Whether you're a metalhead in the tri-state area or a musician who's brought your heavy sounds to New York City, you know the name Saint Vitus. The Brooklyn venue has been the city's premier hotspot for metal, punk and more since its doors first opened in 2011, and now they're celebrating their first, fruitful decade of existence with a brand new book.
Today, Saint Vitus have announced The First 10 Years: An Oral and Visual History, which chronicles many of the most pivotal shows and events that have taken place inside its doors thus far.
The 346-page tome features writing and photography by Saint Vitus colleague Nathaniel Shannon, as well as never-before-seen photos of performances by Anthrax, Megadeth, Tony Iommi, Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, Descendants and even the 2014 Nirvana "reunion," in which the grunge band's surviving members played with a star-studded cast of celebrity vocalists.
Additionally, the book features exclusive essays by the likes of Quicksand's Walter Schreifels, Agnostic Front's Vinnie Stigma, The Black Dahlia Murder's late frontman Trevor Strnad, and more.
The First 10 Years: An Oral and Visual History is due for release on October 31st of this year, and you can pre-order it via Kickstarter here. Check out a video preview of the book above.