SAINT VITUS' Scott "Wino" Weinrich On New Solo Acoustic Album - "I Was A Little Paranoid"

February 14, 2011, 9 years ago

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SAINT VITUS frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich is featured in a new interview with about his new solo acoustic album, Adrift. An excerpt is available below.

Q: Have you always wanted to work on a primarily acoustic album?

Wino: "I didn’t really think about it until a little while ago. I’d been over to Germany and I was playing guitar one day and someone asked me if I had ever considered an acoustic record. It was a few years ago but I wasn’t feeling it and I just wasn’t interested. There were a strange set of circumstances that led me to playing acoustic live for the first time. It was pretty bad. I decided if I was going to do it I was going to do it right so I sat down and just wrote a few acoustic songs. After that I felt a little more confident. Then I did Punctuated Equilibrium and our bass player died unexpectedly. That’s when I started to warm up for gigs with the acoustic and it felt good."

Q: What’s the difference after a career playing with Saint Vitus and THE OBSESSED? Does playing acoustic make you feel more exposed? Or is it a bigger challenge?

Wino: "Both, actually. You don’t have a big wall of sound behind you. It’s you and your instrument. It’s a challenge but I like a challenge. Recording Adrift was much harder than I though it would be. I thought it would be a breeze but it ended up being a real learning experience."

Q: When you were writing Adrift did you write the acoustic parts first and add texture with electric guitar when you thought it was appropriate?

Wino: "That’s basically how I did it. I was a little paranoid. I didn’t know the record was going to be received well since this is my first stab at this. I was a little nervous."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

As previously reported, the Metalliance 2011 tour dates featuring Saint Vitus, HELMET and CROWBAR.have officially been announced. They are as follows:


17 - Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
18 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog / SXSW
19 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
20 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
21 - Orlando, FL - Firestone Live
22 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
23 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
24 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
25 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
26 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
27 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
29 - Denver, CO - The Summit
31 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater


1 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
5 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues

$50 VIP tickets will be available courtesy of Artist Arena. This package will include:

A General Admission Ticket.

Access to a Meet and Greet with the Metalliance lineup.

A Metalliance hot sauce bottle.

A Commemorative VIP Show Laminate.

An Autographed poster.

One grand prize winner will be randomly selected for a dinner with the bands, an autographed Mosh Potatoes Cookbook and one t-shirt from each of the bands.

One second-place winner will randomly be selected for a one-on-one guitar lesson with Crowbar guitarist Kirk Windstein and an autographed Mosh Potatoes Cookbook.

For more info on the event go here.

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