This was a hell of a show from start to finish and the best way I could have started the 2023 year if you want to quantize it that way. Boozewa (ˈbooze-ˌwä), features members of Backwoods Payback, hailing from West Chester, PA started the night off. Good lord, riffmas stayed late this year and treated Brooklyn with a healthy heaping of head-banging, fun time signatures, thick bass, and caveman drums.
Deep from the depths of the Adirondack wilderness comes the all-mighty Blackbraid! Making their New York City debut at St. Vitus Bar’s’ “A Sortilege of Hell – Two Nights of Eschatological Vehemence and Mayhemic Splendor!” … as it was so eloquently put. Playing alongside Pan Amerikan Native Front, Vilkacis, and Ixachitlan, Blackbraid’s addition to this epic lineup truly lent itself to the long weekend of celebration and straight-up heavy metal havoc in the name of Indigenous People’s Day.
Waves of melodic metal crashed upon Saint Vitus Bar on Saturday as three bands served an eclectic mix of musical flavors. Continue reading
Finally! After three years the Devastation on the Nation Tour blazes through New York City! … with two, back-to-back, scorching hot shows!
I was lucky enough to catch the Saturday Matinee, in true New York fashion. I opted for the 430 PM show in an effort to save my aging infrastructure from a night of TOTAL obliteration.
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