Referring to Saint Vitus as progenitors of doom metal is kind of like saying that the 12 apostles were architects of the ideas in the New Testament — it’s true, but the central tenets openly come from elsewhere. Saint Vitus represent the first wave of bands that sprouted in the wake of Black Sabbath and turned Sabbath’s groundbreaking vocabulary into a codified language all its own. Once affiliated with legendary underground label SST, Saint Vitus achieved cult status via iconic albums like Hallow’s Victim and Born Too Late before breaking up in 1996. Re-formed since 2008, the winningly gray-haired band is once again fronted by colorful guitarist/singer Scott “Wino” Weinrich, celebrated in his own right for his group The Obsessed. Lillie: F-65, Saint Vitus’ first new album in 17 years, marks the band’s first release with drummer Henry Vasquez, who replaced deceased skinsman/co-founder Armando Acosta in 2010.