are a highly influential American doom metal band from Los Angeles. They have been regarded as one of the first bands of the genre, starting out as early as the late 1970s, along with Pentagram and Trouble. For most of their career, the band comprised vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, bassist Mark Adams, guitarist Dave Chandler and drummer Armando Acosta. After breaking up in 1996, Saint Vitus briefly reunited for a tour in 2003, and are back together again as of 2008 with Henry Vasquez of the band Blood of the Sun on drums.
This day will mark the reopening of DNA Lounge after its 25 day closure by the ABC
. The martyr Saint Vitus is especially relevant for this celebration being the patron saint of dancers and entertainers. Saint Vitus was said to have been thrown into a cauldron of boiling tar and lead, but escaped unscathed. DNA Lounge has emerged from its fight with the ABC also relatively unscathed, if you don't count the lost revenues and $140,000 in legal fees. Is DNA Lounge also a martyr to be venerated?
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