A must-have collection that celebrates the iconic venue's contributions.
Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY has commanded the respect of the community for a decade now, becoming a communal location for great music and overall ambiance, as perfectly captured in today's announced book, Saint Vitus Bar: The First 10 Years, An Oral and Visual History. Whenever a new metal tour is announced, count on Saint Vitus Bar being one of the New York stops, as noted in the work of esteemed photographer, director and Saint Vitus colleague Nathaniel Shannon, who compiles the massive 346-page archive of history that is the book. It explores the origins and ongoing legacy of the first decade of the celebrated venue.
Saint Vitus Bar: The First 10 Years, An Oral and Visual History features over 100 contributors, including Walter Schreifels of Quicksand, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Jeff Walker of Carcass, Bill Stevenson of Descendents, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Frank Turner, Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, Dan Greene and Adam Vallely of The Armed, Andi Herriman of Synthicide, author Chuck Klosterman, actress Jessica Pimentel, chef Chris Santos, and more. In addition to insightful stories, the book features never-before-seen photographs of legendary performances, show posters, and events such as the Nirvana reunion, Tony Iommi, Descendents, Chelsea Wolfe, Anthrax, Deafheaven, Megadeth, Johnny Rotten, and more. Even the work of Heaviest of Art photographer Mark Valentino comes included within this treasure trove of history.
Visit the book's Kickstarter page and get your pre-order in.