Season Of Mist has announced the signing of doom legends SAINT VITUS. The band has just completed work on its eighth studio album, its first since 1995, for an early 2012 release.

SAINT VITUS‘ current lineup features guitarist Dave Chandler, drummer Henry Vasquez, bassist Mark Adams and seminal vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich.

“Making this album was really a blast,” says 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.”

“Superskum” (web site) has uploaded quality video footage of SAINT VITUS performing a brand new song, “Blessed Night” on March 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Check out the clip below.


“Blessed Night” (new song):