When Saint Vitus first visited Greece (2/2/2010), Violet Vortex did not have the time to rehearse to play a full show as it was proposed. Instead they played an Obsessed/Pentagram six-minute medley with Wino on vocals, when St. Vitus finished their show. Enjoy!
So the situation seems to be that Greek doomers Violet Vortex — whose only full-length to date, Lure Elegant, was released in 2001 — were supposed to open for Saint Vitus, couldn’t for whatever reason, and wound up doing a couple songs after the Vitus set with Wino singing. Am I wrong or does that sound like the best deal in the world? “Gee, sorry we couldn’t open the show like we said we would, but how about we kick ‘Forever My Queen’ with one of the greatest doom frontmen ever instead?” Sign me up.
And yes, they do “Forever My Queen.” They also do “Hiding Mask” from The Obsessed‘s 1991 classic, Lunar Womb, and they hold it down. Watching the clip, you’d never know Wino had just played a show with Vitus either, since he pretty much nails both songs. I guess sometimes life presents strange situations and this is one of them, but anyway, near as I can tell, this clip is a one of a kind, which makes it perfect fodder for a Wino Wednesday.
Hope you have a great one, and enjoy:
Tags: Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Violet Vortex, Wino Wednesday