Guitarist Dave Chandler of doom metal legends SAINT VITUS was interviewed on the latest edition of “Heady Metal With Jeff Olson”, the Internet radio show hosted by original TROUBLE drummer and current RETRO GRAVE mainman Jeff “Oly” Olson. You can listen to the chat in its entirety using the audio player below.
SAINT VITUS‘ new album, “Lillie: F-65”, is being released in North America tiday (Tuesday, May 22) via Season Of Mist.
“Lillie: F-65” track listing:
01. Let Them Fall
02. The Bleeding Ground
04. Blessed Night
05. The Waste of Time
The “Let Them Fall” video can be viewed below. The clip was produced and directed by Michael Panduro of Siegfred Productions (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, ROTTEN SOUND, NO AND THE MAYBES) for Scion A/V and shot in Copenhagen, Denmark.
SAINT VITUS recently released a seven-inch single featuring “Blessed Night”, a track from “Lillie: F-65”. The B-side is a live version of classic VITUS tune “Look Behind You”, recorded in December 2010 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.
Speaking to Terrorizer magazine, SAINT VITUS frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich stated about the band’s new album title, “Y’know the reason we called it ‘Lillie: F-65’? It was a powerful downer back in our day and well, Dave [Chandler, guitar] really had a thing for his downers.”
SAINT VITUS‘ current lineup features Chandler, drummer Henry Vasquez, bassist Mark Adams and Weinrich.
“Making this album was really a blast,” said Chandler. “Being able to live in an environment where all we had to concentrate on was the new material, became very inspiring. And along with our new drummer, Henry Vasquez, and label, Season Of Mist, this record has given us a new opportunity to show everyone that we still have more to shove in your face.”
When asked why he thinks SAINT VITUS‘ music continues to resonate, Wino said in an interview, “Because it comes from the gut. The music has that low tone and it hits you in those emotional places. I’ve always tried to make the lyrics just as interesting as the music. It’s always been a little bit dark but I’m not drawn to the happy stuff. I like music that grabs you by the balls.”