Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, NY has become a legendary venue ever since its inception in 2011. Now it's getting its very own 346-page book from photographer, director and Saint Vitus colleague Nathaniel Shannon. Saint Vitus Bar: The First 10 Years, An Oral And Visual History offers a foreword from Walter Schreifels of Quicksand and includes interviews, stories, and anecdotes from artists and patrons like:
- 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
The First Ten Years also includes never-before-seen photographs of legendary performances and events such as the Nirvana reunion, Tony Iommi, Descendents, Chelsea Wolfe, Anthrax, Deafheaven, Megadeth, Johnny Rotten, and more. Setlists, clippings and other miscellaneous ephemera from the bar's history shower its pages including archived posters from Converge, Bjork (DJ set), Peter Hook, Marked Men, Harvey Milk, Windhand, Saves The Day, Every Time I Die, Nothing, Poison Idea, High on Fire, Neurosis, Trivium, Sleep, King Woman, and so many more.
The projected release date for Saint Vitus Bar The First 10 Years: An Oral and Visual History is October 31. Pre-orders through Kickstarter are available here.