the band.
Pennsylvania extreme metal band Outer Heaven have shared a brand new digital live album, digital album, Live At Saint Vitus, 02-22-20, out today via Relapse Records. Listen now on all streaming services.Continue reading
Saint Vitus Bar has launched an amazing Kickstarter to help the business stay afloat, now and in the post-coronavirus world. The legendary venue that has hosted countless shows, including the infamous Nirvana Reunion, Megadeth, Rivers of Nihil full album performances and many more turns nine this month, and they shared a celebratory video. The venue has reached out to their large community to secure some pretty amazing rewards for contributors, including limited edition merch, stickers, access to live streams, and tickets. Also, on Tuesdays and Fridays, they are rolling out unique rewards that will include everything from video music lessons from some of your favorite musicians to signed memorabilia from Vitus shows, photos, posters, and even a musical score for your favorite cute animal video from a bonafide NYC metal legend! Please support this important at this difficult time in the world for live music venues. Continue reading
The Age of Quarantine web series has launched in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from Saint Vitus Bar, closed down temporarily and in the interim, has started a new nightly interview series coming straight to your phones! Starting this week, Dave Castillo (Confines, Primitive Weapons) and Chris Enriquez (Spotlights, Revolver Magazine, Primitive Weapons, Total Meltdown) interview artists every night at 8PM for the duration of the quarantine! Credit where credit is due: this is Chris’ brainchild and we’re really happy to be involved. First up! Tonight, Monday (3/23) at 8PM EST on Instagram Live, Brian Cook of Russian Circles.Continue reading
Doom metal band Yatra just released new album Blood of the Night, via STB Records and it’s a ripper! They have a full slate of gigs planned for 2020 to promote the album, including Desertfest NYC next fall!. Order the album now, including Amazon.com, iTunes, spotify, and with special limited edition colored vinyl runs for collectors in US through https://www.stbrecords.bandcamp.com and https://www.allthatisheavy.com, and in Europe through Kozmikartifactz.com. Check out the photo set below by Jamie Sherwood, live at Saint Vitus Bar!
Desertfest will host its second USA edition, next September 11-12-13 2020 in Brooklyn, once again at The Well, with an exclusive pre-party at Saint Vitus Bar. The first Desertfest in North America was held last spring at the same locations. An extremely limited number of advance early birds, which provides access to all 3 days plus the pre-party, are on sale now for $85 via – https://tinyurl.com/dfnyc2020. Check out our review here!Continue reading
Ghost Cult caught up with KW of Vile Creature at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. Vile Creature signed with Prosthetic Records and released a compilation on their past work, Preservation Rituals earlier in 2019. At the same time, the Toronto-based, extreme Doom and Drone duo are laser-focused on the future, as they write and prepare for a highly-anticipated full-length label début, perhaps arriving in 2020. KW chatted about signing with Prosthetic, how the group creates their art and music, the honor of being repeat performers at the prestigious Roadburn Festival, the crucial element of great music publicity, and much more. Continue reading