Watch Megadeth Perform “Hanger 18” from Their Secret Show at Saint Vitus Bar in 2016

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. 

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Saint Vitus Bar Launches Kickstarter with Amazing Rewards

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

Age Of Quarantine Web Series Launches from Primitive Weapons and Spotlights Members

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

PHOTO SET: Yatra Live at Saint Vitus Bar

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!

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Desertfest to Return to the USA Next September

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

PODCAST: Episode 56: KW of Vile Creature Discusses New Music and Roadburn Festival

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

Watch Phil Anselmo and the Illegals Play an Intimate Show at Saint Vitus Bar

Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals played a surprise show the other night in Brooklyn September 18th at Saint Vitus Bar. The tiny club held the Pantera/Down/Superjoint/En Minor/Scour legend performed a set of his solo work from The Illegals and Pantera classics he has been performing of late. Phil and crew will play their Pantera set when they open for the final Slayer tour this fall. Check it out! Continue reading

Droneflower – Annie Hart: Live at Saint Vitus Bar

Droneflower is the captivating project by indie chanteuse Marissa Nadler and metal legend Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, Old Man Gloom). The two of them play off of each other, complimenting their own unique talents to create something natural, unique and beautiful. Their self-titled album came out this spring, just in time for their stunning turn at Roadburn 2019, followed by several strings of tour dates. Droneflower represents nods to some heavy music, with the subtleties art-rock chill greatness, Nadler brings. Their shows, like their album, are formed by a mortar of slick originals and gorgeous, brain-breaking covers such as ‘Estranged’ by Guns N Roses, ‘More Than Words’ by Extreme, and ‘Blood & Tears’ by Danzig, ‘In Spite of Me’ by Morphine and more. Annie Hart, an up and coming artist deserving of a lot more notoriety opened the show at Saint Vitus Bar, in Brooklyn. Photos by Useless Rebel Photography. Continue reading

Saor – Falls of Rauros – Wayfarer Live at Saint Vitus Bar

Another night another show at Saint Vitus Bar. There’s a certain magic to the venue. The fact that there is an entire cult of people in New York City who realize if they go on any given night they are going to find music that they want to see. Music of a darker sort, the kind of stuff that is hard to discover but once you do there is no escape. Such was the case last night as the gathered masses basked in the magic of three of the finest bands in modern black metal, Falls of Rauros, Wayfarer,  and Saor. Continue reading